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Quack
06-10-2010, 07:23
So i detail stripped the the R1 this morning. here are the pics.

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a317/Quackzilla/Remington%201911/DSC_3018.jpg

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a317/Quackzilla/Remington%201911/DSC_2994.jpg

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a317/Quackzilla/Remington%201911/DSC_2997.jpg

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a317/Quackzilla/Remington%201911/DSC_3003.jpg

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a317/Quackzilla/Remington%201911/DSC_3000.jpg

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a317/Quackzilla/Remington%201911/DSC_3013.jpg

Quack
06-10-2010, 07:24
http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a317/Quackzilla/Remington%201911/DSC_3006.jpg

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a317/Quackzilla/Remington%201911/DSC_3020.jpg

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a317/Quackzilla/Remington%201911/DSC_3021.jpg

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a317/Quackzilla/Remington%201911/DSC_3026.jpg

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a317/Quackzilla/Remington%201911/DSC_3027.jpg

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a317/Quackzilla/Remington%201911/DSC_3028.jpg

Quack
06-10-2010, 07:27
http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a317/Quackzilla/Remington%201911/DSC_3029.jpg

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a317/Quackzilla/Remington%201911/DSC_3031.jpg

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a317/Quackzilla/Remington%201911/DSC_3034.jpg

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a317/Quackzilla/Remington%201911/DSC_3035.jpg

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a317/Quackzilla/Remington%201911/DSC_3036.jpg

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a317/Quackzilla/Remington%201911/DSC_3037.jpg

Quack
06-10-2010, 07:28
http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a317/Quackzilla/Remington%201911/DSC_3040.jpg

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a317/Quackzilla/Remington%201911/DSC_3041.jpg

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a317/Quackzilla/Remington%201911/DSC_3042.jpg

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a317/Quackzilla/Remington%201911/DSC_3043.jpg

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a317/Quackzilla/Remington%201911/DSC_3044.jpg

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a317/Quackzilla/Remington%201911/DSC_3045.jpg

Quack
06-10-2010, 07:29
http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a317/Quackzilla/Remington%201911/DSC_3046.jpg

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a317/Quackzilla/Remington%201911/DSC_3047.jpg

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a317/Quackzilla/Remington%201911/DSC_3048.jpg

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a317/Quackzilla/Remington%201911/DSC_3049.jpg

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a317/Quackzilla/Remington%201911/DSC_3050.jpg

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a317/Quackzilla/Remington%201911/DSC_3051.jpg

Quack
06-10-2010, 07:31
http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a317/Quackzilla/Remington%201911/DSC_3053.jpg

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a317/Quackzilla/Remington%201911/DSC_3054.jpg

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a317/Quackzilla/Remington%201911/DSC_3055.jpg

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a317/Quackzilla/Remington%201911/DSC_3056.jpg

Quack
06-10-2010, 07:33
http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a317/Quackzilla/Remington%201911/DSC_3049.jpg

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a317/Quackzilla/Remington%201911/DSC_3050.jpg

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a317/Quackzilla/Remington%201911/DSC_3051.jpg

Quack
06-10-2010, 07:34
http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a317/Quackzilla/Remington%201911/DSC_3054.jpg

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a317/Quackzilla/Remington%201911/DSC_3055.jpg

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a317/Quackzilla/Remington%201911/DSC_3056.jpg

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a317/Quackzilla/Remington%201911/DSC_3057.jpg

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a317/Quackzilla/Remington%201911/DSC_3058.jpg

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a317/Quackzilla/Remington%201911/DSC_3059.jpg

Quack
06-10-2010, 07:35
http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a317/Quackzilla/Remington%201911/DSC_3060.jpg

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a317/Quackzilla/Remington%201911/DSC_3061.jpg

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a317/Quackzilla/Remington%201911/DSC_3062.jpg

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a317/Quackzilla/Remington%201911/DSC_3063.jpg

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a317/Quackzilla/Remington%201911/DSC_3064.jpg

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a317/Quackzilla/Remington%201911/DSC_3066.jpg

Tactical black
06-10-2010, 07:42
Very cool thanks for sharing Quack :wavey:

Quack
06-10-2010, 07:44
damn, where'd my last post go? LOL

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a317/Quackzilla/Remington%201911/DSC_3067.jpg

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a317/Quackzilla/Remington%201911/DSC_3068.jpg

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a317/Quackzilla/Remington%201911/DSC_3073.jpg

bac1023
06-10-2010, 07:49
Thanks for taking the time and effort to do all that, Quack.

