Glock- works everytime. Simple. Load shoot repeat. Clean every now and then if you like. Simple to use and perfect for protection.
1911 - Pretty but like a pretty woman it takes a lot of maintenance. If you like to shoot and take it apart to learn the mechanics, then get 1911.
Women & 1911's are finicky, and many are less than dependable.
If you end up needing
a gun, you'll probably really
need a gun -- that works.
Glocks are ugly, but they work (as do M&P's SIG's and HK's), and they carry a reasonable amount of ammo (as do M&P's, SIG's and HK's). All the other stuff (most of which is nothing more than b.s. collected from the internet) is immaterial by comparison.