I absolutely love my Firestar M43 to death, nothing beats it, but gotta be honest my dad's S&W 3913 is perfect. And it won't be long before I can no longer get parts other than Wolff springs for my Firestar.
I've had a few nines tho. Ruger LC9 and a Cobra Derringer in 9mm and Jimenez JANine. The Jimmy was actually the most accurate I've ever owned and nary a failure thru a few thousand rounds. I do love fixed barrels, wish more semi autos incorporated that feature instead of floating, it also simplifies the design and cleaning.
I'm hoping to be getting a Sig P938 here soon from tax refund. New carry piece!
I'm totally with ya tho, 9mm is where it's at for plinking fun and personal defense!