If you have the budget, I'd look into the well made SIG P226R or P229R in the SAO format(single action only). These models are safe & work like your other 1911 series SA pistols.
The proven Hi-Power 9x19mm could be good. Browning still sells the Mk-III model. A top pistolsmith like Karl Sokal or Cylinder & Slide in Fremont NE could slick it up,
I like the custom SFS system, but that's my taste.