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. I ran another box of WWB 230gr ball and as you can see, she shoots real pretty! Muzzle flip was very controllable, as you can see in this Mozambique Drill. My remote HD crashed and I lost the photos I had of the gun. I will take more and post later.