Stoeger Cougar in 9mm, best gun for the money (around $400 new).
US Govt model of Colt 1911.
FNH FNP-9 here
Walther P99AS .40S&W(2nd Gen)...This is my favorite handgun
Had to go with the ruger p's as I have owned a few of them and love them. Only problem is their ability to conceal. At least for me. As far as shooting I have yet to find ANY handgun that shoots as good. As a matter of fact my Ruger p90 (which ever was the .40) was what I qualified with to get my CCP.
Right now I am diggin my M&P though I am not as accurate. But seems to be easier to conceal. Looking at holsters I just cant make my mind up right now.
I have a glock and an xdm...and I can't vote on both??? I like both of 'em....
Glock and colt
a couple of the things you mentioned that you want to use the gun for don't typically go together. Typically a gun to shoot at the range that is comfortable is a bit on the large side for use as a conceal carry.
I personally have a gun dedicated to each.
S&W M&P .45 is now my favorite..
M&P all that needs to be said.
SA 1911A1 Milspec
Dan Wesson 1911.
The best buy in a semi auto.
I voted none of the above. My favorite would be the one that I am shooting at the time I picked it to shoot. Whether it's my 70 series Combat Commander, Sig 1911r carry, Gp100,CZ85 Combat... need I go on. I enjoy all of my hand guns. Sometimes when I pack my range bag, I have to go back into it and take some out, because it gets too dam heavy. My wife looks at me and just walks away shaking her head.
SR9 does it for me. I'm a little brand loyal though. I love Glocks as well.
I love my Smith & Wesson, M&P 45 Compact. Not the smallest carry gun, but it conceals fairly easily ITWB and gives one more power than smaller carry guns. Plus, it shoots great for the price. I just bought my 3rd M&P.
Springfield 4" Operator with rail .45 cal. Best concealed carry you can ask for,down the road you can bobtail the butt and you'll have one sweet concealed carry pistol with a devastating round you can count on! If you reload your ammo .45 can be very cheap to shoot!