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Old 06-13-2018, 01:04 PM
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R1 GI Grips

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Old 06-13-2018, 10:52 PM
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Mine are just the standard coarse checkered grips that came on it.
Nothing super special, but it was one of the few factory guns that I bought, that I loved the grips on straight away.
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Old 06-14-2018, 08:07 PM
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If millions of GIs were satisfied with the standard factory stocks, then I see no reason to upgrade mine:


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Old 06-15-2018, 08:16 PM
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They didn't have options, we do.

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Old 06-16-2018, 06:45 PM
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Factory R1 grips with USAF medallions added.
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Old 06-16-2018, 10:04 PM
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If millions of GIs were satisfied with the standard factory stocks, then I see no reason to upgrade mine:

Mine looks just like this. I've replaced the plastic main spring housing with a Remington steel housing and that will be the only upgrade I make.
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Old 06-17-2018, 10:51 AM
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They didn't have options, we do.
True, but I like the factory checkered walnut.

Would like to upgrade the plastic MSH and add a front night sight. That'll be it.

If my R1 was stainless, I'd add stag grips.
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Old 06-17-2018, 01:35 PM
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If my R1 was stainless, I'd add stag grips.
Stag looks good on blued steel also, IMO.
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Old 06-18-2018, 02:09 AM
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I'd love to find a set of the Remington Medallion grips for my R1 I model.
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Old 06-18-2018, 07:47 AM
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I just received these and installed them on Saturday. They’re Hogue in Tulipwood. I wanted to maintain the feel of the grips on my parkerized R1. I couldn’t find many examples of how it would look prior to purchasing but decided to give it a try. I’m quite happy with them. I think it’d look good in a light tan holster.
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Old 06-18-2018, 10:56 AM
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Those look great !
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Old 06-18-2018, 08:16 PM
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I actually took my stock R1 walnuts off and put them on my SS Mil-Spec and then put some Hogue Rosewoods on the R1. Im happy with the swap and the combo. This picture makes the rosewoods look almost black but they arenít quite that dark.


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Old 06-19-2018, 07:58 AM
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I just received these and installed them on Saturday. Theyíre Hogue in Tulipwood. I wanted to maintain the feel of the grips on my parkerized R1. I couldnít find many examples of how it would look prior to purchasing but decided to give it a try. Iím quite happy with them. I think itíd look good in a light tan holster.
Nice! Tulipwood is one of my favorites of Hogue grips. I have a pair just like yours only flat cut for a magwell at the bottom, and also two sets of revolver grips. Hogue grips are top quality!
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Old 06-19-2018, 08:45 AM
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Original grips on mine. They look so good I'd never change them.

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Old 06-19-2018, 10:43 AM
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I'd love to find a set of the Remington Medallion grips for my R1 I model.


I've looked, and looked, but never can find them. I've even looked for just the medallions so I can add them to my existing grips but they're scarce also.

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Old 06-19-2018, 09:40 PM
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The medallion grips seemed to dry right up.

For all the complaints, you really didn't miss much. The medallions had a tendency to fall out.
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Old 06-20-2018, 09:19 AM
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Nice! Tulipwood is one of my favorites of Hogue grips. I have a pair just like yours only flat cut for a magwell at the bottom, and also two sets of revolver grips. Hogue grips are top quality!

My GP100 came with a grip made by Hogue and it's served me well, and looks good doing it! I put their grips on my Mark series of pistols too. I get the same cut, just try a different type of wood each time. I would deviate if I ever save up the money for one of the Remington High Polish 1911s, because I think they come with plastic grips. Maybe, maybe not, just depends on how it feels.
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Old 06-20-2018, 09:29 PM
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Original grips on mine. They look so good I'd never change them.

Yes those look really good ! Did you refinish them ?
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Old 06-20-2018, 09:35 PM
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The medallion grips seemed to dry right up.

For all the complaints, you really didn't miss much. The medallions had a tendency to fall out.
Yes I've heard that, funny ! I have a set of Pachmayr rosewood grips on it with their medallion, they have fallen out too. I've re-glued them and always keep an eye out while shooting.
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Old 06-20-2018, 09:37 PM
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I've looked, and looked, but never can find them. I've even looked for just the medallions so I can add them to my existing grips but they're scarce also.
Yes you just don't see them.
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Old 06-20-2018, 10:59 PM
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Yes I've heard that, funny ! I have a set of Pachmayr rosewood grips on it with their medallion, they have fallen out too. I've re-glued them and always keep an eye out while shooting.
No one makes them like Colt did, with their swedged in medallions.
I have seen some medallions that were just hotglued in.
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Old 06-21-2018, 11:00 AM
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Yes those look really good ! Did you refinish them ?
That's what it looked like when I first opened the box. This thing is perfect. I can't think of a thing to complain about, except the plastic main spring housing. I bought a steel one, Remington branded and it slipped right in. Now it's perfect, I wouldn't change a thing.

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Old 06-22-2018, 08:54 PM
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That's what it looked like when I first opened the box. This thing is perfect. I can't think of a thing to complain about, except the plastic main spring housing. I bought a steel one, Remington branded and it slipped right in. Now it's perfect, I wouldn't change a thing.
Very nice a sweet looking R-1. My gun is a 2014 NY, it's been great no issues at all. I went to a Remington enhanced long trigger because it feels batter with my big hands. Then I smoothed out the trigger track some. It has all it's original parts otherwise, lots of rounds through mine and it's been great.
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Old 06-22-2018, 09:08 PM
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On my standard R1 I use the Pearce grips with the wrap around finger groves. The hour glass contour of the grips really give me a comfortable and good purchase, as do the finger groves. Sorry, I don't know how to add photos.
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Old 06-23-2018, 08:22 PM
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That's what it looked like when I first opened the box. This thing is perfect. I can't think of a thing to complain about, except the plastic main spring housing. I bought a steel one, Remington branded and it slipped right in. Now it's perfect, I wouldn't change a thing.
Where did you get your replacement MSH? Was it already finished?
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