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Remington 1911 R1 45 ACP

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The Remington R1 is simply a smashing pistol. It appears very similar to the GI pistol. However, there are a number of improvements, including high-visibility sights that make the Remington a superior performer. This is a first-class 1911 pistol in this price range, well worth its modest price.

Remington 1911 R1 45 ACP

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The clean lines of the 1911 pistol are preserved in the traditional appearance of the R1 while adding a number of desirable features.
The R1 may not have Novak sights or a beavertail safety, but the piece is well made of good materials, and it performs better than the stock GI pistols. In our view, the R1 features sights that are more useful than GI-type sights but not as expensive as Novaks.
GI guns are flat and snag free. That alone is an advantage to some. The holster is from C 5 holsters.
Remington is a giant name in the firearms industry. The new 1911 pistol is a good addition to the line. It is affordable and reliable and accurate enough for most any task. Small touches such as the Remington emblem on the magazine make for an interesting and attractive pistol.
The R1 was a standout among the test pistols. All that fired the test gun were impressed by not only the performance, but fit and finish as well.

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