POTD: Remington R1

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

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.

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  • Sulaco Sulaco on Oct 08, 2015

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

  • Cymond Cymond on Oct 11, 2015

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

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    • Cymond Cymond on Oct 11, 2015

      @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.