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Remington Model 1911 R1 Bridgeport CT

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Dandreas Gun Case/liberty Sascs
(203)375-2535 , (203)375-0611
1420 Barnum Ave
Stratford, CT
 
Dandreas Gun Case/Liberty Sascs
(203) 375-2535
1420 Barnum Ave
Stratford, CT
 
Hansen & Company
(203) 259-7337
244 Old Post Rd.
Southport, CT
 
K 5 Arms Exchange Incorporated
(203) 876-9981
962 Boston Post Rd.
Milford, CT
 
Valley Firearms
(203) 924-5650
549 Howe Ave Ste 110c
Shelton, CT
 
Gunsmithing Limited
(203) 254-0436
57 Unquowa Road
Fairfield, CT
 
Gunsmithing Ltd
(203) 254-0436
3 Lacey Pl.
Southport, CT
 
Milford Firearms
(203) 877-8886
234 New Haven Ave.
Milford, CT
 
Raptor Arms Company Inc
(203) 924-7618
273 Canal St.
Shelton, CT
 
Ctgun Exchange
(203) 261-5923
487Monroe Turnpike
Monroe, CT
 

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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