I assume your price range is around $700?
A lot pf people - the ones that own them - seem to really like RIA for carry size 1911's, and they'd be inside your budget.
If you don't mind looking at used there are a lot of options there too. The Sig 228 (or p6) can be had for under $500, and is a single stack 9 with a decent sized handle.
Or if you're in a state that still allows private sales, a lot of people seem to be selling a lot of stuff on the cheap to fund guns they think might be banned.
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