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Old 10-09-2017, 11:15 AM
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I have fired thousands of rounds through Remington 1911s, with suppressors mostly and honestly have never had a malfunction, no matter how dirty I let them get. I think the R1s are about the only product Remington has ever made without a recall. They are excellent
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Old 10-11-2017, 08:49 PM
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I have an Ilion made R-1, My main spring housing is NOT plastic. I have enough time on it to where the finish is worn off, silver. No plastic....
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Old 10-22-2017, 12:08 AM
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A 16# recoil spring in a Commander style gun is to soft , that should be used in a 5" Govt model , the standard for a Commander should be a 18# and usually a 20# for +P ammo .
How do you determine what weight the spring is?
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Old 10-22-2017, 07:52 AM
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Great review Nightwolf. Agree with all you write. I 'did' buy a second R-1 (and because of the lowered price i could not resist). My first one is made in Ilion and the second Huntsville. I notice some slight machining marks (on the metal on the right side of the gun behind the trigger) but no biggee to me. I use my guns.

Both guns function reliably. I did have Harrison TR sear and 'trigger jobs' done to both guns. Perfectly happy with them and would reco the R-1 to anyone. Especially at the prices today.

So, +1 for the R-1.
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Old 06-20-2018, 01:56 AM
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I absolutely love mine, and have had no issues with it (Remington 1911 R1S, has it for about a year) She’s a joy to shoot, very smooth even with higher grain rounds thru it. (Put between 500-750 with her down range thus far) Here’s mine. Have had nothing but great luck with it, may pick up a second one someday, as I love the looks and design of the 1911. Cheers!
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Old 06-20-2018, 07:17 AM
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I absolutely love mine, and have had no issues with it (Remington 1911 R1S, has it for about a year) She’s a joy to shoot, very smooth even with higher grain rounds thru it. (Put between 500-750 with her down range thus far) Here’s mine. Have had nothing but great luck with it, may pick up a second one someday, as I love the looks and design of the 1911. Cheers!
Awesome gun !
Is the slide and frame forged or cast on the R1S ?
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Old 06-20-2018, 08:27 AM
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Thank you!!

I believe The pistol's frame is investment cast carbon steel and the slide is forged carbon steel. so far, mine seems very, very well-built.
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Old 06-20-2018, 11:07 PM
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Thank you!!

I believe The pistol's frame is investment cast carbon steel and the slide is forged carbon steel. so far, mine seems very, very well-built.
The frame of the R1S is stainless.

There has been some speculation about whether the frame was in fact cast, or forged. Remington at one time claimed that some of their frames were cast, but those were on one of the blued carry type guns.

I can say that my R1 standard model is cast for sure. My stainless R1S shows no signs of being a cast frame. So if it actually is, it was cleaned up extremely well.
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Old 06-21-2018, 02:04 AM
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Good to know!!
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Old 06-21-2018, 07:08 AM
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Remington at one time claimed that some of their frames were cast, but those were on one of the blued carry type guns.
All the R1 Carry models are completely dehorned with forged slides and frames , all standard and enhanced blued R1's are cast frames and forged slides .
The ones in question are the R1S and R1 SS Enhanced models .

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Old 06-23-2018, 08:16 PM
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I know for a fact my brother's R1 Commander frame is cast, as there is a barely visible seam line around the grip frame & trigger guard. There is no line visible on my standard 5" R1. Fit & finish on it are excellent.
Don't know how durable the black finish will be over the decades though. Guess my grandkids will find out eventually.
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