It especially helps me, since I want one and don't have it yet. :embarassed:

What are your overall impressions after the detail strip?

The_Drizzle
06-10-2010, 07:53
Great pics. Thanks for posting this, and quick too. :thumbsup:

Fire_Medic
06-10-2010, 07:59
Looks much nice than the one I have been able to handle locally.

Hokie1911
06-10-2010, 08:07
Looks great. Thanks for the pics. :thumbsup:

Quack
06-10-2010, 08:10
Initial impressions is that it is well fit, with no vertical movement of the slide.

bushing fit is tight. and lock-up is good.

i did notice that the hammer is fairly tight in the slide.

the hammer hooks were a little over .020" (didn't have my feeler gauge) and one side was a little longer, but no worse than i've seen in the mil-spec or Citadel.

machining was ok, though all the marks may bother people. the dust cover is slightly off, but you can't really tell with the naked eye (all pics were with a macro lens).

not sure why the ejector was recessed, but it was pinned unlike the SA's

the extractor was flush and tight, as well as the firing pin stop

Trigger is decent, much better out of the box than knedrgr's mil-spec. The mil-spec had more creep and was a heavier.

the sear spring was similar to the Colt sear spring.

the trigger itself had vertical play. i dropped in one of my flat triggers and while it had no play, there was a decent gap at the top of the trigger to the frame.

the front sight is dovetailed, but i'm used to seeing the roll pin at the front of the sight and not at the rear near the dot.

if all the samples are close to the one i have, i would say that it would be a better buy than the mil-spec. also like the finish, don't care for parkerized and didn't want a SS finish on this type of 1911.

Quack
06-10-2010, 08:18
for an entry level 1911, i think they did a pretty good job.

bac1023
06-10-2010, 08:39
for an entry level 1911, i think they did a pretty good job.

It looks like they did.

I'm looking forward to mine. :)

bac1023
06-10-2010, 08:41
Quack, at first I was surprised to see the Series 80 safety in there, but then I remembered reading that it had one.

Quack
06-10-2010, 08:43
yep, i was surprised that is was an 80 Series too, then i was cursing at it when i was putting it back together :rofl:

Fire_Medic
06-10-2010, 08:46
yep, i was surprised that is was an 80 Series too, then i was cursing at it when i was putting it back together :rofl:


May the Schwartz be with you.......
:supergrin:

bac1023
06-10-2010, 08:47
yep, i was surprised that is was an 80 Series too, then i was cursing at it when i was putting it back together :rofl:

Yeah, I hate that. I almost busted it off my Sig STX once in a fit of anger.

No big deal, but its rare to see that on a GI especially. :dunno:

bac1023
06-10-2010, 08:48
May the Schwartz be with you.......
:supergrin:

They suck too, but I find them easier to deal with than the Series 80.

Frankly, I see no need for any of them. Its stupid.

Springfield is a large manufacturer and doesn't use either. They just put that stupid lock on the MSH. :rofl:




.

Quack
06-10-2010, 08:51
and in case anyone is wondering, i left the short trigger out for now :rofl:

the work i plan on doing:
flat trigger.
10-8 rear sight (to get rid of the dot's)
gold bead front sight. The advantage the R1 has over the mil-spec (dovetail front sight)

and maybe a new GS, TS & Hammer, if i decide to go with a MEU-SOC type feel for the gun.

bac1023
06-10-2010, 08:53
and in case anyone is wondering, i left the short trigger out for now :rofl:

the work i plan on doing:
flat trigger.
10-8 rear sight (to get rid of the dot's)
gold bead front sight.

and maybe a new GS, TS & Hammer, if i decide to go with a MEU-SOC type feel for the gun.

Really, you're going to put a flat trigger on a GI style?

I'm interested in seeing it. :)

I don't think I ever have.

Quack
06-10-2010, 08:57
well it helps that i have a few laying around :rofl:

this will kinda be similar to what i'm thinking, but with the blade sight and not a Novak style.
also no magwell on mine.
http://10-8performance.com/1911_Projects_files/Alpha_L-Full1_600.jpg

bac1023
06-10-2010, 08:59
Very nice. :)

BOGE
06-10-2010, 11:21
Thanks & great photos, Quack.

