I went to turn in a job application today(still employed, just hate working for the french, so I'm looking) and in the display case the shop had 2 Remington R1 pistols. 1 was $650 and the other was $575. Ok. I asked them why the one was cheaper, they looked the same. The cheaper one was a factory promo. Ok. I did some math on my phone in the parking lot, and it all added up, it was a good deal. I was going to buy a Cimarron for $550. $25 more for a (like) new remington? Um, yeah, wrap it up for me, please. haha. $615 out the door. The guy at the shop told me its pretty much the best buy in 1911s on the market right now. You can spend more, but not get more. Agreed. haha. The guy even said what they're doing is renting only Remingtons for range 1911s eventually.
I still have to shoot it. I stopped by walmart on my way home, and picked up 50rds of the "for walmart" Federal ammo. The spring is tight. The safety is crisp, the trigger pull is light. The hammer cocks pretty easily. No scratches, or blemishes of any type that I could see. That heavy recoil spring is going to take a little getting used to. My other 1911 is a GSG .22, and my "other 1911" is a Sig P238. I'd continue writing about it, but then I'd have to wait longer to shoot it. haha. Well, Thanks for reading!