I bought my son the Remington R1 enhanced and it is a quality piece. The frame to slide fit is excellent and the gun is real smooth. My neighbor has the R1. It was a two tone special, we stripped the gun did a trigger job added a Greider match trigger , Wilson hammer and a Smith Alexander machine to fit beaver tail. Also a EGW over sized barrel link and an EGW over sized Barrel bushing all machined to fit. We cut the slide for the Novak front and rear adjustable sights. With the Nowlin gunsmith match barrel and satin black Ceracoat the gun is awsome. Because my neighbor is as big of a 1911 nut as myself he had me order two Ruger 1911s , a full size and the commander. The two guns were less than stellar when it came to fit and finish, so here we go again, and these two guns are done in satin black also with matching grips to look like a matching set. My gunsmith is a top 1911 smith. He doe's 5 hand built 1911s a year and you can order them any way you want.
The low in starts at about 2500.00 and goes up from there. I think we have around 2k in my neighbors guns. The 1911 platform is kinda endless and we love these guns, I also would take the R1 over the Ruger any day on fit and finish along. I myself have a Colt. I'am looking for another 1911 and it could very well be an R1. All the R1s and my Colt have the TJs 1911 series 80 to series 70 conversion shim. Love 1911s.