I agree with the idea that “best” is subjective.
When I took the CWP class a while back, I used my Sig M17 and qualified very well. It’s a great piece of machinery and well done, but it isn’t my best shooter.
Rifles and shotguns aside because I can’t conceal them (12 inch max dimension rule here lol), I have other excellent handguns. I have smaller, easier to conceal and lighter weight ones, and they are great but not the apex in accuracy either. They are accurate enough for me, just not the best. Reliability varies.
All this said, I have a CZ 75 tactical and a P-07. Both are very fine handguns, but the aged looking CZ copy by Tanfoglio that I found at a tiny pawn shop for $238 out shoots them both hands down. It is a full size heavy one and not a beauty queen (except in my eyes!), but it is comfortable for me to wield and shoot. The grip is short and leaves my little finger looking for a place to hang its hat, but it came with a 17 round mag which extends below the grip. So the hand goes from comfortable grip to skinnier bare mag for my lesser digit, but for some reason this seems to work for me. I’ve avoided a slide on grip spacer thingy because of this. I simply got a couple more plain 17 round mags.
BTW the CZ mags do not interchange. It fits well in some of my 1911 holsters. It’s DA/SA so that’s not bad for carrying condition 1. No decocker, so the hammer must be eased into DA position when a round is in the chamber. It has an easy to operate and access safety lever. It has a great trigger with pretty good reset.
What you see here is an imperfect handgun. There are things we can pick apart and wag our fingers at when reviewing it. But after all that, once it’s made ready, this one handles and shoots extremely well. It is comfortable in my hand and manageable for keeping on target. Good bore axis. Over all I’d have to choose it as very likely ONE of MY best handguns in the world.
Are there much better and more accurate choices in the right hands? Definitely. Are they savings stealing expensive? Probably. I have “better” guns myself, but few fit me as well as old Raggedy Anne.
It’s subjective. Many of you might hate old Annie, and rightly so, but this works for me.