Should You Lighten a Recoil Spring on a 1911?

I have a Remington R1 1911 chambered in .45 ACP. Arthritis has invaded my hands and it’s getting harder for me to rack the slide. Would putting a lighter recoil spring in it be a bad idea?

Top 5 Shooting Illustrated Gun Reviews of 2019

As we look back on 2019, there are several gun reviews that stood out. Here are our top five gun reviews of 2019.

New for 2019: Hammerli TAC R1 22

For a dedicated, .22 LR training and plinking AR-15, the Hammerli TAC R1 22 is a rifle that's worth a look. Check out the details of this new rimfire option here.

Review: Remington R1 Tactical Double Stack

Remington’s R1 Tactical Double Stack brings a lot to the party.

Range Review: Remington 1911 R1 Ultralight Executive

The new Remington 1911 R1 Ultralight Executive pistol has a bunch of very favorable qualities that make it a potential option for concealed-carry use. We examined some of its features here.

New for 2018: Remington Model 1911 R1 Limited Double Stack

One of the latest expanded-capacity .45 ACP handguns on the market is the new Limited Double Stack 1911 R1 from Remington.

First Look: Remington 1911 R1 Limited Double Stack

Remington added a new double-stack design based on its popular 1911 R1 pistol platform, enhancing capacity while retaining classic 1911-style controls.

First Look: Remington 1911 R1 Ultralight Commander

The latest 1911 R1 model in the Remington lineup is the Ultralight Commander, designed for easy carry.

First Look: SureFire R1 Lawman Flashlight

The new R1 Lawman from SureFire is equipped with the company's revolutionary IntelliBeam lumen-adjustment system.


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