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EL COLONEL
07-30-2011, 11:41
Anybody have any info on this gun? Saw one at academy .Looked and felt good for $ 679.00 ??? Thanks....:cool:

bac1023
07-30-2011, 11:45
I like mine quite a bit.

The new enhanced model is out now as well.

EL COLONEL
07-30-2011, 11:52
Brian thanks , and what is the new modle have vs the older one ?

EL COLONEL
07-30-2011, 12:19
Just saw the enchanced modle . Looks really nice .....Thanks

limbkiller
07-30-2011, 12:42
Good solid pistol. Frame to slide fit good. Fairly accurate. Finish is ok. Feels real good in the hand. Not as much hammer bite for some reason as others. Shoots solids and hps with no malfunctions. Descent price.

southernshooter
07-30-2011, 12:50
Bought my standard model at Sportsmans warehouse for $595. Just the regular price not on sale. Anything much higher would be overpriced unless it is the enhanced model. They are a good value for the money. New Ruger might be an even better deal? Both have gotten good reviews.

bac1023
07-30-2011, 12:53
Brian thanks , and what is the new modle have vs the older one ?

I didn't compare them back to back, but its got a beavertail grip safety, fiber optic front sites, a serrated front strap, an adjustable trigger, better grips, etc.

http://www.1911r1.com/Products/Firearms/Model-1911-enhanced.aspx

bac1023
07-30-2011, 12:54
Bought my standard model at Sportsmans warehouse for $595. Just the regular price not on sale. Anything much higher would be overpriced unless it is the enhanced model. They are a good value for the money. New Ruger might be an even better deal? Both have gotten good reviews.

I like the Ruger in the fact that it doesn't have the firing pin safety.

RON in PA
07-31-2011, 02:17
I own a Remington R1 and have some criticisms. Because of the series 80 firing pin safety the trigger has creepy take-up and the trigger is too short IMHO. The workmanship on mine is pretty good, I like the black oxide finish. However mine was the best of three I've seen, they seem to be very inconsistent in finishing the frame and removing casting marks. The gun has been reliable with the supplied mags, but in my last shooting session I used after market Metal Forms. The Metal Forms feed all seven rounds,but did not hold the slide back after the last round. They work great in my Ruger SR 1911. The sights are good.

My opinion, it's a good $600 gun USA made gun that would have been better if the firing pin safety was left off. If you can get a Ruger go for it.

bac1023
07-31-2011, 05:54
I own a Remington R1 and have some criticisms. Because of the series 80 firing pin safety the trigger has creepy take-up and the trigger is too short IMHO. The workmanship on mine is pretty good, I like the black oxide finish. However mine was the best of three I've seen, they seem to be very inconsistent in finishing the frame and removing casting marks. The gun has been reliable with the supplied mags, but in my last shooting session I used after market Metal Forms. The Metal Forms feed all seven rounds,but did not hold the slide back after the last round. They work great in my Ruger SR 1911. The sights are good.

My opinion, it's a good $600 gun USA made gun that would have been better if the firing pin safety was left off. If you can get a Ruger go for it.

Yeah, Remington should have gone with no firing pin safety.

Fedor
07-31-2011, 07:23
The two R1's I have held didnt impress me at all.

Quack
07-31-2011, 07:52
it's a hunk of junk...
http://photosbydon.smugmug.com/photos/1162583234_gqEr8-L.jpg

I own a Remington R1 and have some criticisms. Because of the series 80 firing pin safety the trigger has creepy take-up and the trigger is too short IMHO.

a trigger job can cure most of that.

Fedor
07-31-2011, 08:02
it's a hunk of junk...
http://photosbydon.smugmug.com/photos/1162583234_gqEr8-L.jpg



a trigger job can cure most of that.

