Remington 1911 R1 Enhanced 9mm Review

April 15, 2023
David Sunnyside

remington 1911 r1 enhanced 9mm review

The Remington 1911 R1 enhanced 9mm is a fine blend of exacting craftsmanship and out-of-box performance. It features a precision-machined slide and frame with front and rear slide serrations and front grip strap serrations, a crisp, anodized aluminum match trigger, a match grade stainless barrel and bushing, enhanced hammer, beavertail grip and thumb safety, and flat checkered mainspring housing. It also comes with custom enhanced wood laminate grips with a thumb groove and ambidextrous cut, and ships with two magazines with bumper pads.

It's a very nice looking gun that shoots as good as it looks, especially when equipped with a suppressor. The suppressor is set up perfectly for this pistol and helps keep muzzle flip to a minimum, and significantly reduces noise, as well.

Compared to most modern pistols, the R1 is pretty bulky. It weighs about 40 ounces, which isn't much, but it's heavy for someone to carry on their hip.

As a result, I have to use a belt when carrying this pistol. Using a belt isn't impossible, but it makes the gun harder to holster and load quickly.

It's a really accurate gun that shoots incredibly well, and the sights are great. I like the red fiber optic front sight on this gun, and the rear sight is adjustable for windage and elevation.

There are some things to consider when buying this gun, and one of those is that it will require a break-in period. However, once you've got the gun broken in and a couple of hundred rounds through it, problems usually go away.

David Sunnyside
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