I ended up buying the Buck Mark Micro Standard URX. paid for it a week ago, but couldn't get away from work/home until this weekend.
Passed the HSC test and signed the DROS on Saturday. I'm out of town for the holidays, so I won't be picking it up until near the end of the month.
I'm very excited to get my first pistol, AND my wife didn't seem at all distressed about it. It helped when she heard it was a .22