It’s hard to pick 2, but it’s easy to pick 3. For full sized guns for general purposes it’s hard to beat a Taurus pt99. I messed up and traded myself out of the nicest one I have had and I got one almost as nice, but with a rail which I totally despise on that gun. The safety/decocker is far more easily operated than the “beretta” design. The gun is smooth, accurate, and all around pleasant. For compacts, it’s another cheap gun. The Llama minimax .380 that was mine, but now is my dads. I will eventually replace it either with another Llama, or perhaps with a Baby Rock. The small sized 1911 is just about perfect. It’s stupid accurate for a pocket gun, and with the slight beaver tail grip safety design it keeps my hand from being bit by the slide. Last but not least is a general plinker. At 15 years old I was not performing well in chemistry. The deal was made that if I got my grades up then my parents would agree to me buying a handgun, and that they would put $50 towards it. I got a b+ and had 40 bucks of my own which put my choice being between a HRR and a Phoenix hp22. I still have my first hp22, and a couple more. They are great little guns and are very reliable. They shoot well above their price point too. They wear out at about 17000 rounds. Get that many rounds out of any other $100 auto, and you will impress me, make the gun as enjoyable as the little Phoenix and you will have me throwing stacks of money at you.