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Marthor 05-06-2012 02:01 PM

I got the new Stainless Rem R1S 1911
 
I was surprised to see the new Stainless Remington 1911 on the shelf, so I bought it right away. It was $699.

I already have the Rem R1 Talo edition that I got for the 100 year anniversary last year for $599. I've been seeing the prices go up though, so you can't get a Rem 1911 for that low anymore.

The 2 Remingtons are pretty much exact matches except for being blued or stainless, with even most of the lettering on the slide and body matching up too.

I will post pics later and more reviews of it. :D

Marthor 05-06-2012 04:17 PM

http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphot...42673920_n.jpg

I tried to buy a Ruger SR1911 a couple months ago, but the store policy wouldn't hold it during the background check and it got sold out during the delay. They still haven't restocked the Ruger, but at another store I came across the new Remington stainless. When I saw it in person, I actually thought it had a healthier shine and crisper presentation compared to the Ruger. So, now I've got two Remington 1911s. I'm sure I would have been happy with the Ruger 1911, but I know I'm happy now that the Remington Stainless worked out instead.

I switched out the plain Walnut wood grips with G10 grips that have the Remington medallion. While the walnut grips did look good, i think this is a pretty nice upgrade. It came with two stainless 7rd mags, but I have some 10rd mags on order.

Everything functions very nicely and I was comparing it to my Talo Version R1. Same trigger, same hammer tension, same slide. Terrific. Most of my handguns are black, so the stainless really stands out. Between the two, blue and stainless, I think I would select the stainless 1911 as my one preference.

Looking forward to getting to the range!

canebrake 05-06-2012 06:06 PM

That's one handsome 1911!

Nice snag Marthor. http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/v...ons/cowboy.gif

MrWray 05-06-2012 06:21 PM

Thats a good looking 1911, nice finish

Axxe55 05-06-2012 07:08 PM

very nice Marthor! i looked at the same pistol friday, but bought the R1 Enhanced instead. i had the final two choices out of the four i looked at down to the R1 and the SA Range Officer. i decided on the R1. very happy with it so far. nice choice and looks good.

rjgnwdc 05-07-2012 03:17 PM

Nice looking 1911 I went for the Enhanced version too, but I do like that SS. I don't think I've seen the Talo version would you post a pic of that.

Axxe55 05-07-2012 03:25 PM

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Originally Posted by rjgnwdc (Post 792845)
Nice looking 1911 I went for the Enhanced version too, but I do like that SS. I don't think I've seen the Talo version would you post a pic of that.

what would be nice is if they offered the Enhanced model in stainless steel. i was really liking the R1 in the stainless steel, and came really close to getting it, but realized all the changes i would have had to make to make it like the Enhanced model, so i just went with it instead.

rjgnwdc 05-07-2012 03:55 PM

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Originally Posted by axxe55 (Post 792850)
what would be nice is if they offered the Enhanced model in stainless steel. i was really liking the R1 in the stainless steel, and came really close to getting it, but realized all the changes i would have had to make to make it like the Enhanced model, so i just went with it instead.

Yeah I would jump on the Enhanced in stainless if offered.

Axxe55 05-07-2012 04:13 PM

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Originally Posted by rjgnwdc (Post 792878)
yeah i would jump on the enhanced in stainless if offered.

^^^^^+100%^^^^^

kytowboater 05-07-2012 05:29 PM

Very, very nice! Congrats man.


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