Originally Posted by robocop10mm
A 9mm is cheaper to feed. A Beretta is one of my least favorite platforms. Too big for the caliber. A 1911 is more of a "thinking man's gun". Far better suited to gun fighting than the M-9 regardless of caliber.
The Beretta can be nice if you have really large hands. But for steel/alloy framed 9mms I would definitely prefer a CZ 75, Browning Hi-Power, or Sig P226/229. The CZ offers the most gun for the dollar of the bunch, and is sort of a nice cross between the 1911 and M9 platforms in my opinion.
The OP should really investigate the CZ 75b before dropping any cash.