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Remington R1

Discussion in 'The 1911 Forum' started by GunNut89, Jan 11, 2012.

  1. GunNut89

    GunNut89 New Member

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    hey guys. i'm in the market for a 1911 pistol. there are so many different variants and makes of them i am having a hard time making up my mind. Kimbers are nice but pricey. i am leaning more towards the remington r1. any opinions on that?
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    I bought one of the R1 Talo editions last month and it's a nice gun for the money. Not fancy and feature packed like some but fit & finish are very good and it shoots very well...

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    Fantastic gun! Just got one myself and it shoots great. Picked it up on Dec.29, 2011, and just got out to shoot it 2 days ago. Great gun for the money. It was also my first 1911.
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    They seem to be good. I have had a few customers that have them complain about how low they shoot. They ended up sending them back to Remington for a lower front sight. They seem to carry a hefty price tag for a really no frills 1911. The STI spartan or Ruger 1911 would be a better deal.
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    The problem with the Ruger is nobody actually has one on the shelf. I know folks that have been on the waiting list for months. Price wise, it's a tad higher than the PI built guns but not outrageous - even the Springer basic models have went up dramatically - Bud's latest pricing for a parked Mil-Spec is $575...
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    I want one just for the Remington name and because my other two 1911's are awfully lonely. Eventually I'd like a Ruger also. You can't have too many 1911's.
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    The one I have in stock is identical to the one pictured.
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    I paid $900 for two of them so I aint complaining about what I had to pay.
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    The one I have shot does not shoot low. The other one is very low serial numbered and is going to be a safe queen for the next 20 years.
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    i also considered the ruger but like previously stated, they are never on the shelfs at any of local gun stores.
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    and that is one pretty gun NGIB. whats different about the Talo edition?
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    Different finish, different grips, and 2 eight round magazines instead of 7 rounders. That appears to be about all.

    I just found those rosewood grips and ordered a pair for my R1 though, for 30 bucks.

    I still want a set from Woodnut too.
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    whats the price difference between the talo edition and just the basic r1?
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    Not much, somewhere around $25-$30. This just happened to be the one my buddy had in stock and I liked the looks. He did tell me that the finish on the early R1s wasn't very robust and this appears to be very sturdy...
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    I've seen the price difference as much as $50 - $100.
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