Lots of good options out there these days. What's the intended use? Carry? Range toy? That will obviously influence your decision.
That said, I recently picked up an old series 70 Colt that may have been unfired. Beautiful gun but will get fired occasionally only.
I also just recently picked up my new STI Lawman in 9mm. I believe last year was the first year they offered it in that caliber. To say I'm impressed with it would be an understatement. It's my first STI product but it won't be my last. It's incredibly fun to shoot. Accurate, well built, etc... I'd highly recommend anything from them.
Just my $0.02
EDIT: fnfalman, STI ships with metalforms. I bought 4 extra when I ordered the gun. All work flawlessly in the STI and the Colt. I just thought it would be worth noting.
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