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Thread: Just put a Remington R1 Stainless 1911 on layaway with buds

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    Just put a Remington R1 Stainless 1911 on layaway with buds

    I finally started to pull the trigger on a 1911. I have a .22lr in 1911 but no true 45. Also I have never used layaway or Buds before. so I guess I killed 3 birds with one stone.

    I wanted a entry level 1911 in stainless. Did not really want to pull it out of savings but could swing about $200 a month in fun money so wanted to go the layaway route. Origanally was looking at the Springfield GI, but the local stores did not have any in stock (nor buds). Most people seem satisfied with Buds, and they offer 90 layaway.

    Also they have the Remington R1 1911 Stainless for $618 (including insured shipping) and my local guy charges $25. So it looks like I am getting it for $643 OTD.

    Not a ton of reviews out there on the R1, espically the stainless, but for the most part what I have seen has been positive for an entry 1911. The only thing I was really hesitate on was that it does not seem to be +p rated, but that was not a deal breaker. A few questions.

    1) What can you tell me about the Remington R1 (espically stainless)?
    2) Are most entry level 1911s +p rated?
    3) Have you used Buds Layaway? How did it go?
    4) What can I do to keep my mind off it till I get her out of Jail?

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    Sorry, I cannot answer your questions but looking forward to pics and range report.

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    1. I can't tell you too much about the stainless R1. I just picked mine up at the gun shop today. I haven't shot it yet, but this is what I know. The slide to frame, barrel to slide and barrel to bushing fit are very good. My grip safety is a little loose, but not enough to be distracting. The sights are similar to, but much better than GI and are the 3-dot variety. The safety lever is pretty much standard GI, as is the grip safety, trigger, and hammer. Mine has a good, soft, glare-free finish and a nice pair of double diamond walnut grips. My trigger pull is 4.5 lbs with no creep and just a bit of over-travel.

    2. I don't know.

    3. No.

    4. Shop for range ammo, or if you can, reload copious amounts of ammo. Go out and persuade everyone to vote this Fall. (For gun-friendly candidates) Buy your wife something nice. Wives need toys too! Buy some western paperbacks by Louis LaMour (sp?) or William Johnstone. Get a part time job as a greeter at Wally World to help you get it out of layaway sooner.

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    I took the R1 to the range today and fired 50 rounds of hardball and 20 rounds of my target reloads with 200 gr. LSWC's. I alternated magazines and had zero issues with the gun. My only criticism is that it shoots about 1.5" low at 7 yards using a 6:00 hold. Below is a 10 shot group at 7 yards with hardball. I think it's going to be a keeper.







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    Just picked one up myself. Haven't had a chance to shoot it yet, but it seems like a decently made 1911 for the price point. I am quite fond of the satin stainless finish it has.






    Slide to frame fit is decent for a production gun on my particular example. Trigger breaks at 5.5 pounds with a little bit of that Series 80 creep.

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    Got her home this weekend. Man is she good looking. I will probably not get to shoot it until next weekend. But I am impressed with the fit and finish. I am not a 1911 guy, so I am not in a position to give a good review of tolerances.

    I replaced the factory walnut grips with some buffalo horn grips. They look jet black until the light hits them right then they have streaks of gray and white. Pics cannot do it justice.

    I wish I had gotten a picture of the white dot sights. Much improved over regular GI. The trigger is good. A slight creep, but not much at all IMHO

    All told from Buds to my house it was $643. So far I am happy







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    Very nice looking pics of your Remington.

    Winchester's RA45TP creates some rather fast slide speeds and I've read that the recoil spring should be increased to 18.5#s if one chooses to carry this ammunition. I've tested this ammunition against very hard cow bones, capturing the bullet in water, it's a tough bullet design that hits very hard and it meets FBI penetration requirements.

    There is no way to predict incapacitation times, so one needs to decide if +P ammunition is worth the additional long term beating your Remington will take compared to standard pressure bonded or HST ammunition.
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    Nice 1911s everyone, but is it me or do some of them have slides that overhang the frame a tiny bit (in the rear)?
    Too many people miss the silver lining because they're expecting gold.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spyros
    Nice 1911s everyone, but is it me or do some of them have slides that overhang the frame a tiny bit (in the rear)?
    It would be nice to see a few more close-ups.
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