For pistol target loads I have a couple.
Most bangs for the buck is Bull's Eye. Especialy with my home cast lead bullets.
Cleanest with least recoil is Trail Boss. I use this one the most. I have two revolvers that after over 800 rounds fired have needed no more than a a wipe down to clean the outside of carbon from bullet lube.
Magnum handgun powder is AA#9 it is a very versitatile powder for magnums.
Rifle Varget will work in a lot of calibers in a pinch.
No matter how many times you do it and nothing happens it only takes something going wrong one time to kill you.