Remington 1911 R1 Enhanced

Remington R1 Enhanced 1911

We spoke with Remington-sponsored shooter Robby Johnson in 2010 to discuss his competition in 3-gun events and his history in the shooting sports. During the conversation, we asked about future development of the new Remington 1911 R1 for competitions, and Robby mentioned that there were efforts in that direction.

In one of the first steps towards the development of a full-fledged competition gun, Remington has recently released their new 1911 R1 Enhanced model. With more aggressive serrations on the slide and a red fiber-optic front sight, the new Enhanced R1 incorporates many of the features sought out by competitive 1911 shooters.

MSRP starts at $625.

From the press release: With the MODEL 1911 R1 ENHANCED, Remington Arms Company, under contract by E-RPC, LLC, is introducing a new, more aggressive model to its classic MODEL 1911 R1 product line.

Not content to rest on the accolades and success of our MODEL 1911 R1, the new ENHANCED model include design features selected specifically to enhance the shooting experience. In a world of composite materials and sleek, feminine style, the MODEL 1911 R1 ENHANCED is a reliable, handsome alternative to mass-market handguns. And it’s built with pride in the USA.

The Remington Model 1911 R1 Enhanced is manufactured with pride and precision, to the exacting standards you’ve come to expect from Remington. Right here in Ilion, New York.

Key Features

  • Adjustable Rear Sight
  • Fiber-Optic Front Sight (Red)
  • Front/Rear Slide Serrations
  • Beavertail Grip Safety with Checkered Memory Bump
  • Enhanced Hammer
  • Anodized Aluminum Match Trigger
  • Enhanced Wide Thumb Safety
  • Flat Checkered Mainspring Housing (20 LPI)
  • Match Grade Stainless Barrel and Bushing
  • Front Grip Strap Serrations
  • Custom Grips with Thumb Groove and Ambi Cut
  • 8-Round Magazines with Bumper Pad (2)

Remington 1911 R1 Enhanced Specifications

  • Caliber: .45 Auto
  • Magazine Capacity: 8
  • Barrel Length: 5″
  • Twist – 1 turn in: 1:16 LH
  • Overall Length: 8.5″
  • Overall Height: 5.5″
  • Trigger Pull: 3.5-5 lbs
  • Barrel Finish: Satin Black Oxide
  • Grip Material: Wood Laminate
  • Grip Design: Enhanced
  • Avg. Wt. (oz.): 40

Have you used the Remington 1911 R1 in competition? In other situations? Share in the comment section.

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Comments (9)

  1. Just bought the enhanced model. Got a question on the rear sight. Manual says ‘ certain ‘ r1 models have an elevation AND windage adjustment. Mine has only elevation….what gives? This is the highest level pistol they have right?

  2. Have a 1911 R1 Enhanced, When I use Chip McCormick Power Mags the eighth round stays in the Chamber with the hammer down.
    Do I have to use Remington Mags.

  3. Just Bought the enhanced on 07-19-2011, it looks great and shoots even better. I think this gun can compete this any 1911 400 to 500 dollars more!!! Great job REMMINGTON!!!!!!

  4. Remington used to make 1911 before during the war one of the oringinal so are some other makers armscor before they where armscor, singer one of the rarest if you find one it will cost you about 35000 usd. And more other makers. Ect.

  5. I think the single stack mag is just to stay closer to the original 1911 design which allows for an easier grip for smaller hands.

    I also want to say that it’s really weird seeing Remington’s name on the side of a 1911.

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