All my 1911's have been Colts. A person I knew did have a Remington 1911 and I shot it once at the range. It was very functional, did not jam, and was every bit as accurate it seemed as my Colt 1911A1. We were comparing his pistol to my Colt. Now one thing I was told in a discussion a few years back with a gunsmith. The new model pistols such as the Remington and Colts are built by no means as rugged as the older models. It seems they sent them down a production line and often times the fit, finish and function are a little off plumb as they say. I guess that happens when you farm out parts and production and such. And I think that is happening with many of the new handguns, no matter who makes them.
You of course peeked my interest in the Remington so I started reading on it. Sounds like a nice firearm. And Gander Mountain wants to sell me one big time. (With their closing stores might be a place to find a deal) At $669.00 its calling my name. But thank goodness I have no use for one anymore. Probably why I sold my others. Here is one of the reviews I found on the Remington.
Conclusion in the words of gun review author Dan Zimmerman
The Remington R1 suffers from quite a few fit and finish issues, but at the end of the day it outshoots me. Even on a good day. In more than 3,000 rounds now I haven’t had one single malfunction. Ball ammo or hollow points. Blazer, PMC, Remington, Winchester, Hornady. It’s eaten them all and always come back hungry. Which is really all I ask for in a sub $1000 1911.
Specifications: Remington R1 1911
Caliber: .45 ACP
Barrel Length: 5”
Overall Length: 8.5” (stock)
Weight: 38.5 oz.
Finish: Remington’s “new” black oxide
My short-term memory is not as sharp as it used to be.
Also, my short-term memory's not as sharp as it used to be.