|Remington 1911 R1|
|Place of origin||United States|
|Mass||38.5 oz (1,090 g) |
|Length||8.5 in (22 cm)|
|Barrel length||5 in (13 cm)|
|Height||5.5 in (14 cm)|
|Barrels||1-16 Left Hand Twist |
|Action||Short recoil operation (single action)|
|Feed system||7+1-round magazine|
|Sights||Dovetail front and rear, 3 dot|
The Remington 1911 R1 is a semi-automatic pistol modeled after the classic Colt 1911 which has served the US armed forces for over 100 years. Like the Colt 1911, the Remington 1911 is single action only, and has a grip safety and a manually operated thumb safety; it also has a Colt Series 80 style firing pin safety.
In 1918, Remington Arms produced a 1911 style pistol modeled after the Colt 1911 after receiving a contract from the US government to produce the pistols. The war came to an end only one year later and Remington shut down their production of the 1911 in 1919 until April 2010 when they announced that they would start producing the 1911 again. This time the pistol would be marketed as the Remington 1911 R1. This reemergence into the handgun market was the first time in 12 years that Remington had produced a handgun as their last handgun, the Remington XP-100, had ceased production in 1998.
Differing from the rest of the R1 lineup with their cast frames, the Carry models feature a fully de-horned forged carbon steel slide and frame along with Novak branded rear sight, Trijicon front sight, 25-LPI front strap and mainspring housing checkering, match grade stainless barrel with target crown, ambi safety, beavertail grip safety also with 25-LPI checkered memory bump, skeletonized aluminum match trigger, lowered and flared ejection port, enhanced hammer and cocobolo grips. The gun is currently offered in a 5-inch Government model and 4+1⁄4-inch Commander model, both chambered in .45 ACP and an MSRP of $1067.00 as of early 2018.
Features an anniversary engraving made with 24-kt gold banner on the slide. Also features a carbona blue finish and a 14-kt gold bead in the front sight.
Features enhanced hammer and trigger, extended magazine release button, wider thumb safety as well as custom grips with thumb grooves. The sights are adjustable in the rear and have a red fiber-optic in front. It comes with two bumper-padded magazines, each with 8 round capacity.
Identical to the original except with a matte stainless steel frame, slide, and various small parts.