I've had my R1 Talo Edition for about 7 months now, and have not had any issues with it at all. I have probably 500 or so rounds through it. Can't shoot it as much as I'd like due to the cost of 45acp, but it has been great. It's my favorite handgun I own next to my Beretta 92A1 9mm.
I just bought a Stainless R1S and I think its one of the better built 1911's at their price out there..!
Out of the box I ran 10 mags thru her and not one malfunction..! Also, As I took it apart to clean,
I noticed it was really put together well. I would not hesitate to tell anyone to buy one..! JMHO....
If the Remington 1911s would have been given the same benefit of the doubt which the Rugers were given, I believe the Remingtons would have proven themselves worthy. Besides, you can easily get your hands on a Remington.
I've put a 2-300 rounds through my R1. It is a joy to shoot. Those SR1911's look pretty good too. So many guns to buy.
Looks like the 1911's are safe from the gun carrying, gun grabbers. Hope no one tells them dropping a mag down (or as they "clip) and popping in another, might take 2 seconds.
Hang in there, guys.