William writes …

This is a shot of my Remington R1. It is stock, except for the USGI grips. The ammo box is a reproduction of the type used in WWII.

I had been searching for a good surplus 1911A1, but the prices were much more than my budget and what I really wanted was a good, tight shooter.

Picking up the R1 was the answer for me. Vintage looks with modern manufacturing (and a few upgrades) – it is the first gen Miata of 1911s.

Thanks William.



  • mosinman

    i have the same pistol, i’m quite happy with it

    • Dracon1201

      I couldn’t be happier with mine.

  • Hilltop

    Shot one a few weeks ago and was really impressed.

  • john huscio

    So between this and the sr1911…..what’s the better 1911?

    • troy2525

      Ruger is better made and has a better trigger

  • Bill

    Vintage looks, except for sights that you can actually use.

  • tony

    Californians don’t have that option 🙁

  • Sulaco

    Picked one up on sale in stainless steel. Very nice.

  • Cymond

    I’ve posted this before, but here’s some vintage Remington ammo. It was given to me by my grandfather-in-law.

    • Cymond

      I love the vintage look. At one point Cimaronn was selling a high polish 1911, I think without the A1 trigger cuts. I wanted one as a display piece, but not enough to spend $600 on one.