I’ve taken a closer look at the Remington R1 1911 pistol. Six of them, actually. When they first came out, my impression was favorable. I liked them. And I wanted to still like them. For 699 they seemed to be a great deal. And for some, meaning Remington Fanboys, they still are.
Closer examination of the R1 reveals a shortcoming I didn’t expect from Remington. When I stripped them down and looked closely at the internals, I didn’t like what I saw. The internal machining was sub-par. A 450 dollar ATI has better machining. A Taurus has better machining inside. Though for 699, you do get to beat your chest about “American Made”… right alongside Charter Arms, Auto Ordinance, and Hi-Point. Great.
The good news is that Para USA is now making guns in the USA. So if you want a Remington R1… Buy a Para USA Wild Bunch.
I get this question a lot. If you have read Crusader Weaponry’s page, you know it’s a double edged sword against Friction. The base carrier oil is a fully synthetic oil that is in and of its self, outstanding and can go toe to toe against any other synthetic gun oil. That’s just straight up good stuff. But we want something better… So we went outside of the Gun Industry. We found a type of nano-particle that does everything we want, and more. No one else is using it, because it’s prohibitively expensive. They look for cheaper materials so they can make profit. We don’t make Slipstream to make Profit… we only make about a buck off each bottle. I’m not even kidding. We make it because we want the best lubricant possible. Dealers don’t like Slipstream… because of the low profit margins on it. They can make more money selling lesser lubricants because they don’t care about Coefficients of Friction and Reliability – they are there to make money.