First Look: Remington 1911 R1 Limited Double Stack

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posted on December 10, 2017
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Remington announced the launch of several models of its new 1911 R1 Limited Double Stack pistols, designed to provide 1911 lovers with enhanced capacity over more-traditional single-stack pistol designs, all while retaining the same look, feel and controls found on a standard 1911 pistol.

The Remington 1911 R1 Limited Double Stack pistol is constructed with a stainless-steel slide and frame and features a 5-inch match-grade barrel also machined from stainless steel. For added texture, both the front strap and the mainspring housing on the frame feature checkering, and the pistol comes equipped with VZ Grips Operator grip panels made from durable G10 fiberglass-laminate material. The stainless-steel components all feature the company's Ionbond PVD coating, which enhances ruggedness and provides added lubricity for smoother operation.

On the slide, consumers will find front and rear serrations, allowing for flexibility in slide manipulation techniques. The pistol also comes with a full-length, single-piece guide rod. Other features on the gun include an adjustable match-grade trigger, ambidextrous thumb safeties and an oversized magazine well that allows for smoother and faster reloads.

The Remington 1911 R1 Limited Double Stack pistol measures 5.75 inches high, 8.5 inches long and features a frame width of 2 inches. The user-adjustable trigger can be set between 3.5-5 pounds, depending on the shooter's preference. With an empty magazine, overall weight of the gun is 41 ounces.

The gun feeds from stainless-steel magazines, two of which are included with the purchase of every Limited Double Stack handgun. Double-stack options are available in 9 mm and .45 ACP, with a 19-round magazine capacity in 9 mm and a 16-round capacity in .45 ACP.

The suggested retail price for the 9 mm model of the Remington 1911 R1 Limited Double Stack pistol is $1,310, while the .45 ACP-model retails at a suggested price of $1,399.

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