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Old 07-04-2013, 03:28 PM   #29941
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Bought this Remington 1911 because it resembles the look and especially the feel of the A1 I was issued and occasionally carried when I was in the US Army. I also am looking for a leather GI holster and some ammo pouches.

Anyway, I took it out to the pit for some break in shooting and fired this group at 7 meters off-hand.


Got excited and pulled the last shot down and left.

It is a bit more accurate than the parts bin 1911 I qual'ed with back in 1971.

I think I will keep it.
R1 right? My LGS guy says that for the money he thinks it's the best shooting "non custom, reasonable price" 1911. Said he thinks it shoots twice what it costs or better.
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Old 07-04-2013, 03:53 PM   #29942
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Old 07-04-2013, 04:17 PM   #29943
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R1 right? My LGS guy says that for the money he thinks it's the best shooting "non custom, reasonable price" 1911. Said he thinks it shoots twice what it costs or better.
Yep. R1. $639 out the door.

Nice trigger. Match grade barrel. 3 dot sights. Tight barrel to bushing fit. Add all that to the natural point-ability of the 1911 and you've got a real shooter.
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Old 07-04-2013, 04:29 PM   #29944
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FWIW, I started working for a company yesterday that makes high end 1911s and precision ammunition.
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Old 07-04-2013, 07:46 PM   #29945
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FWIW, I started working for a company yesterday that makes high end 1911s and precision ammunition.
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Old 07-04-2013, 08:40 PM   #29946
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FWIW, I started working for a company yesterday that makes high end 1911s and precision ammunition.

HMMMMM out of Durango, I wonder who that would be......
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Old 07-04-2013, 08:47 PM   #29947
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My Dad is over 97 years old. He called me over the other day and handed me his old revolver and a few hundred rounds of vintage ammo. (50 rnd. .22 mag. boxes marked $3.49....50 rnd. 22 LR boxes were marked $1.00) Said he wanted me to have it as he has no use for it anymore. I had forgotten about the gun. Used to shoot it when I was younger.

(internet photo - similar gun)

Nice old Ruger Single Six. Has both the .22 LR and the .22 Mag. Cylinders. Did a little research and it is a "3 screw" model which were prone to discharge with a round in the cylinder at the hammer. Serial number = manufactured in 1970. Not a very effective safety. Ruger still modifies them free of charge but I read that the unmodified ones are more valuable.
I typically don't ever leave weapons loaded anyway...only my semi-auto pistol for "home protection" and then never a round in the chamber.
Got to go out and shoot it one of these days.
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Old 07-04-2013, 08:58 PM   #29948
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My Dad is over 97 years old. He called me over the other day and handed me his old revolver and a few hundred rounds of vintage ammo. (50 rnd. .22 mag. boxes marked $3.49....50 rnd. 22 LR boxes were marked $1.00) Said he wanted me to have it as he has no use for it anymore. I had forgotten about the gun. Used to shoot it when I was younger.

(internet photo - similar gun)

Nice old Model Ruger Single Six. Has both the .22 LR and the .22 Mag. Cylinders. Did a little research and it is a "3 screw" model which were prone to discharge with a round in the cylinder at the hammer. Serial number = manufactured in 1970. Not a very effective safety. Ruger still modifies them free of charge but I read that the unmodified ones are more valuable. I've always left one round out of any loaded revolver I've ever owned anyway.
I typically don't ever leave weapons loaded anyway...only my semi-auto pistol for "home protection" and then never a round in the chamber.
Got to go out and shoot it one of these days.
You may want to check with Ruger. They were retrofitting those free of charge and sending it back with all the old parts so you would still have the original stuff if you wanted to sell it some day to a purist wanting all old stuff.
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Old 07-04-2013, 09:06 PM   #29949
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You may want to check with Ruger. They were retrofitting those free of charge and sending it back with all the old parts so you would still have the original stuff if you wanted to sell it some day to a purist wanting all old stuff.
Ruger still does the Mod. as you say.
I'll leave it as is.
All my guns are "old stuff".
Couldn't help myself a couple years ago....gun shop had old Mosin Nagant arsenal refinished rifles / accessories (- tools, cleaning kit, oiler, cartridge pouches, sling & bayonet,) on sale for $79.00.
HAD to buy one for that price. Bought a few boxes of ammo at the same time. Still haven't ever shot it.
Now that ammo is so expensive ( and sometimes hard to find) don't want to go out and blast a couple hundred rounds like I used to.
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Old 07-04-2013, 11:25 PM   #29950
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Couldn't help myself a couple years ago....gun shop had old Mosin Nagant arsenal refinished rifles / accessories (- tools, cleaning kit, oiler, cartridge pouches, sling & bayonet,) on sale for $79.00.
HAD to buy one for that price. Bought a few boxes of ammo at the same time. Still haven't ever shot it.
Now that ammo is so expensive ( and sometimes hard to find) don't want to go out and blast a couple hundred rounds like I used to.

7.62x54r is expensive out there? $99 per tin here @440 rounds here. Cheapest thing to shoot that you can get actually get ammo for. I have 2 mosins and still need 2 more for projects
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Old 07-04-2013, 11:38 PM   #29951
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7.62x54r is expensive out there? $99 per tin here @440 rounds here. Cheapest thing to shoot that you can get actually get ammo for. I have 2 mosins and still need 2 more for projects

Yep, it's still cheap. I thought about getting an upper for my AR chambered in 5.45. That stuff is cheap too. 2160 rounds for $380. Just under $.18/round

I might be better off just getting an AK74 instead of just an AR upper though. Probably wouldn't cost much more. I like the AR platform a little more though.
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Old 07-05-2013, 07:37 AM   #29952
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You may want to check with Ruger. They were retrofitting those free of charge and sending it back with all the old parts so you would still have the original stuff if you wanted to sell it some day to a purist wanting all old stuff.
And then you also get a crappy trigger pull along with it for free. Load 5, then let the hammer down on the empty chamber, and it'll be just as safe.
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Old 07-05-2013, 08:31 AM   #29953
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MrsDonkeys and I spent yesterday busting some clays with her new Franchi.

However, this was probably the highlight of the day. Something about a pregnant woman shooting clays with a bullpup shotgun that turns me on.

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Old 07-05-2013, 10:09 AM   #29954
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My Dad is over 97 years old. He called me over the other day and handed me his old revolver and a few hundred rounds of vintage ammo. (50 rnd. .22 mag. boxes marked $3.49....50 rnd. 22 LR boxes were marked $1.00) Said he wanted me to have it as he has no use for it anymore. I had forgotten about the gun. Used to shoot it when I was younger.

(internet photo - similar gun)

Nice old Ruger Single Six. Has both the .22 LR and the .22 Mag. Cylinders. Did a little research and it is a "3 screw" model which were prone to discharge with a round in the cylinder at the hammer. Serial number = manufactured in 1970. Not a very effective safety. Ruger still modifies them free of charge but I read that the unmodified ones are more valuable.
I typically don't ever leave weapons loaded anyway...only my semi-auto pistol for "home protection" and then never a round in the chamber.
Got to go out and shoot it one of these days.
Load it the old school revolover way. Load first round, skip a chamber then load the next four. Full cock then lower the hammer on the empty chamber that lines up at the full cock. Old revolvers did not have any firing pin block so to to carry it safely you loaded 5 and kept the hammer down on the empty chamber. Using this method lined it up for you.
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Old 07-05-2013, 01:13 PM   #29955
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FWIW, I started working for a company yesterday that makes high end 1911s and precision ammunition.
Makes or modifies 1911's?
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