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Old 02-06-2014, 02:50 AM   #11
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I have the R1 carry and it has about 4.5 or less trigger pull. Eats everything I feed it.


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I have 2, an early model and a newer one with a threaded barrel. My only complaint is that they are picky about ammunition and magazines. I just can't trust them as an edc but my requirements may differ than yours. In the same price range there is the sr1911 from ruger and the desert eagle 1911. I have both and to be honest the r1e just didn't seem to be as accurate from my ransom rest as either of the other two. But they are good looking.

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Sorry for the back to back posts, but I am not trying to talk you out of the r1e. I just wanted to point out that there are quite a few more choices in that price range. My local shop has colt 1991s new for 950. And I have found used kimbers for under 700. The Springer mil-spec is a solid firearm as well. It all depends on what you want and what you want it to do. I have a dozen or so 1911s ranging from rock islands that I gave 350 for to Wilson combats and c&s that are worth more than some cars. My edc is the desert eagle, if you can elaborate on the features you desire and your budget maybe I can help you out. As a range toy the r1e is excellent but mine are both jam-o-matics and I can't trust ny life to it. Just my .02 and sorry if y'all feel I jacked the thread. I just don't want a new 1911 owner to get frustrated with the platform.

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I have 2, an early model and a newer one with a threaded barrel. My only complaint is that they are picky about ammunition and magazines. I just can't trust them as an edc but my requirements may differ than yours. In the same price range there is the sr1911 from ruger and the desert eagle 1911. I have both and to be honest the r1e just didn't seem to be as accurate from my ransom rest as either of the other two. But they are good looking.
i use higher quality mags in mine than the OEM. i buy either the Wilson Combat or the Chip McCormack magazines for my 1911's. so far, my R1 Enhanced has fed everything i put through it, including my reloads with not one problem to date. i shoot either 230 FMJ or my 200 or 230 gr XTP reloads.

so far, with my reloads, i can easily get 2-3" groups at 10-15 yards shooting off hand. i have never shot mine off a rest yet.
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I am glad to hear that yours are not bad. I don't know how much you shoot but in the roughly 5k rounds on mine there is about a 8.5% failure rate which dq's them from carry for me.

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I am glad to hear that yours are not bad. I don't know how much you shoot but in the roughly 5k rounds on mine there is about a 8.5% failure rate which dq's them from carry for me.
don't know the exact number, but an estimate would be about 3000-3500, through mine, maybe more, with not one failure to date. i trust my R1 without a question. i reload and have my own pistol and rifle range behind the house, so i probably shoot more than most.

you are one of the first ones i have heard about having jams in one. junk the factory mags and use a some higher quality mags like the Wilson Combats, Tripps or Chip McCormacks and i'll bet most of your problems will disappear.
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I only use Tripp, Wilson or Chip's. I reload and have my own ranges as well. I just finished rebuilding my tb r1e I will see if that helps. The problem I encountered the most was stove pipes and double feeds in the non tb, and failure to fire on the tb. I went with a titanium firing pin and wilson springs. After my upcoming matches I hope to run about 2k through it with the can and see if it's still having issues. But I will agree with you on the magazine issue, the OP would invest in high quality magazines no matter what 1911 he/she ends up with.

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Sorry for the back to back posts, but I am not trying to talk you out of the r1e. I just wanted to point out that there are quite a few more choices in that price range. My local shop has colt 1991s new for 950. And I have found used kimbers for under 700. The Springer mil-spec is a solid firearm as well. It all depends on what you want and what you want it to do. I have a dozen or so 1911s ranging from rock islands that I gave 350 for to Wilson combats and c&s that are worth more than some cars. My edc is the desert eagle, if you can elaborate on the features you desire and your budget maybe I can help you out. As a range toy the r1e is excellent but mine are both jam-o-matics and I can't trust ny life to it. Just my .02 and sorry if y'all feel I jacked the thread. I just don't want a new 1911 owner to get frustrated with the platform.
as with my sig the 1911 will be a carry gun as well as a range gun. I like novak 3 dot sights or night sights which rules out a milspec for me. and up to 1,000$ including tax. I dont mind a 7rd capacity but hey 8rds aint a bad thing. accuracy is a must i want that thing to be a laser if im aiming and shooting properly all those bullets should fly into the same hole or damn close to it. Before you ask yes i have done that with a 1911 before at 15 ft i got 8rnds in a 0.5 inch hole. and wouldnt you know it i deleted the picture. which is why high standard came to mind but nobody seems to carry them. anyway thats the basic "need" for the 1911.
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I wouldn't rule out a mil-spec sights can easily be changed. As far as accurate I would say an older Kimber, without the II designation. I stand by my desert eagle 1911g, its as accurate as my kimbers. 2 inch groups at 25 meters off the rest and I think I paid 799 plus tax. There are tons of 1911s for under a grand as a general rule I stay as close to the original as possible. More features for less money isn't always a good thing in the 1911 world. Its just a personal preference for me but if you can get past the god awful roll mark the desert eagle is fantastic and Kimber cut sights will fit with minimal fitting required.

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I wouldn't rule out a mil-spec sights can easily be changed. As far as accurate I would say an older Kimber, without the II designation. I stand by my desert eagle 1911g, its as accurate as my kimbers. 2 inch groups at 25 meters off the rest and I think I paid 799 plus tax. There are tons of 1911s for under a grand as a general rule I stay as close to the original as possible. More features for less money isn't always a good thing in the 1911 world. Its just a personal preference for me but if you can get past the god awful roll mark the desert eagle is fantastic and Kimber cut sights will fit with minimal fitting required.
i took a quick look at the 1911 your recommending until i actually hold one in store i wont know if i want it or not. but it looks like a decent carry gun and it has a full length guide rod with a novac sight system. so it has alot of the stuff id like and if it fits my hand for the 850$ price tag ill buy it
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