I'd agree with Constantine's #5 post, and add that it's really a matter of training. You can do good civilian self-defense work with either but the 1911 adds a level of complexity that I personally don't want to deal with under duress. (Primarily its grip safety and the hand position needed to reliably depress it, and the light trigger...both can get you into trouble in a high stress environment.) I say this as a 50+ year lover of all things 1911. The Glock just makes more sense. Rod
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