Quack
06-10-2010, 11:23
no problem. thought it would be a fun thing to do since it's new to the market.

El_Ron1
06-10-2010, 11:29
http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a317/Quackzilla/Remington%201911/DSC_3066.jpg

Like to see that one redone now and after a few hundred rounds. Thanks for taking and posting the pics. :cool:

Nestor
06-10-2010, 11:41
I like.
Kind of 1911 that I prefer.
Well, we will see - I'm going to give this pistol a year or two before making final decision.

Quack
06-10-2010, 11:44
forgot to re-post this pic.

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a317/Quackzilla/Mobile%20Uploads/9ad57209.jpg

SargeMO
06-10-2010, 11:56
Fantastic! Thank you for the effort. Looks like they got an excellent wadcutter throat cut on that barrel and judging from the wear marks, I'd say they got the barrel bedding right as well.

Only thing I would beg of you is to run a set of mics over the barrel; at the muzzle, and about every inch back toward the upper lugs. Looks like you have an excellent 1911 there.

Quack
06-10-2010, 11:58
Fantastic! Thank you for the effort. Looks like they got an excellent wadcutter throat cut on that barrel and judging from the wear marks, I'd say they got the barrel bedding right as well.

Only thing I would beg of you is to run a set of mics over the barrel; at the muzzle, and about every inch back toward the upper lugs. Looks like you have an excellent 1911 there.

Thanks. just bought it because bac1023 already had the DE1911 and i was looking at both of them :rofl:

don't have a mic, but have a caliper if that works.

bac1023
06-10-2010, 12:05
I like.
Kind of 1911 that I prefer.
Well, we will see - I'm going to give this pistol a year or two before making final decision.

Yeah, you wouldn't want to rush into anything. ;)

bac1023
06-10-2010, 12:16
Thanks. just bought it because bac1023 already had the DE1911 and i was looking at both of them :rofl:




:animlol:

Quack
06-10-2010, 12:17
Fantastic! Thank you for the effort. Looks like they got an excellent wadcutter throat cut on that barrel and judging from the wear marks, I'd say they got the barrel bedding right as well.

Only thing I would beg of you is to run a set of mics over the barrel; at the muzzle, and about every inch back toward the upper lugs. Looks like you have an excellent 1911 there.

the barrel at the muzzle was .579" and the rest of the barrel is .575"
the ID of the barrel bushing is .579"

bac1023
06-10-2010, 12:30
the barrel at the muzzle was .579" and the rest of the barrel is .575"
the ID of the barrel bushing is .579"


Sounds pretty tight. :cool:

Quack
06-10-2010, 12:32
yes it is. i know that the mil-spec is loose. we put a Ed Brown drop-in bushing into knedrgr's mil-spec and there was still plenty of wiggle room. the Brown bushing was only .001" larger than my Loaded's barrel.

Quack
06-10-2010, 12:40
this is what i had in mind. nothing too major, but want to find that hammer.

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a317/Quackzilla/Guns/S80_Full.jpg

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a317/Quackzilla/Guns/S80_RearControls.jpg

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a317/Quackzilla/Guns/S80_RearSight.jpg

bac1023
06-10-2010, 12:43
That is nice looking, Quack.

Who's work is that?

Quack
06-10-2010, 12:51
it's the 10-8 "Code 3" 1911.

$1725 shipped.

Here's the build list:
Colt Series 80, new production/new rollmark, stainless, 5" .45
10-8 NM Rear Sight with brass bead front, dovetail/roll pin install
10-8 mag catch with new mag catch scoop grips, grey/black G10
10-8 long curved trigger with premium sear/hammer and 4 lb trigger job, Series 80 components intact
10-8 slide stop, bushing, spring plug
Wolff 17 lb recoil, 19 lb main, XP firing pin springs
Caspian bar stock firing pin stop and extractor
Brown stainless mainspring housing, 20lpi checkered
EGW bar stock thumb safety, strong side only
All edges thoroughly recontoured/dehorned
All machine marks polished out
Full reliability workover and test fire
Matte blasted frame and slide with polished slide flats

bac1023
06-10-2010, 12:54
it's the 10-8 "Code 3" 1911.

