Update: I finally got what I was looking for. Picked up a Sig P239 .40 at the gun show yesterday. I put 100 rounds through it that afternoon and was blown away by the accuracy. The steel frame absorbs quite a bit of the recoil, and after wasting a couple mags getting used to the gun, I was making one ragged hole at 10 yards with cheap ammo. I moved out to 25 yards and, while I can't claim one hole, it was still a very solid performer. The double action pull could be a little smoother, but I'm going to give it another couple boxes of ammo before I complain. I also picked up a .40 snap cap to practice my trigger pull at home. All and all I am very pleased with this gun. I am considering a set of crimson trace grips for it, since it will be my carry gun and I like the idea of anything that makes accurate shot placement easier in a self defense situation. I already have my eye on my next gun...either a remmy 700 in a small/fast caliber to compliment my .308, or an AR build.