Thanks for all the replies, guys. I am slightly more prone to buying an auto as opposed to a revolver. Seeing your suggestion I'm guessing that Rugers are a preferred option. How's the grip on those? It looks kind of weird, angle wise to me. Also, I've read they're pretty frustrating to disassemble... that could be a factor as well.
A few preference notes as well, how are the price of magazines on mentioned handguns? And I'd prefer a 5 or 6 inch barrel. Thanks!