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    Remington R1

    Browsing various sites, this particular 1911 is close to being competitive price-wise with some of the Philippine-made guns. Being that they're made in Alabama that struck me as unusual. So in 2018, how is their overall QC, reliability, etc.?

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    I don't buy anything Remington these days, after their disaster with the 700 trigger, shoddy 870 QC, and abortions R51 and other pistols.
    - Rhino

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    their production and quality has been down the drain lately, i can't remember seeing anything Remington at the gun store or range...honestly have not seen much change from them.

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    I have not been impressed by the examples I've held. After having a pretty awful experience helping a customer resolve a warranty issue on an R1 with Remington there's no way I would own one.

    If you have to buy a 1911 in that price range you would almost certainly be better off with a Rock Island.
    Last edited by Tx_Aggie; 07-29-18 at 10:06.

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    Get a Colt Series 70 if you want classic. Otherwise, get a Rock Island like he said and put a GI thumb safety on it.

    Quote Originally Posted by guns4activists View Post
    The Remington R1 is definitely a nice 1911. You get a lot of the perks at a more affordable price. It has a double stack configuration which gives you a 15+1 capacity that is much better than other models. I posted a link below that has more information on the Remington as well as some other affordable 1911's so you have some other options to look at as well.

    https://www.firearmreview.com/best-1911s-every-budget/
    I wouldn’t call $999.99 MSRP affordable for a modern 1911

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    While this thread is now a few months old I can second the statement that Remington is lacking in QC. I purchased an 870 last month and the top of the receiver is even machined flat. It has a cant to it and the top is tilted what looks like 10-20 degrees. Bugs the crap out of me trying to get a sight picture with the bead on the end of the barrel.
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    In 2014, a RDS and a WML are pretty much mandatory for a defensive long-gun.

    Lights are way easier to fire up than NODs when rolling out of bed.

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    You should have your balls removed for posting such stupidity. This is not the other site...

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    The Remington R1 is definitely a nice 1911. You get a lot of the perks at a more affordable price. It has a double stack configuration which gives you a 15+1 capacity that is much better than other models. I posted a link below that has more information on the Remington as well as some other affordable 1911's so you have some other options to look at as well.

    https://www.firearmreview.com/best-1911s-every-budget/

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    Had a stainless R1 up til about 2-3 years ago. Excellent finish, reliability, accuracy. On par with many of my other 1911s.

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