Glock M29 or 1911—both in 10mm
I like both roadrunner's idea and XD 40's benign deception. I agree for the money and the quality go with the Kahr. I hate the P11. You might try one at a gun show for dry fire purposes alone. If you can, you might try a used STAR model BM 9mm. Single stack 9mm with an 8rd capacity. I bought one in 1980 for about $150 and gave it to a buddy of mine in ROTC when he got married. And no, I wasn't very fond of his wife...for good cause. She was a shrew who eventually wound up pressuring him out of military service to pursue AMWAY! That failed and he became a landscape artist. He was on the list for Lieutenant Colonel when he left the army. Damn shame. He still has the wife, though. Hope he still has the gun.