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    Actually, 45, I've never seen a Remington 1911. I like milspec 1911s.

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    Well for your info Jammersix when Remington first came back out with 1911 it was a mil spec model & they still make that model they call it the R1 now I have a question for you since you never seen a Remington 1911 or shot one why are you defending a pistol you know nothing about other than what you have read or heard about I mean if your going to put up this much hoooplah over a gun don't you think that you ought to have owned one or at least seen & shot one I mean just let it go drop it & move on to something else because now it seems like you been talking out of the top of your head ..

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    Like Jammer,I haven't seen a Rem,but I don't hate them at all.Unless I can get my hands on one I can't tell.There are a few 1911s I don't like,partly the gun,partly the company.

    This whole deal just makes no sense to me.It's a known fact that Kimbers were snapping slidestops for a while.I never owned one,so by the logic of this it never happened.I owned a Pinto that got wrecked,but since mine didn't blow up I guess it wasn't true about that stuff too.Personally I could care less what anybody thinks,petty drivell like this just makes me laugh.There's bigger problems to worry about in life than argueing about something that someone just can't see.Whether anyone uses one of these to the point of breakage is to be seen,until that happens it's a guessing game.I've seen barrels crack from minute contact in the wrong place,so I see this as a problem.Whatever happens will happen,hopefully nobody loses a pile of money over it.

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    I have run into somewhat good news on these oddballs.Apparently they all aren't the same cut,some are so-so.They all seem to have the endmill cut creating the bowtie,the first I saw had so much removed there were only 2 little triangles left,and he sold the gun because it had many issues.I got some nice views of another today that was much better.The cut on this wiped out only 1/2 of the stop so there is a little meat there.It still lowers the impact point but it isn't as bad as the first.It still causes an issue with standard stainless barrels but this cut should take longer for a problem to arrise.Without knowing what steel the barrels are made of,it isn't great news but better than the first example I saw.The first one I saw was the one a bullseye builder and 2 top custom builders (one also does bullseye guns) commented that the barrel will be short lived.At this point it's a matter of time to see what happens.

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    I heard that some Remington 700s will kill you. I saw a CNBC special on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jammersix View Post
    I heard that some Remington 700s will kill you. I saw a CNBC special on it.
    Dang, does that mean their gun oil is defective also???

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    No, but I heard from a guy who knew a guy whose brother watched the special, and he said his favorite gunsmith said he'd heard the problem was obvious to anyone with half a brain.

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    Pintos blew up too.I must have got a good one because mine didn't

    Jammer,I see you're still hung up on the 700s.Haven't handled one in years but if they're anything like the newer 870s,quality went in the crapper from the few examples I handled.

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    So I decided to whip up a holster for the RIA - I went with one cowboy style just in case I get into Wild Bunch. I am going to make another just like it with no carving or belt loop but a clip and see how it works a small of the back CC holster. The carving turned out ok for not haveing the right tools but it does look better from afar than up close but not bad for just a couple of hours work. I like it.

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    Dude,good one.I thought you used an open muzzle with an exposed trigger.

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    I own two Rem R1 1911 handguns. I liked the first one so much that I went back to buy another one before the price went up. They keep up with my SR1911 and Kimber pro tle 2 just fine. I'll pass the R1's on to the kids when my time on earth comes to an end but until then, I'll continue to shoot them.

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    Glad you like them Bear,I still haven't had my hands on one.I'd like to because I've heard some are built very nice for that price gun and would like to see it,but I'm sure when I find one it will be newer production.Nobody seems to know the earlier problems but there were a few and their customer service didn't get good reviews by a few people that had earlier versions.Hopefully it was a learning curve for Remington and everything is fine now.I've always liked Remington,but they sure aren't the company they were 30 years ago.The newer 870s remind me of the old Mossberg 500s,not near as nice or smooth as my old 870.

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    A pic of my 1911R1, although it's not disassembled. Mine has a cut.


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    I decided to go with the Remington R1...the base model. I will be picking it up today. It seems to be a good blend of modern innovations and past practices. It will remind me of my Dad who carried one in WW2. It is American made and I got a good price from my local GS. Yiogo

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    Let us know how it performs, Yiogo. I'm interested in hearing about it from the first person.

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    Will do, Jammersix. Stripped it down last night and oiled it up. Pretty dry. Made a holster for it today and will shoot it asap. Yiogo

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    No blemishes or cuts on mine. Pretty pristine. Yiogo

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jammersix View Post
    Let us know how it performs, Yiogo. I'm interested in hearing about it from the first person.
    Um,he's not the first person,others here have already stated they really like theirs.

    Enjoy it Yiogo,I guess I'll have to go hang out with idiots at a gun show to see one because I still haven't seen one local.I do live in a small town and anything worthwhile is an hour away,so I'm not just going to drive to look at something I probably won't buy.

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    Thanks, rex. Lord willing I'll make it to the range tomorrow with one or both of my daughters hopefully. I hear ya on gun shows. They are too crowded around here for me. Yiogo

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    Brought it to the range today. Shot 43 rounds through it. It operated flawlessly. Recoil was negligible ..believe it or not. My S&W Airweight 637-2 recoils much more. I am quite impressed so far. Yiogo

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    Glad to hear it.A fullsize steel 1911 is nice to shoot,they absorb the recoil quite well,the only thing nicer is a fullsize HK USP because the recoil spring assembly turns it into a recoil pussycat.The hotrodded 45s and the 10 can be a good hit,but everything else is mellow.While it ate those,dump a few more hundred through it before trusting the reliability for defense.

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    I will, rex. Fun to shoot but it's a range gun for me. At 64, I have a tough enough time lugging me around without lugging an extra 2.5+ pounds. LOL. The 637-2 is nice and light and who cares about recoil when a guy needs some help. God forbid! Yiogo

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    Make that 3 lbs loaded and in a holster. Again though, for old time sake, I wanted a full size 1911 similar to what Dad carried in WW2 and the Remington is it. The weight is inconsequential for me. Yiogo

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    That was funny,I've got about 15 years to catch up with you but I know what you mean.I don't have much for hip bones and get the saggy butt sometimes,but I love a good 1911.Don't lose the humor man,it's all we have left to keep our sanity in these screwed up times.

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    rex, I har ya, my friend. I'm trying. Back to the 1911... They are amazing considering the 100+ years these firearms have been in existence. Yiogo

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