Remington 1911 R1

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Remington 1911 R1
Photo of a Remington 1911 R1.jpg
Type Semi-automatic pistol
Place of origin United States
Production history
Manufacturer Remington Arms
Unit cost $729.00[1]
Produced 2010-Present
Variants See Variants
Specifications
Weight 38.5 oz (1,090 g) [1]
Length 8.5 in (22 cm)[1]
Barrel length 5 in (13 cm)[1]
Height 5.5 in (14 cm)[1]

Caliber .45 ACP[1]
Barrels 1-16 Left Hand Twist [1]
Action Short recoil operation (Single Action)
Feed system 7+1-round magazine[1]
Sights Dovetail front and rear, 3 dot[1]

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. It also has features such as the beavertail grip safety, a manually operated thumb safety, and a firing pin safety.

History[edit]

In the 1910s, Remington Arms produced a 1911 style pistol modeled after the Colt 1911 after receiving a contract from the US government to produce the pistols.[2] The war came to an end only years later and Remington shut down their production of the 1911 in 1919 until April of 2010 when they announced that they would start producing the 1911 again.[3] This time the pistol would be marketed as the Remington 1911 R1. This resurgence into the handgun market was the first time in over 10 years that Remington had produced a handgun as their last handgun, the Remington XP-100, had ceased production in 1998.[3]

Variants[edit]

Model 1911 R1 Carry[edit]

Identical to the original except that it has de-horned frame and slide. These features make it better for carrying as is it less likely to catch on clothing.[4]

Model 1911 R1 Centennial[edit]

Features include a brass bead in the front sight, custom grips with a Remington medallion and a special 100-year anniversary engraving marking the 100 year anniversary of the 1911 pistol. [1]

Model 1911 R1 Centennial Limited Edition[edit]

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. [5]

Model 1911 R1 Enhanced[edit]

Features an extended magazine holding an additional round bringing the capacity up to 8. Also has an enhanced hammer and 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. [6]

Model 1911 R1 Enhanced Threaded Barrel[edit]

Same as the Enhanced but with a threaded barrel allowing for the attaching of a suppressor. Also has a taller front and rear sight for shooting with a suppressor.[7]

Model 1911 R1 Stainless[edit]

Identical to the original except with a matte stainless steel frame, slide, and various small parts. [8]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Remington Model 1911 R1". Remington Arms. Retrieved 7 December 2012. 
  2. ^ Quinn, Jeff. "Remington R1 45 ACP 1911 Semi-Auto Pistol". Gun Blast. Retrieved 8 December 2012. 
  3. ^ a b Peterson, Philip. Gun Digest Book of Modern Gun Values: The Shooter's Guide to Guns 1900 to Present (16th ed.). p. 201. 
  4. ^ "Remington Model 1911 R1 Carry". Remington Arms. Retrieved 7 December 2012. 
  5. ^ "Remington Model 1911 R1 Centennial Limited". Remington Arms. Retrieved 7 December 2012. 
  6. ^ "Remington Model 1911 R1 Enhanced". Remington Arms. Retrieved 7 December 2012. 
  7. ^ "Remington Model 1911 R1 Enhanced Threaded". Remington Arms. Retrieved 7 December 2012. 
  8. ^ "Remington Model 1911 R1 Stainless". Remington Arms. Retrieved 7 December 2012.