After almost a century, the Model 1911 R1 marks the Remington brand’s return to the manufacture of the legendary 1911 handgun.
In 1917, the U.S. Ordnance Department issued an order to Remington-UMC to manufacture 500,000 1911s for our fighting men in the armed services.
The first Remington-UMC produced 1911 pistols were delivered in August of 1918. On November 11, 1918, the Armistice ending WWI was signed and the contract from the Ordnance Department with Remington-UMC was suspended. In all, Remington-UMC produced 21,677 1911s.
THE ALL-NEW REMINGTON® MODEL 1911 R1
The accuracy and reliability that have made the 1911 an American icon now shine brighter than ever. Features include a crisp trigger, dovetailed front and rear sights, precision-machined slide and frame, and available fine-checkered American walnut grips. The new Model 1911 R1 is truly the finest blend of exacting craftsmanship and out-of-box performance available today. Every element is produced with ultra-tight tolerances on equipment representing the height of modern technology. The result is a sweet-shooting advancement of a legendary design we’re more than proud to put our name on.
- Barrel length 5″
- Flared and lowered ejection port
- Sights, dovetail front and rear, 3 dot
- Double diamond walnut wood grips
- Satin black oxide metal finish
- Weight 38.5 ounces
- Carbon steel frame and slide
- Capacity 7 + 1
- Two 7-shot magazines supplied
- Shipped in custom carrying case