The .32ACP is PLENTY good. After all, it's not the caliber it's the shooter.
Take a look at the Beretta 3032 Tomcat (Inox version)...about $450/460 retail but you can probably get it for less online.
Personally, I'd never buy a DAO gun like some of those mentioned above...the Beretta gives you a choice of DA or SA.
-- John D.