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    Remington 1911

    Has anyone else seen or read anything on the new Remington R1 1911 handgun..........I just read a article on it in my new edition of Combat Handguns..................pretty nice looking, not a bad price either for a 1911, MSRP = 699.00
    It says after 91 years Remington is once again manufacturing 1911 pistols.

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    By all accounts an nice inexpensive 1911. It's already on my "when I can afford it" list!
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    I agree Arko, I have too many on my "Want List ", I just need a money tree in my back yard......!!!!

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    i've not been impressed at all with the R1's i've seen. the internal parts look like the cheapest cast parts i've ever seen too.

    the frame is cast, slide is forged. only a 1 year warranty, and remington won't tune it if it won't feed jhp's.

    pass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Don Glock View Post
    i've not been impressed at all with the R1's i've seen. the internal parts look like the cheapest cast parts i've ever seen too.

    the frame is cast, slide is forged. only a 1 year warranty, and remington won't tune it if it won't feed jhp's.

    pass.
    Don Glock may be onto something. I've read about 3 magazine reviews on the new Remington 1911, and in each article, they wouldn't run consistently and jammed often, even with hardball.

    I understand that there's a break-in period, but I've owned a couple of 1911s (Kimber TL/RLII, S&W 1911, & STI) that were absolutely flawless at all times.

    Pass x 2.

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    Well, I guess time will tell. Not like I'm buying at the moment anyway.
    I have a soft spot fo Remington, having grown up close to their main US plant.
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    Agreed with jbi and D.Glock...Skip this and get a Taurus 1911 with a good warranty and it'll run out the box, for the same nickel.
    That it's roll stamped as 'Remington' means nothing.

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    Maybe I'm the only one - but I really don't care for the R1 rollmark... maybe if the R was the same font and size as the numbers "1911" I wouldn't mind if they insisted on having the 1911R1 markings, but the oversize and fancy looking R just doesn't balance the look well IMHO. The rear sights look a little on the thick side too.. just nitpicking I guess... I'm savin for a 1911 but I think I'll pass on the teething issues of a new gun and go for a colt. (whose engraving/lettering/rollmarking or whatever just looks classier IMO)

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    ^^you're not the only one, my friend.

    the R1 rollmarks look like 100 year old typewriter font

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    Quote Originally Posted by Don Glock View Post
    ^^you're not the only one, my friend.

    the R1 rollmarks look like 100 year old typewriter font
    Maybe that was the idea?
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    I think the MSRP of $699 is a little high for 1911 with a cast frame and it's going to be on the high end of the cost spectrum for a non-Colt GI replica although it's at least an improved replica.

    I like the beefy rear sight, dovetailed front sight and short trigger but that's about it. It takes a little more than a modernish GI to make my heart flutter. Rumor is that a stainless version is on the way, that may be a little more interesting to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arko View Post
    Maybe that was the idea?
    i'm sure it is, but it's a bad idea.


    the grip safety also has very sharp edges, and the frontstrap is square rather than rounded. it's a very uncomfortable 1911 to hold.

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    detailed pics of all the parts


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    I think the "R" roll mark stands for "Ridiculous". Thanks Remington, but no thanks. The R1 is all marketing and it fails. I'll go to Springfield and get a 1911 Mil-Spec that will easily put the R1 to shame.






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