Remington Doubles Down on Double Stacks for 2018

posted on December 13, 2017

Remington's 2018 R1 1911 pistol lineup includes two recently announced lightweight models, the Ultralight Commander (MSRP are $849+) and the concealable (3.5" barrel) Ultralight Executive (MSRP $1,250+). Both .45-cal. models are built on aluminum frames, making them 30 percent lighter than steel frames. They weigh in at 29.4 ozs. and 28 ozs., respectively, with an 8+1 or 7+1 capacity. 


The company is also doubling down on its double-stack inventory. Models include:

1911 R1 Limited Double Stack

• 19+1 round capacity in 9 mm, 18+1 in .40 S&W and 16+1 in .45 ACP
• Match grade trigger – adjustable
• Full-length, 1-piece guide rods
• Fiber optic front sight
• Fully adjustable LPA target rear sight
• Wide front and rear cocking serrations
• Oversized magwell for lightning-fast reloads
• 5” ramped, match-grade barrel
• Stainless steel frame, slide, and barrel
• PVD coating delivers the smoothest operation and unparalleled durability
• Ambidextrous extended thumb safety for easy operation in either hand
• Machined G10 VZ operator grips
• Checkered front strap and mainspring housing
• Two double-stack magazines
• MSRP: $1,310 for 9 mm and $1,399 for .40 S&W and .45 ACP

1911 R1 Enhanced Double Stack

• Adjustable rear sight with red fiber-optic front sight
• Front and rear slide serrations
• Beavertail grip safety with checkered memory bump
• Enhanced hammer
• Anodized aluminum match trigger
• Enhanced wide thumb safety
• Flat checkered mainspring housing (20 LPI)
• Match-grade stainless barrel and bushing
• Custom grips with thumb groove and ambi cut
• 15-Round magazine with bumper pads (2)
• MSRP: $999

1911 R1 Tactical Double Stack Threaded or Non-Threaded


• 15+1 round capacity in .45 Auto 
• Match grade trigger adjustable
• Wide, front and rear cocking serrations
• 5.5” ramped, match-grade threaded barrel (5" for Non-Threaded Models)
• Stainless steel frame, slide and barrel
• Ionbond PVD coating delivers the smoothest operation and unparalleled durability
• Machined G10 VZ operator grips
• MSRP: $1,275 for non-threaded and $1,299 for threaded

1911 R1 Recon Commander Double Stack


• 4.25” Match-Grade Barrel
• Wide Front & Rear Wide Cocking Serrations
• Forged Stainless Steel Frame and Slide
• Extended Beavertail grip safety
• Adjustable skeletonized trigger
• Available in .45 Auto or 9 mm Luger
• PVD Barrel, Slide and Frame Finish
• Front/Rear Tritium Night Sights
• Checkered Front Strap
• Ambi Thumb Safety
• G10 Grips
• Double Stack Capacity
• Accessory Rail
• MSRP: $1,275

For more information, visit


Staccato Cs Gotw
Staccato Cs Gotw

Gun Of The Week: Staccato CS

Watch this Gun Of The Week video for a close look at a U.S.-made, compact M1911 hybrid from Staccato, the 9mm CS.

The Armed Citizen® June 9, 2023

Read today's "The Armed Citizen" entry for real stories of law-abiding citizens, past and present, who used their firearms to save lives.

Review: SDS Imports Tisas 1911 Bantam

The Turkish company Tisas recently entered the pistol market, reproducing some of the most iconic designs and even introducing a few that are unique enough to call its own. Meet the 1911 Bantam, a compact M1911 pistol brought into the country by SDS Imports that is easy to carry, fun to shoot and distinctly styled.

The Red-Dot Revolution

All types of defensive firearms are now available in optics-ready configurations. Is this just the latest trend or a bit of shooting sports history in the making?

New For 2023: Kimber KDS9c

The Kimber KDS9c takes a mechanism that uses an M1911 manual of arms and puts it into a package the size and weight of a compact, polymer-frame, striker-fired handgun.

Firearm Industry Pays $16 Billion Tax Bill

Firearm and ammunition manufacturers have now paid more than $16.1 billion in federal excise tax contributions to the Wildlife Restoration Trust Fund, which began collecting the funds in 1937.


Get the best of American Rifleman delivered to your inbox.