Remington 1911R1 - Classic 1911 .45 ACP Pistol

Remington 1911R1

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The accuracy and reliability that have made the 1911 an American icon now shine brighter than ever. Features include a crisp trigger, dovetailed front and rear sights, precision-machined slide and frame, and available fine-checkered American walnut grips.

The new Model 1911 R1 is truly the finest blend of exacting craftsmanship and out-of-box performance available today. Every element is produced with ultra-tight tolerances on equipment representing the height of modern technology.

The result is a sweet-shooting advancement of a legendary design we’re more than proud to put our name on.

The Remington Model 1911 R1 is manufactured with pride and precision, to the exacting standards you’ve come to expect from Remington.


Barrel length 5"
Flared and lowered ejection port
Sights, dovetail front and rear, 3 dot
Double diamond walnut wood grips
Satin black oxide metal finish
Weight 38.5 ounces
Carbon steel frame and slide
Capacity 7 + 1
Two 7-shot magazines supplied
Shipped in custom carrying case

Additional Information

Manufacturer Remington
Condition New
Caliber 45 Auto
Manufacturer SKU 96323
Capacity 7+1
Finish Matte Black
Color Black
Height 5.5"
Length 8.5"
Weight (empty) 38.5 oz
Barrel Length 5.0"
Safety Type Thumb, Grip
Frame Type Steel
Detachable Magazine Yes
Trigger Operation Single-Action (SA)
Trigger Pull 3.5 - 5.0 lbs
Magazine Capacity 7
Case Included Yes
Firearm Size Full-Size
Firearm Style 1911

Customer Reviews

Great handgun - Review by rcfd108
I've had mine a year now,and only had 1 fte, I think that was fault. After correcting my grip no more problems. I've shot fmj.jhp and other types of ammo thru it with no problem. I only try to shoot remington brand ammo thru my 1911 r1. I like remington ammo the best. (Posted on 8/16/14)
great shooter - Review by martinfierro
I've had this gun for 6 months and am very happy with it. It shot to point of aim eight out of the box and has yet to have a FTF after at least a thousand rounds of handloads. Accurate, reliable and and good looking. (Posted on 11/30/13)
Remington 1911R1 experience - Review by dirtyjohn
I recently purchased the 1911R1 (S). Best 1911 I've ever used, fired or carried. I've been a 1911 fan for over 40 years - Remington certainly got this one right. (Posted on 2/14/13)
American Company and American-Made .45 auto - Review by Mustang51
I have owned several .45 pistols - Kimber, Springfield Armory, Colt. Kimber is way too expensive, Springfield was not all American-sourced, and Colt was also too expensive for a basic .45. Thanks to Remington Arms I have a high-quality, accurate, no-nonsense & American-made .45.......THANKS Remington! (Posted on 7/24/12)
Excellent handgun - Review by JPI
I have only fired a few boxes of ammo from this gun but what a wonderful experience to fire a 1911 again. Carried one for 5 years in the Army. It is good to own a part of American history again. (Posted on 3/9/12)

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Remington has rejoined the 1911 market after 91 years with the 1911R1, based on the vintage model manufactured for the US military in 1917.

Let me first state that I am not a 1911 guy. Remington’s 1911R1 was my first introduction to the 1911 series of pistols. I know now what made the 1911 so revolutionary in its time, and why the 1911 series has the following it does. John Browning’s design really changed things back then. I wonder what sort of marvels he would be able to accomplish were he around in the present day with modern manufacturing techniques, polymers, and computers… The model I tested was an early production gun, and several updates have been made to current production models.
Chambered in 45 ACP, the 1911R1 packs a punch. However, due to the solid steel construction and weight, recoil is extremely manageable. Because the weight of the gun counterbalances the recoil, it was fairly easy to get sights back on target for rapid follow-up shots. My wife is not much of a shooter, but the single stacked 1911R1 fit her smaller hands well and the recoil was considerably less than she expected it to be. Recoil is significantly less than that of a polymer framed pistol in the same caliber, such as the Springfield XD.

The 1911R1 features a traditional three dot sight picture. Standard Novak sight cuts in the frame allow for replacement if desired. I found the sights to be very accurate. Point of aim was right on the point of impact every single time. No adjustments were necessary. I was able to consistently hit targets as small as 1 1/2″ at distances of 40 feet. The grip angle allowed for a comfortable hold with natural indexing.
The trigger is very light and crisp, with minimal creep. There was no stacking or grit when pulling the trigger. The 1911 series trigger is a departure from the traditional pistol and rifle triggers, as it is pulled straight back and does not have a pivot point. I really like the trigger on the 1911R1. For those of you that are heavily in to 1911′s, you should know that the 1911R1 is a series 80 gun. Meaning, there is an additional firing pin block within the slide which requires the trigger to be fully depressed in order for the hammer to transfer its energy to the firing pin in order to make the gun fire. This serves as a safeguard to prevent accidental or negligent discharges. There’s a large debate as to if the additional safety in the series 80 models is actually necessary or not, but that’s another topic for another time…

The slide release is small enough to hide out of the way while shooting, but large enough to reliably operate without looking at it. It does not interfere with the hold of the gun whatsoever.
The manual safety cannot be engaged until the hammer is cocked. For the gun to fire, the manual safety must be disabled, and the grip safety must be engaged. Without both, the trigger does not engage the firing pin.

In my testing, I found the Remington 1911R1 to be completely 100% reliable. Ammunition fed, fired, and extracted reliably — even when the gun was dirty. It didn’t matter what type of ammunition I fired or how I held it. I simply could not get the gun to display any sort of faults no matter how hard I tried.
I will say that the 1911R1 has a downside. It’s not really a fault of the gun, as it is faithful to the classic 1917 models. I shoot left handed, and the 1911R1 is does not have ambidextrous controls. Therefore, all the controls are on the wrong side of the gun (for me). The magazine release was not too difficult to operate. The slide release operated fairly well, but the manual safety was next to impossible to operate properly with my shooting hand. Definitely something to consider when purchasing this gun.

As an entry-level 1911, the Remington 1911R1 is a solid gun. It’s not going to be to the same level as a Kimber, but that’s not its intended purpose. I would recommend the 1911R1 to anyone looking purchase a 1911.
Caliber 45 Auto
Magazine Capacity 7+1
Barrel Length 5″
Twist 1-16 LH
Overall Length 8 1/2″
Overall Height 5 1/2″
Trigger Pull 3 1/2 lbs
Barrel Finish Satin Stainless Steel
Grip Material Walnut
Grip Design Double Diamond
Weight 38.5 oz
MSRP $692.00

Product Question and Answer

Q: If I have an ffl dealer can I buy this 1911 R1 in California ? I like the a simple 45 is this a good choice. Do you also cary the New Ruger 45 ? Thank You, Dan

Posted On: 7/16/11 By: Dan Maguire

A: The Remington R1 in it's current configuration is not on the California approved list. We have Ruger SR1911 on order and will get them in as the pistol is made available. Currently the Ruger SR1911 is not on the California approved list. There has been discussion about a California approved version of both the Remington and Ruger 1911, but nothing currently.