Remington 1911 R1

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by cswann1, Dec 4, 2011.

  1. cswann1

    cswann1 New Member

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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.
     
  2. neilage66

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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. :p

    ~ $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. :D
     

  3. shortybozz

    shortybozz New Member

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    I like mine

    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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  4. Transman

    Transman New Member

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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.
     
  5. Marthor

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    Love my R1! Great value; great 1911!
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    My video review...
    [ame]http://youtu.be/lIK4YJuCHFM[/ame]
     
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  6. Firearms4ever

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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.
     
  7. bowserb

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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.
     
  8. rjgnwdc

    rjgnwdc New Member Supporter

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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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  9. gollygee

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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.:)
     
  10. se3388

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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.

    Steve E..........
     
  11. neilage66

    neilage66 New Member

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    From their website:

    http://www.1911r1.com/pages/FAQs.aspx

     
  12. rjgnwdc

    rjgnwdc New Member Supporter

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    I was going to post that... good catch:D I saw his comment on my Blackberry and when I got home to post my comment you beat me to it, I had read that while I was researching the R1 before I bought mine.
     
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  13. rjgnwdc

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    I actually did the same thing but bought the R1 first and my "Colt Combat Elite" (O8011XSE) is on it's way, should have it Tuesday or Wednesday:D
    Here's a stock photo of it (i'll post more picture of mine soon)
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  14. se3388

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    neilage66

    I think most people probably know that but it would surprise you how many people I have ran across on the www that don't know or just say they don't. I don't care who made it, the one I have is a fantastic gun. I wish they would come out with a Commander length but the last time I talked with ERPC the told me that they didn't plan on a Commander style just different caliber 5 incher's. We can only hope.

    Steve E.......
     
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  15. elk-acholic

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    I just bought one and I love. I'm having two issues with it though, like already stated the slide release is to far ahead and at 25 yards with 230 gr fmj I'm shooting low 10 inches. Although I've only put 10 rounds through it so I know that the barrel is still not broken in fully yet. For the break in I'm shooting one and then cleaning. I put out a target and am getting good groups so far but low.
     
  16. neilage66

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    One man's opinion says: barrel break in with a 1911 is inconsequential

    In other words, I think the one shot, clean, one shot, clean routine is a waste of time with a low pressure pistol cartridge.
    Will it hurt anything?
    Probably not, depending on your methods.
     
  17. se3388

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    Mine shoots the 200 gr swc's almost to point of aim. They are pretty much on for elevation but about 2 inches to the left at 25 yds. After about 2k rounds it looks like I would adjust it to the right a little.

    Steve E...........
     
  18. elk-acholic

    elk-acholic New Member

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    Ok I'm new to pistols, I'm use to rifles, setting up for accuracy.
     
  19. se3388

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    I would agree with neilage66, I don't think it would hurt unless done wrong then again it might help if there is some leading.

    Steve E..............
     
  20. neilage66

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    Understood, I'm glad to hear you are enjoying your R1.
    I predict it will be even more enjoyable when you can deliberately blaze away without thought of barrel break in. ;)

    I don't think there will be much leading with low pressure FMJ but there will likely be some burnishing and deburring at the microscopic level. These are potentially good things. :)