At one time, I was on the hunt for a 9mm in that same midsize range. The top contenders that I came up with were the Glock 19, Ruger SR9 and SR9c.
A gunfight is not the time to learn new skills.
If you ever have a real need for more than a couple of magazines, your problem is not a shortage of magazines. It's a shortage of people on your side of the argument. -- Art Eatman