^^ the only sensible answer so far, or should I say the only one rooted in a good historical context .
Star Model B is a clone of a 1911 wuth a few differences, all steel, been used by many different military forces including WW-II Germany, and is scaled perfectly for the 9MM. It's a beauty, and is not expensive in it's more common forms.
You can also look for Llama autos, also from Spain. They made scaled down 1911's in many calibers, including the cutest .22 you have ever seen.
Last edited by Willie Sutton; January 8, 2013 at 11:53 PM.