Originally Posted by NorthMtn
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:
-good company service
-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.