i own several, way too many, 9mm,also 38spl, they are the largest caliber i can handle well, literaltrance was quite thorough in his explanation,i find anything larger than a 9mm i give up too much in exchange.i do have a judge but for different reasons.
have a look at s&w sigma sw9ve,my opinion best value if money is a consideration.you will get used to the trigger pull. ($340+-)
also, i love my taurus pt609,titanium.
i am new to this site but i have really seen some useful info.thanks all