Start looking at the gun shops that sell used or police trade in's. If everything looks good with the barrel and slide and functions well then a spring kit is all you should need to replace. I have a Gen. 2 G 26 that was a hand me down from my father in law from his LEO days.
Don't question my right to own a gun and I won't question your stupidity not to.
You give Peace a chance, we will cover you if it doesn't work out.