I'm hoping that those of you with far more experience in this than I can assist me by coming up with a list of guns that meet the criteria I'll set forth at the end. I know everyone has their favorites of these, but if you have some verifiable feature/design/quality that would distinguish one of these guns please let me know.
1: No active external safeties (i.e. passive are ok, trigger safety, grip safety).
2: Single stack (or a very narrow double stack to accommodate a very small hand).
3: .40, .45, 10mm or some other largish caliber (with the highest preference going towards the .40)
4: Price less than $600 (the lower the better obviously).