Understand that your question is the most commonly asked question on this board, and it's also the hardest to answer. Here is my recommendation:
If it's only for the range get a .22; if you're opposed to that 9mm is a good choice - low recoil & cheap ammo. Now, go out into the world, Interweb, etc. and look for specific guns that fit your criteria. This board is an excellent place to start, and you can also Google different manufacturers. Stick to quality manufacturers like those named in the Forum section. When you've narrowed it down to a few that fit what you want, ask about them specifically and you'll get customized opinions.