How about 11 + 1?
Maybe not 11+1 but I hate how people completely discredit the 10 round 1911 mags that have been out forever. Wilson Combat, Chip McCormick, and Checkmate (they make Kimber mags too) make great 10 round 1911 mags. I have 3 Checkmate 10 round mags that work in every 1911 I've tried them in, even a WW2 Remington Rand. Here is my S&W with a buddy's Springfield Operator and the WW2 Remington Rand. Image: http://true-solutions.net/sites/default/files/cmc_powerplus-10rd.jpg Image: http://ts4.mm.bing.net/th?id=H.4841824847594643&pid=1.7
This also isn't an argument of 1911 vs Glock. It could also be can argument of polymer vs metal, where the Sigs, Berettas, and CZs could fit in as well, although their triggers are different. To address the OP, it should be what feels best to you. You can get a gun with similar 1911 ergonomics with a bit more ruggedness without having to buy a Glock. Ergonomics and reliability are not mutually exclusive, not matter what you've been told.
The S&W M&P is my favorite polymer platform out there, with the Ruger SR series at a close second. The M&P fits my hand like a glove and has the grip, grip angle, low bore axis, and sights that mirror 1911 styling. The Ruger SR9c is my carry piece and I trust my life to it daily. It is also a great buy. Both platforms can be purchased in full size or compact form and can be had in the 3 most popular defensive pistol calibers, 9mm, 40S&W and 45ACP. M&P is the first pic, Ruger SR9 is the second. (I'll also agree that the M&P is better looking.
) Image: http://modernsurvivalonline.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/070113mp45.jpg Image: http://www.katsko.net/Firearms/Ruger/sr902.jpg
The best American made entry level 1911s out there are made by Ruger, Springfield (the USGI ones), Thompson (pretty new) and Remington. The slightly higher ups are Kimber, S&W, Springfield, Colt, etc. First pic is a Ruger SR1911, second is a Remington R1 Enchanced. Either can be had from $650-$850 depending on features and where you buy it. I know for a fact there is a threaded R1 Enhanced at Academy right now for about $1k. Image: http://gunblast.com/images/Ruger-SR1911/DSC00133.JPG Image: http://www.kygunco.com/prodimages/36605-DEFAULT-L.jpg
This post was edited on 1/29 at 4:40 pm