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Remington R1, Opinions?

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by Ruggles, Dec 18, 2012.

  1. Ruggles


    Jun 13, 2005
    I wanted a "car gun" that was relatively inexpensive. I carry my other 1911s daily but since I can't carry at work I sometimes need to leave a gun in my car. I do not want to leave my more expensive 1911s in a car in a parking lot for 10 hours at a time for obvious reasons. Also for times when I will be somewhere where I will have to leave my gun in the car for days at a time (Airport, cruise terminal etc). So all of that and I wanted an excuse to buy a new gun :)

    Looked at the Range Office (nice gun) and a few Kimbers. But went the the R1 as it seemed the best combo of being pretty nice and a good price, $659 before tax. I looked at some other (non 1911s) handguns but pretty much do not care for the ergonomics of anything non 1911 these days :dunno:

    Crappy pics to follow.



    First impressions are over good. The only two things I would be critical of are the finish which appears to be a little cheap feeling. It might be great and hold up but just feels questionable to me. And the trigger is a bit mushy, not bad but a little mushy. The overall fit and finish appears to be pretty good.

    They had one of the Browning .22LR 1911 ($520) and that thing was just tiny & cute :)

    So not knowing a whole bunch about the R1 I was hoping to get some first hand feedback from owners. Anybody have one and what do you think? :wavey:
    Last edited: Dec 18, 2012
  2. I haven't seen anything in BAC's 1911 guide (part of the FAQs and resource thread up top) that I thought was bad advice or incomplete information. I'd look there first.
    Last edited: Dec 18, 2012

  3. ca survivor

    ca survivor

    Dec 25, 2011
    ETA: the R1 is in Bac's approval list.
    Last edited: Dec 18, 2012
  4. bac1023


    Sep 26, 2004
    I like the R1 quite a bit.
  5. Foxtrotx1


    Jan 29, 2010
    Scottsdale AZ
    Seen the new R1 carry?
  6. If I were going to leave a 1911 in my car for an extended amount of time I think it would be a stainless gun.
  7. You mean this one? It sure does look nice! Minus the ambi-safety.
  8. Ruggles


    Jun 13, 2005
    Nah this is southeast Texas, ain't like there is any humidity or anything here :rofl:

    Honestly it comes in each night, and as long as I keep it clean and a wee bit of oil on it I think it will be fine. I would have preferred SS but trying to keep within the price range I set for myself it was tough. At least at the store I was at, selection was limited. Only SS guns were Kimbers and then the damn barrel would have rusted anyways :rofl:
  9. SilverBullet_83

    SilverBullet_83 NRA member

    Nov 23, 2008
    Clermont, Fl
    Ill be picking mine up within the week.