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Remington Model 1911 R1 Minneapolis MN

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Territorial Gunsmiths
(952) 931-9451
733 6th Avenue South
Hopkins, MN
 
High Hopes Gunsmithing
218652307
Route 1 Box 50
Akeley, MN
 
Ballistic Products, Inc.
(763) 494-9237
20015 75th Ave N. Cor
Hamel, MN
 
Dick'S Sporting Goods
651731020
Tamarack Village S/C 8292 Tamarack Village
Woodbury, MN
 
Number 1 Gunshop
218746440
11421 County 1 Sw
Pillager, MN
 
Ammocraft
(952) 933-3993
4314 Shady Oak Road Min
Hopkins, MN
 
Gunstopreloading Supplies Inc.
(952) 474-0211
5667 Manitou Road
Excelsior, MN
 
Bill'S Gun Shop & Range
(763) 792-4867
3621 88th Ave. NE
Circle Pines, MN
 
The Gun Shop
218751376
309 Carr Lake Rd Se
Bemidji, MN
 
Red Bearhunting Emporium
(507) 625-4872
1000 N. River Drive N.
Mankato, 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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