Well, the time has finally come for me to purchase my first (And for a while, only) handgun. I've narrowed it down to a few different ones. I am taking into account the best all around for range target shooting, self defense (the caliber and reliability), and SHTF. Price range is 800 tops. I've ruled out Glocks/XD because I don't like the feel or the lack of a safety. I ruled out the 92fs because I don't shoot very well with them. I Also would prefer either .40 S&W or .45ACP for the knockdown power. If you believe I have made in error in any of my "rulings" by all means educate me. I am merely making judegments off personal experience and research. Here are the contenders: Springfield 1911: GalleryofGuns.com - Gun Genie Kimber 1911: Kimber - Continuing The Legacy A Sig Sauer, not sure what model really, perhaps a P220, p226, or the new P250: Show Catalog Category Perhaps a Smith and Wesson M&P although I've heard mixed reviews on them. I would likely get in a .40 S&W Those are the ones floating around. If you have a suggestion you think worthy then by all means, I am fairly new to the handgun scene in terms of purchasing one...I've been shooting them for years though. Thanks in advance!