Honestly, the .22 rimfire is a dirty cartridge, so you will have to clean ANY gun that eats it. My Ruger 10-22 is the same way. Even my Marlin Model 60s will start misfeeding (tube fed guns) when dirty.
I'd like to buy CJ's gun. I've never heard of one that will do that
Not so much worried about having to clean it regularly but more worried about something that I have to take so far apart I can't figure out how to put it back together again. My only experience with pistol maintenance has been my SW9VE which come apart just like a glock.
The problem child needy GSG i refer too has had to have all the screws replaced with hex nuts then locktite'ed down, the rake down bolts needed to be replaced with actual push pins so you don't need a screw driver to get them loose, and ( forgive me I can't think of the proper names atm ) the bolt that holds the whole bolt assembly against the block has to be locktite'ed as well ( has to be redone every time you remove the assembly to clean it or come loose in about 100 rounds and misbehaves :P ). Not to mention some of the other stuff that probably ought ot be done like the trigger job, various polishing, and the firing pin mod.
I still love it, cause when its working its tons of fun, but between keeping the Mach and the GSG going I don't need another super needy toy.
Don't buy one. They jam like a son of a bitch, most of my friends that own them always tell me "oh, they're not so bad, as long as you use this ammo, this ammo, and this kind of this ammo, etc." Truth is they jam constantly and it's just a pain in the ass to keep up with all that shit. Get a ruger MKIII, or Walther P22. My ruger MKII has never jammed once in 50,000 rounds.. I think Cobra will reinforce that as well. I believe you could work them to accept any ammo and not jam, you'd just have to find someone willing to take the time to do it for you. I'm positive you could do it though.
Have the current p22s resolved whatever was causing the slides to crack? Really just wanted something cool to shoot at the range / land that was reliable. I stopped buying the bulk ammo after the last issue with the GSG so all I have now is the "good" HV ammo.
Short term I may just get a Marlin model 60 , though even with the negatives $200 for that skeeter is tempting. Almost bought a the one with a nickel slide and a threaded barrel.