Remington or Ruger 1911

I've been shopping for another 1911. I have several customized one's but this time I just wanted a low cost shooter.

I went into my favorite gun store with the intent of buying the full-size Ruger. They were asking $699.99 before sales tax another 8.6%. Thus $760.00 out the door. I've always wanted a Ruger since they were introduced.

The owner is a great guy & had just taken in on trade a very slightly used Remington R1 enhanced. It was a blued version which I kind of prefer. He offered to me for $644.00, so with sales tax it was an even $700.00.

Tough desision.

I went & did some other errands while I thought about it. Two hours I went in and decided on the Remington.



I have owned two R-1's (not enhanced) and own a couple Rugers.

They all functioned flawlessly, and I think they're both great guns, especially for the price.

So if you prefer the Remington, that's the best choice for you.

Ruger will remain the choice for me.

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Sounds like you already got the remington? I don't think I'd buy a series 80 and if I had one I'd convert it to series 70. Rugers are made in usa and have cast frames. I'd kick in a few hundred more and get a dan wesson heritage blem.
I held both of them a couple months back,I liked the Ruger better and just as the OP prefers blued, I prefer stainless. But as much as looking and talking and posing and posting and chatting it up does, I'd really like to shoot them both. I'm sure I could tell you what I would buy. The .45 I ended up buying offers more function than vanity.
I have owned both and the R1 was more accurate, did not rattle like the Ruger (grip safety fit was very poor), and the internal parts were "cleaner" resulting in a smoother trigger pull.
The Ruger is well built, dependable, and probably more accurate than most can shoot. The rattle was a negative for me and the R1's fiber optic front sight was a bonus.
It is a good looking stainless version of the 1911.


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