Executive… Enhanced… Recon… Remington Continues to Bolster their 1911 Offerings

    Ultra Light Executive

    Remington amidst rumblings of uncertainty continues to roll out more 1911 models with strong influences from their absorbed Para Ordnance brand. The next on the docket: an Ultra Light Executive, Enhanced Double Stack and Recon Commander Double Stack.


    The Remington 1911 R1 Ultra Light Executive is initially being offered in only .45 ACP, but more calibers could come in the future. TheĀ claim to fame for this model is in its feathery weight. It weighs in at 28 Ounces while sporting a 3 1/2″ Match Grade Barrel. The rest of the specifications look as follows:

    • ExecutiveExtended Beavertail Grip Safety
    • Lightweight Aluminum Frame
    • Adjustable Skeletonized Trigger
    • PVD Slide Finish
    • Front & Rear Tritium Night Sights
    • Rounded Frame & Main Spring Housing
    • 7+1 Magazine Capacity
    • Overall Width 1.4″
    • Overall Length 7″
    • Overall Height 5.5″
    • Trigger Pull Weight 3.5 – 5 Lbs.
    • MSRP $1,250

    The Remington 1911 R1 Enhanced Double Stack chambered in .45 ACP is a complete departure from the Ultra Light Executive. Tipping the scales at a hefty 41 Ounces and touting 15 rounds of .45 Auto let’s your friends at the range know you are not joking around with this pistol.

    • ExecutiveEnhanced Wide Manual Safety
    • Front & Rear Slide Serrations
    • Enhanced Hammer
    • Match-Grade S/S Barrel & Bushing
    • Overall Width 1.4″
    • Overall Length 8.5″
    • Overall Height 5.75″
    • Barrel Length 5″
    • PVD Slide Finish
    • Trigger Pull Weight 3.5 – 5 Lbs.
    • Custom G10 Grips w/ Thumb Groove & Ambi Cut
    • Two 15-Round Mags w/ Bumper Pads
    • Extended Beavertail Grip Safety w/ Checkered Memory Bump
    • Adjustable 2-Dot Rear & Red Fiber Optic Front Sight
    • Anodized-Aluminum, Extended, Performance Trigger w/ Adjustable Overtravel Stop
    • Flat Mainspring Housing w/ 20 LPI Checkering
    • MSRP $999

    The Remington 1911 R1 Recon Commander Double Stack is a great bridge between the lightweight and the large; the diminutive and the daunting. This pistol can be had in either .45 ACP or 9mm and sports a healthy 4.25″ Match-Grade Barrel.

    • ExecutiveWide Front & Rear Cocking Serrations
    • Forged S/S Frame & Slide
    • Extended Beavertail Grip Safety
    • Adjustable Skeletonized Trigger
    • PVD Finish on Barrel, Slide & Frame
    • Front & Rear Tritium Night Sights
    • Checkered Front Strap
    • Ambidextrous Thumb Safety
    • G10 Grips
    • Accessory Rail
    • Trigger Pull Weight of 3.5 – 5 Lbs.
    • 15+1 Magazine Capacity (.45 ACP) & 18+1 Magazine Capacity (9mm)
    • Barrel Length 4.25″ – Overall Width 1.4″ – Overall Length 8.5″ – Overall Height 5.75″
    • MSRP $1,275


    At the moment it states on the Remington website that all of these models areĀ unavailable so they may not have a true release date until after the 1st of the year or even further out near SHOT Show.

    With Remington laying lots of employees off, their upper management going through multiple lead changes and a tumultuous year for the firearms industry in whole, would you be willing to open your wallet for one of these new models?

    Once they hit store shelves and consumers begin to review them for their quality and value, time will tell…

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