Remington Introduces Model 1911 R1 Ultralight Commander

posted on June 26, 2017
Remington manufactured its first Model 1911 during World War I, introduced the 1911 R1 in 2012 and now is introducing a new version called the Remington Model 1911 R1 Ultralight Commander.

The new pistol's aluminum frame reduces the weight while matching performance of the standard 1911, bringing a time-tested classic, with a 20 percent weight reduction.

The Remington Model 1911 R1 Ultralight Commander also features a type III hard coat anodized lightweight aluminum frame at 7.5 oz., adjustable trigger, PVD finished slide and aggressively checkered laminate grips.

Model: 1911 R1 Ultralight Commander
Order #96492
Action: Semi-Automatic
Caliber: .45 Auto
Mag. Capacity: 8 + 1
BBL Length: 4.25"
Barrel Type: Stainless Steel
Rifling Twist Rate: 1-16
Overall Length: 7½"
Overall Height: 5½"
Grip Material: Laminate
Grip Design: Checkered
Sights: Fiber Optic Front Sight, Adjustable Rear Sight
Trigger Pull: 3.5–5 lbs.
Average Weight: 31 oz.
MSRP: $849

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