Home Handguns New Remington R1 1911. And? HandgunsNRA New Remington R1 1911. And? By Robert Farago - May 17, 2010 1 Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Email ◀Previous Post Next Post▶ ◀Previous Post Next Post▶ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Basic Gun Skills: Why You Still Need to Know How to Run a Revolver…and Other Pistol Types, Too The Truth About GLOCKs [VIDEO] Six-Shooting Diamonds In The Rough: Colt Police Positive and Smith & Wesson Model 10 Revolvers 1 COMMENT The Remington booth was packed – and it took me two days to finally get hold of the right person to talk to about getting us guns for review. On the good side, Remington is more than willing to get us guns, including their new 1911. On the bad side, the 1911 is not yet shipping – these were all "pre-production samples" shown at the NRA show. And they aren't sure just when they'll have shipping versions…and a few set aside for reviewers. As such, we may be looking at weeks – or longer – before I (um…did I say "I"…I meant "we") can get our mitts on one. Shooting one will be interesting. While Remington did add in non-mil-spec features like the lowered and flared ejection port and better sights, the one feature left off the gun was a beavertail grip safety. And that's the one feature that will save the webbing betwixt thumb and finger from getting hammer-slammed. A curious feature to miss. And a curious strategy – can the Big R really do 1911's better than everybody else, given that they are something of a commodity, and the market for custom shop quality at stock production prices is, um, pretty crowded? Stay tuned… Reply LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.