I’m not that picky when it comes to handguns. If it goes bang when I pull the trigger I’ll find a way to get the bullet to the target. Move closer works. Moving the target closer to me is also effective. Lots of practice helps. But then I don’t have just one gun and I don’t get shot at on a regular (or irregular) basis. As the NRA guy above reports, Uncle Sam’s kitted out his troops with 450k Beretta 92FS pistols for more pressing self-defense/offensive duty. There’s been some kvetching about the Italian handgun (not by Beretta, obvs.). So let’s say you could re-equip the entire U.S. military with a standard issue sidearm. Everybody. Same gun. Which handgun in what caliber would you choose?