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Ruger 1911 vs Remington 1911 vs Magnum Research 1911

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by ericG23, Jul 3, 2012.

  1. ericG23

    ericG23

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    Pros and Cons? Which do you like best? Why would you choose one over the other?
     
  2. Tim151515

    Tim151515 iHeartGuns

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    I have an R1 and i LOVE it. It is very well built, very accurate, and pretty tight. Hell I cant get the bushing to budge without a wrench. But unless you are looking for a GI model or a model to cuztomize, I would look at the Ruger. The remington that is more in the class of the ones you mentioned would be the "Enhanced" model.

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  3. LawScholar

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    I was impressed by the Remington R1 I handled. Surprised they don't get more attention.
     
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    RUGER SR1911
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    Remington 1911-R1 Enhanced
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    Remington 1911-R1
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    Desert Eagle 1911G
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    As an owner of all of these, I would be hard-pressed to choose one over the other. I guess that is why I have all of them. I will say this, the Desert Eagle 1911G has one of the sweetest triggers you will ever find on an out-of-the-box 1911. Accuracy on all of these 1911s is superb. I was very impressed with the Remington 1911-R1 Enhanced when I shot it for the first time. Very smooth and effortless to shoot. The RUGER is the same way. I have nothing bad to say about any of them. As for a favorite, I could not choose.
     
  5. Tim151515

    Tim151515 iHeartGuns

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    ^^^I really like the stainless grip safety on the Dessy.
     
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    If you are in a hurry, then it may be the first one you find for sale. I also think all are pretty good.
     
  7. WinterWizard

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    If you can get a Ruger SR1911 for under $700, go for it. Otherwise, I would choose the R1. But don't get ripped off and pay $800 for the Ruger. It's a great gun but only fools pay MSRP or more. Don't be that fool.
     
  8. bac1023

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    The Desert Eagle has the best trigger for sure.

    I've got all three.
     
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    Sorry but that Desert Eagle roll mark would be a deal breaker for me. That looks terrible. Why do so many makers ruin their otherwise fine looking weapons with absolutely horrible, giant, tacky looking roll marks? Sorry but I don't want my weapon to look like a billboard. The Remington has pretty decent marks but a bit large. The Ruger has nice simple classy marks.
     
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  10. Peter_72

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    I love the looks of this gun! I have been torn between this and the R1 stainless version. I can get the R1 for $620, the R1 stainless for $ 670. This one reminds me more of the original 1911's but a big shiny fire stick is also very cool!
     
  11. bac1023

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    I don't like it either, but it certainly wasn't a deal breaker.

    The right side of the DE 1911 is completely clean.
     
  12. El_Ron1

    El_Ron1 AAAAAAAAGHHH!!!

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    That really is an assault to decency and taste. Makes that Colt M1991A1 monstrosity look tame.

    They could have sold a lot more if they would have used O.G., yo.
     
  13. ericG23

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    Wow...now I really can't decide! If you could absolutely only keep one, which would it be and why?
     
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