I own both Glock's and 1911's. I carry a 1911 everywhere I go. Glock's I prefer 9mm and 1911's I only buy 45acp. Everyone keeps saying the Glock is easy to detail strip and I won't argue about that but when you learn the 1911 it is just as easy to detail strip as the Glock. Most quality 1911's work, (most) Glocks work, I say most Glock's because I have witnessed several Gen4 19's and 17's that will not eject reliably. I have fired over 5000 rounds through my Glock 19 and have never had a malfunction. I have also fired several thousand round with my 1911's, some have had issues while others have not. Yes a quality 1911 is going to cost you the price of a few Glocks, I have more in my carry 1911 than I do in 4 Glocks. I have both and enjoy both, but I prefer my 1911's, of those I prefer my Les Baer with 1400 trouble free rounds and counting.