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I picked up my Remington 1911 R1 from Gander Mountain at about 9:30 AM and went straight to their indoor Livefire range. I put about about 78 rounds of WWB 230 grain Ball through it. No problems, no FTF, FTE, was great.
I forgot my phone, couldn't take pictures of my targets. But, believe me, I am better with the 1911 than the XDM.
Only problem I had was cleaning it. Guess the .45's in the Army were so "well" worn, that the assembly/disassembly was very easy. This 1911 R1 was very hard to get apart and back together, everything fits so tightly! But that is a good thing. All in all, I will have pictures the next time I go to the range.:)
Forgot...I have the "base" R1, with the fixed sights. Those sights are HUGE! Really like them.
 

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Appreciate the write-up. I think this might be the year for me to bring home a 1911. It's appropriate given the anniversary, I think.
 

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I returned to the range today to fire off 150 more rds of 230 grain Ball and then 35 rounds of 230 grain JHP (all WWB). I used two new magazines I bought from "Cheaper than Dirt". Both "Remington" 8 round magazines. I also used the two 7 round mags than came with it.
I had no problems with 7 rounders or the first 8 rounder. However, when I used the second 8 rd mag, I did have a FTF. I believe it was my fault because I didn't make sure all the rounds were properly seated in the mag. After that little "hiccup", I expierenced 0 problems. (When I learn how to upload photos, I will post pics of my targets).

I shot at 5yards and 7. I can believe I am so much a better shot with the R1 than the XDM. Oh, I replaced the Rosewood" grips with rubber Houge grips. Boy, what a difference:eek:.
All in all, I am impressed with the R1:D. Also, cleaning was alot easier this time. I was able to disassemble and reassemble with no problems. Guess "muscle" memory is returning.;)
 

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I'm sure you'll like it for the "wow" factor. I had a 1911 (Taurus PT1911) and it was a great shooting experience, but for use as a personal defense weapon?

No thanks.

I'll stick with technology designed after McKinley's first term, thank you!

A 1911 is a gun you show your friends. A polymer pistol is a gun you show your enemies. In my current fiscal state, I have had to basically sell everything that isn't immediately important for my personal defense. I have one more rifle that's just "extra" from my "salad days" of gun ownership, where I could afford to be an idiot with my money.

I will put it up for sale shortly. Must be nice to:

1. Have a job with decent income and
2. Have a gun simply because it's nice to have and fun to shoot.
 

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A 1911 is a gun you show your friends. A polymer pistol is a gun you show your enemies.

I am probably not alone here on XD Talk in challenging that statement.
 

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I am probably not alone here on XD Talk in challenging that statement.
Aye. The 1911 continues to be fielded by folks in uniform who could use practically anything they want, and yet they keep using JMB's "dated" design. A somewhat limited mag capacity (by modern standards) is the only shortcoming I've ever found with a properly tuned 1911. The slim profile, straight-back trigger pull, consistent single-action break, good sight radius, and good caliber combine to make it a great combat handgun today as well as in 1911.
 

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I am probably not alone here on XD Talk in challenging that statement.
Me three after Dan.

I get frustrated by the implication that the 1911 somehow isn't a modern handgun design, when most all the modern handguns owe JMB for their basic function to begin with. (Yes, this even includes GLOCKs!) Until a suitable, more reliable, and faster solution comes along to replace the delayed blow-back design; the 1911 is, and will continue to be, a modern firearm. As a matter of fact, since blow-back operated firearms with internal striking mechanisms pre-date the 1911, and the delayed blow back design itself, most of the latest and greatest pocket guns are less modern than the 1911!
 

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Well the 1911 is a short single action trigger compared to the longer and heaver XD trigger, you better be better with the 1911.
That just shows you what you need to do to become a better shooter with the XD, better trigger and wrist control!

You may want a bushing wrench to help disassemble, you can get a polymer one for $5
 

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I am probably not alone here on XD Talk in challenging that statement.
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Any gun that shoots good, feels good, and is reliable is a gun worthy of showing your enemies, whether its metal or plastic.
 