$1725 shipped.

Here's the build list:
Colt Series 80, new production/new rollmark, stainless, 5" .45
10-8 NM Rear Sight with brass bead front, dovetail/roll pin install
10-8 mag catch with new mag catch scoop grips, grey/black G10
10-8 long curved trigger with premium sear/hammer and 4 lb trigger job, Series 80 components intact
10-8 slide stop, bushing, spring plug
Wolff 17 lb recoil, 19 lb main, XP firing pin springs
Caspian bar stock firing pin stop and extractor
Brown stainless mainspring housing, 20lpi checkered
EGW bar stock thumb safety, strong side only
All edges thoroughly recontoured/dehorned
All machine marks polished out
Full reliability workover and test fire
Matte blasted frame and slide with polished slide flats


Very nice.

Thanks for the info. :)

Quack
06-10-2010, 12:57
no problem.
just got the email about the Code 3 the other day.

bac1023
06-10-2010, 13:00
no problem.
just got the email about the Code 3 the other day.

You looking to pick one up?

Quack
06-10-2010, 13:01
nope, just get the newletter emails.

SargeMO
06-10-2010, 13:40
the barrel at the muzzle was .579" and the rest of the barrel is .575"
the ID of the barrel bushing is .579"

That's all good news, Quack. Sounds like it should shoot pretty well. Please post some results whenever you get a chance to bench it.

Thank you again.

Quack
06-10-2010, 13:41
should have the range report on saturday.

reminiz
06-10-2010, 13:44
You looking to pick one up?

considering this for your next 1911 since Quack passed? You've gotta get something before he does now. :supergrin:

bac1023
06-10-2010, 14:03
considering this for your next 1911 since Quack passed? You've gotta get something before he does now. :supergrin:

:animlol:

It does look nice. ;)

Tactical black
06-10-2010, 14:06
:animlol:

It does look nice. ;)

So when do we get to hear about the new direction your going with the 1911 you got me real curious I can't think of too many direction you haven't gone with it already. :dunno:

reminiz
06-10-2010, 14:06
:animlol:

It does look nice. ;)

I agree. It caught my eye when he posted the pics, but I can't explain why. Nothing just stands out on the gun. :dunno:

Ol'Slabsides
06-10-2010, 14:16
http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a317/Quackzilla/Remington%201911/DSC_3003.jpg

Is it me, or does this look ill-fitted?

okie
06-10-2010, 14:44
Very kool pics my friend:thumbsup:

RMTactical
06-10-2010, 14:44
Interesting. Please let us know how it shoots.

bac1023
06-10-2010, 14:49
So when do we get to hear about the new direction your going with the 1911 you got me real curious I can't think of too many direction you haven't gone with it already. :dunno:



This weekend...


...stay tuned :wavey:

bac1023
06-10-2010, 14:51
http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a317/Quackzilla/Remington%201911/DSC_3003.jpg

Is it me, or does this look ill-fitted?



Well, we're not talking a $2000 1911 here. :supergrin:

I don't think its too bad.

Tactical black
06-10-2010, 14:58
This weekend...


...stay tuned :wavey:

I will wait with anticipation :)

Quack
06-10-2010, 15:01
for the market it's in, it's not bad. to the naked eye, it doesn't look as bad.

the fit is tight, much tighter than my Springfield Loaded's have been, which look nicer, but are a bit looser.
http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a317/Quackzilla/Guns/DSC_2501.jpg

here's the EMP, which is tighter than my Loaded's
http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a317/Quackzilla/Guns/DSC_2510.jpg

now it it was a $2000 gun, i'd expect it to look like this.

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a317/Quackzilla/Guns/DSC_2503.jpg

bac1023
06-10-2010, 15:03
Yeah, that's big difference Quack.

That's the beauty of 1911s though, the simple fact that there are good models in all markets.

Tactical black
06-10-2010, 15:11
now it it was a $2000 gun, i'd expect it to look like this.

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a317/Quackzilla/Guns/DSC_2503.jpg

Which one is this?

bac1023
06-10-2010, 15:12
I will wait with anticipation :)



:thumbsup:

Hokie1911
06-10-2010, 15:14
Which one is this?

