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Remington Model 1911 R1 Council Bluffs IA

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Derjagerhof Gun Shop
(712) 325-0760
301 W. Pierce St STE 3
Council Bluffs, IA
 
Canfield''S Sporting Goods, Inc.
(402) 393-3363
8457 West Center Road
Omaha, NE
 
Kmart #3971
515232755
1405 Buckeye Ave
Ames, IA
 
Postel Gun Sales
515232696
214 S E 2Nd
Ames, IA
 
Triple S Outdoors
515484219
304 W Fifth St
Tama, IA
 
Custom Stockmaker
203748128
26 Briarwood Dr
Danbury, CT
 
Rohrer, Kevin Donald
641691702
3633 Hartwick Rd
Hartwick, IA
 
Bowens
515279855
4750 Madison
Des Moines, IA
 
D T S S
641623609
606 S Front St
Montezuma, IA
 
Jd'S Guns & Shooting Supplies
641479221
205 Railway St Dunbar
Marshalltown, IA
 

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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