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Old 05-06-2012, 8:06 AM
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Default Remington R1s 1911 Stainless Steel 45ACP

I just got the new stainless steel Remington 1911...


I tried to buy a Ruger SR1911 a couple months ago, but the store policy wouldn't hold it during the background check and it got sold out during the delay. They still haven't restocked the Ruger, but at another store I came across the new Remington stainless. When I saw it in person, I actually thought it had a healthier shine and crisper presentation compared to the Ruger. So, now I've got two Remington 1911s. I'm sure I would have been happy with the Ruger 1911, but I know I'm happy now that the Remington Stainless worked out instead. I happily paid $699 for this one and I was glad the background check came back much faster this time, although I was still delayed for a couple hours. This is my last gun purchase before my move out to occupied territory Kalifornia.

I switched out the plain Walnut wood grips with G10 grips that have the Remington medallion. While the walnut grips did look good, i think this is a pretty nice upgrade. It came with two stainless 7rd mags, but I have some 10rd mags on order.

Everything functions very nicely and I was comparing it to my Talo Version R1. They have the same trigger, same hammer tension, same slide. Terrific. Most of my handguns are black, so the stainless really stands out. Between the two, blue and stainless, I think I would select the stainless 1911 as my one preference.

Looking forward to getting to the range!
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Old 05-06-2012, 8:13 AM
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Congrats on the new 1911



My condolences for having to deal with the ***backwards gun laws this state has.
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Old 05-07-2012, 12:56 PM
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Both Remington 1911s together...


Here's a pic of the Talo edition which has custom Rosewood grips along side my new stainless with G10 grips.
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Very nice. You must have some iron will. I would not be able to leave those beauties stock.
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Very nice and congrats. If you already have a Remington in black, then you made a better choice. The two together looks like a nice match. Better for presentation.
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Wow. Nice. There are so few (relatively) plain-jane stainless 1911 models on the market. I have paid little attention to the Remington models, and didn't even realize that they now offered the stainless. How is the fit/finish on the gun? Nice, tight tolerances?
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How is the fit/finish on the gun? Nice, tight tolerances?
Tight tolerances! Flawless fit and finish. Great value in the entry level 1911 category.
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Tight tolerances! Flawless fit and finish. Great value in the entry level 1911 category.
Well, then, buy a few more and bring 'em here! You'll be able to sell them for a profit, without even trying.
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Well, then, buy a few more and bring 'em here! You'll be able to sell them for a profit, without even trying.
How would I sell them for a profit? To whom? If it's a big hassle process, it wouldn't be worth it for a $50 profit, but if it's really without trying then maybe.
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Which series are they?
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Which series are they?
It's a hypothetical, that he's suggesting if I bought some more I could sell them for profit easily in CA?

If you're asking what series are my two 1911s? Remington just started making 1911s again last year for the 100 year anniversary. They hadn't made 1911s since WW2.

2011
1) They had a first series R1.
2) They had a Talo edition which added custom Rosewood grips and 8 RD mags, but is the same as the R1 otherwise. That's the first one I got.
3) They had an enhanced version with a fiber optic sight and some other features.
4) they also had a centennial version with some engraving.

2012
1) Stainless Steel R1S. This is the new one I got. Might not even be able to find more soon, because they're new.
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How would I sell them for a profit? To whom? If it's a big hassle process, it wouldn't be worth it for a $50 profit, but if it's really without trying then maybe.
Yeah, it's likely more theory than anything else. Although, I wouldn't be surprised if you might be able to mark them up closer to $100, each. No one will be able to touch one here for less than that, because they'd have to pay for shipping, SSE fee, and state sales tax. But if you sold them face-to-face, once you get here, it would likely be a financial win-win for both parties. But again, it's more folly than anything else.
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WOW that a sweet looking pistola, Congrats!
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It's a hypothetical, that he's suggesting if I bought some more I could sell them for profit easily in CA?

If you're asking what series are my two 1911s? Remington just started making 1911s again last year for the 100 year anniversary. They hadn't made 1911s since WW2.

2011
1) They had a first series R1.
2) They had a Talo edition which added custom Rosewood grips and 8 RD mags, but is the same as the R1 otherwise. That's the first one I got.
3) They had an enhanced version with a fiber optic sight and some other features.
4) they also had a centennial version with some engraving.

2012
1) Stainless Steel R1S. This is the new one I got. Might not even be able to find more soon, because they're new.
I meant if they are Series 70 or Series 80....

Also, Remington Arms has NEVER made 1911s until now. Our wartime manufacturer was Remington Rand, different company entirely.
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I meant if they are Series 70 or Series 80....

Also, Remington Arms has NEVER made 1911s until now. Our wartime manufacturer was Remington Rand, different company entirely.
The Remingtons are series 80.

I had to look up my history again on the old Remington 1911s. They made them in WW1, not WW2. You are correct that Remington Rand was a different company that made 1911 in WW2. The current Remington company made them in WW1 and then brought them back in 2011.
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The Remingtons are series 80.

I had to look up my history again on the old Remington 1911s. They made them in WW1, not WW2. You are correct that Remington Rand was a different company that made 1911 in WW2. The current Remington company made them in WW1 and then brought them back in 2011.
Ah, that's right. I forgot Union Metallic Cartridge company was part of Remington at that time. I always remembered the UMC made ones.
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