Both are near and dear to me. But in my opinion, the Glock beats the 1911. I like the cost, reliability(although a good 1911 is reliable) simplicity and ruggedness. I know some people hate the grip, or the chunkiness of the slide, but that doesn't bother me. I like the 1911, but I don't carry one, they're a bit too heavy, and I don't like having to disengage the safety.