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Remington Model 1911 R1 Burnsville MN

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Territorial Gunsmiths
(952) 931-9451
733 6th Avenue South
Hopkins, MN
 
Gunstopreloading Supplies Inc.
(952) 474-0211
5667 Manitou Road
Excelsior, MN
 
Cook, William Martinson
218927281
41130 Great River Rd
Aitkin, MN
 
Aitkin Outdoor Sports
218927544
150 Southgate Drive
Aitkin, MN
 
Anderson, Gary D
612849434
6733 Church Rd
Brainerd, MN
 
Ammocraft
(952) 933-3993
4314 Shady Oak Road Min
Hopkins, MN
 
Precision Steelcraft
218682385
2652 County 46 Nw
Hackensack, MN
 
Gander Mountain #486
651325430
14275 Edgewood Dr. N. Ste 100
Baxter, MN
 
Minute Man Handgun Range
507527240
55616 State Hwy 57
West Concord, MN
 
Reeds Sporting Goods
218824733
15840 Audubon Way
Baxter, MN
 

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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