Remington 1911 thoughts?

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  1. tua05737

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    Looking to get my first 1911. I really want a classic looking 1911 as I've wanted for a long time. After researching a few models I was recommended the Remington R1 1911. Anybody has thoughts or reviews on this model? Thanks


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  2. TN.Frank

    TN.Frank "Don't Tread On Me!"

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    I've read that they have cast frames, doesn't make it bad though, lots of RIA's and ATI's out there with cast frames.
    A guy on another forum posted a pic of the barrel bed and it didn't look cut right at all, seems like the way they machined it would lead to premature barrel lug failure. Here's a link:
    http://forums.1911forum.com/showthread.php?t=354434
    Not sure if they're all made like that or not but it's simply not made right. Other then that I'd say they'd be decent for the money but for a few bucks more you can get into a Springfield Armory or even a Kimber. JMHO, YMMV.
     

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    Wow that thread def scares you. I would like to know if that Is prevalent in all of them. I'll look into Springfield armory as well.


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    I have one.

    Its in the link below.
     
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    TN.Frank "Don't Tread On Me!"

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    Have you noticed if the barrel bed was cut at an angle line in the link or is it "normal"?
     
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    3rdgen40 Stiffy

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    If I wanted a classic looking 1911, I would choose the S/A GI over the R1.
     
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    TN.Frank "Don't Tread On Me!"

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    I've always loved the Springfield Armory Mil-Spec especially since they've upgraded the sights and have the ejection port lowered and fluted. Long as you don't get hammer bite not much more I'd want done to a 1911. Of course if you are prone to hammer bite then a Beaver Tail Grip safety with Commander hammer are nice but that's about as modded out as I like a 1911. Guess I just like to keep things simple.
    Also, I've always like the Remington R1, I just didn't know about the funny cut they'd made in the barrel bed. I don't know if all of em' are that way of if that was an isolated case but it's just not to spec..
     
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    The Springfield armory 1911s are about the same price as the r1's?


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    The Problem with the Springfield GI, NOT the mil-spec, is they have
    ceased production. Very hard to find right now. Price was on par with Remington.
     
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    Yea no shop around me has S/A 1911 mil specs in stock


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    Nestor Lean & Mean

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    I was only able to locate two brand new GI SA 1911s in Canada nowadays. Both are OD green, so maybe that's the reason why they are still available.
     
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    Mil-specs are still being produced, GI models are not.
     
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    I have one and really like it. While it isn't a GI style I agree with you on liking the more classic look. I've thought about putting a different grip safety on it to fit my hand a little better, but I think I'm going to leave it pretty much stock.
     
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    I was referring to the GI model,not the Mil-Spec.Confusing the two seems to be common among novice 1911 enthusiasts'.
     
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    I guess if only owning 8 over the last few years makes me a "novice" then so be it.:rofl:

    Here's the G.I.
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    Here's the Mil-Spec.
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    I like the Mil-Spec.
     
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    Frank, judging by your posts, its hard to believe you have owned 8 1911s. heck your latest one has an idiot scratch on it. plus your signature line that you deleted recently only listed three sissy pistols. gotta go feed my pet unicorn now.
     
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    Ya think? :rofl:
     
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    After a wee bit of TLC...:whistling: :rofl:

    That's a damn good looking gun. :thumbsup: