Para, Some Kimbers, M+P less than $1500 easy,.. all good choices. ( Love my M+P .40 ).
One could always get the pistol and "tweak" it. Its to appease my,... er,.. the wife's position on "lavish" spending for a trigger job, or spring kit or, feed ramp, sights, etc,.. something that would really make it smoke through the course.
Good Luck and Good Shooting