What is the Best Polymer-Framed Two answers. Kel-Tec 380 because it's always there...could almost hide it in a nudist colony...almost!! Springfield Armory XD-45c with 4" barrel and both 10 and 13-round magazines because I can shoot it better than any other gun I've been able to try and it's truly reliable. The angle of the grip, the shape of it, the way it fits my average-sized hands. It points so naturally as to make up for some of my marksmanship deficiencies. I love my XD because it just fits me right and always goes bang, no click. Rent guns and try. Put the gun down, close your eyes, pic it up and try to point it towards the target. Try this several times with different guns. Some seem to point up or down or both but the ones that seem to point naturally are the ones for you. In my hands that's the XD above all. I also like bersas and Kel-Tecs and others but the XD is the one I call My Gun.