Remington unveils new Model 1911 R1 Ultralight Commander

The R1 Ultralight Commander carries on the 1911 tradition, but with a lightweight design. (Photo: Remington)

The R1 Ultralight Commander carries on the 1911 tradition, but with a lightweight design. (Photo: Remington)

Remington announced a new take on an old American favorite, introducing the new Remington Model 1911 R1 Ultralight Commander.

Remington manufactured its first Model 1911 during World War I and, in 2012, launched the 1911 R1 model. The R1 Ultralight Commander continues the series, bringing a lightweight design to the famed 1911.

The pistol’s type III hard coat anodized aluminum frame reduces weight by 20-percent, brniging its overall measurements down to just 31-ounces. Though the gun touts a lightweight design, Remington says the pistol continues to offer the same quality performance 1911 shooters are accustomed to.

Chambered in the traditional .45 Auto, the semi-automatic handgun boasts a 4.25-inch stainless steel barrel and 8+1 magazine capacity. Remington’s newest addition also features an adjustable trigger, PVD finished slide and aggressively checkered laminate grip. Rounding out its attributes are adjustable rear sights paired with a fiber optic front sight.

The new 1911 by Remington is priced at $849.