Should I buy a .22 pistol or rifle?

I am going to get a .22, but I don't know if I should get a rifle (namely a Browning Buck Mark Rifle) or a handgun (namely the Browning Buck Mark Pistol). I live in a rural area in Virginia. It may be used for some pest control, as well as home defense, and a potential Bug Out gun. I know, not the best caliber... show more I am going to get a .22, but I don't know if I should get a rifle (namely a Browning Buck Mark Rifle) or a handgun (namely the Browning Buck Mark Pistol). I live in a rural area in Virginia. It may be used for some pest control, as well as home defense, and a potential Bug Out gun. I know, not the best caliber for these things, but I'm a little limited in my options at the moment.
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