Remington R1 enhanced 1911 questions.

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by jeffkaiser1989, Feb 5, 2014.

  1. jeffkaiser1989

    jeffkaiser1989 New Member

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    Hey guys hoping i can get some input here before i pick one of these up in a few weeks. Id like to know all the dirt on these 1911's if there are major issues, what i should expect, what to watch out for, just everything i can get to know on these 1911's. They happen to be the only 1911 current in my price range and i have dreamed of owning a 1911 from i the time i was 13 till now and hoping i can realize that dream soon. thanks in advance
     
  2. Mercator

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    This was my 1911 until I reluctantly parted with it for a target model. The factory fiber optic front is well matched to the rear, a great set. Everything worked perfectly out of the box. The trigger was really good, but a 10 minute polishing made it excellent. For the right price, a Strong Buy.
     

  3. jeffkaiser1989

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    at gander they are going for 1017 otd that includes tax
     
  4. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    that seems a bit high. i gave a little over $800 for mine. has been a great pistol. very accurate and works well with every type of ammo i have put through it, including my reloads. fit and finish are great. very pleased with mine.
     
  5. Mercator

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    Mine was about $800, early production. They've done well which is a good thing so it reflects on the asking prices. GM prices are inflated. I'd expect under $900 elsewhere. One thing if may, cash is king. Show it to the dealer and negotiate a personal discount.
     
  6. big_blue79

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    Yep, around $850 for the R1 enhanced here.
     
  7. jeffkaiser1989

    jeffkaiser1989 New Member

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    yea i found them online at buds gun shop for right around 850. gander will price match as long as the other store has it in stock so i guess we will see what happens thanks guys!
     
  8. foot2400

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    I thank those are sweet looking pistols. I am looking at the R1S. Other than the finish and the sights are they about the same quality?
     
  9. Axxe55

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    if it's the stainless steel standard model, then there are much more changes than just the sights and the material. the Enhanced models get match grade barrels, extended beavertail grip safety with a memory pad, target trigger and a target hammer, different grips and some other minor changes.
     
  10. jeffkaiser1989

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    i have held both and the trigger on the standard has alot of travel in it. the enhanced is nice, crisp and smooth pull with no travel. correct me if im wrong but i believe the enhanced also has a polished feed ramp along with the match grade barrel and bushing.
     
  11. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    don't know about the polished feed ramp, as mine is quite smooth, but doesn't appear polished, but yes the Enhanced models have match grade barrels and a better fitted barrel bushing. the rear sight is also elevation adustable and drift adjustable for windage. i do like the trigger pull on my Enhanced model. IIRC, mine is right about 4.5 lbs.
     
  12. SSGSF

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    I have the R1 carry and it has about 4.5 or less trigger pull. Eats everything I feed it.


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  13. texastom101

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    I have 2, an early model and a newer one with a threaded barrel. My only complaint is that they are picky about ammunition and magazines. I just can't trust them as an edc but my requirements may differ than yours. In the same price range there is the sr1911 from ruger and the desert eagle 1911. I have both and to be honest the r1e just didn't seem to be as accurate from my ransom rest as either of the other two. But they are good looking.
     
  14. texastom101

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    Sorry for the back to back posts, but I am not trying to talk you out of the r1e. I just wanted to point out that there are quite a few more choices in that price range. My local shop has colt 1991s new for 950. And I have found used kimbers for under 700. The Springer mil-spec is a solid firearm as well. It all depends on what you want and what you want it to do. I have a dozen or so 1911s ranging from rock islands that I gave 350 for to Wilson combats and c&s that are worth more than some cars. My edc is the desert eagle, if you can elaborate on the features you desire and your budget maybe I can help you out. As a range toy the r1e is excellent but mine are both jam-o-matics and I can't trust ny life to it. Just my .02 and sorry if y'all feel I jacked the thread. I just don't want a new 1911 owner to get frustrated with the platform.
     
  15. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    i use higher quality mags in mine than the OEM. i buy either the Wilson Combat or the Chip McCormack magazines for my 1911's. so far, my R1 Enhanced has fed everything i put through it, including my reloads with not one problem to date. i shoot either 230 FMJ or my 200 or 230 gr XTP reloads.

    so far, with my reloads, i can easily get 2-3" groups at 10-15 yards shooting off hand. i have never shot mine off a rest yet.
     
  16. texastom101

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    I am glad to hear that yours are not bad. I don't know how much you shoot but in the roughly 5k rounds on mine there is about a 8.5% failure rate which dq's them from carry for me.
     
  17. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    don't know the exact number, but an estimate would be about 3000-3500, through mine, maybe more, with not one failure to date. i trust my R1 without a question. i reload and have my own pistol and rifle range behind the house, so i probably shoot more than most.

    you are one of the first ones i have heard about having jams in one. junk the factory mags and use a some higher quality mags like the Wilson Combats, Tripps or Chip McCormacks and i'll bet most of your problems will disappear.
     
  18. texastom101

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    I only use Tripp, Wilson or Chip's. I reload and have my own ranges as well. I just finished rebuilding my tb r1e I will see if that helps. The problem I encountered the most was stove pipes and double feeds in the non tb, and failure to fire on the tb. I went with a titanium firing pin and wilson springs. After my upcoming matches I hope to run about 2k through it with the can and see if it's still having issues. But I will agree with you on the magazine issue, the OP would invest in high quality magazines no matter what 1911 he/she ends up with.
     
  19. jeffkaiser1989

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    as with my sig the 1911 will be a carry gun as well as a range gun. I like novak 3 dot sights or night sights which rules out a milspec for me. and up to 1,000$ including tax. I dont mind a 7rd capacity but hey 8rds aint a bad thing. accuracy is a must i want that thing to be a laser if im aiming and shooting properly all those bullets should fly into the same hole or damn close to it. Before you ask yes i have done that with a 1911 before at 15 ft i got 8rnds in a 0.5 inch hole. and wouldnt you know it i deleted the picture. which is why high standard came to mind but nobody seems to carry them. anyway thats the basic "need" for the 1911.
     
  20. texastom101

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    I wouldn't rule out a mil-spec sights can easily be changed. As far as accurate I would say an older Kimber, without the II designation. I stand by my desert eagle 1911g, its as accurate as my kimbers. 2 inch groups at 25 meters off the rest and I think I paid 799 plus tax. There are tons of 1911s for under a grand as a general rule I stay as close to the original as possible. More features for less money isn't always a good thing in the 1911 world. Its just a personal preference for me but if you can get past the god awful roll mark the desert eagle is fantastic and Kimber cut sights will fit with minimal fitting required.