I got onto the Ruger "P" series pistols....P85, P89, P95 and the S&W Sigmas in 9mm and .40 cal. I have 4 of the Sigmas and use them for my house guns. I love to read how they are crap because that keeps the prices down! I've never had a malfunction in any of the pistols listed above and have had several copies of each.
I look for accuracy, features, reliability and quality. When I find that, I buy the item and don't give a flip about what anyone else says.