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springfield 1911 GI or Remington R1?

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by EricandSuebee, Nov 5, 2010.

  1. EricandSuebee

    EricandSuebee

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    So between those two which one would you choose and why.
     
  2. bac1023

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    The Springfield is probably the better quality gun, due to its forged frame. I also like the fact that it doesn't have the stupid Series 80 firing pin safety.

    That Remington does have nicer features, but isn't true GI spec.


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  3. RonS

    RonS Millennium Member

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    Depends on what you want to use it for and your likes and dislikes.

    I like the feature set on the Remington, but dislike the S80 stuff.

    I have a GI and dislike the sights, which are difficult to change unless you dovetail them or have a staking tool. Even then the front sight DT is an odd size.

    To keep as is and shoot as is I would choose the R1, for a base gun the GI.
     
  4. EricandSuebee

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    I would be using it as a shooting weapon/carry weapon/self defense etc...
     
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    That being the case, neither. I'd go with the SA Mil-Spec. High profile sights, lower an flared ejection port, polished feed ramp and beveled mag well. IMO, its the best gun in its class and carry ready out of the box.
     
  6. dakrat

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    I would go with Springfield, coz bac said so :supergrin:

    Bac's opinion on firearms are always spot-on with mine.
     
  7. javelinadave

    javelinadave Hebrew Hammer

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    Don't waste your time with the Remington R1. The few I handled were not put together vert tight. THe Springfield GI would be a much better choice. You may also want to consider an STI Spartan for the same money.
     
  8. ctfireman

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    The Gi is cheaper & seems like a nicer fit. I love mine.......she's a keeper.
     
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    I chose SA Milspec over the R1. Nothing against the R1 liked the way the SA shot and it felt better in my hand. Good luck with your choice!
     
  10. FLIPPER 348

    FLIPPER 348 Bigfoot enthusiast enthusiast

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    the one made in USA because it's the one made in USA
     
  11. bac1023

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    I thought you didn't like the Series 80 safety?
     
  12. EricandSuebee

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    Well as people already know I chose the SA 1911A1 GI in Stainless steel.
     
  13. bac1023

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    Yep.

    Good choice. :cool:
     
  14. anyplainjoe

    anyplainjoe Nobody special.

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    Remington - It has better features.
     
  15. bac1023

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    He already bought the Springfield.
     
  16. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

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    If I bought either, it would be as a base gun for a project build. In that case, it would be the SA GI.
     
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    FLIPPER 348 Bigfoot enthusiast enthusiast

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    between the two choices listed, being made in USA would trump the 80 safety
     
  18. solomansousana

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    I've got each one, and while the R1 is as dependable as the Springfield, the Springfield seems much more solid in my hand for some reason.
     
  19. tx787

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    The R1 I handled at my LGS looked to be very well put together. I almost bought it and still might for Xmas.
     
  20. solomansousana

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    Splurge a little lol, buy it, you'll love it every single time you squeeze the trigger.