I think that the 1917, ColT or Smith (but I gotta admit I like the Smiths more) are about as close to perfect as I've ever found. There's just something about the 45acp out of a long barreled revolver that says this is the way it was supposed to work
I have this dream about getting together a whole group of shooters, all shooting the 1917s in 45acp. What a line that would be. I bet the last time something like that happened Melvin Purvis was watching.