i've been reading several forums lately and would appreciate some informed opinions about my choice of weapons. first of all, i've shot several pistols over the years and my best pistol was probable a browning hp. unfortunately, i had to let it go several years ago. this year i got serious about concealed carry and spent several weeks trying to make up my mind. cost was definately a factor, since i'm semi-retired and work part-time. all of the forums seem to favor sig, glock and 1911 platforms. i chose a taurus titanium 627, 4" in .357 as my bedside piece and a ruger 944 with hogue grips in .40 s&w for my concealed piece. talk about going against the tide. my question is: considering the difference in cost, is a glock or sig that much more effective and/or reliable? Also, what the heck is meant by using S&W for s&w? thanks for any help.