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The Ammobearer Ltd.
(319) 338-6426
232 Stevens Drive
Iowa City, IA
 
Iowacity Scheels
(319) 358-9959
1461 27th Avenue
Coralville, IA
 
A To Z Pawn
515245966
200 Euclid
Des Moines, IA
 
Hillmer Custom Gun Stocks
319988394
6514 Watters Rd
Hudson, IA
 
Forcht, Craig Allen
641489201
202 Irish St
Chelsea, IA
 
Fin &Feather- Ia City
(319) 354-2200
125 Highway 1 West
Iowa City, IA
 
Buck Hollow Sport Supply
641628458
776 190Th Ave
Pella, IA
 
Stockdale Gun Club
641648445
10724 Co Highway S-55
Ackley, IA
 
Roberts Gun Shop
641831430
2625 Se 18Th St
Des Moines, IA
 
Sunset Distributors, Ltd
641847246
303 Sherman Ave
Ackley, 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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