I, personally, am not really interested in whether or not the new Remington 1911 has double diamond checkered grips just like great-grandpaw's trench heater. What I want to know is this:
- Is the frame forged or cast?
- If it is forged, where is it forged? Is Remington doing the forging themselves, or is it finish-machined Stateside after being imported as an 80% receiver?
- The guts: MIM or castings or machined?
I do like the fact that the front sight is dovetailed and that the ejection port is lowered and flared. If you had to do those modifications to the gun yourself, it would mean needing to refinish the slide.
(Note that with most any decent 1911 by a "name" manufacturer, there's no real need to modify anything, but I have a different set of gun-nerd desires when it comes to a sidearm then some people, I guess.)