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Remington Model 1911 R1 Des Moines IA

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J & R Guns Repair Service
515277252
725 38Th St
Des Moines, IA
 
Foust, John F
515491730
4701 Franklin
Des Moines, IA
 
Paw'S Guns
515276967
13309 Douglas Parkway
Urbandale, IA
 
Pawn Store, The
515277487
3005 Douglas Ave
Des Moines, IA
 
Dunham'S Discount Sports #1038
515276945
3800 Merle Hay Rd #960
Des Moines, IA
 
Smg, Ltd
515245445
1163 24Th St 299
Des Moines, IA
 
Continental Firearms Distributing
515262603
450 N Hickory Blvd
Pleasant Hill, IA
 
Bowens
515279855
4750 Madison
Des Moines, IA
 
Bills Whitewall Tire Ctr
515288113
1317 Walnut St
Des Moines, IA
 
Dsm Sales
515270002
3027 Merle Hay Rd
Des Moines, 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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