The new Remington 1911 R1 pistol is a variant of the 1911A1 design. Remington has added a flared and lowered ejection port, beveled magazine well, loaded chamber indicator, high profile dovetailed single-dot front and two-dot rear sights, a crisp 3.5-5 lbs trigger and a match grade stainless steel barrel with barrel bushing.
The pistols will be manufactured at the Remington factory in Ilion, New York. Remington plans on shipping the pistols in June.
Action Single Action
Caliber .45 ACP
Magazine Capacity 7 rounds
Barrel Length 5"
Barrel Material Stainless Steel
Barrel Finish Satin Black Oxide
Rifling Twist Rate 1:16 LH
Overall Length 8.5"
Overall Height 5.5"
Grip Material Walnut
Grip Design Checkered (Double Diamond)
Trigger Pull 3.5 - 5 lbs
Average Weight 38.5 oz
MSRP (Price) $699
The Freedom Group, Remington's parent company, has now finally entered the handgun market. I would not be surprised to see a concealed carry pistol come forth from Remington or another Freedom Group company with the next year.
J got his hands on the new pistol ...
It is 100% American made: parts and all. The trigger is crisp, and as described in the article. Although there is a small amount of movement in the slide to frame fit, it is very well done for a $699 1911. The loaded chamber indicator is a cut in the hood simliar to S&W and others. This means it won't be acceptible in California in it's current form.
100% American made, good quality control, good trigger, $699 = winner!