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Cool. I may have to get one to keep my Kimber company! It'll need some mesquite stocks though :D
 

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I think Remington is going in the right direction, after the blunder of importing Turkish made guns totally disparaged the brand for several years, I hope this American made gun does well for them.
 

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I wonder who is building it for them. Any ideas?
 

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1911's and ME

I currently own two Colts and a Kimber. One Colt is set up for competition the other is simi tricked out for practice and basic range work. My Kimber(UC CDP II) is my EDC weapon.

I think that if I were to be looking for the basic 1911 to either keep stock or to do a little "tinkering" with,it would be the Springfield. They seem to have a good rep in the basic 1911 category and have been around for some time now. I have several friends that compete with them that bought the basic weapon to do their conversion on,and they seem to like how they were put together. Of course the weapons now are only the basic frames with a gazillion aftermarket parts added.

The price of the basic Springfield will probably be in the ballpark with the Rem when it finally does hit the market. Quality...??...who knows.

Ruger ---> they need to stick with what they do best. To think that they(or Rem for that matter) will quickly grab a big piece of the 1911 market share is out in ya-ya land somewhere. There are lots of directions that I would love to see Ruger go in OTHER THAN the 1911 market. ----pruhdlr
 

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I really like the way Remington has offered shooters a basic 1911A1. I especially like the spur hammer, short trigger, single bank of slide grooves, standard grip safety spur, non-ambidexterous safety, and flat mainspring housing. Not to forget the beautifully checkered grips. Hope to see one soon so I can check it out for fit and function.
 

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I already have a Remington 1911A1, the frame even has the U.S.Property stamping on it,(WWII vintage with slide marked Remington Rand) so they may just be dusting off their old equipment from WWII and building the same gun as they did back then.
 

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There are many things I don't like about Springfields, but the main thing is using cheap foreign labor in Brazil, and lying by stamping "made in USA" on the more expensive ones.
 

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Remington 1911

Interesting. I recently acquired a Colt 1911 Battle of the Marne Model 1911 so I am not in the market for another 1911. All the best...
Gil
 

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I have to disagree!

I really like the way Remington has offered shooters a basic 1911A1. I especially like the spur hammer, short trigger, single bank of slide grooves, standard grip safety spur, non-ambidexterous safety, and flat mainspring housing. Not to forget the beautifully checkered grips. Hope to see one soon so I can check it out for fit and function.

A spur hammer and standard 1911A1 grip safety leave my hand bleeding. I think Remington should have used a commander style hammer and moderately wide upswept grip safety.
 

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I hope it works as good as it looks cause I'm planning on one too.
 

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I agree, Pep, its a gorgeous looking gun, more true to the original 1911 than most versions you see today.
 

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A spur hammer and standard 1911A1 grip safety leave my hand bleeding. I think Remington should have used a commander style hammer and moderately wide upswept grip safety.
Some of us do have that problem with a standard 1911A1 and I can sympathize with you in that respect. In your case, the commander style hammer and upswept grip safety makes sense. Some of us, like myself, have never had a problem with either the spur hammer or the standard grip safety so I would be happy with the Remington in its present form.
 

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I plan on buying a 1911 next year . ( I figure it needs a 100 years of testing before I buy one ) It has to be American made and this Remington looks very appealing to the eye.
 

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Had Remington stayed true to GI spec, I'd be all over it.
I think Colt had the right idea with their WWI Reproduction.
Unfortunately, their pricing was just a little too out of reach for me, so I bought a Springfield GI and added a few authentic GI touches like a wide spur hammer and stamped GI trigger.
(would still like to add a GI slide release and safety in the near future).


I guess my point is that Remington already has the name and reputation that goes with the true GI spec 1911, so it makes no sense to me that they would produce this pistol with features such as a beveled mag well, chamber indicator, beveled/lowered ejection port, etc ...

Nice gun, but sort of a disappointment at the same time. :(
 

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Trying to make a:

Hybrid of old 1911 and modern 1911.
May end up not pleasing fans of either.

Nonetheless, I wish their venture well. Maybe Big Green will offer a drop in wide grip safety in the near future.
 

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Everyone seems to overlook the Smith & Wesson Model 1911 target. I have
one and shoot with two other guys who have them. They are sweet shooting
guns. They are stainless with all the bells and whistles. We use them for
IDPA shooting.

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The Smiths are great 1911s for sure, and often overlooked too. My favorite is the Scandium framed Commander model.
 

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What the world needs is yet another brand of 1911, the three dozen or so we have now just doesn't offer enough selection.
 

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What the world needs is yet another brand of 1911, the three dozen or so we have now just doesn't offer enough selection.
Pretty much the consensus of most 1911 aficionados. Remington,as usual, is just trying to make a buck in a hot market! Look at how many cheesy O/U shotguns they've come out with in the last decade. A 1911 is a defensive weapon without peer. A GOOD one,that is. I carry them daily,but I carry good ones. My two Kimbers (Custom Tactical HD II, Elite Pro II-4") get 200 rounds a week thru the pipes each-no malfunctions.So for 1200 bucks or so each,I've got guns I can bet my life on.That's cheap. My Caspian in .38 super (officer's frame) loaded to major power factor with Golden Sabre 147 gr.,is compact,deadly accurate,and ABSOLUTELY reliable.No bargain at 3 grand-but I don't worry about it functioning.Go to the 1911 Forum.com--a good thread on the Rem. 1911.:cool:
 
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