His KobraCarry. :drool:

Quack
06-10-2010, 15:25
yep, it's my Kobra Carry.

and Hail Caesar noticed a pic showing a large gap between the frame ramp and barrel. that was picture taker's error, so i re-shot it.

it looks like this
http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a317/Quackzilla/Remington%201911/DSC_3077.jpg

and not like this.
http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a317/Quackzilla/Remington%201911/DSC_3031.jpg

Navitimer
06-10-2010, 17:53
Looks good - I'm glad Remington came out with this. To me, it will be very interesting to see how far Remington goes with the 1911 platform.

Quack
06-10-2010, 17:58
now if they make enhanced models with a beavertail, extended safeties and Novak's i would HOPE that they would keep the FCS off. they would also have to clean up the machining.

bac1023
06-10-2010, 18:59
now if they make enhanced models with a beavertail, extended safeties and Novak's i would HOPE that they would keep the FCS off. they would also have to clean up the machining.

Honestly, I hope they just keep this one model. I really don't feel they need a line of 1911s.

Quack
06-10-2010, 19:02
Honestly, I hope they just keep this one model. I really don't feel they need a line of 1911s.

it's gonna be up to E-RPC. i'm willing to guess that if sales are good, then they may add another model.

bac1023
06-10-2010, 19:12
it's gonna be up to E-RPC. i'm willing to guess that if sales are good, then they may add another model.

Maybe they should do a GI commander, like Springfield does with their GI Champion. :dunno:

Jason D
06-10-2010, 19:38
Thanks for the pictures.
My dealer has orders in to four distributors, and God only knows when they will ever get any.

The series 80 bothers me a bit, as does the mim fire controls.
Not enough to not buy one though.

Does it look like the series 80 Colt bypass parts will fit it?

Quack
06-10-2010, 19:48
Thanks for the pictures.
My dealer has orders in to four distributors, and God only knows when they will ever get any.

The series 80 bothers me a bit, as does the mim fire controls.
Not enough to not buy one though.

Does it look like the series 80 Colt bypass parts will fit it?

no problem.

yeah, i would rather it be a 70 series, but oh well.

it does look like the Colt series 80 parts will work. i'll take some more pics next time i strip it.

Fire_Medic
06-10-2010, 19:49
I was able to shoot the Remington the store was going to send back. They kept it and put it out as a range rental. I do not care to shoot this pistol again. The edges on the grip safety are VERY sharp and tore up my hand quite a bit. The SA Milpec, or Standard Colts do not do this to my hand and are a pleasure to shoot.

Maybe the one we got in is just a bad example, who knows, but I myself do not care for it.

Don Glock
06-10-2010, 19:55
I was able to shoot the Remington the store was going to send back. They kept it and put it out as a range rental. I do not care to shoot this pistol again. The edges on the grip safety are VERY sharp and tore up my hand quite a bit. The SA Milpec, or Standard Colts do not do this to my hand and are a pleasure to shoot.

Maybe the one we got in is just a bad example, who knows, but I myself do not care for it.


i didn't shoot one, but just holding an R1 the first thing i noticed is that the beavertail is seriously sharp too.

Don Glock
06-10-2010, 19:58
http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a317/Quackzilla/Remington%201911/DSC_3003.jpg

Is it me, or does this look ill-fitted?


they didn't blend the back of the slide to the frame properly, it's just cosmetic though. it doesn't affect functionality. like quack said, the fit is still tight. (same goes for the non-flush ejector--it is a bit odd to see that, but does not affect functionality one bit)



Well, we're not talking a $2000 1911 here


the SA mil specs and para gi experts are blended much better in the same price range. (no slide overhang, and flush ejectors).

Don Glock
06-10-2010, 20:03
Thanks for the pictures.
My dealer has orders in to four distributors, and God only knows when they will ever get any.

The series 80 bothers me a bit, as does the mim fire controls.
Not enough to not buy one though.

Does it look like the series 80 Colt bypass parts will fit it?



according to remington's site, the R1 was built to original specs, so aftermarket parts should be good to go (with the usual fitting)

Jason D
06-10-2010, 20:26
no problem.

yeah, i would rather it be a 70 series, but oh well.

it does look like the Colt series 80 parts will work. i'll take some more pics next time i strip it.

