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Op-Ed: A review of the new Remington 1911 R1 Limited

The Remington 1911 R1 Limited. (Courtesy of Dan Abraham)
September 02, 2018

Remington recently introduced its newest 1911 handgun called the Remington 1911 R1 Limited. The 1911 R1 Limited has all the high-end features that fans of 1911s enjoy with a 15-round .45 ACP double stack magazine. It is available in 9mm with a 19-round magazine, .40 S&W with an 18-round magazine and the handgun featured with this review, which is chambered in .45 ACP and hosts 15 rounds in the magazine. The MSRP for the Remington 1911 R1 Limited is $1,310. However, a quick online search shows that this handgun is selling for a little over $1,000.

If there is one complaint about 1911 handguns, it’s the standard eight-round (single stack) magazine capacity. The Remington 1911 R1 Limited solves that issue but also offers much more than the typical full size 1911. It features an adjustable match grade trigger that I measured at 4.5 pounds, a fiber optic front and adjustable LPA rear site, a 5-inch match grade barrel, forward slide serrations, an over-sized magazine well for quick re-loads and a PVD coated finish, which makes it beautiful looking with smooth operation. The 1911 R1 also sports an ambidextrous thumb safety, G10 grips, checkered mainspring housing and ships with two 15-round magazines.

For those who love 1911 handguns for carry, competition or range enjoyment, the R1 Limited is a game-changer. The ability to load two magazines that totals 30 rounds is not common, but a welcome change for those who love shooting the heavy .45 ACP.

I took the Remington 1911 R1 Limited to the range on a couple of occasions, and it performed outstanding. I had high expectations because I own a Remington R1 1911 Enhanced Elite Stainless, which is also an incredible 1911. I completely understand the capabilities that Remington offers with their 1911 models, and the R1 Limited did not disappoint. Its accuracy, smooth operation, high mag capacity, sight picture and single action trigger provided everything I love when shooting a quality made 1911 handgun.

For more information on the Remington 1911 R1 Limited, check out the video below where I feature close-up scenes, a disassembly of the pistol to observe the internal components, and range shooting. Also let us know your thoughts on this or any other 1911 handgun that you feel is outstanding.

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