Browning/FN Hi-Power 9mm.
- Widely used by many military and law enforcement agencies for years. This implies parts availability such as magazines and springs.
- 9mm because of being a common round.
- Designed for service, very accurate, and reliable.
There is a close second place choice as well, but the OP says one recommendation.
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