I'd say get what you want. A Hi-Power is on my want list, just because. A potential option for you is the CZ SP01, I have a factory model and love it. Trigger could be a little better but I'll correct that some day. I sold my Sig P226 and bought this 2 years ago and don't miss the Sig, other than the CZ is heavier. For under a grand you can get a fairly well massaged one called the Shadow (trigger job, no firing pin block and better sights) from CZ Customs. If I had it to do over, I'd save up a bit more and get that package, it's basically what mine will end up like anyway. Aside from my love affair with the 1911 platform the CZ is my favorite handgun to shoot and frankly it fits my hands better than a 1911.