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Remington 1911 R1

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by EL COLONEL, Jul 30, 2011.

  1. EL COLONEL

    EL COLONEL

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    Anybody have any info on this gun? Saw one at academy .Looked and felt good for $ 679.00 ??? Thanks....:cool:
     
  2. bac1023

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    I like mine quite a bit.

    The new enhanced model is out now as well.
     


  3. EL COLONEL

    EL COLONEL

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    Brian thanks , and what is the new modle have vs the older one ?
     
  4. EL COLONEL

    EL COLONEL

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    Just saw the enchanced modle . Looks really nice .....Thanks
     
  5. limbkiller

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    Good solid pistol. Frame to slide fit good. Fairly accurate. Finish is ok. Feels real good in the hand. Not as much hammer bite for some reason as others. Shoots solids and hps with no malfunctions. Descent price.
     
  6. Bought my standard model at Sportsmans warehouse for $595. Just the regular price not on sale. Anything much higher would be overpriced unless it is the enhanced model. They are a good value for the money. New Ruger might be an even better deal? Both have gotten good reviews.
     
  7. bac1023

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    I didn't compare them back to back, but its got a beavertail grip safety, fiber optic front sites, a serrated front strap, an adjustable trigger, better grips, etc.

    http://www.1911r1.com/Products/Firearms/Model-1911-enhanced.aspx
     
  8. bac1023

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    I like the Ruger in the fact that it doesn't have the firing pin safety.
     
  9. I own a Remington R1 and have some criticisms. Because of the series 80 firing pin safety the trigger has creepy take-up and the trigger is too short IMHO. The workmanship on mine is pretty good, I like the black oxide finish. However mine was the best of three I've seen, they seem to be very inconsistent in finishing the frame and removing casting marks. The gun has been reliable with the supplied mags, but in my last shooting session I used after market Metal Forms. The Metal Forms feed all seven rounds,but did not hold the slide back after the last round. They work great in my Ruger SR 1911. The sights are good.

    My opinion, it's a good $600 gun USA made gun that would have been better if the firing pin safety was left off. If you can get a Ruger go for it.
     
  10. bac1023

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    Yeah, Remington should have gone with no firing pin safety.
     
  11. Fedor

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    The two R1's I have held didnt impress me at all.
     
  12. Quack

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    it's a hunk of junk...
    [​IMG]

    a trigger job can cure most of that.
     
  13. Fedor

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    I have to admit, the look of those flat triggers has really grown on me. :thumbsup:
     
  14. Quack

    Quack Rent this space

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  15. Quack

    Quack Rent this space

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    BTW, you should ask lawdog and TKR Reptiles about flat triggers :supergrin:
     
  16. bac1023

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  17. Eagle22

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    I looked at and fired many 1911s. Did not want to spend too much for my first.

    Liked the R1 the best of anything I found or shot many for under $700 granted do not shoot them all.

    About 1000 rounds through it now. Very accurate

    need to take to the armor now to get the trigger adjusted to 4 lbs crisp . Check the main spring and maybe remove the 80 pin block if possible


    and now starting too look for my second
     
    Last edited: Jul 31, 2011
  18. Fedor

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    There you go, trying to stir the pot. :shakehead:
     
  19. RMTactical

    RMTactical www.AR15pro.net CLM

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    Dont be so hard on it. Yours would be much better if it didnt have that funky trigger.:rofl: