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Went into the shop that has my para on layaway, they had the remmington r1 1911s in stock and i decided i'd rather have it. so he swapped them over and put the money I had towards the para to the remmington instead

 

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Nice looking piece - I was originally shopping for a R1 when I bought my Para, so you're like my bizarro twin or something. :) Both seemed like nice guns at the shop, but the Para just felt 'tighter' for me. May I recommend some Pachmayr American Legend grips? :)
 

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Out of curiosity, why? No judgement, just wondering.
 

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Are you asking me or the OP?
Well, the OP, but I'll listen to your preference too. The "why" is usually interesting, and we all learn something.
 

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For me, the store had both - the Para was 'tighter' and felt more 'of a piece', but both felt good. I also admit to preferring the Para's skeleton hammer to the spur hammer of the R1. I don't think either is a bad call, but the Para is a touch more modern.
 

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Thank you sir!
 

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I liked the look and grips better on the R1 and the sights were brighter
 

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Thanks.
 

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Tough choice! I am jealous as I am currently 1911-less! :( I probably would have went with the Para GI between the two. Let us know how it works out for you.
 

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The remmington was about $75 more expensive, but it felt like a nicer piece in my hand and had a beautiful finish on it. It has a good combination between the original 1911s and the A1 model.

This is my first 1911 and probably wont be my last, After I get myself an AR I will put a nicer gun 1911 on layaway.
 

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Any chance of us getting some pictures? :)
 

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when i get it, but doesnt seem like i'm going to bring it home this week.
 
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