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Remington or Ruger 1911

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by Nimbus, Jul 26, 2014.

  1. Nimbus

    Nimbus Walla Walla Silver Supporter Silver Supporter

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    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.

    Opinions?
     
  2. DieselScout

    DieselScout S Clackamas County Well-Known Member

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    I have an R1 enhanced and really like it. I have had no problems with it what so ever and it's great to shoot, fun and accurate.
     
  3. PiratePast40

    PiratePast40 Willamette Valley Well-Known Member

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    Haven't fired either one, but have fondled them both. I thought the Remington had a much better trigger feel than the Ruger. I wouldn't turn my nose up at either one, but lean toward the R1 enhanced.
     
  4. Pandaz3

    Pandaz3 Cornelius, Oregon NRA Lifetime Member Platinum Supporter Gold Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I have the SR-1911 and like it, but the enhanced R1 would have been my choice had I been in your situation.
     
  5. WAYNO

    WAYNO Oregon City Gold Supporter Gold Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    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.

    WAYNO.
     
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  6. Phrank

    Phrank Forest Grove Active Member

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    I have both, and would be hard pressed to choose between them. It would be an honest coin toss between them. Maybe that helps, maybe it doesn't.
     
  7. DieselScout

    DieselScout S Clackamas County Well-Known Member

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    From what little I know the Remington is a series 80 style with the firing pin block.
     
  8. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    I'd take the Ruger before that Filipino gat.. or even a $3,000 Wilson or whatever. that's just me though
     
  9. DieselScout

    DieselScout S Clackamas County Well-Known Member

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    Remington's are made in the USA. Have yet to have anyone prove otherwise, just quote internet speculation and rumor. Yet Remington has said multiple times its made here as have other sources. Mine says made in the USA right on it.
     
  10. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    Well there you go.. I'd still take the Ruger.
     
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  11. DieselScout

    DieselScout S Clackamas County Well-Known Member

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    So no in the proof then huh?
     
  12. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    Proof of what?
     
  13. DieselScout

    DieselScout S Clackamas County Well-Known Member

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    You implied the Remington was made in the Philippines and I was asking for proof bit I think your short post was conceding the point.
     
  14. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    Yep, you follow right along. good job!
     
  15. DieselScout

    DieselScout S Clackamas County Well-Known Member

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    Takes me a minute, sometimes.
     
  16. twowheels

    twowheels portland, OR Active Member

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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.
     
  17. Fast Eddie

    Fast Eddie Vancouver Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  18. U201494

    U201494 Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  19. SHPD_Retired

    SHPD_Retired Saint Helens Well-Known Member

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    I love my R1 Enhanced. It is nicer than my Kimber. I have not shot a Ruger however.
     
  20. NoFlinch

    NoFlinch In a van down by the river Owner of Cocaine addicted dog.

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    I love my Ruger CMD. It is as nice as my Kimber. I have not shot a R1 Enhanced however.:)