Wilson Combat makes a number of their models - in 9mm - and they have quite a few Officer length frames. I don't think you'll find a finer 1911 for the money than a Wilson Combat ...but it depends on your buddy's budget.
Like you said Kimber has some...not sure why you said no to them (I'm not a Kimber fan either )...but I wouldn't rule them out necessarily.
I have three 1911's chambered in 9mm - a pair of 5" guns - a Baer Monolith and a Wilson -Protector model / and a 4" Kimber Tactical Pro II model. My favorite of the 3 is the Wilson ..but all 3 are nice guns.