I like Les Baer Premier II, Springfield Armory Trophy Match when they were made in the US of A, & the slides were made here, & Colt early series 70 modified by Jim Hoag in So Cal. Interestingly, that's what I own.
I would say Kimber or the Springfield Armory XD in whatever caliber you fancy. I am a .45 guy myself. Thompson Center Contender single shot pistol is a great tool when I want to reach out and touch someone I have quite a few different barrels for mine.
For something different and unusual I had and loved a Beretta PX4 Storm .40.
Neat gun, smooth, and fast as all get out. I would post a linky. but websense doesn't like "weapons". A gun is like a fork or spoon to me.