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Umarex (Regent) 1911 anyone?

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by cciman, Aug 27, 2012.

  1. cciman

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    I'm tempted by the pricing on these. Anyone owning this, that can give a firsthand assessment?
     
  2. matt_lowry123

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    I've seen them, but don't know anything about them. I was thinking, you usually get what you pay for. So I passed.
     


  3. cciman

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    firsthand actual owner assessment... please

    1911 snobs look away.
     
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    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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  5. photoguy

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    I was itching to buy my first 1911 and ran across the Regents as well. Someone on my local gun forum posted a favorable review so I did a little more research. I wasn't able to find a ton of information but the info I found was all good so I took a chance.

    I picked up my Regent R350CR last week. I haven't gotten to the range with it yet. So far I'm very pleased with the build quality, fit and finish. The proof will be in the performance. If the bullets go where I want them to go downrange I'll consider this a great value gun.


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  6. wrencher

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    Co-worker has one, and has shot it quite a bit. He loves it.
     
  7. 3rdgen40

    3rdgen40 .45 fanatic

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    He said to look away Greg...:supergrin:
     
  8. cciman

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    Looks nice. Hows the trigger pull, and does the ambisafety have alot of free play when you wiggle it? Is there much play in the slide fit?

    Thanks

     
  9. BenjiEDF

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    Colt licensed Umarex to make their 1911 .22lrs (which look pretty darn nice at my local gun shop). I didn't know they made one in 45 ACP, I'm interested in some reviews too.
     
  10. Brian Brazier

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    Mine is a tack driver, cant go wrong for the price
     
  11. jrs93accord

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    Same here. Brian and I bought some of the first models that came out.

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  12. Timken500

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    I like mine a lot. Mine is an IAC but it is the same Regent 1911 made in Turkey. Fires and functioned great out of the box. I then used it to learn how to gunsmith on it. Put all file fit parts from wilson combat on it and did my own trigger job 3Lb. It has become my favorite 1911. An I own a great Ruger SR1911 and A Kimber Pro Covert. Paid 349.00 on Gun Broker for mine. I reaload and shoot 200+ Rounds a week out of my IAC. My next job on that gun it to take and have the Slide fitted with better sights.
     
  13. photoguy

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    I'll post more observations after I get it to the range.
     
  14. Timken500

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    Photoguy : Fit and finish of the gun is very tight. After a few thousand rounds mine is still very tight. Just how I like it.
     
  15. photoguy

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    I'm in agreement with Timken500. Fit and finish is very nice with little play in the slide. Everything seems to lock up tight. There is little to no free play in the ambi safety. It has a "soft click" when engaged and disengaged. I expected a more authoritative click but it's an aural thing only. There is no danger of knocking the safety on or off accidentally.

    FWIW this is my first 1911 and my first 45 (but not my first gun by a longshot). I put a few mags downrange to get acquainted and then put 24 rounds into a 6" target at 21 feet. This is about average for me on a bad day and I consider it good for the first time with a new gun/caliber. Trigger pull was sweet and overall I consider it a soft shooter. Follow up shots were no problem. I only had time to put 50 rounds through it today. A few more range trips with it and I should be able to tighten those groups and connect the dots. I'm very pleased with this purchase, which is a relief considering it was somewhat of an impulse buy.

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