Always wanted a 1911 .45
Although it was probably the sweetest shooting pistol I had ever owned, I sold my Glock 36 Saturday at a Gun Show. Had absolutely no issues with that gun whatsoever, but I seldom carried it anymore >EDIT<. I found myself carrying my S&W 442 much more ofetn. Anyway...
I was all ramped up to buy a Remington R1 until I heard some tales about the firearm.
1. FACT..+P ammunition is not recommended for the R1. I would really like to know WHY? This is a modern manufacture firearm; a contemporary version of an old established design made on contemporary equipment.
2. FACT..Frame (and slide I am told) are cast. Not sure if this is an issue or not.
3. RUMOR..Made in the Phillipines. I hear both tales-Phillipines/Ilion, NY. Anyone know where for sure??
Another choice I have looked at is the Mil-Spec by Springfield Armory. Reports vary (like pretty much anything else). I do recognize its components are forged. As it is made in Brazil, that tells me SA is subbing the work to Taurus as that is the only facility in Brazil set up for that process.
I'm not interested in this weapon being anything other than what it is out of the box. Might carry it in a shoulder rig from time to time but that's about it.