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Old 02-23-2013, 08:03 PM
Ckage83 Ckage83 is offline
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Upgraded R1 Enhanced - Magwell + grips




I've finally gotten around to installing some parts on my R1 Enhaned. I picked up this piece from a family member nearly brand new. I immediately ordered up a new set of grips, new mags and a Smith and Alexander magwell.

Grips are VZ OperatorII in Hyena Brown. Great grips, very sharp but not too much for myself

Magazines are Wilson combat 8rd with standard base pads.

The magwell install is incredibly easy. I'm really happy with the fit and finish. This magwell with is the government/blued/checkered version. Perfect match from the stock main spring housing so it matches the safety. The color is 100% matched to the gun frame. I followed the directions here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b9Wkla0eb7g. Overall I'm really impressed with the way the weapon feels now. The mainspring housing now extends and fills my hand nicely. Hands down worth the money.

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Remington mag:


Wilson mag:
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Old 02-23-2013, 08:18 PM
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Very nice.
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Old 02-23-2013, 08:21 PM
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Looks great! Looks like it's part of the stock gun. I guess I know what I'll be ordering soon. Thank you for sharing this.
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Old 02-24-2013, 05:43 AM
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Looks great! Looks like it's part of the stock gun. I guess I know what I'll be ordering soon. Thank you for sharing this.
My pleasure. I was on the fence after reading everything possible about magwells. I know that fusion makes one and Ed Brown has one as well. It seems like S&A were a smaller more customer oriented company. I called them direct and spoke to a woman who placed my order right away. She called me a couple days later to let me know it had shipped. Really impressed.
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Old 03-05-2013, 07:01 PM
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Mind posting the part number or details on the S&A part? I've got a new R1 enhanced and have been looking for a magwell extension myself.
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Old 03-05-2013, 10:15 PM
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I just purchased the R1S, I have had the Fusion mag-well on a previous 1911 I owned and also had the Wilson mag-well on another 1911. They both worked good but on the Fusion I did not care for the mainspring housing part not being flat (I have smaller hands) So on this R1S I also ordered the S&A SS mag-well and some new grips and also the Wilson 8 round Magazine ( you will need the extension on the magazine for the mag-well) my R1s only came with the 7 round mags. I am glad to see the pictures of the Wilson Mag in you're gun I was wondering what it would look like and if it would fit and work properly, and it looks like it will.
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Old 03-20-2013, 09:15 PM
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Thanks Ckage for sharing the info and pics. I just got my R1 a month ago and couldn't decide which magwell to chose. After seeing your pictures and reading your posts I ordered the same S&A. It was a perfect fit. Since then I have added an extended slide catch, Pierce finger grooves and VZ grip screws. I have also ordered a set of VZ grips and a Wilson Combat extended mag release. I look forward to adding these parts in the next few days.

Anyways.....Thx
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Old 03-20-2013, 09:17 PM
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Mind posting the part number or details on the S&A part? I've got a new R1 enhanced and have been looking for a magwell extension myself.
When you call S&A the person who takes your order will ask you a series of questions about your gun and what exactly you are looking for to make sure you get the correct part.
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Old 03-25-2013, 11:14 PM
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Nice! Sigh.... if I could do it all over again.
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Old 03-26-2013, 10:13 PM
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I'm new to forums but as soon as I learn how to post pictures directly into the message I will post some pics of my R1.

Last edited by Kleryk; 03-27-2013 at 02:04 AM.
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Old 03-27-2013, 02:05 AM
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Hope this works...

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Old 03-27-2013, 05:06 AM
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It's a beauty
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Old 08-18-2013, 08:18 PM
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The Youtube url isn't active anymore. No matter. I like the looks of the magwell and will call tomorrow and order them and maybe some grips.
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