Why does the Ruger 1911 get more oohs and aahs than the Remington 1911 does?
Does the Ruger's lack of availability in large numbers play into it some?
Just curious. I'm a Remington owner, and when I first saw the 1911R1, I had the oohs and aahs for a while myself. I had to buy one. Now I realize that hey, everyone is cashing in on the 100th anniversary opportunity. S&W did a revamp of their 1911 design. Sig, Remington, Ruger, & Taurus are in the game. Springfield, and of course "Colt" have been making them forever. All the big names want a piece of the 1911 action.
It's a good time to be making 1911's. John Moses Browning was "the man". People are still going ga-ga over the 1911, and the U.S. military is still using his .50 caliber machine gun design in 2012.