I dont know if anyone has mentioned Taurus yet...
They have really cleaned up their manufacturing processes and are chruning out quality stuff at amazing prices.
Got to handle a 24/7 G2 in .40 cal at the range and loved it!!
After that my father and I went into the gun shop at put one on order in 45 ACP
Almost half the cost of the Springfield XDm with just as many crazy features.
Check 'em out, the make a compact 24/7 G2 in 9mm and .40 cal as well
581 Series 18.5'' Mini 14 Ranch Rifle SS
Henry .22 S/L/LR Frontier