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Old 04-11-2012, 12:13   #1
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Remington 1911 thoughts?

Looking to get my first 1911. I really want a classic looking 1911 as I've wanted for a long time. After researching a few models I was recommended the Remington R1 1911. Anybody has thoughts or reviews on this model? Thanks


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Old 04-11-2012, 12:47   #2
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I've read that they have cast frames, doesn't make it bad though, lots of RIA's and ATI's out there with cast frames.
A guy on another forum posted a pic of the barrel bed and it didn't look cut right at all, seems like the way they machined it would lead to premature barrel lug failure. Here's a link:
http://forums.1911forum.com/showthread.php?t=354434
Not sure if they're all made like that or not but it's simply not made right. Other then that I'd say they'd be decent for the money but for a few bucks more you can get into a Springfield Armory or even a Kimber. JMHO, YMMV.
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Old 04-11-2012, 13:06   #3
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Wow that thread def scares you. I would like to know if that Is prevalent in all of them. I'll look into Springfield armory as well.


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Old 04-11-2012, 13:07   #4
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I have one.

Its in the link below.
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Old 04-11-2012, 13:34   #5
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I have one.

Its in the link below.
Have you noticed if the barrel bed was cut at an angle line in the link or is it "normal"?
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Old 04-11-2012, 14:49   #6
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If I wanted a classic looking 1911, I would choose the S/A GI over the R1.
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Old 04-11-2012, 15:06   #7
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If I wanted a classic looking 1911, I would choose the S/A GI over the R1.
I've always loved the Springfield Armory Mil-Spec especially since they've upgraded the sights and have the ejection port lowered and fluted. Long as you don't get hammer bite not much more I'd want done to a 1911. Of course if you are prone to hammer bite then a Beaver Tail Grip safety with Commander hammer are nice but that's about as modded out as I like a 1911. Guess I just like to keep things simple.
Also, I've always like the Remington R1, I just didn't know about the funny cut they'd made in the barrel bed. I don't know if all of em' are that way of if that was an isolated case but it's just not to spec..
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Old 04-11-2012, 15:41   #8
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The Springfield armory 1911s are about the same price as the r1's?


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Old 04-11-2012, 15:45   #9
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The Problem with the Springfield GI, NOT the mil-spec, is they have
ceased production. Very hard to find right now. Price was on par with Remington.

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Old 04-11-2012, 16:13   #10
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Yea no shop around me has S/A 1911 mil specs in stock


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I was only able to locate two brand new GI SA 1911s in Canada nowadays. Both are OD green, so maybe that's the reason why they are still available.
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Yea no shop around me has S/A 1911 mil specs in stock

Mil-specs are still being produced, GI models are not.
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Old 04-11-2012, 17:22   #13
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Looking to get my first 1911. I really want a classic looking 1911 as I've wanted for a long time. After researching a few models I was recommended the Remington R1 1911. Anybody has thoughts or reviews on this model? Thanks


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I have one and really like it. While it isn't a GI style I agree with you on liking the more classic look. I've thought about putting a different grip safety on it to fit my hand a little better, but I think I'm going to leave it pretty much stock.
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I've always loved the Springfield Armory Mil-Spec especially since they've upgraded the sights and have the ejection port lowered and fluted.
I was referring to the GI model,not the Mil-Spec.Confusing the two seems to be common among novice 1911 enthusiasts'.
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If I wanted a classic looking 1911, I would choose the S/A GI over the R1.
^this. not a big fan of series 80 ignition parts
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I was referring to the GI model,not the Mil-Spec.Confusing the two seems to be common among novice 1911 enthusiasts'.
I guess if only owning 8 over the last few years makes me a "novice" then so be it.

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Old 04-11-2012, 22:21   #17
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Frank, judging by your posts, its hard to believe you have owned 8 1911s. heck your latest one has an idiot scratch on it. plus your signature line that you deleted recently only listed three sissy pistols. gotta go feed my pet unicorn now.
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Old 04-11-2012, 22:28   #19
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I was only able to locate two brand new GI SA 1911s in Canada nowadays. Both are OD green, so maybe that's the reason why they are still available.
Ya think?
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Here's my Springer GI

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After a wee bit of TLC...

That's a damn good looking gun.
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That's the end result of a professional make over!
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......I like the Mil-Spec.

Awesome,..........I prefer the verticle serrations & less roll marks on the GI
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Old 04-12-2012, 01:37   #24
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To get back to the OP's question, I have a Rem. R1 with 1395 shots through it. The gun goes bang with every trigger pull and that includes ball, LSWC and the only hollowpoint I've tried, 230 gr Golden Sabre.

My pistol can be picky as to magazines, all have fed, but some Metalforms will not hold the slide back after the last shot and will stick so I have to use a screw driver to get them out. I have 4 Remington mags and all have been 100% as have a couple of Wilsons.

If I have one complaint, it's the series 80 trigger. In all fairness it has vastly improved over the 1395 rounds.

So I can recommend the R1, but if you can find a Ruger SR1911 or Colt new roll marked 1991 I'd pick them.
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I was referring to the GI model,not the Mil-Spec.Confusing the two seems to be common among novice 1911 enthusiasts'.
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