I have alot of favorites. I like Smith and Wesson because they have been in the business for a LONG ass time. I also like Colt for the same reason. I really Like SIG SAUER because of there extremely good quality of their guns like the P226.
If I ever have to go into harms way with a handgun I pray I'll be carrying my Security Six. Most often I carry my Kel-Tec PF9. Then my Kimber Compact Stainless. The Security Six is more trouble to carry, but the one I trust implicitly.