I am a relatively new handgunner and have been deciding on what gun to purchase for personal protection. It didn't take me long to decide that a .45 is probably my best option. My question is which of the plethora of .45 applications would be best for me? I don't have $1000 to spend on a custom gun, but want as reliable and accurate a gun as I can get for as cheaply as possible. I am sure this has been asked a number of times, but any help would be greatly appreciated. TIA.