Thanks all for the feedback and opinions.
Ended up going with X300U. I'm sure the TLR would have worked fine but the price difference wasn't so much that it offset the feedback/thoughts here. To me at least.
As someone who was born after the riots (only by a few years), it's hard to imagine violence/rioting of that scale happening today.
Not sure if race relations are better or if the economy is better, but I hope rioting like that is a thing of the past.
I have a 15-22, was the first rifle i purchased. Have not had any issues with mine in terms of reliability (other than ammo related, which is normal for .22lr). i have gone through 3 iterations of sights though.. First put a 3-9x scope on it (which now resides on my souped-up 10/22). Then went for a cheap-ass RDS from Amazon (Barksa, big mistake, couldnt even get it on paper before it ran out of adjustment) and now has a vortex strike fire (perfect). Also put some cheap poly BUIS on it because lets be honest, its a .22lr... Fun gun, was good to get me used to the AR platform before i got my first one. I dont shoot it as much now as I used to since i have AR's and a 10/22 tack driver.. but still nice to have.. It does function best with CCI AR Tactical ammo (the rounds were specifically tested with the 15-22, so its pretty much made for it) but it has shot regular mini mags and other HV ammo pretty flawlessly (a few hiccups along the way, but all ammo related - and very limited in scope)
At $250 for excellent condition.. well.. thats a pretty good deal, especially if its already neutered