Originally Posted by mudslinger79
Love the face palm Cane. I'm sorry but for a first .45 caliber its gonna have to be a 1911 model of some sort. I've shot a Glock...in fact owned one and wasn't impressed. It was small, funny feeling and just didn't work for me. I traded it for my Ruger that is great!
There's your answer. I cannot shoot a Glock either. Sure, it's reliable as hell. You can bury the thing in wet sand for a year and dig it back out and fire it. But, can you fire it accurately and do you like the way it feels/looks? If you answered no to any of those, there's your hint. Go with something else.
There are more Glock fanboys out there than there are 1911 fanboys but that's only because the 1911 doesn't need constant product placement in movies and elsewhere to be considered an awesome pistol. If you've ever shot one, you'll know they're awesome. If you haven't shot one yet, go get your feet wet right now. Personally I don't foresee swimming ashore on a beach dragging my equipment through sand or throw my pistol around like I don't care about it.
Sure, the Glock has a rugged reliability that you can't really match. On the other hand it's like shooting with a darn brick in your hand. If your mission is to get a pistol that you won't have to clean or take apart (ever, if you so choose) then go for a Glock or similar piece of plastic. If you care about your pistol and you enjoy taking it apart and cleaning it and don't mind spreading a couple of extra layers of love on, get a 1911.