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checked out the new Remington R1 1911 yesterday at the gunshop

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by Don Glock, Jun 6, 2010.

  1. Don Glock

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    it's price was $619, and they just got it in yesterday.

    i didn't shoot it, but this was what i noticed.


    1. the fit was much less than impressive.

    2. the beavertail safety wasn't blended to the frame properly, and also had VERY sharp edges at the tang. it was VERY uncomfortable simply to hold it, i can only imagine what shooting it would be like. even when fully depressed, it protrudes very far from the back of the grip frame.

    3. the slide/frame fit was not bad, having only slight vertical play.

    4. the barrel to slide fit was awful. when locked up, the barrel had play in it. when the slide was closed, i pressed down on the barrel through the ejection port only to see movement-not good at all.

    5. the barrel is hardly throated at all, and the frame feed ramp had rough machine marks.

    6. it had an overall cheap feel to it. made in american does not mean much if it's not assembled properly.

    7. the barrel bushing had a lot of space between it and the barrel-also not good.

    8. the trigger was loosely fit and rattling. it also had about an 8lb gritty pull. (it's series 80, but jeez).

    9. the wood checkered grips were the nicest part on the gun.



    just wanted to pass along my initial impressions. i really liked the features i read about, but was really disappointed after actually looking at an R1.

    i am in the market for a GI model, and held out buying a springfield mil spec until i had a chance to check the R1--i will be purchasing the mil spec.
     
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    ....that is too bad. I have heard the same impressions from multiple people this weekend. It does not look good....Sounds like they need to work out some of the bugs on this one.
     

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    Hmm. Exactly what I had envisioned. Thanks for the review.
     
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    Not good.

    Maybe they rushed them to market. Either way, that's not acceptable for Remington, in my opinion.
     
  6. Don Glock

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    maybe the STI GI model displayed at the SHOT show will be better. that one's made in america too.
     
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    Hopefully, because the STI Spartan is not.
     
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    That sounds terrible.
    The dealer sample I looked at a few weeks back was fairly impressive.
     
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    I looked at one today,......hate to say it, but the fit and finish
    on a Taurus is MUCH better than the Remington.

    I hope this is not a direction Remington is headed! :dunno:
     
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    Most likely Remington farmed it out for Colt to build.
     
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    this is from Remington's site:

     
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    :rofl:
     
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    it does, except it's got the same style "sharp" grip safety as the R1 :wow:


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    Well, it needs to have something similar to that to work well with the GI hammer.
     
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    You missed my earlier rant several weeks ago re my new Colt 1911 WWI 1918 Reproduction that is a POS.
     
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    not at all. notice the curved tang on the underside of the springfield mil spec:

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