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Remington Model 1911 R1 Enhanced No. 96328 45 ACP, $940

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Remington has hit a home run with the new R1 Enhanced, an essentially modern 1911 set up as shooters like them today. Our one complaint was the front sight, the housing for which was sharp.

Remington Model 1911 R1 Enhanced No. 96328 45 ACP, $940

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Takedown was normal. We found very fine work inside, really top- notch. The barrel was indeed match grade, in our opinion.
We did not care at all for the sharp edge at the back of the front sight (arrow). The concept was good, we thought, and worked well enough, but this is not a great target sight nor a combat sight. We would replace it.
We were able to pull the red insert out of the sight base very easily with our fingers. It needs to be retained more securely, or eliminated entirely. If the angle of the rear support slanted forward, this would be a much better sight. As it is, that edge was razor sharp and would destroy holsters. Note the carefully broken edges on the front of the slide. Taurus had none of this.
A nice touch was the extension of the hammer-spring housing checkering onto the grip safety (arrow). We liked the 10-lpi checkering on the grips. The front strap had only well-done serrations, not checkering.

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