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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. Remington 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 did not branch out very far into handgun territory, only having produced a handful of pistols and revolvers. Prior to 2010, Remington's last handgun was the Remington XP-100, a bolt-action pistol that was produced from 1963 to 1998. All seemed lost as nearly 12 years passed before Remington produced another pistol. That pistol was the Remington 1911 R1, which was introduced in 2010 and is 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 pistol's subtleties, Remington has produced an affordable 1911 that is on par with every other standard 1911 on the market.
The Remington 1911 R1 features a 5-inch stainless barrel (1:16 inch twist) and an overall length of 8.5 inches. The precision-machined slide and frame, joined by double diamond walnut grips, are constructed from carbon steel and feature a satin black oxide metal finish. It includes a crisp trigger with a pull that is wonderfully rated between just 3.5 and 5 pounds. The pistol weighs in at a respectable 38.5 ounces. 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 7-round magazines for a "7+1" capacity.
Folks, you will not 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. Their product benefits from high-quality and reliability. The Remington 1911 R1 is no exception. Consider the R1 for:
- Target shooting
- Sport shooting
- Concealed carry and personal protection
- Much more…