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Old 12-18-2012, 17:57   #1
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Remington R1, Opinions?

I wanted a "car gun" that was relatively inexpensive. I carry my other 1911s daily but since I can't carry at work I sometimes need to leave a gun in my car. I do not want to leave my more expensive 1911s in a car in a parking lot for 10 hours at a time for obvious reasons. Also for times when I will be somewhere where I will have to leave my gun in the car for days at a time (Airport, cruise terminal etc). So all of that and I wanted an excuse to buy a new gun

Looked at the Range Office (nice gun) and a few Kimbers. But went the the R1 as it seemed the best combo of being pretty nice and a good price, $659 before tax. I looked at some other (non 1911s) handguns but pretty much do not care for the ergonomics of anything non 1911 these days

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First impressions are over good. The only two things I would be critical of are the finish which appears to be a little cheap feeling. It might be great and hold up but just feels questionable to me. And the trigger is a bit mushy, not bad but a little mushy. The overall fit and finish appears to be pretty good.

They had one of the Browning .22LR 1911 ($520) and that thing was just tiny & cute

So not knowing a whole bunch about the R1 I was hoping to get some first hand feedback from owners. Anybody have one and what do you think?

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Old 12-18-2012, 18:27   #2
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I haven't seen anything in BAC's 1911 guide (part of the FAQs and resource thread up top) that I thought was bad advice or incomplete information. I'd look there first.

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Old 12-18-2012, 18:28   #3
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Congrats.
ETA: the R1 is in Bac's approval list.

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Old 12-19-2012, 00:13   #4
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I like the R1 quite a bit.
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Old 12-19-2012, 00:34   #5
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I like the R1 quite a bit.
Seen the new R1 carry?
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Old 12-19-2012, 17:32   #6
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If I were going to leave a 1911 in my car for an extended amount of time I think it would be a stainless gun.
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Old 12-19-2012, 18:13   #7
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Seen the new R1 carry?
You mean this one? It sure does look nice! Minus the ambi-safety.
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Old 12-19-2012, 18:42   #8
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If I were going to leave a 1911 in my car for an extended amount of time I think it would be a stainless gun.
Nah this is southeast Texas, ain't like there is any humidity or anything here

Honestly it comes in each night, and as long as I keep it clean and a wee bit of oil on it I think it will be fine. I would have preferred SS but trying to keep within the price range I set for myself it was tough. At least at the store I was at, selection was limited. Only SS guns were Kimbers and then the damn barrel would have rusted anyways
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Old 12-19-2012, 18:59   #9
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Ill be picking mine up within the week.
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