I am in the market for a new 45acp but not sure what to get. I don't need another range gun or home defense/ccw, just an accurate reliable gun that i can rely on when i need that extra thump
I had a Remington R1, wasn't fond of it, but it has been my only 1911 so I can't compare it to the others. The finish wasn't that great on mine, it was blued and had a few places that almost had an orange peel like look. I traded a PT92 for it (which I regretted and have since purchased another) and ended up trading the R1 for a GP100.While shopping for my GP100 last month I took the opportunity to handle 3 new 1911's in .45ACP.
The sloppiest slide to frame fit was with the most expensive one which was a Colt. I wasn't real impressed with it at all.
Second was the Ruger 1911. It was OK, but still had a fairly loose fitting slide and so so trigger pull.
The last one was the Remington R1. The slide had zero wobble on the frame rails and the trigger felt like it had been worked over by a good pistolsmith. This gun was also the least expensive of the three, but the Ruger was only a few dollars more.
My vote would be for trying out an R1.