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Remington Model 1911 R1 Davenport IA

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Shooting Sports Unlimited
(309) 797-2222
1315 5th Avenue
Moline, IL
 
Newberrys Hobby And Gun
309234556
17144 Us Hwy 150
Orion, IL
 
D & P Tavern
319647910
111 Washington St
Victor, IA
 
J & C Shooting Supply
641672118
1477 River Rd
Oskaloosa, IA
 
Sporting Arms
641634293
101 Pearl St
Thornburg, IA
 
B & Bshooting Supplies, Inc.
(563) 355-4867
2152 State Street
Bettendorf, IA
 
Les Baercustom, Inc
(309) 658-2716
29601 3
Hillsdale, IL
 
Thomas, Toby Lee
319444305
1407 11Th Av
Belle Plaine, IA
 
Don'S Guns
515244267
317 Se Granger
Des Moines, IA
 
Charles "Butch" Olofson Shooting Range And Training Center
(515) 795-2067
Polk City, 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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