TTAG’s contacted Remington, who’ve promised to put us in touch with an R1 product manager type next week. My main question: does the world really need another 1911? As commentator GS remarked on The FIrearm Blog, “1911 really does stand for the number of companies that make them.” From a business POV, I wonder if Remington’s about to get a little “skew intensive” (as the PR guy for another gun maker puts it). Lest we forget, Cerberus acquired Remington Arms back in 1987 for a paltry $370 million. This is the same mob who screwed the pooch by buying Chrysler—another MOR manufacturer—and running it into the ground (before they made it the U.S. taxpayer’s problem). It’s no secret that Cerberus wants Remington wants it some mo’ better military biz. Is the 1911 R1 part of that process? “Small Arms and Innovation Act” anyone? Meanwhile, here it is. Anyone buying it?