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ericG23
07-03-2012, 13:35
Pros and Cons? Which do you like best? Why would you choose one over the other?

Tim151515
07-03-2012, 17:34
I have an R1 and i LOVE it. It is very well built, very accurate, and pretty tight. Hell I cant get the bushing to budge without a wrench. But unless you are looking for a GI model or a model to cuztomize, I would look at the Ruger. The remington that is more in the class of the ones you mentioned would be the "Enhanced" model.

http://www.armoryblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/1911r1-enhanced-c.jpg

LawScholar
07-03-2012, 17:40
I was impressed by the Remington R1 I handled. Surprised they don't get more attention.

jrs93accord
07-03-2012, 17:47
RUGER SR1911
http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m8/jamesrea_2006/jamesrea2011A/0021.jpg

Remington 1911-R1 Enhanced
http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m8/jamesrea_2006/jamesrea2011A/002-15.jpg

Remington 1911-R1
http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m8/jamesrea_2006/jamesrea2010/002-16.jpg

Desert Eagle 1911G
http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m8/jamesrea_2006/jamesrea2010/004-10.jpg

As an owner of all of these, I would be hard-pressed to choose one over the other. I guess that is why I have all of them. I will say this, the Desert Eagle 1911G has one of the sweetest triggers you will ever find on an out-of-the-box 1911. Accuracy on all of these 1911s is superb. I was very impressed with the Remington 1911-R1 Enhanced when I shot it for the first time. Very smooth and effortless to shoot. The RUGER is the same way. I have nothing bad to say about any of them. As for a favorite, I could not choose.

Tim151515
07-03-2012, 17:51
^^^I really like the stainless grip safety on the Dessy.

dakota1911
07-03-2012, 18:54
If you are in a hurry, then it may be the first one you find for sale. I also think all are pretty good.

WinterWizard
07-03-2012, 19:02
If you can get a Ruger SR1911 for under $700, go for it. Otherwise, I would choose the R1. But don't get ripped off and pay $800 for the Ruger. It's a great gun but only fools pay MSRP or more. Don't be that fool.

bac1023
07-03-2012, 19:26
The Desert Eagle has the best trigger for sure.

I've got all three.

mr_fender
07-03-2012, 19:27
Sorry but that Desert Eagle roll mark would be a deal breaker for me. That looks terrible. Why do so many makers ruin their otherwise fine looking weapons with absolutely horrible, giant, tacky looking roll marks? Sorry but I don't want my weapon to look like a billboard. The Remington has pretty decent marks but a bit large. The Ruger has nice simple classy marks.

Peter_72
07-04-2012, 00:33
Remington 1911-R1
http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m8/jamesrea_2006/jamesrea2010/002-16.jpg

I love the looks of this gun! I have been torn between this and the R1 stainless version. I can get the R1 for $620, the R1 stainless for $ 670. This one reminds me more of the original 1911's but a big shiny fire stick is also very cool!

bac1023
07-04-2012, 05:10
Sorry but that Desert Eagle roll mark would be a deal breaker for me. That looks terrible. Why do so many makers ruin their otherwise fine looking weapons with absolutely horrible, giant, tacky looking roll marks? Sorry but I don't want my weapon to look like a billboard. The Remington has pretty decent marks but a bit large. The Ruger has nice simple classy marks.

I don't like it either, but it certainly wasn't a deal breaker.

The right side of the DE 1911 is completely clean.

El_Ron1
07-04-2012, 09:59
http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m8/jamesrea_2006/jamesrea2010/004-10.jpg

That really is an assault to decency and taste. Makes that Colt M1991A1 monstrosity look tame.

They could have sold a lot more if they would have used O.G., yo.

ericG23
07-06-2012, 08:36
RUGER SR1911
http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m8/jamesrea_2006/jamesrea2011A/0021.jpg

Remington 1911-R1 Enhanced
http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m8/jamesrea_2006/jamesrea2011A/002-15.jpg

Remington 1911-R1
http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m8/jamesrea_2006/jamesrea2010/002-16.jpg

Desert Eagle 1911G
http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m8/jamesrea_2006/jamesrea2010/004-10.jpg

As an owner of all of these, I would be hard-pressed to choose one over the other. I guess that is why I have all of them. I will say this, the Desert Eagle 1911G has one of the sweetest triggers you will ever find on an out-of-the-box 1911. Accuracy on all of these 1911s is superb. I was very impressed with the Remington 1911-R1 Enhanced when I shot it for the first time. Very smooth and effortless to shoot. The RUGER is the same way. I have nothing bad to say about any of them. As for a favorite, I could not choose.

Wow...now I really can't decide! If you could absolutely only keep one, which would it be and why?