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Remington Arms Company, LLC is an arms manufacturer that is headquartered in Madison, North Carolina that specializes in handguns, rifles and shotguns for the civilian market as well as the military and law enforcement sectors. Founded in 1816 in Ilion, New York by Eliphalet Remington under the name of E. Remington and Sons, the company went on to become the oldest continuously operating arms manufacturer in the United States. It is also the only American arms manufacturer that produces firearms and ammunition domestically. But the accolades do not end there. The company is also the largest American producer of rifles and shotguns. With nearly 200 years of experience under their belts, Remington is a name you can trust.
As noted, Remington is the largest American producer of rifles and shotguns. It goes without saying that these products are what set them apart from the rest of the arms industry. Interestingly enough, the company never did seem to invest much time or effort into the research and development of handguns, having produced only a handful of pistols and revolvers. Prior to 2010, Remington's last handgun was the Remington XP-100, a unique bolt-action pistol that was produced from 1963 to 1998. Nearly 12 years would pass after the discontinuation of the XP-100 before Remington produced another pistol. But in 2010, the time was right and the company introduced the Remington 1911 R1, which is now available here today.
The Remington 1911 R1 is everything you would expect from a 1911 and more. It is what Remington is calling, "America's favorite pistol design – built by America's most trusted gun maker." And you know what, they could not be more right. By sacrificing none of the subtleties characteristic of the design, Remington has produced an affordable 1911 that is on par with every other standard 1911 on the market.
The Remington 1911 R1 features a five-inch stainless barrel (1:16 inch twist) and an overall length of 8 1/2 inches. The precision-machined slide and frame, which are joined by double diamond walnut grips, are constructed from carbon steel and feature a stainless finish that adds protection from both rust and corrosion. The single-action trigger mechanism boasts a crisp trigger with a pull that is rated between just 3 1/2 and five pounds. And though the pistol weighs in at a respectable 38 1/2 ounces, it is easily handled by shooters of all skill levels. Other features include the iconic grip safety alongside a manual thumb safety as well as a three-dot iron sight system with dovetailed front and rear sights. As noted, each pistol comes with two seven-round magazines for a "7+1" capacity.
You are unlikely to find a better 1911 at a more reasonable price. There is a reason that Remington has been around for so long and continues to be one of the foremost arms manufacturers in the world – firearms like the Remington 1911 R1. Consider the R1 for:
- Sport shooting
- Target shooting
- Concealed carry and personal protection
- Much more…