Talk about a classic pistol ! Talk about the history ! Check out the review and the video below of this classic pistol the 1911.
Back in 1917, at the height of WWI, the U.S. Ordnance Department ordered Remington-UMC1 to produce 500,000 1911 pistols. By the time the Armistice was signed on November 11, 1918 Remington had produced 21,677 1911s. 91 years later Remington is once again producing John M. Browning’s famous design.
The Remington-branded 1911 R1 is an A1 variant of the 1911 with modern upgrades. Like the original 1911, the 1911 R1 has a flat mainspring housing, short trigger and double diamond grips. 1911 devotees will appreciate the modern enhancements on the 1911 R1, such as a flared and lowered ejection port; beveled magazine well; loaded chamber indicator; high profile dovetailed single-dot front and two-dot rear sights; a crisp 3.5 – 5 pound trigger pull; and a match grade stainless steel barrel and barrel bushing. It also has the Series 80-style firing pin block safety. The Remington 1911 R1 will be shipped in a custom carry case with two seven-round magazines and a barrel bushing wrench. Most importantly, it’s made in Ilion, New York, with all the pride, precision and out-of-the-box performance you have come to expect from the Remington brand.
I fired 250 rounds of everything from the cheap Chinese junk to the best hollow points made. I even staggered the magazines with hollow points, round nose, Cor-Bon and the afore mentioned Chinese junk and fired 15 rounds as fast as I could. I could not get this weapon to malfunction. The accuracy is spot on from the factory with no adjustments. Trigger pull is lighter than my Glock 23 with 5 lb. trigger bar and breaks perfectly with no creep. I did a few hostage take down targets from 7yds. and was very confident in the weapon. I also did some from the 15 yd. line (never recommended) with the same results. At 25 yds. I placed 8 rounds in the head of a Georgia S.Q.T. target. To say the least, I am impressed. You can spend a lot more money on a firearm but from my experience as a range master and firearms instructor, you cant buy a better one.
- Utah legislators propose M1911 as official state gun (greenreview.blogspot.com) A wise choice
- The Survival Trunk Gun by J.S. (survivalblog.com) No junk in the trunk
- The 1911 Toolbox (thenormanomicon.wordpress.com) Tools you need to keep the M1911 going. Like a survival kit sorta.