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Old 08-27-2012, 14:58   #1
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Umarex (Regent) 1911 anyone?

I'm tempted by the pricing on these. Anyone owning this, that can give a firsthand assessment?
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Old 08-27-2012, 15:57   #2
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I've seen them, but don't know anything about them. I was thinking, you usually get what you pay for. So I passed.
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Old 08-27-2012, 16:52   #3
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firsthand actual owner assessment... please

1911 snobs look away.

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Old 08-27-2012, 17:04   #4
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Looked at one in a local shop. Passed on it.
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Old 08-27-2012, 17:53   #5
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I was itching to buy my first 1911 and ran across the Regents as well. Someone on my local gun forum posted a favorable review so I did a little more research. I wasn't able to find a ton of information but the info I found was all good so I took a chance.

I picked up my Regent R350CR last week. I haven't gotten to the range with it yet. So far I'm very pleased with the build quality, fit and finish. The proof will be in the performance. If the bullets go where I want them to go downrange I'll consider this a great value gun.


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Old 08-27-2012, 21:57   #6
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Mine has been fine.
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Old 08-28-2012, 10:02   #7
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Co-worker has one, and has shot it quite a bit. He loves it.
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Old 08-28-2012, 16:09   #8
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Looked at one in a local shop. Passed on it.
He said to look away Greg...
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Old 08-28-2012, 21:08   #9
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Looks nice. Hows the trigger pull, and does the ambisafety have alot of free play when you wiggle it? Is there much play in the slide fit?

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I picked up my Regent R350CR last week. I haven't gotten to the range with it yet. So far I'm very pleased with the build quality, fit and finish. The proof will be in the performance. If the bullets go where I want them to go downrange I'll consider this a great value gun.


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Old 08-28-2012, 21:32   #10
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Colt licensed Umarex to make their 1911 .22lrs (which look pretty darn nice at my local gun shop). I didn't know they made one in 45 ACP, I'm interested in some reviews too.
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Old 08-28-2012, 23:07   #11
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Mine is a tack driver, cant go wrong for the price
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Mine has been fine.
Same here. Brian and I bought some of the first models that came out.

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Old 08-29-2012, 11:42   #13
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I like mine a lot. Mine is an IAC but it is the same Regent 1911 made in Turkey. Fires and functioned great out of the box. I then used it to learn how to gunsmith on it. Put all file fit parts from wilson combat on it and did my own trigger job 3Lb. It has become my favorite 1911. An I own a great Ruger SR1911 and A Kimber Pro Covert. Paid 349.00 on Gun Broker for mine. I reaload and shoot 200+ Rounds a week out of my IAC. My next job on that gun it to take and have the Slide fitted with better sights.
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Looks nice. Hows the trigger pull, and does the ambisafety have alot of free play when you wiggle it? Is there much play in the slide fit?

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I'll post more observations after I get it to the range.
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Old 08-30-2012, 09:01   #15
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Photoguy : Fit and finish of the gun is very tight. After a few thousand rounds mine is still very tight. Just how I like it.
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Old 08-30-2012, 16:17   #16
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I'm in agreement with Timken500. Fit and finish is very nice with little play in the slide. Everything seems to lock up tight. There is little to no free play in the ambi safety. It has a "soft click" when engaged and disengaged. I expected a more authoritative click but it's an aural thing only. There is no danger of knocking the safety on or off accidentally.

FWIW this is my first 1911 and my first 45 (but not my first gun by a longshot). I put a few mags downrange to get acquainted and then put 24 rounds into a 6" target at 21 feet. This is about average for me on a bad day and I consider it good for the first time with a new gun/caliber. Trigger pull was sweet and overall I consider it a soft shooter. Follow up shots were no problem. I only had time to put 50 rounds through it today. A few more range trips with it and I should be able to tighten those groups and connect the dots. I'm very pleased with this purchase, which is a relief considering it was somewhat of an impulse buy.

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