+1 on the Taurus pt-99/100
I have a nice s.s. version that i picked up used but excellent. Built like a tank and flawless so far in shooting.
Had a few hundred rounds through it, but was under 400 in private sale.
I was leaning for a sig - p226 or something all metal, but a lot of people have them and are still buying other guns, so not sure if the sig is the end all of weapons and it is rather costly - looking at close to 1k for a nice version in 9mm. Not sure if I am seeing that value.
May look into a CZ as they are full metal and less costly than above sig.