I have to admit, the look of those flat triggers has really grown on me. :thumbsup:

Quack
07-31-2011, 08:08
http://photosbydon.smugmug.com/photos/1006961748_ZxgfZ-L.jpg

http://photosbydon.smugmug.com/photos/1006881327_fdjmY-L.jpg

Quack
07-31-2011, 08:13
BTW, you should ask lawdog and TKR Reptiles about flat triggers :supergrin:

bac1023
07-31-2011, 08:14
http://photosbydon.smugmug.com/photos/1006961748_ZxgfZ-L.jpg

http://photosbydon.smugmug.com/photos/1006881327_fdjmY-L.jpg





:rofl::rofl:

Eagle22
07-31-2011, 10:58
I looked at and fired many 1911s. Did not want to spend too much for my first.

Liked the R1 the best of anything I found or shot many for under $700 granted do not shoot them all.

About 1000 rounds through it now. Very accurate

need to take to the armor now to get the trigger adjusted to 4 lbs crisp . Check the main spring and maybe remove the 80 pin block if possible


and now starting too look for my second

bac1023
07-31-2011, 12:26
Here's mine...


http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr97/briancut1023/006-9.jpg

http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr97/briancut1023/008-10.jpg

Fedor
07-31-2011, 13:32
BTW, you should ask lawdog and TKR Reptiles about flat triggers :supergrin:

There you go, trying to stir the pot. :shakehead:

RMTactical
07-31-2011, 20:49
it's a hunk of junk...
http://photosbydon.smugmug.com/photos/1162583234_gqEr8-L.jpg



a trigger job can cure most of that.

Dont be so hard on it. Yours would be much better if it didnt have that funky trigger.:rofl:

GOOFA
08-01-2011, 06:36
I bought mine last October and paid $552 for it. I am extremely pleased with my R1 as far as fit, finish, overall quality and performance for a 1911 made in the USA and costing $552. Find me something better for the money. I'd love to see Remington come out with a Commander.

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5070/5645965198_864bd528a4_d.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5267/5645979984_ae71604472_d.jpg

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1387/5118154401_b65eb84e8e_d.jpg

bac1023
08-01-2011, 20:29
As always, very nice pictures, GOOFA.

Hokie1911
08-01-2011, 20:43
As always, very nice pictures, GOOFA.

:agree:

GOOFA always takes great pics.

thecableguy
08-01-2011, 20:49
As always, very nice pictures, GOOFA.

:agree:

GOOFA always takes great pics.

That has to be a real nice photography setup. Very nice pics. :thumbsup:

bac1023
08-01-2011, 21:02
:agree:

GOOFA always takes great pics.

No doubt, some of the best on the forum.

...or any forum, for that matter.

GOOFA
08-02-2011, 05:20
Thanks guys, for the kind words.

Paul7
08-02-2011, 19:17
I didn't compare them back to back, but its got a beavertail grip safety, fiber optic front sites, a serrated front strap, an adjustable trigger, better grips, etc.

http://www.1911r1.com/Products/Firearms/Model-1911-enhanced.aspx

Wow, is that Enhanced front sight funky.

Hokie1911
08-02-2011, 19:35
They need a Half-way Enhanced model. Beavertail. Novak cut sights. Commander hammer. Standard front sight.

bac1023
08-03-2011, 11:50
Wow, is that Enhanced front sight funky.

Its similar to the STI Spartan's front sight, actually. It has an extra prong though.

Small Tony
08-03-2011, 13:28
I bought the R1 Talo version as my first 1911 off of Gunbroker. I knew when I bought it that I was going to do a few upgrades (beavertail,hammer and longer trigger).

When I did receive it the finish on the slide was terrible. In the sun light it had brown water stains on both sides. I called Remington and they paid for me to ship it and to ship it back to me.

They put a new slide on it and I had the gun back with in a few days. Now I can hold a LED light directly on the slide and can't find any spots at all.

I really like the gun but seeing that a couple others had issues with the finish I would try to buy one in person and pay extra attention to the finish on slide.

TKR Reptiles
08-03-2011, 13:53
BTW, you should ask lawdog and TKR Reptiles about flat triggers :supergrin:

I never thought I would like them, but after shooting that Sig at demo day, I really like them!