Remington R1

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  1. norahc

    norahc Active Member

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    Congrats!

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  2. GunNut89

    GunNut89 New Member

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    thanks man!! i cant wait to shoot it. sure feels "right" in my hand.
  3. jacksonco

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    I can not speak for the base model R1, but I did buy an R1 Enhanced Model off of DD late last year. It is flawless and shoots dead on at 10 yards with 230 gr plated bullets. I shoot it better than my other 3 1911 pistols. It was a little tight the first outing but it is perfect now. I could not ask for a better priced or quality 1911 model pistol.

    Oh yea, CONGRATULATIONS on your new R!.
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    Next, of course, you'll both need custom grips from Woodnut for your guns. :D
  5. norahc

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    No custom grips for me. I prefer the original classic look.
  6. GunNut89

    GunNut89 New Member

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    i have seen some of his customs grips on here. i've already been thinking about a design i would like
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    25yretcoastie New Member

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    Have fun with it
  8. norahc

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    I've seen pictures, and he does excellent work. It's just that I prefer the original classic look instead.
  9. Zane71464

    Zane71464 Well-Known Member

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    Congrats on your new 1911! (looking for one myself);)

    My brother in law just bought one this last evening and only saw the pics
    of it. From what I saw on the Rem. web sight....NICE!
    I hope to get his in my hands here in a few days and have a look...I may
    be "sold" on my fisrt 1911? (and the price, IMO, isnt bad either, compared
    to other's.)
  10. dragonfly

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    I got a stainless about 3 weeks ago. First and only one I have seen. I have been pining over the R1 ever since I saw the first advertisement. I have had it to the range once and shot 50 rounds through it without a hickup. I was shooting a little low, but I do that with my Beretta as well. I worked on my grip and trigger squeeze/sight picture and my last 6 round group was at 6:eek:clock, bottom of the bull in about a 3-4 group at 25 yards. I think that is outstanding, especially for my first time with a .45, brand new. And the stainless, to me, is an absolutely beautiful handgun.
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    I bought the 100 round box of Rem 230 gr Sur-Shot at Academy. The UMC .45 is the same price - $41.xx . Walmart is about the same. The UMC 250 gr. is a pretty good deal as well. I saw some at WalMart but it was mismarked or in the wrong slot. Less than $100.

    The Shur-shot or however you spell it, shot fine for me. DF
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    larrybtoast New Member

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    I fired a friend of mine's r1 and fell in love. Great gun, but this one had a jamming issue. Not sure if it was specific to that gun or they have a reputation for it.
  13. graehaven

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    Post a pic please!!!! :D
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    Double D Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I doubt it. Anytime a 1911 has a jamming issue it usually can be sorted out by changing the magazine and or polishing the feed ramp or just simply changing ammunition. So, I am doubting they have a reputation for jamming.
  15. dragonfly

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    When I bought my R1 stainless a few weeks ago, the dealer told me the Ruger 1911 was very difficult to find, just as much money (maybe to make me feel okay) and he liked the R1 better anyway.

    I love my R1. that stainless is beautiful and same MSRP as the basic blue.

    http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm193/varmithunter/REMINGTON/Copy2ofDSC_0510.jpg

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  16. warbird1

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    Glad to finally see a thread on the R1.....I have two.

    My first I bought 2 months ago. Has an OD Green frame with black G10 grips and two eight round mags.

    My second I picked up last week. It's stainless with walnut grips and two 7rd stainless mags.

    Love them both. They are the first 1911's I have fired in 41 years.

    Originally wanted the Ruger. Gave up on finding one.
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