Remington Arms has announced the release of their new 1911 R1 Ultralight Commander in the weeks leading up to SHOT Show 2018. The new 1911 from Remington boasts a lightweight 7.5 ounce frame, bringing an overall reduction of just under 10-ounces in total weight from standard 1911 pistols. In addition, the Ultralight Commander will boast several very nice upgrade features sure the make 1911 fans interested.
Remington has a long but choppy history with Model 1911 handguns. During WWI Remington received a contract through the U.S. Government to produce 1911 handguns, but this came with only one year remaining in the war so the production was somewhat limited. Remington shut down their 1911 production in 1919 and did not restart until 2010.