Definitely a 1911. It is now 101 years old and still the preferred sidearm of most military and law enforcement who are still allowed to carry them. My Colt's run flawlessly with anything that's sent down the pipe. Picking just one of them would be a tough choice but my government model is a tack driver. Yes most definitely a 1911.
"They're on our right, they're on our left, they're in front of us, they're behind us; they can't get away from us this time."
Chesty Puller, USMC, Chosin Reservoir, Korean War
"You cannot exaggerate about the Marines. They are convinced to the point of arrogance, that they are the most ferocious fighters on earth - and the amusing thing about it is that they are."
- Father Kevin Keaney, 1st MarDiv Chaplain, Korean War