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Remington Rand 1911A1 45 ACP, ~$1000

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The Remington Rand has two things going for it; history and emotional attachment. The 1911A1 is the handgun that the Greatest Generation carried during World War II. Its performance cannot be faulted, especially when you consider the pistol has been refinished and probably been fired countless thousands of times. However, there are better choices for modern shooters. All of the other pistols were more accurate.

Remington Rand 1911A1 45 ACP, ~$1000

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This rugged old warhorse left the Remington Rand typewriter factory in 1943. Remington Rand is long out of the firearms business. The Remington Rand is all GI 45. Note scratches from the slide lock when the pistol has been disassembled. Note also the small grip safety and modest size of the controls.
The Remington was a pleasant gun to fire, without the hammer bite or sharp tang the GI pistol is sometimes accused of having. The holster is from Hank's Gun Leather. All the 1911 handguns were fast from leather.
With clean lines and a recognizable profile, the hard use the Remington Rand has been put to simply adds character. Note the original plastic stocks are in excellent condition; if they are indeed original, but they appear to be.
Surprisingly, the Remington Rand ate everything we fed it. Modern JHP ammunition is very well designed for feed reliability, and the old GI guns sometimes feed such rounds better than their reputation suggests.

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