Bought Reminton 1911R1 Couple Questions
Finally found one in a shop here in MO. Had to go to 417 Guns in Springfield, MO to get it but worth the hunt.
Wore a 1911 in Nam with the Marines as a SSG -- Glad to say I only needed to use the AR Mattell toy gun I also carried. Switched to Army and made officer rank carrying again the 1911 - t'was a love hate relationship. But as an old soldier had the urge for the 45 again. Settled on on R1 after researching 45s in my price range. Believe I got more value for the money with this weapon than the others.
1. Shot about 200 rds and only 2 jams from my reloads. Still learning taper crimps as I'm really a wheel gun man. Mags seem/look wimpy -- work but can one suggest another decent mag to use?
2. Shoot low and left. Can fix the "left" but the elivation is about 3" lowfrom the X ring. Would increasing the powder a gram or 2 compensate? Or, is there a rear sight I can install WITHOUT cutting on the metal?
3. Trigger is abit mushier than my 38s and 357s. Think this will be the 1st upgrade. Any suggestions for an ugraded trigger. R1 has a customized barrel so won't change that. Any other mods you "45 Salts" can suggest?
4. Groups at 15 yds and about 3-4" and that is more me than the gun. HAnd loads are either Bullseye or W231 and now Missouri 230g RN bullets. Got a quick receipt for this setup? Or, a suggested different powder that would give a hand in better grouping. I want to try this out at a practical shooting rg/club for newbies. Since I have 500 MO Bullets, I'll stay with them less you hace cause for a different bullet.
As I said I am happy with my buy. 45 feels real good and sighting in is as natural as my SW 586 .357.
I do thank you in advance for any suggestions on this new baby of mine. I'm 68 yrs, 24 yrs of service (10 USMC and 14 Army) an still fell like a 20 yr old Marine....