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Old March 17, 2013, 07:40 AM   #76
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I'm quite late to this thread but I have to say that I like the gun, it is unique and cool in a tongue in cheek sorta way. I don't know that I would find someone to put such a finish on one of my guns because I never thought about it, but, if I ran across that in a shop for what the OP paid, I'd have a hard time leaving without it.
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Old February 3, 2014, 10:45 PM   #77
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Forum newbie and late thread reader. I like your R1 and the way you have respectfully handled the comments. Looks like a good shooter too. If you're still around, how's it doing nowadays? Being a bit boring and conservative I have a new stainless R1 GI style coming next week.
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Old February 3, 2014, 11:01 PM   #78
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Being a bit boring and conservative I have a new stainless R1 GI style coming next week.
I also have the 1911 R1S. It has been flawless for the 700ish rounds I have put through it, not even a hiccup during the "break-in period." I have only shot FMJ through it (mostly reloads), so I can not speak to HP ammo.

The only modification I made to mine was to install an extended grip safety (beavertail) and a corresponding hammer to make it work as I was getting bit by the hammer a bit since I have big hands. I called Remington and ordered the grip safety for the R1S Enhanced as I wanted the same finish color on the part that is on the rest of the gun. It did require a decent amount of fitting, but works well and looks good now. With a drop-in Wilson combat hammer, it was good to go.
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Old February 5, 2014, 04:58 PM   #79
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R1 Reminton

A really nice R1 Pistol. At least you will get to shoot yours. I wondered into a shop awhile back and there laid a Remington R1 100 year anniversary Browning 1of 500. Box, papers, warranty, and display case. I have almost taken it out three times and shot it just to see if it has the accuracy to go along with the looks! I didn't I guess I bought it for the finish and engraving. I think if I had to do it over I would pick up your pistol. It looks great, appears accurate, and you have the pleasure of bringing one to the range that most likely no one else has! Great looking have fun!!!!!!!
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Old February 5, 2014, 05:44 PM   #80
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Well I certainly wasn't expecting this thread to come back.

Yep I still have the pistol and yep I still shoot it and yep I still like it a lot.

But now that I have seen this thread again it has reminded me that I have not had this one or a few of the other 1911s out for a run lately. Have to fix that real soon.

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Old February 6, 2014, 12:39 AM   #81
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Well I certainly wasn't expecting this thread to come back.
Look at the paint job on your R1, and tell me again you didn't expect this thread to rise from the grave?

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Old February 6, 2014, 09:42 AM   #82
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WOW I like that but probably should not of looked at it, might have to get one.
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Old February 25, 2014, 02:53 AM   #83
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I like it!
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Old February 25, 2014, 03:16 AM   #84
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I'll admit to having some of Hornady's zombie ammo just for the heck of it, but I'm not really that into zombies. I like the finish, but I wouldn't buy it. That being said, I'm working on a pretty eccentric AR build right now involving the Hellbreaker lower receiver. It is nice to venture away from the norm sometimes.
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Old February 25, 2014, 05:57 AM   #85
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remington is just comming out with more options for the base model academy still has lots of them with the rosewood remington medalions
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Old February 25, 2014, 04:36 PM   #86
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Look at the paint job on your R1, and tell me again you didn't expect this thread to rise from the grave?
Zombie thread for the zombie gun. Nice.
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Old February 27, 2014, 03:43 PM   #87
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I won't comment on the finish (seems that some opinions in this thread regarding how it appeals to or is disliked by individuals are viewed by some as being too "personal"), but I will say that the fit of the slide to the frame looks nice and tight. How well the gun shoots in terms of accuracy and reliability are way more important than how a gun looks. That said, appearance does count for me but I like what I like and I don't much care about what other people think of my tastes.
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