Remington 1911 R1

 
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Old 12-23-2012, 09:28 PM
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Remington 1911 R1

Does anyone have one? I just picked one up, looking for others thoughts on this. I'm seeing a lot of good reviews on it, so I'm feeling good about my purchase. Stupid Florid 3-day background check has me picking it up on the 31st...
 
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The R1 is a good 1911 for the money. Post up some pics/range report when you get it.
 
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Will do. I'm reading some online reviews and I'm feeling confident as a first weapon. I was looking at Sig Sauers but the place I bought it from had those wayy out of my price range.
 
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Trigger pull

I am interested in how the trigger feels when you shoot it. Is it too hard, jerky, rough, or smooth?
 
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It says its got a 3.5-5.0lb trigger pull, and it felt solid when I did a dry-fire. I'll let you know on the 31st, I'm about to go pick up a box of 100 rounds to send through it
 
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Will do. I'm reading some online reviews and I'm feeling confident as a first weapon. I was looking at Sig Sauers but the place I bought it from had those wayy out of my price range.
The SIG 1911's can be had for about $750 around here. They are really underrated and have few MIM parts. I bought an XO a while back and love it.
 
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The SIG 1911's can be had for about $750 around here. They are really underrated and have few MIM parts. I bought an XO a while back and love it.
I was referring to P226/9s. I wanted one of those, but instead switched to the 1911 model. I might go get a smaller 230 or something for concealed.
 
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i have a R1 and it shoots great! the trigger is really smooth and very light for sure. but mine was accurate right out of the box. i cant say anything about reliability since ive only shot about 40 rounds from it so far.
 
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Well I already bought some Houge finger grips and a tactical holster- I figured that would be more comfortable to carry when I'm out on my four wheeler. I have about 250+ acres of corn fields with large dirt piles 30ft high that are only accessible by four wheeler so it's perfect





I've got 100 rounds of 230 grain FMJs that I plan to send through it the day I pick it up. Any tips on oiling/cleaning other than what the owners manual states?
 
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Originally Posted by Raptor05121 View Post
I was referring to P226/9s. I wanted one of those, but instead switched to the 1911 model. I might go get a smaller 230 or something for concealed.
Good choice. Friend at work just bought one, and is waiting for shipment. When he does get it and we hit the range, I'll give my thoughts then prolly go on to just say 1911 for the win. Again.

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Get a suppressor for it. For some reason(lock time?) a 1911 is the best 45acp host.
 
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What the heck am I going to do with a suppressor? I'd have to switch to a threaded barrel. I was thinking of getting a compensator.

I pick it up Monday morning. I can't wait!
 
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What the heck am I going to do with a suppressor? I'd have to switch to a threaded barrel. I was thinking of getting a compensator.

I pick it up Monday morning. I can't wait!
make it go phew phew.

















sorry couldnt help me self
 
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i shot my ol mans 1911 when i was a kid but cant remember it. i have am m&p 45 and love it, i won an m&p 9L in a raffle and traded it for the 45. i was looking at getting a 1911 at the time. keep us posted on your thoughts.
 
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I'm on my way to Tallahassee to spend the night with my old lady and I'll be at the store @8am banging on the front doors to pick it up. Pics to follow tomorrow morning!
 

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