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Guns N Stuff
(309) 820-9508
1206 Towanda Ave Suite 2
Bloomington, IL
 
Smileys Sports Shop Inc
2049 Ireland Grove Rd
Bloomington, IL
 
Sonix Industries
(309) 452-8599
1315 Clover Ln
Normal, IL
 
Guns N Stuff.com
(309) 820-9508
1206 Towanda Ave
Bloomington, IL
 
Smiley''S Sports Shopinc.
800-880-1498, 309-663-1133
2049 Ireland grove rd.
Bloomington, IL
 
Flatiron Gun Repair
309663113
2049 Ireland Grove Rd
Bloomington, IL
 
Langhoff & Co
309828945
814 W Jackson St
Bloomington, IL
 
Quinns Catalogue
309662744
45 Chiswick Circle
Bloomington, IL
 
Altic, David E Jr
309824644
704 E Washington
Bloomington, IL
 
Dgw Co
(309) 379-4330
6125 E 1175 North Rd
Bloomington, IL
 

Remington 1911 R1 Review

When Remington announced last year that it was going to be making a handgun, it definitely got everyone's attention.

When Remington announced last year that it was going to be making a handgun, it definitely got everyone's attention. Big Green, America's oldest gun maker, hadn't produced a handgun in decades, and this was going to be the first new 1911 from the firm in 91 years.

Everyone assumed its 1911 would be traditionally styled, especially considering the 1911's 100-year anniversary was rapidly approaching, and Remington did not disappoint. The R1 does have classic looks, but if you were one of those people hoping for an identical copy of its classic Remington-UMC, you're out of luck.

A lot of people like the looks of vintage 1911s but don't necessarily like shooting them. Their original style grip safeties hurt the hand, their minimalist "hump and a bump" sights are hard to see in direct sunlight, they are difficult to reload with any speed, and they can have reliability issues with anything other than FMJ ammo. Aware of these contradictions, Remington decided to put out a pseudo-vintage version of the traditional 1911 in hopes of pleasing everybody....

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