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.