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Old 12-04-2011, 05:44 PM   #1
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I was just surfing around and saw this.

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Looks really nice...I was wondering what the 1991 folks here thought about it and if anyone owns one and what they think after shooting it.
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Old 12-04-2011, 09:55 PM   #2
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Good looks.
Good price point.
Mixed reviews.

Issues to research:
whining about the large rollmarks
overall fit and finish
high percentage of MIM parts (mostly a non-issue)
overall pistol reliability (can be influenced by mag quality)
factory magazine reliability (use better quality mags)

Our man Canebrake has had good luck with his *spec pistol* so they can't be all bad.

~ $600 is tempting and it has been many a year since Remington has produced a pistol.

I'm leaning toward *seems like a good value for the money*...
I've not handled one in person or shot one either.
I only know what I have read and what others have said.
I think it's called second hand information.
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Old 12-08-2011, 02:17 PM   #3
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Got the Remington 1911 R1 .45 about 2 month ago and have put 150 rds of fed 230g FMJ and 550 rds of 228g lead rn(my own cast and loaded ammo). Had a few issues at first with the last round in mag not loading correctly. That issue has not happened again. Most likely not broken in enough. Hope to get to the range again today to put another 150 or so rounds down range. The accuracy of this gun is amazing. The 3 dot sights work great and are similar to several of my other guns. (S&W, Ruger, Glock). Just took the pic's, don't now why they loaded sideways.
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Old 12-08-2011, 07:52 PM   #4
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I've had mine for nearly17 mo. now and close to 800 rds.One of my most accurate and trouble free 1911(10) I own.Sights are great,cover the target and shoots to poa.Better trigger than most.Well bought for 650.00.
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Love my R1! Great value; great 1911!
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Everytime I fondle............. I mean hold one I want to purchase it, but two things keep me from purchasing it. The biggest thing is I find the slide release is too small for my hands to reach without changing my grip drastically, and the short trigger is not my cup of tea. Of course both of those issues could be fixed by buying a long trigger and extended slide release, but I like to keep all my firearms stock. Aside from that it seems like a very solid and good firearm, which I love Remington so there might be one in my future sometime.
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I did a fair amount of online research when considering my 1911. The Remington had a certain appeal--American made, true basic 1911 appearance, good price. I suggest doing a search on YouTube. You'll find some bad experiences, but I think you'll also learn what to look for when inspecting before you buy.

By the time I had finished my research, I was fairly confident that I could pick out a good Remington. For other reasons (tradition, history, 100th anniversary, etc.) I ultimately selected the Colt, but the Remington was in the running...behind the impossible-to-find Ruger.
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I love mine I've had it a couple months now run about 500 rds without a hiccup the wife had a stovepipe or two but she has very weak wrists and doesn't like shooting any .45acp it was very accurate out of the box shoots alot better then I do... I went with the R1 "Enhanced" I recommend it to any of my shooting buddies. Here's a picture or 2

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I've debated about getting one. When they first came out, it was kinda hit or miss on getting a good one, but seems they may have improved on the QC. About the only thing stopping me is I've got a few other 1911s a little higher on the want list.
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I really like mine, it has been reliable and eats everything I shove in it. 200 gr swc's shoot fantastic in it. I did put a beavertail grip safety and Commander style hammer on it. I guess most people know they are not made by Remington but by ERPC for Remington.

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