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O/T-Remington R1 1911 .45 (Feedback- Pros/Cons)

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by PerazziBigBore, Dec 8, 2010.

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  1. PerazziBigBore

    PerazziBigBore TS Member

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    I was less than impressed.. I build 1911's.. As just a shooter.. OK.. anything serious where accuracy mattered..NOT.. They are designed with the plan to spend as little time fitting anything.. and still be safe.. To that.. they've done well.. It's basically a sloppy gun.. Now.. it can be made better with work.. a few better parts.. time and money.. Personally.. I wouldn't waste my money.. I think you'd be ahead of the game buying a used COLT 1911 series 70..and going from there..

    All Good.. Mike
     
  2. Voolfie

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    While I have not shot one, I have handled, disassembled and inspected one. For what they charge (MSRP around $650 I believe), it is - in my estimation - a pretty good buy. While I'm not keen on the standard sights (and the gun is so new that nobody is yet making any after-market replacement sights - as of 11/1), in just about every other area, I wouldn't hesitate to put it up against an entry-level Kimber (and for all anybody knows - since they're made in the U.S. - that's who's making them). If I were going to buy a new stock 1911 for non-competitive use, I would go with the Remington or the Taurus. Just my $0.02...your mileage may vary. -J.F. Wolfington, Killadelphia, Pennsylvania
     
  3. g7777777

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    Had some good write up in gun magazines

    I agree about colts though- I think they are great platforms to either shoot or use

    regards from Iowa

    Gene
     
  4. HTSmith

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    Gene, not to pick a fight, but there are few gun magazine reviews that I trust. Latest example: I saw no less than 4 glowing articles on the Remington 105 CTI auto shotgun--a couple of them from guys that have been around quite a while

    That said, my entry level Kimber 1911 that I bought in the late 90's was accurate and reliable right out of the box.
     
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    There used to be a publication called gun tests- they didnt take any advertising and I dont know what happened to them but I did find their publication and reviews useful

    Lots of good and lots of intersting 1911 platforms out there arent there?

    regards from Iowa

    Gene
     
  6. PerazziBigBore

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    I take no advertising dollars.. if you build a good house.. you know what goes into a good house.. Next year at the GRAND.. I'll look at their 1911 again.. If it looks any better.. or worse.. I'll be glad to let you know what I see.. Really.. it's not rocket science..
     
  7. BigM-Perazzi

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    I've been very satisfied with mine. Its no Baer but works well. Decently accurate. I've only swapped out the short trigger and put in a caspian ambi safety.

    As my Gold Cup also needed, a bit of smoothing here and there a little sear polishing and tweaking of the barrel bushing it shoots well.

    Street price as always much less than msrp...

    Jim
     
  8. PerazziBigBore

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    The 2 I saw.. A better fitting barrel bushing.. slightly longer link..good trigger job.. and the rails fitted better..and it would be a good shooter.. not great.. but a very OK pistol.. As is.. it's just a shooter.. I'm sure it shoots fine.. but $75.00 in parts.. and about 3 or 4 good hours of work.. it could be ALOT better.. I offered to fit the slide better while I was at the GRAND.. but they said NO.. that's what people got..out the box..

    I was told they are considering making a better fitted pistol.. with all the new upgrades..better sights.. etc... but not yet..
     
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