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Remington R1

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by Txsmokeater, Jul 30, 2012.

  1. Txsmokeater

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    Well, after already having 4 Glocks in my collection along with several other brands/styles. I thought it was time to add my first .45 and first 1911. I've been eyeing them for a couple years and just couldn't decide which one to buy. I ended up with the Remington R1. Fit and finish is good, reviews have been good and above all else, the price was right. I picked it up a week ago and haven't taken it to the range yet, plan on it this week sometime.
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  2. Hokie1911

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    Congrats. The R1 is a great value for the price and is a sweet shooter. :thumbsup:
     


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  4. prez1967

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    Great looking gun! Not a fan of firing pin blocks but the remington gets good reviews!
     
  5. GlockJohn

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    Post up a report once you get some range time. Does it have night sites on it? If no you gonna get some?

    Also did you consider the stainless model?


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  6. GlockJohn

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    Ps I'm in the market for one but hesitate spending 1500 on a Wesson valor or kimber raptor which is what I like but that r1 is super clean and classic looking.


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  7. Txsmokeater

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    Took the Remington R1, my wife and 16 year old daughter to the range. I let them shoot my wifes Glock for a while then it was my turn with the R1. I shot a few mags and then my daughter wanted to shot it. The only FTF was with my daughter, probably limp wristing it. We both loved it. Groups were really good. I like this 1911. It is my first, and won't be my last. I like this platform, and the holes it punches in the paper are nice, I would hate to be hit with it.
    I do not have night sights on it...yet. I would like to put some optic sights on. This will be a range gun only for now, so night sights will not be needed, but would like to have the extra visibility with the optics.
    I did not consider the SS model. I like the look of the black, reminds me of the originals, like my grandfather had.
    This is a great gun for under $700. If you have a bigger budget, then by all means, look into the custom fields, STI makes some great ones with a superb warranty backing. Just my thoughts.
     
  8. kj4963

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    Nice Gun, I love my R1, and like you said the price was right.
     
  9. GlockJohn

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    Thanks for the info. Yeah, I could be in the budget for something more expensive but I could spend a lot less and still be very happy.i think I would like the black too.
     
  10. Quack

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  12. Hokie1911

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    Do want...
     
  13. I like mine also. Even though they might be considered "entry level" I think they look like a more expensive 1911 than their price point. Shoot quite well also. A good value for the money.
     
  14. Quack

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    Need to change your screen name to hokie2011. LOL

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  15. Hokie1911

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    :rofl: