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Old 06-28-2012, 03:22 AM   #1
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Default Remington R1 SS

I have the opportunity to buy a new R1 stainless from my local gun shop guy for $525.

I've read many reviews and theme of most are the same:
-shoots accurately
-good company service
-American made

CONS:
-Poor finishing work from factory for external surfaces
-some models seem flatout flawed causing jams, misfeeds, etc.

I'm interested in anyone's thoughts who owns one.

This'll be my first 1911 so I'm willing to wait and step up in cost and quality if necessary. This'll just be a plinkin pistol for me.

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I have the opportunity to buy a new R1 stainless from my local gun shop guy for $525.

I've read many reviews and theme of most are the same:
-shoots accurately
-good company service
-American made

CONS:
-Poor finishing work from factory for external surfaces
-some models seem flatout flawed causing jams, misfeeds, etc.

I'm interested in anyone's thoughts who owns one.

This'll be my first 1911 so I'm willing to wait and step up in cost and quality if necessary. This'll just be a plinkin pistol for me.
well i bought a Remington R1 Enhanced just a couple of months ago. excellent blued finish, yes, very accurate, fit and finish are very good, so far has fired anything fed through it. i am very pleased with buying it and would do it over again, without hesitation.

at the time i bought my Enhanced, i also looked at the R1 SS version as well, and was very impressed with it. fit and finish were very good, priced decently and the only reason for going with the Enhanced were the extra features i wanted. now if they would come out with the R1 Enhanced in SS, now that would be perfect.

so far i am very impressed with the R1's and very glad i bought it. for $525, for the SS R1, i would jump all over it. for that is about $150 less than what they go for in my area.
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Great input. Thanks!!

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A SS R1 for $525? I'd be all over that like white on a clansman!

I bought one of the first when they came out. It had some early production issues but a quick one week trip back to Rem on their dime made it right.

I have ~1K rounds down the tube and it runs with any ammo I feed it.



Here is the report on my R1:

Impressions on the Remington 1911R1

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Agree thats a GREAT price
Don't own one but have shot one- Fit & finish on that one was real nice & it shot better than me (ya'll dont start now )

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No kidding. Does this shop have a website one may purchase said 1911?

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I just bought the Remington R1 SS three weeks ago. The fit and finish on the gun were fine. I have put about 1000 rounds through her without a
hitch and the gun shoots on the money. FYI I paid
740.00 plus tax for the gun. So the price you saw it for is a steal. Go get it and enjoy! By the way this is my first 1911 and I am ready for another one real soon.

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I just bought the Remington R1 SS three weeks ago. The fit and finish on the gun were fine. I have put about 1000 rounds through her without a
hitch and the gun shoots on the money. FYI I paid
740.00 plus tax for the gun. So the price you saw it for is a steal. Go get it and enjoy! By the way this is my first 1911 and I am ready for another one real soon.
Get a Colt's and be enlightened!

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I just may do that. Thanks for the input!

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With all due respect to canebrake and his allegiance to Colt (great weapons!!), may I suggest Springfield Armory? IMHO, some of the best M1911A1's available (along with Colt )

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