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R1 or NRM Colt?

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by Ol' Dirty, Dec 2, 2010.


  1. Ol' Dirty

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    I'm looking for an all american GI type 1911 for carry duty and probably a little customization. Most accounts of the R1 sound like it's a very decent gun but I don't hear much about the Colts. What do you guys think?
     

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  2. Quack

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    So far the R1 has been doing well. sure there are nitpicks about it, but it's still a decent gun for the $.

    I'm not partial to Colt, because (IMO) you're paying for the name.
     

  3. bac1023

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    I like the R1 quite a bit.

    As far as Colt is concerned, I feel they make the best guns for bases to customize.
     
  4. thecableguy

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    Oddly enough Colt's have never done anything for me.
     
  5. bac1023

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    I don't care for many of the newer Colts as is.

    However, I love them as base guns for custom builds.
     
  6. Quack

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    Yep, the only Colts that I like are the ones that were built.
     
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    I see the Range Officer as the new king of that category.
     
  8. Quack

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    Only if you want adjustable sights.
     
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    Couldn't those be changed out?
     
  10. Quack

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    Yep, with the Harrison sight, but it doesn't look as nice as one properly cut for the fixed sights.
     
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    Limited options, but yes.
     
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    Springer should also make a Street Officer. :supergrin:
     
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    I'm not a fan of factory Colt 1911's. I think a lot of what you pay for is the name. That said, the only full custom 1911 I own (Yost) was built on a Colt. I'm glad I made that choice.

    I do like my Remington R1 though. If I was going to do just some light customization to make a better carry gun, I would have no problem using it for such a role. Quality of the major components is equal to many 1911's costing significantly more, and certainly equal to any base model Colt.
     
  14. bac1023

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    Maybe so. :dunno:

    I just like my customs to say "Colt" on them. :supergrin:


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  15. Hokie1911

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    Can't (or won't) argue w' dat.
     
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  18. Quack

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    My custom says Taurus on the slide.
     
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    You do love the Taurus Custom Shop. :thumbsup:
     
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    :rofl::rofl::rofl: