Automatic colt pistol, it was designed for the john browning 1911 colt .45. That is the gun you should consider first. (colt original), Springfield, smith & wesson, dan wesson, kimber, wilson, nighthawk, baer, para ordinance, ed brown, taurus, Sig and Rock island/armscor, remington all make 1911 single action pistol. Other quality 45 include HK USP, Sig 220ST and Glock 21sf.
Durability goes to the glock in my opinion.
I have rented high point at a range, it shot 3.24 groups of 5 at 15 yard. inaccurate best describe the pistol i shot. However you may get lucky and get a accurate pistol.
To me a highpoint 45 looks like a AMC gremlin, personally I prefer to own a firearm that looks awesome like a stainless 1911 or a HK mark 23.