One annoying comment occasionally stumbled across on Errornet gun boards: "I like my Glock 'cause it's simple. I hate fussy, complicated guns like 1911's."
All this tells me is that the person who typed it has never actually detail-stripped both guns. Don't get me wrong; the Glock is a breeze to detail strip and is fairly simple mechanically. A 1911, however, is barely more internally complex than a stone axe, and is refreshingly free of "toaster parts" (a local gunsmith's term for little sheet-metal levers and teeny coil springs.) I mean, I am about as non-mechanically-inclined as it is possible to be and still operate a light switch, and even I understand how the four parts that make a 1911 go *bang!* interact.