Having used many handguns over the years I find for general good results the S&W mod 10 38 spec 4" Bull barrel. S&W 686 6" T/sights 38/357. Jericho 941F 9mm (Military version of Baby Eagle) CZ75 9mm. these are all sturdy & reliable. Larger calibres Colt 1911A1 .45acp & Cz97 45acp.Must admit its my own personal view, but I find them the best.