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PostSubject: ..... 45 cal Remington 1911 R1 ........   March 12th 2017, 5:44 am

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Good morning all.
I need any info good or bad and your opinions or first hand knowledge concerning this 1911. I  am thinking of buying one in the very near future.
Any info will be highly appreciated.

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PostSubject: Re: ..... 45 cal Remington 1911 R1 ........   March 12th 2017, 2:54 pm

I have a passing knowledge, but I doubt it is of much use. 

My father's Foreign Legion Post 24 offered a raffle on a .45 caliber 
Remington 1911 R-1, Special 200 anniversary edition. It is pictured below. 





Normal models may be easily found for about 670.00 retail. I can still find some 200 Anniversary 
models for about 750.00. (Gander Mountain is an easy one here)

The Post sold 150 raffle tickets for the pistol at $20 each to raise money for the Post. 
The last I knew, they had sold them all. 

I am waiting for Dad to tell me if we got lucky. He bought five tickets. I bought two. I've never 
won a raffle. I might go into shock if I won this one. Besides, even if I did, I would have a tough time. 
Dad would likely make it difficult for me to leave his house with it in my possession. Smile

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PostSubject: Re: ..... 45 cal Remington 1911 R1 ........   March 12th 2017, 5:49 pm

I had the opportunity to shoot both a Springfield RO and a Remington 1911 R1 at an outdoor range. I chose to buy the Springfield RO.
My friend's Remington had a few magazines of a 45 through it. It was then cleaned before I used it. The trigger was crisp with just a bit of creep The slide, bushing and barrel were quite tight, usually an indication of good manufacturing. Even the grip safety was snug, enough so that is stuck on the in position when released after a shot. A little jiggling (the gun, not me) and the grip safety moved back into a safe position.
The finish seemed cheap to me. It already, within a few months, started to chip and rub off.
Accuracy off of sand bags was good.

The Springfield Range Officer also was tight and seemed to be the better of the two to resist abrasion. The trigger was very nice. The RO was better in accuracy at 10 and 25 yards.

I bought an RO after this shooting session and I have been happy with it ever since.
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PostSubject: Re: ..... 45 cal Remington 1911 R1 ........   March 12th 2017, 6:01 pm

Ray, I have been a fan of Remington firearms since 1967 when I got my first Model 51 at a pawn shop. It was a great company. That doesn't apply anymore. They have been turning out sloppily-made products for several years now.

My advice is to pass on anything made by Remington in the last 8 years or so.

If you want a Remington 1911, get a surplus US Govt one. They are fine weapons albeit expensive on the used market.

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PostSubject: Re: ..... 45 cal Remington 1911 R1 ........   March 12th 2017, 9:31 pm

Well gents, I checked a few places, 4 to be exact and the price ranged from $900.00 to $645.00. I bought the one for 645.00.
It has dove tail front and rear sights with white dots, a matte finish, 2 mags, walnut grips with diamond checkering. Nothing fancy. I twisted, pushed, pulled, jiggled and squeezed but couldn't get and noise out of it. With my experience with carrying guns over my 34 years of law enforcement I have found that all brand new guns are tight for a good while and in time they all get loose. IMHO
I'll let you guys know how I like it after I pick it up and shoot it.
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PostSubject: Re: ..... 45 cal Remington 1911 R1 ........   March 13th 2017, 6:37 am

I wish you good fortune with your new 1911. As with any firearm like this, I hope you never have to use it in a crisis.
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PostSubject: Re: ..... 45 cal Remington 1911 R1 ........   March 13th 2017, 7:00 am

My 1911 collection includes a Kimber and two Ruger 1911s. One is a full size SR1911 and the other is a SR1911 Commander. I have shot the Remington and did not like it, hope it works out for you. A 1911 is a very enjoyable gun to shoot and a 230 gn bullet is bad, period!

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PostSubject: Re: ..... 45 cal Remington 1911 R1 ........   July 17th 2017, 9:33 pm

I've read good reviews but don't have the Remington.
I have KIMBER and Colt Gold Cup.
Well, when one wants the very best.
Just sayin'. sunny

https://gundigest.com/more/classic-guns/gun-review-remington-r1-1911

I try to read all the on line reviews about a firearm I can to prevent the "wish I had
read the reviews" syndrome.
My suggestion would be to look hard at Kimber.
But my views are skewed by 50 + years of shooting handguns, and participating in handgun competition.
You might also consider I am personal friends with Massad Ayoob and we speak on the
phone from time to time.
I've also put on three training seminars with Mass.
Mass and I put on a dog and pony show at O.P.O.T.A. where I out shot him.
Again.
Just sayin'.

I was also trained in long range rifle shooting (sniper training) by the Smith
and Wesson Academy and Carlos Hathcock. ( r. i. p. )
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PostSubject: Re: ..... 45 cal Remington 1911 R1 ........   July 17th 2017, 9:44 pm

By the way. I had three Springfield TRP .45 autos and all three were complete
junk jambomatics.

Expensive stainless steel JUNK!

They all went back to Springfield and all were returned WORSE than when I sent
them back.
JUNK!

The galling in the rails was awful. Bang, oh, chit!
Tap, rack bang, oh chit!
I used the Springfield recommended rail lube, no lube, other lubes, graphite, 
bang, oh chit!
Finally got the gun shop to shut me up by refunding the price of the Springfield 
on the Colt Gold Cup.

Humph! Take that!

I think five or six Springfield .45 autos would make a decent boat anchor.

When I was shooting p p c I shot 1000 rounds a month in practice.

I once put 7 rounds from a Smith 4506, stock, into the K-5 of a B-27 target from........................................

ready?

125 yards. Witnessed.
Of course that was from the prone position.

I don't compete anymore since being disabled from police work with broken
back #4.
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PostSubject: Re: ..... 45 cal Remington 1911 R1 ........   July 19th 2017, 5:39 pm

@patocazador wrote:
My advice is to pass on anything made by Remington in the last 8 years or so.

I worked for 5 years in the Gun Library at Cabelas after retiring from by regular job. Quit in 2012, beside being their "Antique Firearm Consultant" for a half dozen stores I took care of the warranty work. Remington was one we sent back a lot, hand guns, rifles and shotguns with sloppy workmanship. That was upsetting as I have always had this brand and never had any issues.

Do as "patocazador" had suggested.

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PostSubject: Re: ..... 45 cal Remington 1911 R1 ........   July 19th 2017, 6:54 pm

cheers cheers 
Just wanted to say that my Remington 1911 R1 is a nice shooting 45. I've put around 1000 rds thru it without any problems. Only ones I did have was with BLAZER ammo. I shoot nothing but Remington 230 grain FMJ AMMO that I buy in bulk.
I just now picked up another pistol but this time it's a Colt 1911 Gov. model. It's a direct descendant of the original Colt M1911. This one has only about 300 rds thru it so far.
No problem with the Remington gents.

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