Seems to me Smith and Wesson or Colt would be a good go. I would not mind Savage buying the companies up. I am not so sure about Taurus though.
Ruger SR1911, Colt 1911, Glock 17, Glock 21, Beretta M9, Ruger GP100, Ruger LCR, SW M&P15, Lee Enfield 303, Savage .22, Ruger 10/22. Guns the great equalizer.