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Remington 1911 R1

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by mjb, Jul 6, 2010.

  1. mjb

    mjb Member.

    I saw that Remington is now making a 1911 .45. At first I was excited in purchasing one. However, I have heard that some 1911 magazines will not fit in the gun, and that it is not rated for +p ammo. Does anyone have any more infor or experience on this gun?

    FIVETWOSEVEN Well-Known Member

    Some of the mags won't fit it? Sounds like its not made to Specs! :eek:
  3. Red Cent

    Red Cent Well-Known Member

    Hear that in a gunstore?:cool:
  4. Quoheleth

    Quoheleth Well-Known Member

    Or on the interwebs?
  5. 9mmepiphany

    9mmepiphany Moderator

    additional question, if you don't mind

    does anyone know who makes the parts for Remington's 1911...someone told me it was Armscor
  6. The Lone Haranguer

    The Lone Haranguer Well-Known Member

    This is unlikely. What is more likely is that some magazines may work better in it than others. This is common with modern 1911s. With all the 1911 and magazine combinations out there, each made by a different company, to slightly different specs, tolerances and clearances, sometimes you have to experiment until you find a combination that works. It was a lot easier when only one company made them.

    Also unlikely. It should be rated for any ammo for which there is a SAAMI spec.
  7. DrLaw

    DrLaw Well-Known Member

    The reel trufh

    It's all true. Remmington, which has not been in the pistol business since the 1930's (The XPX-100 aside) is farming out all it's work to other places. The reason most 1911 magazines won't fit is that the Remmington is installing the magazines backwards, the square end to the front.

    They are having Tawrus make the slides from MIM using zinc alloys from the supply left over from the former Jenings Arms Co., aka Bryko.

    Working parts such as the trigger and hammer group are being made by DWM using titanium-coated bronze alloys for light weight and heatability.

    The barrels are being made by the Spanish Company Junkar, and are being rifled by buttons, which is where they get the phrase, button rifling.

    I could go on with this one, but I want to see how many fish I can catch tonight, so I am heading out now. (You know, the Doc is out now.:D)

    The Doc is out now. :cool:

  8. mjb

    mjb Member.

    on the web

    MICHAEL T Well-Known Member

    All I know is at the NRA convention I ask several times who makes the frame and slides. They would not give me a answer . Just ignored my question. I won't buy one if can answer a simple question
  10. 9mmepiphany

    9mmepiphany Moderator

    that mirrors the reports i got from attendees at the SHOT show

    what i would take from that response is:
    1. not us
    2. not domestically
  11. sidheshooter

    sidheshooter Well-Known Member

    Don't know about mags. Regarding +P, folks can scroll down and see for themselves; it appears that their own 185 gr. +P Golden Saber from the same website is not recommended.

    http://www.1911r1.com/pages/FAQs.aspx :barf:

    Good thinking, Remington... no one asked me, but I would have suggested warranting the gun for their own ammo... :evil:
  12. Jon Coppenbarger

    Jon Coppenbarger Well-Known Member

    I have 2 of them and was one of the first to get one in colorado and have two more ordered but what the heck I like 45's.

    I have not had a lick of problems shooting the one I have shot and it is a very nice looking pistol for the money. I would not have a problem shooting 45 +P+ even threw it.

    But then again I own many, many of them from a 1913 colt to the new ones coming out.
    It could turn out that I do not like them but everything I have heard from folks who actually own one they like them.
  13. earlthegoat2

    earlthegoat2 Well-Known Member

    I dont think there will be any more problems with this one than any other 1911 in the price point such as Armscor.

    The question as to where the materials are made are anyones guess. I have heard many reports similar to Michael_T's. IMO, the only way Remington could make a 1911 at such a pricepoint would be to farm it out overseas. So far I have not seen a claim they are made in the US but I have not seen a gun either so I do not know what it says on it.

    All in all though I think you get what you pay for with this one.
  14. mjb

    mjb Member.

    Remington has told me in a e-mail that they did a market survey before the pistol was introduced, and therefore the pistol was a response to the survey. I do not believe that. I really don't think that anyone would tell them to make it not rated for +P. I will not buy it. :banghead:
  15. Omaha-BeenGlockin

    Omaha-BeenGlockin Well-Known Member

    Dealer had one in the case marked at $699---was thinking that was more than MSRP---then I notice written in small letters on the bottom that its not for sale---so not sure what to think about that. I didn't even bother to ask to see it.
  16. sidheshooter

    sidheshooter Well-Known Member

    The early reports really got my tail wagging on this thing, but the ammo constraints (as dictated by the company, if not in reality) hemming and hawing about the parts origin (just be forthcoming, it's not like RIA is suffering for fans) and general post-introduction vibe just serve to make the Springer Mil-Spec look even better as an entry piece than it already is, IMHO.

    Nice looking piece, though. If someone gave me one, what the heck, I'd shoot it...

    (...but you can bet that the first rounds through it would be from my old stash of proload 230 +P. Spank that thing and make it behave...) :evil:
  17. CoRoMo

    CoRoMo Well-Known Member

    I'd take the cheapest Springer over this one, all day long.
  18. Jon Coppenbarger

    Jon Coppenbarger Well-Known Member

    I have the gi springfield and like it also but I like the remington more. so what happened when you shot your remington that made you not like it?

    I see your in colorado also I will give you $500 for it since you do not like it as long as you have not torn it up?
    Last edited: Jul 7, 2010
  19. earlthegoat2

    earlthegoat2 Well-Known Member

    You can probably still safely shoot +P out of it. Remington is just CYAing.

    Heck, get an extra power Wolff spring before you shoot +P out of it.
  20. DrLaw

    DrLaw Well-Known Member

    I guess I was using the wrong bait, I didn't get any nibbles. :evil:

    Interesting to see how much people know about a gun that few have seen, but have heard of. :scrutiny: If I had listened to the nay-sayers of Taurus, I would not have a nice PT-1911 that is serving me very well in competition.

    Just saying.

    The Doc is out now. :cool:

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