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Old 07-09-2011, 08:34 PM
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Remington R1 or Ruger SR1911?




Looking for advice from those who have had exposure to both. I know the Ruger is 100% USA made but never got a clear take on the origins of the Remington (frame). I know the Remington has been out long enough to build some history where many still want to get their first look at the Ruger. Unfortunately I just let go of my Colt Gov. due to finances but look to get a mid-level 1911 not too far down the road. Research and preference has led me to the Ruger and the Remington as possibe choices. Comments welcomed!

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Old 07-09-2011, 09:52 PM
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Ruger, I think.
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Old 07-09-2011, 10:05 PM
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Old 07-09-2011, 10:14 PM
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I am happy with my R1. I think it comes down to stainless or black finish.
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Old 07-10-2011, 02:31 AM
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Ruger! The remmy only has a 2 year warranty....Ruger will make it right if it goes wrong.
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Old 07-10-2011, 06:00 AM
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I have both and recommend both. The Ruger has more bells and whistles and is, of course stainless. The Ruger also does not have the Series 80 trigger safety so the trigger is better in my experience. I don't think the Ruger needs any changes and the quality of manufacture is very good.

The Remington is a bit cheaper to purchase. It has been one hundred per cent reliable from the get go, while the Ruger had a minor problem with the first 10 magazines (failure to hold the slide open after the last shot), but this disappeared. I'd change one thing on the Remington and that's the trigger, it's too short. The black oxide finish is very nice. One thing I don't think Remington does well is the quality control on the exterior metal polishing of the frame. Mine is pretty good, not as nice as the Ruger, but I have seen several other examples where they didn't do a good job. One of the most noticeable was the failure to totally polish off the mold mark on the front of the frame.

I haven't bench rested either or shot at more than 7 yards, but both seem to be equally accurate.

So while I'll recommend both, Ruger gets first place.
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Old 07-10-2011, 11:53 AM
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I have had both...as well as several other 1911s...I still have the Ruger (plus Colts and S&Ws.) As has been said, it is a good pistol, it has everything on it I wanted, and nothing I didn't want (like the firing pin safety) and is made by a company that stands behind its products with great customer service. I would definitely go with the Ruger. It may be a little hard to find right now, because demand is high...but worth looking and waiting for.
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Old 07-10-2011, 03:59 PM
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I have both. The Ruger is a better shooter of the two. IMO the Ruger is also better made and has a better trigger. If I had to chose between the two, the Ruger would be my choice.
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Old 07-10-2011, 08:24 PM
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The nod goes to the Ruger.
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Old 07-10-2011, 09:03 PM
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Thanks for the imput!

I was leaning towards the Ruger when I posted this and more than likely go that direction. I will admit that I like the finish of the Remington so in the long run it may come to price and availiblity when I go to make the purchase. I just want to have a good 1911 in th house if you know what I mean!
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Old 07-10-2011, 10:37 PM
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I'm still waiting on a Ruger, bought Desert Eagle 1911G while waiting and have been very happy with it. Another option possibly if you want a dark finish. Ruger will also be good.
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Old 07-10-2011, 11:43 PM
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Old 07-11-2011, 07:48 AM
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Ruger SR1911
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Old 07-11-2011, 09:54 PM
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Can't decide yet. I own both and they are great shooters.
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Old 07-14-2011, 08:42 PM
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Price Difference not that Different

Been checking prices online and the Remington is right up there by the Ruger now! Considering the bells and whistles that come standard on the Ruger the choice is becoming much less difficult.
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Old 07-14-2011, 11:13 PM
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Don't own a Remington, but own a lot of 1911's (13 total). I own a Ruger SR1911 that I got for $653. And I'd put it on par with my Kimber Custom II and Kimber Stainless II that I paid much more for, and it's better than my Para USA that was about the same price. It's not up to par with my higher end 1911's (Les Baer, Wilson) but it's a much better gun than the price point indicates. You will not be disappointed with the SR1911.
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Old 07-14-2011, 11:32 PM
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I'm still waiting on a Ruger, bought Desert Eagle 1911G while waiting and have been very happy with it. Another option possibly if you want a dark finish. Ruger will also be good.
Joe L, I also own a Desert Eagle 1911 and I'm really impressed with it. I really believe the Desert Eagle 1911 and the Ruger SR1911 are two of the best deals you will find in regards to quality of the gun for the price.

I've tried attaching a photo of my Desert Eagle with pewter "Second Amendment" grips, but it may not have worked. It's a great looking gun without the grips, just thought I'd juice it up a little more.

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Old 07-15-2011, 06:47 AM
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Those are prettier than my Hogue finger grips! I needed the additional width. The Desert Eagle has been excellent for me, will put another few boxes through it this weekend.
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Old 07-15-2011, 03:22 PM
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Remington should have had a similiar "featured" 1911 like Ruger out by now.

They have one coming, but with adjustable rear sights and "glowing" front sights.

If Ruger does it "right", they could put a "hurting" on several of the higher priced production 1911s IMO.
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Old 07-15-2011, 04:59 PM
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Remington should have had a similiar "featured" 1911 like Ruger out by now.

They have one coming, but with adjustable rear sights and "glowing" front sights.

If Ruger does it "right", they could put a "hurting" on several of the higher priced production 1911s IMO.
I think the r1 enhanced was released in the last week or so but they seem to be more expensive I would go for the ruger
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Old 07-23-2011, 07:58 PM
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I own both. The Ruger is the winner hands down. WHile the Remington is a decent pistol and I have had fun with it. To me, the Ruger is the best bang for the buck in a 1911 pistol ever. Series 70. Better features. (beaver tale, better safety lever, better sights - novaks.

I paid $545 for the Rem. The Ruger was $688 in my neck of the woods. It is way worth the relatively extra bread.
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Old 07-26-2011, 08:02 AM
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Thumbs Up - R1

I have over the last 30 years only owned Colt 1911s. Sort of summed up what a 1911 is to me. Sold my last one a couple of years ago.

Something about a 1911 always calls you back. I recently bought a Remington 1911 R1. Wow!!! Is all I can say. This gun has been flawless as far as shooting out of the box. Accuracy is tops for a basic 1911 with a few essential upgrades.

Better than any of my previous Colts in stock configuration. In fairness, it does comes with a SS bushing, match barrel, beveled magazine well, lowered ejection port, and three dot sight system as standard features. Something that was after market on my older Colts.

I bought mine off of Gun Broker for $539. From what I have seen, mid $550s to the low $600s seems to be a going price. It definitely will not break the bank.

I talked some of the factory reps and was told that the frames and slides are made in Ilion, NY, with some of the smaller parts sub-contracted. The guns are built at the NY facility.

This is one top shelf 1911 at a very affordable price.
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Old 07-31-2011, 07:24 AM
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Old 08-05-2011, 09:04 PM
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Love my Remington R1

I was also waiting for a Ruger 1911 and started to read up on these Remington R1s.

Started to think that I wanted a blue steel mil spec 1911 instead of stainless and decided to buy a sort of enhanced model at my local dealer. (I guess it was the next step up from stock due to the neat rose wood grips and new Remington 8 round magazines. Also, it seemed to have a bette trigger feel than the stock R1-ie., no gritty feel and a nice crisp let off).

Shot it yesterday and it failed to malfunction at all. Fed 4 different kinds of hp defense ammo as well as ball. Out of 50 + rounds, a lot of them were one ragged hole.

This is good enough for me.

http://forums.1911forum.com/showthread.php?t=328055

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Old 08-05-2011, 09:06 PM
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I've only held them both, and the Ruger gets the nod just on that. Just felt better.
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