Remington Enters the 1911 Market in 2018

It appears Remington is after the lion’s share of the 1911 market, by introducing nine new models. The R1 1911 Limited 9/40/45 Double Stack, with a capacity of 19, 18, and 16, respectively, is a 41-ounce 1911 with a 5-inch barrel, wide cocking serrations, LPA adjustable rear sight, fiber-optic front sight, extended beavertail, and VZ G10 grips. It comes with two stainless-steel magazines. SRP: $1,399

For those who really like the features of the limited double stack, but do not like the wide grip, there’s the 38-ounce R1 1911 Limited 9/40/45 Single Stack. The features are the same, but the capacity and price are less. SRP: $1,250

Remington R1 1911 Double Stack

For sure handling, the flat mainspring housing and beavertail grip safety are checkered 20 LPI. A robust fiber-optic front sight, extended performance trigger adjustable for overtravel, 2-dot rear sight, and two 15-round magazines complete the package.

If you have a little more change in your pocket going jing-a-ling-a-ling, and if you want something a bit more refined for racing, there’s the R1 1911 Limited 9/40/45 Tomasie Custom. These pistols have 5-inch barrels, wide cocking serrations, an LPA adjustable rear sight, extended beavertail, adjustable skeletonized trigger, VZ G10 grips, a stainless-steel slide and frame, and weighs 41 ounces. Action-pistol champion Travis Tomasie also inspects and test-fires each pistol. SRP: $1,650

In the fighting-pistol category, Remington also offers the R1 1911 Tactical .45 ACP Double Stack. It’s equipped with a 5-inch barrel, wide slide serrations, Trijicon sights, extended beavertail, PVD DLC finish, VZ G10 grips, accessory rail, and a capacity of 15+1 rounds. SRP: $1,275

It’s also available with a threaded muzzle, and a single-stack version retails for $25 less.

Remington R1 1911 R1 Double Stack Tactical Threaded

Remington R1 1911 R1 Double Stack Tactical Threaded

The R1 1911 Enhanced Double Stack 15 .45 features a 15-round double-stack magazine, 5-inch stainless match barrel, adjustable rear sights, fiber-optic front sight, VZ G10 grips, adjustable trigger, extended beavertail grip safety, skeletonized hammer, and front and rear cocking serrations. SRP: $999

A lightweight 1911 Commander is a coveted carry pistol, and Remington now introduces its take on this classic. The R1 1911 Ultralight Commander has an aluminum frame, weighs 31 ounces, and has a 4.25-inch stainless-steel match barrel, an adjustable rear sight, a fiber-optic front sight, laminate grips, adjustable trigger, extended beavertail, front and rear cocking serrations, and a skeletonized hammer. SRP: $849

For those seeking a bit more refinement, the R1 1911 Executive Commander just might be for you. It has an aluminum frame, a 3½-inch stainless-steel match bull barrel, Trijicon front and rear sights, bobtail frame and mainspring housing, G10 grips, adjustable trigger, extended-grip safety, skeletonized hammer, and weighs 28 ounces. SRP: $1,250

Rounding out this group of 1911s is Remington’s 41-ounce R1 1911 10mm Hunter FDE. It has a 6-inch stainless-steel match-grade barrel, Cerakote flat dark earth finish, accessory rail, wide front and rear cocking serrations, LPA adjustable rear sights, extended beavertail grip safety, adjustable trigger, and VZ G10 grips. SRP: $1,340

Will you be adding a new Remington 1911 to your lineup? Tell us what you think in the comment section.

One Comment On This Article

  1. With the option of a threaded barrel, Remington is now included in my purchase plan for 2018 (provided Remington doesn’t encounter the manufacturing problem(s) encountered in the past.