I'm a compact and sub-compact guy - I've had service/battle sized guns on and off, and while some of them were wonderful shooters, I was always looking for 'the compact model' - as of four weeks ago I was down to an all-small fleet - then my favorite shop got a Taurus PT917cs in stainless, and it took about five minutes to move it out of the case and onto the counter next to the paperwork.
I'd always had an interest in the Beretta M9, but it's not a small format so...
...but the Taurus rendition, in stainless, in the 'cs' variant, just refused to be overlooked. At about two thirds the price and a reputation for reliability even with the non/anti-Taurus types it just had to come home with me.
BTW, it shoots great too.
Taurus PT917cs 9mm stainless w/ 20-round magazine