Our Jon Wayne Taylor was impressed by the bang for the buck quality of Remington’s R1. Now, Big Green has announced a lighter Commander-sized version that’s perfect for EDC use…and priced over $200 less than their full-size R1 Carry model. Here’s Remington’s press release:
When Ounces Equal Pounds, Go Ultralight
Remington Introduces Model 1911 R1 Ultralight Commander
Huntsville, AL – Remington manufactured its first Model 1911 during World War I, introduced the 1911 R1 in 2012 and now is proud to introduce a new version of America’s favorite pistol design, the Remington Model 1911 R1 Ultralight Commander.
The R1 Ultralight Commander’s aluminum frame reduces the weight while matching performance of the standard 1911, bringing you a time tested classic, with a 20% weight reduction.
The Remington Model 1911 R1 Ultralight Commander features a type III hard coat anodized lightweight aluminum frame at 7.5 oz., adjustable trigger, PVD finished slide and aggressively checkered laminate grips.
For more information on the Model 1911 R1 line of handguns, please visit https://www.remington.com/handguns.
About Remington Arms Company, LLC
Remington Arms Company, LLC, (“Remington”) headquartered in Madison, N.C., designs, produces and sells sporting goods products for the hunting and shooting sports markets, as well as solutions to the military, government and law enforcement markets. Founded in 1816 in upstate New York, the Company is one of the nation’s oldest continuously operating manufacturers. Remington is the only U.S. manufacturer of both firearms and ammunition products and one of the largest domestic producers of shotguns and rifles. The Company distributes its products throughout the U.S. and in over 55 foreign countries. More information about the Company can be found at www.remington.com.