Recently we have voiced a ton of concern about Remington and wether or not they had the ability to bounce bank during it’s recent economic downturn. Well it seems that the staff at Remington have decided to revamp their full-sized 1911 based pistol the Remington R1 pistol to turn it into a new double stack platform. The new pistol will be offered in three different calibers, the 9×19 mm, the .40 Smith & Wesson and the iconic .45 ACP.

We here at the web site have received news from Remington regarding the rest of the specifications on the new pistol, including the weights, model numbers and all the other information that shooters want to know. This pistol appears on the surface to take the stock R1 and tailor it for competition use. The trend of double stacked 1911’s isn’t new, in fact they have been on the IDPA competition circuit for years. This is Remington’s interpretation of the design. Below is the press release that we have received this week.

“The new Model 1911 R1 Limited Double Stack series has been engineered end-to-end for championship performance. With its Ionbond PVD coating, the 5-inch match-grade stainless steel barrel, slide and frame deliver silky smooth operation in heavy use. The ambidextrous extended thumb safety makes for easy operation in either hand. Its fiber optic front sight and fully adjustable LPA target rear sight are built for rapid target acquisition and shaving split seconds off your score.

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