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Remington Model 1911 R1 Rockford IL

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Forestcity Firearms
(815) 262-4279
137 N. Chicago Ave.
Rockford, IL
 
Wellen`s Guns- Ammo & Gunsmithing
(815) 623-2935
10404 Moonglow Drive
Roscoe, IL
 
Bobs Guns
309359836
13 Carlton Dr
Mackinaw, IL
 
Dwyer, Michael S
309744231
774 County Rd 2000-E
Secor, IL
 
Brookman Guns & Ammo
(217) 539-4464
RR 1 Box 161
Oconee, IL
 
Black Hawk Gun Shop
(815) 547-4133
1443 South State Street
Belvidere, IL
 
Blue Line Firearms & Police Equip
309261114
1208 Windsor Dr
Normal, IL
 
Select Firearms
309685076
4206 N Ashton
Peoria, IL
 
P Kfirearms
(217) 774-5810
RR1 Box 27
Shelbyville, IL
 
Wallinger'S
309202322
26985 Cooper Rd
Morton, IL
 

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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