For myself, and many others of my generation, the answer to this question comes instantly and easily: the late, great Charles A. "Skeeter" Skelton, who wrote about handguns in Shooting Times for over 20 years. It seems unreal that it has been 25 years since Skeeter passed away. For pure enjoyment of reading I have never seen his equal in ST or any other firearms magazine. Instead of just giving a review of a pistol, he wove the specifics of the handgun into a narrative that informed and entertained with never a seam showing. I bought copies of both of the hardback collections of Skeeter's writings when they came out, and like a damn fool I loaned them out and never got them back. Those books are now out of print, and go for upwards of $100 these days. A couple of years back I scoured the internet looking for any of his writing in the web, and was able to download about 250 pages of his articles and columns. It is on my kindle, and I re-read portions of it every few months.