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My first .45 1911...Finally

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by Peter_72, Aug 24, 2012.

  1. Peter_72

    Peter_72

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    Yesterday I picked up a Remington R1s from an almost local gun shop. I could have ordered it for a little less but if I have any problems the in house gun smith takes care of everything for me....Worth the extra IMO.

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    Then I wanted to see what black grips looked like on it

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  2. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    So, the "S" indicates stainless steel?
     

  3. wrx04

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    Nice:thumbsup: Shoot the hell out of it.

    I like the wood grips better.
     
  4. Peter_72

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    Yes sir!

    I put 100 rounds though it yesterday, not one failure of any kind! I did strip it, clean and re lube it before I shot it. It's shooting 1-2 inches left but had a 2 inch group from 10 yards, I was free hand and I was a little nervous...That a BIG hole at the end of that gun LOL Taking it out again tomorrow and get the sights adjusted then try to shoot propped.

    I'm not a fan of the wood on the SS, just ordered a new set of grips for it....
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  5. steve1911

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    Congrats! R1s.



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  6. 257 roberts

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    good for you,go shoot it !!!!
     
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    Looks great

    Congrats! :cool:
     
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    Many congrats my friend:thumbsup:
     
  12. deadite

    deadite Groovy.

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    Sharp looking 1911! I prefer the wood, though. ;)

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    plain sexy! congrats
     
  14. Jason D

    Jason D INFRINGED Silver Member Millennium Member

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    Congrats



    I've had my R1 out once for a shooting session.
    Fed and fired lead wad cutters with no problem. Not a single malfunction.
     
  15. Peter_72

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    Thanks guys, I am loving this gun! Still shooting flawless and I still get a big smile while loading mags with these huge bullets!!!

    I read a lot about the 70 and 80 series safety systems and I was a little worried about having the 80 series but the trigger feels great and I have no complaints. The fact that I never shot one with a 70 series probably helps! I plan on adding a blued one to the collection next year.
     
  16. mgentry

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    Very nice looking 1911! They are very well made and accurate pistols! Enjoy!
     
  17. Jim S.

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    I think the black grips look good on a stainless gun.
    Wood looks best on a black or highly polished blued gun. Sort of that retro look.
    Stainless is modern and looks good with modern black or gray grips.
    Just my humble opinion though...
     
  18. Jack23

    Jack23 I. B. Glockin'

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    Mighty nice! I like the wood grips. Clean lines, simple and just plain awesome!