Stainless Remington R1
I stumbled across one of these tonight. Somehow it wound up going home with me. It appears to be a really nice gun upon first inspection. I'm planning on shooting it Saturday.
Has anyone experienced one of these yet?
Here's a pic, as promised.
Here it is with my Ruger SR1911.
I think your one of the first! I cant wait to hear how they are, i've been drooling over them on their website for a while now. Get up some PICS!!!
Sorry about no pics yet. I just got home from work and haven't even had a chance to look at it. Hopefully I can get one up tomorrow evening. I'm still hoping to fire it on Saturday.
Ok, pics are now up! I'm not sure I'll get to shoot it tomorrow. If not then, Sunday might work. I'll eat myself if I don't get to shoot it this weekend and have to wait until next weekend.
They make a nice pair
I might get the rosewood grips with the same type of medallion from Remington. Then they'd look even more like a pair. Those grips are only 26 bucks, so why not?
Nice pistols. Can't wait for a range report on the Remington.
Danke schon (Thank you) for sharing pictures. You are the first to share your new vise. Good for you.
Please post a Range Review!
I Did some more research and found that The Local Gun Store (LGS) has the Remingtion R1S 1911 Stainless Steel 45ACP
listed but not available at their Distributor yet.
So I got one on order (6Jan12). I'm the first on the list. Price will be $696.00 out the door (OTD).
The Remingtion R1S 1911 Stainless Steel 45ACP will be about $60 more than my Ruger SR1911, but I don't care
because the R1 Blued had very good reviews (and I got to look at several) and was a sleeper also in 2011.
I'm sure the R1S is just as good or better.
Hope it is not as long a wait as it was for my Ruger SR1911 (May11-Dec11). Told them I would not bug them like I did the Ruger SR1911.
I've only had my SR1911 4 months. My first 1911. This is what I like about it.
~Made in the U.S.A.
~MSRP of 799.00. Got mine for $630.
~Made with Stainless Steel. Not shiny, not too dull.
~Some parts are made with MIM (Metal Injected Mold) parts (I donít care, all I know is that they work just as good
or better, as machined parts). S&W has perfected the process and so has Ruger.
~ďSeries 70Ē 1911. Made without the firing pin safety button (would be located on the underside of the slide, approximately where the rear sight is)
~Slide edges have slight bevel (wonít cut your fingers)
~The plunger assembly is machined on the frame. (the tube looking thing that is above the left grip panel, this holds
the spring that tensions the thumb safety/slide stop/take down pin).
Most other brand 1911 plunger assy. is separate/are staked on.
~Cool extended thumb safety. (clicks up and down very positively).
~Cool skeletonized hammer and trigger.
~Checkered steel mainspring housing (not high impact nylon).
~Smooth front strap. (I wish it were checkered)
~SS barrel (target grade). Polished feed ramp.
~The barrel is tight fitting to the barrel bushing. The Slide is tight fitting to the Frame. (Yes!)
~Memory bump on the grip safety (to insure safety engagement).
~The extended beaver tail (hammer wonít bite web of hand)
~Magazine well has a nice cut bevel (ease of inserting the Magazine).
~Sights are Novakís tactical 3-dot medium profile sights, define the sight picture. You do not have to guess where the front sight is. Sights stand tall so you can aim. (This is very very important to handgun accuracy)
~Rear Sight is adjustable for Windage. (Allen head screw, 5/64th on top).
~There is a Customer Service if I need warranty or repairs. I understand Rugerís CS is second to none.
Last year, after many years owning Smith & Wessonís I had to use S&W Customer Service: they are the best.
~The 1911 platform feels good in my hand, not exclusive to Ruger. Comfortable and balanced.
~Slim profile makes easy carry.
~As far as Iím concerned, Ruger put some thought into SR1911. Took the best of other 1911s, put the good qualities together in this one.
~ Aftermarket parts can be used. Iím sure there may be minimal fitting issues. Probably the single most important feature of a Ruger SR-1911 is total Colt Series 70 compatibility.
~It is very accurate.
~The only other 1911 I would consider is the Smith & Wesson ďEĒ series. It is a very strong contender.
No dislikes yet. My Ruger SR1911 45ACP has performed with no mishap.
There is one bad thing though; The Ruger SR1911 45ACP is hard to get and in very high demand.
Iím number 5 on a list, for another SR1911 and #1 on the list for ordered New Remington R1S (Stainless Steel) 45ACP.
I am sure the R1s will be great also!
Again, Auf wiedersehen, Nicht pat einen brennenden Hund.
Beautiful gun Dan, thanks for posting!