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canebrake 07-18-2010 03:21 AM

Remington 1911R1
 
Impressions on the Remington 1911R1

Pros;
• Price
• Satin black finish
• Laser VS rollmark slide and frame markings
• Double diamond walnut checkered stocks
• Fit and finish
• Beveled mag well
• Sight system, highly visible three white dot dovetail system, front radiuses and wide notch rear fixed/set screwed sights
• No MIM parts
• Metal MSH
• GI guide rod/slide stop/thumb safety
• Checkered spring plug
• Lowered/flared ejection port
Cons; (Must fix)
• Thumb safety has a double step resulting in a “No Safe” condition on first step
• Unsecured shipping container
• Frame to MSH interface contour does not match resulting in sharp edges that cut into the palm. This requires wearing a shooting glove

• Cast frame, mold marks
• Short trigger
• Incongruous use of silver finish on barrel bushing and trigger (on an otherwise all black gun)
• Incongruous use of checkering on slide stop, mag release and spring plug VS serration on thumb safety, hammer, trigger and MSH
• Barrel bushing's square finish, should have a carry bevel
• Barrel is economy grade but shoots well
• Barrel muzzle has no target crown
• Cheap magazines, real junk. Light weight sheet metal, poor follower movement and they oil can. Their exterior dimensions do not fit the Uplula. First 1911 mag not to fit. I will be getting some Tripp’s!
Receipt inspection;
• I was incredibly disappointed when we first opened the Remington Green Case. Nice case, but it has a poor fit to securely hold the R1. This could be remedied by bagging the R1 in bubble pack or paper
• All items were unsecured and appeared to have been tossed around during shipping.
• The first thing I noticed was damage to the checkered stocks. IMHO, this issue could have been prevented by simply bubble wrapping the gun or even an inexpensive paper wrap.
• The owner's manual was damaged from rubbing against the gun. This manual contains the pistol's part/serial number and is a vital part of a collector's kit.
Overall impression;
• I like this gun. It well represents its entry level price point.
• Fit and finish is fitting for this product, maybe a step above. The slide to receiver fit is a tad loose but not an issue.
• I am proud to have this 1911 in my arsenal.
• I think of it as a Centennial issued no-bling shooter.
• It is a true “Made In The USA” firearm.
• There are no MIM parts.
• The jury is still out on a cast receiver. (Albeit, not a real issue)
• It’s a real shooter right out of the box!


I ran my new gun check-out then put the shoot-n-see targets up. The two orange spots were my outliers.

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I ran another box of WWB 230gr ball and as you can see, she shoots real pretty!

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Muzzle flip was very controllable, as you can see in this Mozambique Drill.

http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/v...g/DSCF1734.jpg

My remote HD crashed and I lost the photos I had of the gun. I will take more and post later.

Dillinger 07-18-2010 03:24 AM

G-Damn! That is great shooting, a great reliability report, one hell of a good purchase and an absolutely EPIC Range Report.

Thank you Cane for going to the ultimate detail and presenting the facts, regardless of the truth!!

*respect*

JD

doctherock 07-18-2010 03:54 AM

Nice shootin there. Cant wait to see the pic of the piece that did the damage to osama bin needinanasswhoopin.

NitroxAZ 07-18-2010 03:57 AM

Looks like a solid entry level 1911. Thanks for the report.

mesinge2 07-18-2010 12:34 PM

Great report, I have been wanting one of these since I heard about their release.

To have a Remington 1911 after 92 years of them not making the 1911 is something else.

Nice addition to the collection

crazycharlie2 07-18-2010 01:17 PM

PPP as in P*** Poor Packaging.
Getting a new firearm that rattled around in the shipping container is BS. I would take some photos and send them into Remington's Corp. Office with a letter saying you like the firearm, but you thought they ought to know about handling/shipping damage.
Other than that,a real nice write-up and excellent shooting.:cool:

stalkingbear 07-18-2010 01:23 PM

That is 1 of the most comprehensive range reports I have ever seen! Great range report & shooting.

Byrdguy 07-18-2010 01:26 PM

As the kid said in the Unforgiven, "Is he kilt, Will". Looks like you kilt him, Axe.

M14sRock 07-18-2010 05:51 PM

Thanks, Cane. Great report. I look forward to the pics of the pistol.

FWIW I prefer the short trigger, so that is one thing I could cross off your "cons" list. And a loose frame to slide fit doesn't bother me as long as it is not terrible and the pistol still shoots well.

Txhillbilly 07-20-2010 03:07 AM

Great report Cane.
I handled a 1911R1 that my dealer received last week. Needless to say,I was disappointed by what Remington turned out.
The finish was dull,and all the pics that I had seen in ads showed a nice high polished blued finish.The trigger was absolutely horrible,felt like atleast a 10-12lb trigger pull.The price was also quite a bit higher than we were first told both Wholesale/Retail.And like you said,the packaging could have been better from Remington.

I doubt that I will buy one of these pistols.


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