Originally Posted by locutus
Get a SIG P226 in 9MM. The gun and caliber by which all handguns are judged, worldwide.
For sure go with the 9x19mm. You'll be able to get ammo for it when you can't get it for anything else. With good +P hollow point loads it'll do as well as ANYTHING that you'd care to carry and you'll have more rounds too.
Personally, the Glock G19 is my handgun of choice but I'd not turn down a Sig P228/229. They're awesome guns too, it's just my budget at the time would only allow for the Glock.
1911's can be picky for combat use, look up James Yeager's video about em' and you'll learn why. Also look up his video about the 40cal.
"All handguns should be 9mm, all 9mm's should be Glocks and all Glocks should be Glock G19's."