Thanks


according to remington's site, the R1 was built to original specs, so aftermarket parts should be good to go (with the usual fitting)

Excellent.

I would probably deactivate the series 80 parts, and maybe replace the fire controls with C&S parts. I know they make a pretty sweet 3.5 pound spur trigger kit.

pistolwrench
06-10-2010, 20:33
Man......it looks rough to me.
Thanks for the great pics Quack.
The double step cut ejector and the hammer hooks are awful.
As is the exterior finish of the exposed chamber portion of the barrel.
Shows no attention to detail.
I'm going to guess that few of the top smiths will be building on these.
:dunno:

Quack
06-10-2010, 20:46
Man......it looks rough to me.
Thanks for the great pics Quack.
The double step cut ejector and the hammer hooks are awful.
As is the exterior finish of the exposed chamber portion of the barrel.
Shows no attention to detail.
I'm going to guess that few of the top smiths will be building on these.
:dunno:

now you know what to expect if someone wants some work done to one :rofl:
i'd be more than willing to send this one to you to work on it :supergrin:

this one was the better fit one of the 3 i looked at in the shop

bac1023
06-11-2010, 08:43
now you know what to expect if someone wants some work done to one :rofl:


:animlol:

Quack
06-11-2010, 08:52
well now the only surprise he would have is if he get's one to work on and it looks better :rofl:

Quack
06-11-2010, 13:42
The double step cut ejector

this pic makes it look odd. just looked again and it's a shadow (since the ejector isn't flush with the rear of the slide) that makes it look funny

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a317/Quackzilla/Remington%201911/DSC_3003.jpg

Ol'Slabsides
06-11-2010, 15:46
I wondered about the lighting casting a shadow, but couldn't figure out how that bizarre inset cut (from the look) would be explained.

For comparison, my RIA Tactical:

http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj170/timothyefleming/8127bbb9.jpg

Quack
06-11-2010, 16:30
in this pic you can see the ejector sitting back and another funky shadow

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a317/Quackzilla/Remington%201911/DSC_2997.jpg

Magus
06-11-2010, 17:32
not sure why the ejector was recessed, but it was pinned unlike the SA's




That ejector does look a bit weird, but given this is their first run, I'm willing to overlook it given the price range.

I will say, SA's I've owned/do own in the same price range aren't as ill fitted like that...but again, Remington will get it right as they go along I figure.

It should be noted that all the Springers that are made in Brazil, the ejector is indeed pinned, mine is, as is ever other Brazilian Springer I've seen.

Funny thing is, the NM prefix "American" Springers don't have their ejectors pinned...go figure. :dunno: The one I owned up until very recently didn't and the few other NM Springers I've seen also didn't have pinned ejectors...they're just glued in. Wonder why they don't take the extra step on the ones finished stateside?

At any rate, not a bad looking 1911 from Remington. I'd be tempted to buy one if I came across it. Congrats on your purchase!

My understanding is that the slide, frame and barrel are forged...can you confirm this Quack?

Quack
06-11-2010, 17:35
Thanks!!!
looking forward to shooting it and my Trophy Match for the first time tomorrow.

The frame is cast.

DPris
06-11-2010, 19:22
Frame, grip safety & hammer are cast, disconnector is either cast or MIM, sear is MIM.
Denis

The_Drizzle
06-16-2010, 09:05
Quack got a question I hope I can explain. I read here and a few other places about the grip safety being, "less than perfect". I was wondering how well it blends into the frame when gripped. On your pic you can see a good bit of metal showing below the tangs. Another way to discribe it is the sides of the grip safety are even all the way down to the bottom, where it meets the MSH. Know what I mean? Here is your first pic. The area I am refering starts right below the frame tangs.

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a317/Quackzilla/Remington%201911/DSC_3018.jpg

On other 1911s there is less material here allowing for a more gentle transition from grip safety to frame. For example:
http://www.pmokspd.com/gripsafe.jpg

I guess my question is: Does the grip safety have a gentle transition to the frame, or is there a noticable "step"? Thanks again for the awesome pics and range report.

Quack
06-16-2010, 17:38
there is a step, but i don't really notice it.

i'll take a look when i get back in town.

Magus
06-19-2010, 11:43
I had a chance to handle one of these in the flesh earlier today. My local dealer just got one in.

