Remington® Model 1911 R1™ Pistol
Glad I selected American over Brazillian
My wife and I discussed for some time for a home defense weapon. We have been looking at Taurus and when BP had their big pre Black Friday Sale. We saw the Taurus on sale but the American made Remington also in the ad. So I decided to look into the Remington R1. Being an old Army Sergeant the Remington looked like the old Army friend we had before it was replaced by the whimpy Beretta. After reading stellar reviews of the R1 and finding out all the rebates and perks from purchasing it, it was a steal. Shoots good,especially, after I GI'd it and gave it a good oiling, just like my armorer in the Army taught us. Keeping the innards wet is the secret, makes cleaning easier and the weapon reliable.
December 9, 2014
about 200 rounds so far, not one hiccup.. Bass Pro did not have the stainless version, the R1S, so i bought one that my LGS had in stock.
i might still purchase a few WC magazines for it, just to be safe, but the stock mags look great, seem to work fine.
this is a great 1911. very accurate, reliable. nice trigger.
a very pretty pistol, as well.
March 13, 2013
Good gun some problems
From the UK but my daughter lives in the USA, she bought me the gun last year to use when I visit. Out of the box the 1911 is very well made and was accurate to an extent I have not seen in other pistols I have shot. I have the same problem though as one reviewer from Miami where the pistol had a jam/misfeed in every magazine we shot, tried different ammo but problem persists so had the extractor changed but have yet to shoot since the change. Will update when I get the chance to fire.
January 3, 2015
Is my first 1911. Have a S&W .40 and it doesn't even compare to the 1911. Fell in love with it after the first clip. The grouping was excellent. The trigger pull was very easy, which didn't make me pull her offline. The recovery from recoil was wonderful. I was able to fire prettily rapidly and still stay on target. Had 1 jam which was pretty easy to clear and know can happen from time to time, but overall is a wonderful functioning gun and would absolutely recommend it for the price. Would post a pic of my first grouping if possible, but trust me, was very tight at about 12 yards. Is excellent.
November 18, 2014