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Ruger SR 1911 or Remington 1911 R1 Enhanced

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by TAB56, Jul 30, 2011.

  1. TAB56

    TAB56 New Member

    Maybe you guys can help me out, looking to get a SR 1911 or a Remington 1911 R1 enhanced what are the pros and cons of the two and which do you think is a better Pistol Thanks for any input it would be much appreciated.
  2. pikid89

    pikid89 Well-Known Member

    the most obvious decision you'll have to make is if you want black (R1) or Stainless (SR1911)

    the SR1911 is a like a series 70 1911

    the R1 is like a Series 80 1911, that has the additional firing pin safety

    me?, id get the Ruger, but then again I am a pretty big ruger fan
  3. SwampWolf

    SwampWolf Well-Known Member

    Another consideration might be: Do you prefer a plastic mainspring housing or a metal one?

    Edit: Both are metal. Don't know how I ever got to thinking otherwise. Sorry for the misinformation.
    Last edited: Aug 1, 2011
  4. sjvcon

    sjvcon New Member

    Which one has plastic and which one metal? I'm trying to make the same decision.
  5. Fishslayer

    Fishslayer Well-Known Member

    No brainer for me. SR1911. Of course, we can't get those in Kalifornistan.:(
  6. Apocalypse-Now

    Apocalypse-Now Well-Known Member

    i haven't seen a ruger sr1911 in person yet, but there's no way i would purchase a Remington 1911. the quality has been very poor on all i've seen.
  7. ugaarguy

    ugaarguy Moderator Staff Member

    Why limit yourself to two of the newest 1911s on the market? There are alternatives in the same price range with proven track records.
  8. Apocalypse-Now

    Apocalypse-Now Well-Known Member

    ^^i agree.

    the OP didn't mention other interests, but i would go for a springfield armory mil spec or operator over either of those two.
  9. txgunsuscg

    txgunsuscg Well-Known Member

    How many have you seen? I went to the gun show last weekend and handled several, and I own an R1, and it shoots just as well as my Springfield or my Colt and looks just as good. I think the biggest issue with deciding on an R1 is that I keep seeing models that they don't have listed on their site. Remington only lists 2 models (not counting the centennial models), but I have seen at least 4 at gun shows.
  10. InkEd

    InkEd Well-Known Member

    Ruger without question. Consider a SA Mil-Spec too.
  11. JDGray

    JDGray Well-Known Member

    I waited for the Ruger too long, and ended up with a SA Milspec. I like the 70 series, without the FP block, and is why I didn't consider a Remington.
  12. Zerodefect

    Zerodefect Well-Known Member

  13. nonlinr

    nonlinr New Member

    I have a R1 Enhanced and the mainspring housing is metal. I saw a review on the plain RI (http://www.realguns.com/articles/261.htm) that says it is metal as well. I like the Remington quite a bit. It shoots very well and I am quite happy with the purchase. I hear great things about the Ruger but haven't seen one in person yet.
  14. rich642z

    rich642z Well-Known Member

    SR1911,We love em.
  15. Apocalypse-Now

    Apocalypse-Now Well-Known Member

    more than a few. i won't go into detail, so as not to offend anyone. ;)
  16. whalerman

    whalerman member

    There was also discussion about whether one frame was forged and the other wasn't. I'm not knowledgeable about these concerns, but I know lots of guys had opinions on which frame would hold up better.
  17. Apocalypse-Now

    Apocalypse-Now Well-Known Member

    neither the ruger nor the remington have forged frames. they're both cast.
  18. JDGray

    JDGray Well-Known Member

    This one!:D

    Not sure if the frames will outlast a good cast frame though, most of us can't afford to shoot a frame bad....
  19. txgunsuscg

    txgunsuscg Well-Known Member

    I would love for you to go into detail. I won't be offended, but I was planning on doing some light modification to my R1 and possibly using it as a carry gun, so if there are quality issues present, I need to know what to look for....
  20. Hondo 60

    Hondo 60 Well-Known Member

    I've handled both & they seemed to be nice.
    Both in the same price range.

    But I bought an American Classic II.
    Just as nice as the Ruger & Remington, but it was about $150 cheaper.
    I've had it for a month now & have fired about 500 rounds through it.
    Still love it, still glad I bought it.


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