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You are very misinformed my friend. Of course you DID buy a Taurus 1911?:rolleyes:

I'm sure you'll like it for the "wow" factor. I had a 1911 (Taurus PT1911) and it was a great shooting experience, but for use as a personal defense weapon?

No thanks.

I'll stick with technology designed after McKinley's first term, thank you!

A 1911 is a gun you show your friends. A polymer pistol is a gun you show your enemies. In my current fiscal state, I have had to basically sell everything that isn't immediately important for my personal defense. I have one more rifle that's just "extra" from my "salad days" of gun ownership, where I could afford to be an idiot with my money.

I will put it up for sale shortly. Must be nice to:

1. Have a job with decent income and
2. Have a gun simply because it's nice to have and fun to shoot.
 

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I'm sure you'll like it for the "wow" factor. I had a 1911 (Taurus PT1911) and it was a great shooting experience, but for use as a personal defense weapon?

No thanks.

I'll stick with technology designed after McKinley's first term, thank you!

A 1911 is a gun you show your friends. A polymer pistol is a gun you show your enemies. In my current fiscal state, I have had to basically sell everything that isn't immediately important for my personal defense. I have one more rifle that's just "extra" from my "salad days" of gun ownership, where I could afford to be an idiot with my money.

I will put it up for sale shortly. Must be nice to:

1. Have a job with decent income and
2. Have a gun simply because it's nice to have and fun to shoot.

Get a better 1911. i hate when people say things like this. they come up with stupid things of why a gun is bad. glocks suck because of this and so on and so on. Xd suck because of this and so on and so on. a gun is what you make of it. i am sure there is atleast one person out there that loves hi-point and thinks all guns suck.
 

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Congrats on the new 1911...Pics would be nice...:)
 

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Hope these come through... $6.jpg

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Added houge grips, targets were at 7 yards at the indoor range. I have the bushing wrench. does make it easier to take down. I was commenting that compared to what I carried in the US Army, this R1 was quite difficult to dis assemble.:)
 

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I'm sure you'll like it for the "wow" factor. I had a 1911 (Taurus PT1911) and it was a great shooting experience, but for use as a personal defense weapon?

No thanks.

I'll stick with technology designed after McKinley's first term, thank you!

A 1911 is a gun you show your friends. A polymer pistol is a gun you show your enemies. In my current fiscal state, I have had to basically sell everything that isn't immediately important for my personal defense. I have one more rifle that's just "extra" from my "salad days" of gun ownership, where I could afford to be an idiot with my money.

I will put it up for sale shortly. Must be nice to:

1. Have a job with decent income and
2. Have a gun simply because it's nice to have and fun to shoot.
You're right, it is nice to have a job that I can afford this weapon. You're wrong about most of the other stuff. I plan on the R1 to be my carry weapon. I am very comfortable with it and I believe I am compentant with it. I, also like my XD(m) .45, but that will be the house weapon.
There will be a rifle in the near future to round out my "arsenal".
I am sorry to hear about your recent fiscal state. Just don't be angry that some may be better off than you. I don't become angry at those that are better off than me and can afford more than I can. Life, at times can really suck.
 

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Very nice!

If you don't mind me asking, what was your cost? I bumped into one the other day at our local gun store and my eyes perked up... I may purchase one.
 

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Very nice!

If you don't mind me asking, what was your cost? I bumped into one the other day at our local gun store and my eyes perked up... I may purchase one.
I bought it at Gander Mountain for $669.00. For them, I thought it was a great deal. I was looking at the Citidal and the Springfield GI Mil Spec. I couldn't see the sights with my 56 yr old eyes!:???: The sights on the R1 are HUGE!:)
 

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I bought it at Gander Mountain for $669.00. For them, I thought it was a great deal. I was looking at the Citidal and the Springfield GI Mil Spec. I couldn't see the sights with my 56 yr old eyes!:???: The sights on the R1 are HUGE!:)
Thanks Rbrad! I will definitely put this on my list. :p
 
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