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Remington 1911 R1

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Old Cowboy, Jun 13, 2012.

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  1. Old Cowboy

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    Looked at one at the dealers today, stainless steel version. Seemed like a pretty well built and fitted pistol. Anybody here have one and/or have experience/opinion of them? How accurate are they out of the box? I wouldn't expect match accuracy from it but I'd expect it to stay on the jackrabbit out to 50 yards or so.

    John C. Saubak
     
  2. BigM-Perazzi

    BigM-Perazzi Well-Known Member

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    I have the original 1911R1. Nice gun for the price. Changed out the rear sight and did some work on the barrel / slide. Cast frame not a concern to me.
     
  3. TOOLMAKER 251

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    I bought one a few months ago and it shot fairly well at 25 yards despite a 5 1/2 lb. trigger pull due to the Colt 80 series safety. I removed the firing pin safety, installed a Nowlin sear and Wilson trigger. The barrel bushing was tight on the barrel, but was actually a little loose in the slide so I fitted a new Kart bushing. Prior to doing the work, the gun would would shoot 2- 2 1/2" groups at 25 yd. With the added work and using a red dot shooting 200 semi wc it will shoot 1 1/2"- 2" and sometimes as low as 1" It is by no means a competition target pistol, rather a accurate fun gun. Gun was about $610 new. My opinion is that for the money the gun is a keeper.
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  4. g7777777

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    Stay on a jackrabbit at 50 yards is not match accuracy?

    How wide do you think a jackrabbit is?

    Regards from Iowa

    Gene
     
  5. BigM-Perazzi

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    lol, I was thinking the same, Gene...
     
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    Up John's way they get about as big as a small antelope.

    That's my story and I'm sticking with it.

    Rick in MT
     
  7. TOOLMAKER 251

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    Gene, lay off the booze and drugs and you'll sleep better.
     
  8. Old Cowboy

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    Thank's for the information guys. I wasn't aware that they had the "80 series" style firing pin block? That's a deal breaker to me. Guess I'll just stick with my ol' Springfield Armory 1911. With an Ed Brown barrel, bushing & link it'll keep em' all in 2" @ 25 yards. FWIW I assumed a "match" pistol should do 1" @ 25 yards?

    Yeah, we have pretty big tough jackrabbits up here, coyotes ate all the little wimpy ones.........
     
  9. BigM-Perazzi

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    Haven't found the series 80 to be a problem. Good triggers can be done.
     
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