Joined: Sat Nov 4th, 2017
Interests: Firearms & Ammunition, Ford Rangers, electronics
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|"Well, if you've already been pleased by the performances of the R1 series as it is... why would just a stainless slide stop you?"
Fair enough. I'm wanting a stainless steel pistol specifically, and the Kimber happens to be significantly cheaper than the R1. The one thing I am not pleased with out of the Remington R1s however is the quality of their black oxide finish. It isn't as durable as I'd like it to be. There's significant wear around the front strap on my R1 and a good amount of wear from the short time I carried the pistol. If Remington offered their R1 Hunter in stainless, I'd probably spring for it, but they don't so I'm not. I'd also like to dip into a couple other brands, so there's that too. That being said, I find no compelling reason to go for the Hunter in this case.
"My 1911 buddy I spoke of earlier, he can't see past a 1911 for nothing."
I was that way for a little while. I thought the 1911 would be my ultimate carry gun. I was wrong. I quickly realized it's downfalls and elected to go for a more modern platform for a multitude of reasons. For a day at the range though, my Beretta can't beat my 1911. While both are fun to shoot, the 1911 is a treat for me.
"The 1911 is nice, I like them, but I don't understand why you don't try something else."
The offerings for 10mm pistols are quite limited. I don't have many options (not that I'm in a place to buy one anyhow, but that's beside the point), and the other options that exist don't interest me. My other options are the EAA Witness handguns, which I don't have any interest in due to the unfamiliar name and I find them to not be pleasing to the eye, the 10mm Glock (Never buying a Glock), and the Sig P220 Elite. I mentioned already that I wasn't impressed with it at its price point, and that took it out of the running. All that's left are 1911s, either in a standard 5" or the longslide 6".
Believe it or not, I am interested in acquiring more than just 1911s. Thus far, they happen to be my favorite handgun platform to shoot for fun. Variations are nice to have, there for a few different ones are on my list, including: two stainless R1s to be made into a pair, the Kimber 10mm I mentioned, a blued Colt series 70 with rosewood grips, and an auto ordnance GI model.
The other handguns on my list include: a Desert Eagle, two Smith & Wesson revolvers (686 6" and 29 6.5"), a Makarov in .380 ACP, a Beretta Bobcat, a Beretta 84FS nickel in .380 ACP, a Taylors & Co. Outlaw Legacy .45 Colt revolver, and a Beretta 92FS Brigadier Inox. I haven't mentioned these, except two in the past, because they weren't relevant to the topic at the time.
So no, I'm not against trying other handguns. In a very narrow selection, the 1911 just happened to win my preference.
1999 Ford Ranger XLT - 3.0 V6 4x4 - Loaded