NRA Gun of the Week: Remington Arms 1911 R1 Tactical Double Stack Threaded Pistol

posted on July 20, 2019
Founded in 1816 by Eliphalet Remington, America’s oldest gunmaker, Remington, has produced some of the country's most renowned firearms designs—from it’s Walker-designed Model 700 to the famed Browning-designed Model 1911. Concerning the latter, Remington has remodeled this classic design with a 21st-century treatment, designating it the R1 Tactical Double Stack Threaded pistol. This 1911-based design features the Series 80 firing system, along with PVD-finished stainless steel for its frame and slide materials. Suppressor-height, two-dot Tritium sights and a ramped and threaded 5.5” match-grade barrel, combined with VZ Operator G10 stocks, lend to its Tactical nomenclature. Additionally and most notably, the pistol feeds from double-stack magazines with capacity for 15 rounds of .45 ACP. To learn more, watch our NRA Gun of the Week video, hosted by American Rifleman’s Christopher Olsen. 

Manufacturer: Remington Arms Co.
Model: 1911 R1 Tactical Double Stack Threaded
Chambering: .45 ACP
Action Type: recoil-operated, semi-automatic center-fire pistol
Frame: stainless steel
Slide: stainless steel
Barrel: 5.5”
Finish: physical vapor deposition (PVD)
Sights: suppressor-height, two-dot, Tritium
Trigger: 5-lb., 4-oz. pull
Magazine: 15-round detachable box
Weight: 41 ozs. (empty)
MSRP: $1,250

Additional Reading:
Tested: Remington R1 1911 Double-Stack Pistols
The Remington R1 M1911
Tested: Remington RP9 and RP45 Pistols
The Remington M24 Sniper Weapon System
200 Years Of Remington Highlights


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