Originally Posted by Beezer
Sig Sauer 2022
S&W M&P series
Are there any others worth considering and test firing?
These three are all excellent. Of the three, I would tend to point you toward the M&P. But advantage to whichever has the ergos and trigger that suit your needs best.
I'm a big fan of Springfield XDm (my favorite poly), and have also been impressed with the polymer guns from FN, Ruger (SR series), and H&K. As for metal frames, I consider CZ's 75b to be the top dog, followed by BHP and Sig P226/229. The Beretta M9/92 is also a solid gun if a larger frame and grip will benefit you. Those attributes are a bit of a turn-off for me, however.
There are dozens of really good 9mms out there. What I've listed above is my preference, and I would certainly include all three you initally mention among the list of perfectly viable options.