At the ripe old age of 67+ I was thinking of getting a 1911. I already have a Springfield XD45 Tactical that has been trouble free. I am on several forums and I keep reading about 1911 problems, feeding this don't work or that don't work. Then there is the Cost. I hear Colts are a good platform to start out with and can be customized to suit your tastes. Why would you pay Colt prices knowing that you're most likely going to have to spend more money in aftermarket to get what you really wanted in the first place and be faced with with the same mechanical problems that are still 1911 related? Could it be that the 1911 problems I read about are because there are so many of them (1911's) out there. Now that I have that out of my system I'm thinking about purchasing a Remington 1911 R1. Don't ask me why. I already have a reliable .45. The Remington seems like a middle of the road price.Nice finish. Not Colt's or S&W's high prices(I'd like either, but can't justify the cost). Do I really need another .45? I can't decide.