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Old 01-28-2014, 01:28 PM   #1
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About to buy a new 1911

1911 craving has struck and I will be buying soon. My first will be a Remington R1. It satisfies my aesthetic requirements and has received good reviews all around. I want to keep it the way it is, a GI-style gun (w/the upgraded sights). Pic of gun:



As far as 1911s go, my knowledge is pretty limited. From what i can read online, it seems like a gun that (depending on one's budget) can but gunsmithed to infinity with upgrades.

Do any of you guys know of web articles i can read that discuss all the different kinds of upgrades and the benefits? I've taken a look at the Springfield Armory Custom Shop to get an idea of what can be done, but it isn't immediately clear what is the exact benefit i would feel while handling. Basically trying to get an idea what upgrades are worth it and what are too $$$ for what you are getting.

Maybe a 6months-1yr down the road I'll want to tighten up the R1 a bit. What are common upgrades for a low-mid end production gun? (not cosmetics like beavertail or ambi-safety etc)
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Old 01-28-2014, 03:18 PM   #2
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I had the same problem a little while back. As much as I had disliked 1911s, I still felt my collection would be incomplete without one (being the red-blooded commie-hating, eagle-loving, meat-eating, heterosexual macho American male that I am).

I had shot my friend's R1 and R1 officer models before, and didn't like either of them. I ended up going with a Colt Combat Elite, and fell in love with the 1911 platform for the first time ever.

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Old 01-28-2014, 03:24 PM   #4
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dear god. my small-ish hands would have a hard time handling that beast. Im looking forward to the slim grip profile of a regular 1911
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Old 01-28-2014, 09:24 PM   #6
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dear god. my small-ish hands would have a hard time handling that beast. Im looking forward to the slim grip profile of a regular 1911
My buddy has a thinner profile SA A-1 Loaded. I have large enough hands where it wouldn't be on my radar to buy but it also had a polished & black finish, not my thing.

Don't know much about how the Remington 1911's are but I'm a big fan of Springfield Armory's 1911's. Check out the Mil-Spec or the older model the G.I.
the TRP is also a nice piece, I plan to get one eventually...after my Wilson or Nighthawk
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Old 01-29-2014, 08:23 AM   #7
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I originally wanted the SA mil spec but I prefer blued vs parkerized. Also straight vs arched back strap.

Actually the more I look at the range officer the more I like. It has the bare minimum luxuries like beaver tail safety with all the TLC put into the match grade fitment. It might be #2.

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pony up and get a Colt (), it'll be worth it
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This is my remmington 1911. I love this gun, very accurate even from 15 yards.
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Most 1911s are accurate from 50yds+. 15yds is spitting distance

Nice pistol. I'm hearing a lot of good things about Remington's 1911s.
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This is my remmington 1911. I love this gun, very accurate even from 15 yards.
the R1S is a crazy good deal considering it is marginally more expensive than the blued.

I do want to get a gi-style stainless, I think for that i'll go for the springfield armory mil-spec
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Most 1911s are accurate from 50yds+. 15yds is spitting distance

Nice pistol. I'm hearing a lot of good things about Remington's 1911s.
Very true, I've shot targets from 25 yards and had great accuracy.
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I really love my Kimber Raptor...so tight it took a while to break in. I like my Para Slim Hawg also. Para makes good stuff. I still thing the best bang for the buck is Rock Island, some people love them, some hate them. Most people would hate me for saying a 1911 is a 1911. There are tons of things you can do with them but as long as it loads right and does not jam....you got a good one regardless of brand. My favorite is my WWII Ithica with all matching numbers.....not very accurate though.
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I've got a couple of Sig Sauer 1911s that are tremendous guns. A Scorpion Carry and an XO - both are very accurate, and have been 100% reliable. Also have a railed Kimber SIS that is one of the most accurate handguns I've ever shot.

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As much as I hate Kimber, and hated my Tactical Custom II with all its malfunctions, that thing was a serious tack driver.
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As much as I hate Kimber, and hated my Tactical Custom II with all its malfunctions, that thing was a serious tack driver.
Once I broke my Kimber in....never had ANY issue with it. Took me a little while, the hammer is still tight to bull back, but love the gun and would buy a Kimber again. Never a new one though again. Sold my Colt 70 series Commander. Did not really like that gun.
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Old 02-06-2014, 03:01 PM   #18
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Front strap checkering

Why is it that this feature is predominantly on $1k+ models? Does it really add that much cost?

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You do not really need it. Just saying again, an RIA 1911 is a pretty decent gun to start with. Turks are making some decent ones I hear also. Yes, I have a Kimber and a Para....but besides the tight feeling of the Kimber...well, and dead accurate, all the 1911s I have shot are basically the same.

Personally, I would check your local ARMSLIST for a good used deal on something. Also, getting different grips is addictive.
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I've heard great things of RIA, i just want my first purchase to be on the nicer end of the entry level GI style models
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