While looking at various threads on this forum, and thinking of possible responses, I came to the realization that my familiarity with firearms is becoming dated. I own a number of guns, but perversely the last few years I have been going backward, and buying older, more "classic" guns. In that time firearm designers - and marketing people - have pushed forward. Coupled with the fact that I don't find polymer guns attractive and dislike the 9mm, there is a large percentage of modern firearms that I have little personal knowledge about. I think I gave Glock a fair try, having owned a Model 23 for a while, and shooting friends generation 3 and 4 models; my appreciation of CZ increased after spending the afternoon with a factory rep, getting to shoot several models; I don't own but have shot a bit with a Springfield XD, among others. But the only centerfire Smith autos I've owned were the Model 39 and the later 59; never shot a Kahr, or a Kel Tec, or even a Hi Point. So, I'm embarking on a campaign to reacquaint myself over the spectrum of todays firearms. What makes and models do you think I should include on my "get to know list" in order to have a good sampling of the market today. I am reasonably familiar with 1911'sm Smith and Ruger revolvers -- the old standbys. Let's limit suggestions to guns that have come out in the last 10 years. And hey -- y'all might change my mind about some things. It's happened before.