The new Remington Model 1911 R1 Limited Series Double Stack.Remington Arms has just announced the release of their new Model 1911 R1 Limited Series Double-Stack pistol. Quite a mouthful, huh! Well, the new Model 1911 R1 offers a mouthful of features, including a double-stack magazine to expand ammunition capacity for America’s iconic handgun. In addition, the new Remington 1911 R1 pistol will also shooters three of America’s favorite pistol calibers: 9mm, .40 S&W, and the original .45 ACP.
The original Model 1911 handgun, designed by John M. Browning, was designed with a capacity of (7+1) rounds using a single-stack detachable magazine. At the time, when revolvers were still the most prevalent handgun offering only a 5 or 6 round capacity, the additional (2) rounds from the 1911 was a significant step forward. Many originalists feel the only good 1911 is one following Browning’s original design, but more and more new 1911 enthusiasts are excited to see the Model 1911 expand into greater carrying capacity.