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Old 01-07-2013, 04:32 PM   #1
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Default Hollow point ammo for Remington R1?

I got a Remington R1 and wondered if anyone has had any luck with any specific brands of Hollow point ammo? I tried the "Zombie" rounds which had fairly rounded shape and they had multiple jams. This gun loves all brands of FMJ; but I would hope it might shoot some type of hollow point for SD purposes. Has anyone found a specific brand of HPs that has worked for them with this gun.

By the way, I am wondering if part of the problem were the Remy mags. Both started failing to lock the pistol open after the last round with FMJs. This was after shooting 200 rounds. I took the springs out of the mags when I got home and slightly stretched them; but have not been able to get back to the range to see if that fixes the problem. I plan on getting some McCormack or Wilson Combat 47Ds soon; as I have heard they are much better mags.

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How did the slide stop work with the hollow points?

If both mags started at the same time, then there may be a different problem. Make sure the slide stop did not creep out.
Of course, you did put a drop of oil at all the contact points of the slide stop to make sure that moved freely.

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This gun loves all brands of FMJ; but I would hope it might shoot some type of hollow point for SD purposes. Has anyone found a specific brand of HPs that has worked for them with this gun.
Not sure what's causing your malfunction issues, I'm sure others will help you out there. I own an R1 and it eats most any HP ammo. I do have another, pickier, 1911 and I use Remington Golden saber in it with consistent success. The bullets design allows it to feed very nicely in that 1911 and it's a hell of a self defense round. Give them a try, I think you'll like them. I'd also recommend polishing your feed ramp, that helps as well.
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The Remington mag that came with my R1 were trash!

They wouldn't fit in my Colt!

Get some Tripps. They have been flawless in my Remington.

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Got a Chip McCormick magazine yesterday. Will try that one next time at the ranger and see how it works. I will definitely try the Golden Saber rounds; if I can find them. Ammo is very scarce around these parts lately. People are buying all types of ammo by the gross; in fears that ammo will be made illegal. It is ridiculous.
By the way, the slide stop is not coming out; I believe it has to be the cheap mags. I want to get some Wilson Combat mags when I return from my upcoming deployment.

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My R1S eats everything I feed it...!
I'm very happy with it so far...

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I have an enhanced on its way. I just seen this thread and now I have to test mine out right when I get it. I hope I have no issues.

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The Remington mag that came with my R1 were trash!

They wouldn't fit in my Colt!

Get some Tripps. They have been flawless in my Remington.
My Remington mags have been flawless in my R1 so far. Go figure.
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My Remington mags have been flawless in my R1 so far. Go figure.
Mine Too...!
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