I have owned many handguns and rifles. Most have been sold, traded, replaced, sold and traded etc. I guess I'm just a gun whore.
My all time favorite pistol to shoot is the 1911. I am the most accurate with it as well and I don't find the recoil to be an issue at all.
So, what are you thinking of buying at this point?
If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen. ― Samuel Adams