For what it is, I was pretty impressed. Very well fitted, just very nicely put together and a pretty darn attractive 1911 overall. Trigger pull was surprisingly clean. Could've walked out the door with it for $618 before tax. Decent enough price I guess.

I was pretty tempted to buy it, but money is a little tight right now and there's a couple little nitpicky things about it that I don't like. Most likely though I was nitpicking to talk myself out of buying it. :rofl:

Quack
06-19-2010, 12:17
put another flawless 100rds through it yesterday.

total round count = 250

remat
06-19-2010, 16:37
I just handled one at my local dealer too.

My impressions:
trigger was HEAVY - luckily easily fixed,
why is the bushing silver,
well priced ($599) for a US made 1911,
good balance feel,
fit was pretty good (comparing to others in the price range),
who is ERPC?

Quack
06-20-2010, 08:42
Talking to a friend today i found out who E-RPC is.

E-RPC, LLC is Remington:
"On Wednesday, January 13, 2010, a U.S. federal trademark registration was filed for ERPC. This trademark is owned by RA Brands, L.L.C., 870 Remington Drive, Madison, NC 27025."

RPC = Remington Pistol Company?

remat
06-20-2010, 14:47
Interesting! Thanks for sharing that. Must be a legality move (liability?) Of note, Vltor has done something similar with Sporting Arms and their (upcoming) BrenTen.

I think that the Remington Pistol Company :) has a winner for the price.

SargeMO
06-20-2010, 15:23
RPC = Remington Pistol Company

Let's just hope it ain't "Republic of the Philippines Castings" ;)

1006
06-20-2010, 15:55
I do not think my thoughts will not make most of you happy, but I just don't see much value in that pistol. There are a lot of altenatives that seem better to me. Why buy something that rough with so many cast or mim parts?

Magus
06-20-2010, 16:25
RPC? Ruger. Pinetree. Casting...maybe?

I'm probably way off base here, and most likely wrong. But Ruger does own a casting company and does make castings for other manufacturers and do make 1911 frames for Caspian that I know of. The frame on the 1911R1 is cast to the best of my knowledge...so...maybe?

Ruger Pinetree Casting perhaps? If that were indeed the case, the frame would be quite tough. If Ruger has anything down to a science...it's casting. As I said though, I'm probably wrong on this one...probably a stab in the dark.

http://www.ruger.com/casting/PDF/PineTreeCastings.pdf

bac1023
06-20-2010, 19:30
put another flawless 100rds through it yesterday.

total round count = 250

Great to hear. :)

remat
06-20-2010, 22:18
I do not think my thoughts will not make most of you happy, but I just don't see much value in that pistol. There are a lot of altenatives that seem better to me. Why buy something that rough with so many cast or mim parts?

hmm...I will bite, what in the $600 can you get in a U.S. made 1911? As far as non-US made in the price range the Remington was actually better fit.

1006
06-21-2010, 21:26
I would go with this over the R1 -- just my opinion.

http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/product_info.php/products_id/56531

Canadian--I know.

Or any of the Springers listed at Bud's.

Made in Brazil-yes

remat
06-22-2010, 18:16
I would go with this over the R1 -- just my opinion.

http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/product_info.php/products_id/56531

Canadian--I know.

Or any of the Springers listed at Bud's.

Made in Brazil-yes

Actually the Para's are made here now. But Para's new U.S. plant is getting some negative reviews for QC.
Springfield is one to beat, their forged steel frames and slides have a great reputation. Mine has taken quite a beating without any problems. I wish Rem would say if the R1 is investment cast or not. That would help me plunk down $ for one.

I guess we will have to see how they work out and if there are any teething pains...

Quack
06-22-2010, 18:22
I wish Rem would say if the R1 is investment cast or not.

the frame is cast and the slide is forged.

remat
06-23-2010, 00:30
the frame is cast and the slide is forged.

I actually have no problem with that.

Their FAQ is actually informative. A couple things that stand out to me though:
- 2 year warranty
- "The 1911 R1 is designed for use with industry standard SAAMI spec ammunition. It is not designed for use with +P ammo nor is it recommended that this ammo be used in your firearm."

Njanear
06-23-2010, 03:40
Nice pics, Quack! Thanks. :cool: