This is my opinion,of course, so please hold you fire, but I believe that when it comes to auto pistols only 3 continuely make the cut with the real PROS.
1. Colt(or comparable) Gov't Model 1911 45ACP
2. Glock 19 Compact 9mm
3. SIG P226 9mm
I hope this stirs up some comments. I realize some variations of those platforms,especially 2 and 3, are used as well
with some new caliber considerations(Secret Service/FAM use SIGS in 357SIG,for example).
LET the arrows start flying!