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Old 03-08-2012, 09:00 PM
robertov416 robertov416 is offline
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Breaking in the R1 1911. Good so far!




After work, I took my new Remington 1911 down to Shooters Supply indoor range in Independence, KY. I fired 100 rounds of PMC 230 grain .45 cal and 50 rounds of Independence 230 grain .45 cal. All rounds fired flawlessly. No FTF, no stove pipes.... very workmanlike.

So far, this is the best feeling gun Iíve handledÖ it just feels g-o-o-d!! Very solid and hefty feel, and although it is hitting the target a bit low, it groups as accurately as Iím currently capable of achieving. I'll have to investigate moving/changing the front sight.

I like my Glock 17, but this 1911 just makes me smile. On the drive home I had a permanent grin etched in my face! I think Iím in love!

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Old 03-09-2012, 12:04 AM
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Thumbs up

Thanks for the report! I feel the same way about mine. Now I see why 1911s are so popular. I did have a FTF on the 99th round, though. Need to shoot some more and see how it goes.
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Old 03-09-2012, 11:27 PM
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Same here. I took mine to the range with 300 WWB. No issues at all. First 100 down the pipe, rapid fire:

I got stupid on a few but the R1 did the business.
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Old 03-10-2012, 12:10 AM
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Looks like ya ruined a perfectly good target!
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Old 03-10-2012, 06:03 AM
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Looks like ya ruined a perfectly good target!
+1 My paper punching wasn't that good, but I'm happy with it.

I took the factory mags and loaded defensive rounds in them for the bedside. On my next trip to the range, I'm going to try a couple of other non-remington mags I picked up.

I noticed a HUGE difference in field-stripping the R1 before and after the 150 rounds. Before everything was frustratingly tight to disassemble and reassemble, requiring the bushing tool. Now it's snug, but much better.... no tool required.
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Old 03-10-2012, 07:04 AM
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I have 700 rounds of federal 230 grain through mine, only one ftf issue. The gun runs great I couldn't be happier with it.
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Old 03-18-2012, 06:04 PM
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I picked mine up from the pusher last Thurs, and only got to my club once - 250 rounds of Federal 230gr hardball downrange, and all is well.

As the TV used to say: "Mikey likes it ! "

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