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Some are surprised to find out that Remington, manufacturer of remarkably reliable, quality long guns, has also turned out some major successes in the handgun world: the Model 1858 revolver, used in the Civil War, and the 1911. So when Remington released its suppressor-ready R1 Enhanced Threaded Barrel pistol, author Jorge Amselle got his hands on one for some T&E. He tested the gun with and without a suppressor. With, the gun gained almost 12 ounces to its already full-sized 42-ounce empty weight, which did a good job of taming recoil—but expect your arm to get a good work out on extended range sessions. Solid accuracy was had at 25 yards, with the best group of the day courtesy of the Winchester FMJ. Amselle says, “In producing the R1 series of 1911 pistols, Remington has done a great service to American gun-owners.” To learn more, check out the August 2013 issue of Special Weapons for Military & Police, available on newsstands and digitally on June 25, 2013. To subscribe, go to www.tactical-life.com/subscribe.

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