Remington & Travis Tomasie Collaborate on Competition 1911

Matthew Moss
by Matthew Moss
Remington’s new Tomasie custom R1 1911 in .40 S&W

Remington have introduced a new competition pistol. Developed in collaboration with their team captain Travis Tomasie, the new pistol is a 1911 chambered in .40S&W. Tomasie, the captain of Remington’s shooing team, is a former member of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit and a gold medalist in both the IPSC Handgun World Shoot and the IPSC US Handgun Championship.

With a ported slide, flared mag well, adjustable rear sights, G10 grips, ambidextrous safeties, a 5 inch match grade barrel and trigger the Tomasie Custom is a step up from Remington’s standard R1. The pistol costs around $340 more than the Remington R1 Limited Double Stack it’s based on. The pistol is a similar set up to Tomasie’s previous custom 1911, developed with PARA-USA. Remington acquired PARA back in 2012/13.

Here’s Remington’s press release announcing the new pistol:

Huntsville, AL – In collaboration with Travis Tomasie, Remington developed the 1911 R1 Tomasie Custom.

“The 1911 R1 Tomasie Custom is an exact reproduction of my competition handgun. Working together with Remington engineers, we’ve developed a double stack 1911 that meets my demanding speci?cations, and is built with pride in Huntsville, Alabama. Utilizing premium components, this pistol offers the consumer extraordinary accuracy, reliability, and shoot-ability,” said Travis Tomasie Captain, Team Remington World and National Shooting Champion.

“The R1 Tomasie Custom is chambered in 40S&W to meet Major Power Factor scoring, under the rules of the USPSA (United States Practical Shooting Association) and IPSC (International Practical Shooting Federation). I personally inspect and test-?re every single R1 1911 Tomasie Custom.”

The Remington 1911 R1 Tomasie is now available at retail with an MSRP of $1650.00.

• Oversized magwell for lightning-fast reloads
• Match grade adjustable trigger
• Lightened skeletonized hammer
• Fiber optic front sight
• Fully adjustable LPA target rear sight
• 5” ramped, match-grade bull barrel
• PVD coating delivers the smoothest operation and unparalleled durability
• Machined G10 VZ operator grips

The Tomasie R1 is available now with an MSRP of $1,650, you can find out more over on Remington’s product page for the pistol here.

Matthew Moss
Matthew Moss

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  • Sean Sean on May 23, 2018

    So they just had some parts in a drawer somewhere, and decided to make more of a gun they already made

    • Gerbs Gerbs on May 24, 2018

      @Sean Nah. These are all new production parts.

  • Xd Xd on May 24, 2018

    Beauty, piece of art. like this 1911, this modern rectangular slide, double stack mags with smaller caliber than .45 (the .45 is perfect for genuine gov. 1911)
    I like the Glocks, and i like the 1911s speacially for sports.
    I only would change the sights, good sight but i like more intuitive Novak style sights.