Hey All. I'm new to the forum. I have been shooting since I was six (I'm 32 now). I shot a bit of Corporate Challenge and some simple slow fire target competitions. I am interested in getting into IDPA and/or IPSC type competition as it seems fun.
I had a Seecamp modified 1911A1 for many years. Unfortunately while it was in safe at my fathers house last year it was stolen along with many other firearms also in the safe.
I tried a SA XDm 5.25 Competition to replace my 1911. It was a nice gun but I found myself looking for another 1911 anyway. So, I gave the XDm to my Dad (who loved it more than I did) and bought a Remington R1. It was a good combo of features for the price. I must say I am happy with the purchase. It will let me mod the gun without feeling like I am ruining a "nice gun".
Comparo between guns (XDm 5.25 & R1):
Here is the first 14 rounds out of the gun @ 10 yards:
I have seen some complaints about the pistol. I haven't had any real issues. In the first 500 rounds I had 6 failures. 5 were fail to feeds on the last round in the magazine and one was a failure to eject midway through the magazine though that was in the first 50 rounds. It does shoot low which I have heard is an issue but I just use the "Ole' Kentucky Windage" and adjust my point of aim. Not bad as far as I'm concerned for a recreational pistol.
I have modified it with a Wilson Combat full-length guide rod (I know it doesn't do anything but I like it) and 18lb spring. I all have a Hogue grip as well.
Comments, questions, random quotations welcome.