Remington recently announced a whole bunch of new additions to its 1911 R1 lineup for 2018; two models that got our attention are the Ultralight Executive and the Enhanced Double Stack.

Chambered in .45 ACP, the 1911 R1 Ultralight Executive features a 3.5-inch match grade bull barrel; rounded frame and mainspring housing; extended beavertail grip safety; adjustable skeletonized trigger; skeletonized hammer; front and rear tritium night sights; and a lightweight aluminum frame that Big Green says is 30 percent lighter than steel.

Boasting a PVD Slide finish, the compact and concealable Ultralight Executive also has a 7+1 magazine capacity, weighs in at 28 ounces empty, measures seven inches in overall length and five and a half inches in overall height. MSRP: $1,250

The 1911 R1 Enhanced Double Stack, meanwhile, is also chambered in .45 ACP, but it sports a five-inch match grade stainless steel barrel; front and rear slide serrations; flat 20 LPI checkered mainspring housing; beavertail grip safety with checkered memory bump; enhanced hammer; extended performance trigger adjustable for overtravel; enhanced wide thumb safety; red fiber-optic front and adjustable two-dot rear sights; and custom G10 grips with a thumb groove and ambi cut.

Rounding out the features on the Enhanced Double Stack are a 15+1 capacity; 8.5-inch OAL and weight of 41 ounces empty. It ships with two magazines with bumper pads. MSRP here is $999.

See below for a specs breakdown on each new 1911. For more information, head on over to

1911 R1 Ultralight Executive Specs

  • Caliber: 45 Auto
  • Mag. Capacity: 7+1
  • Barrel Length: 3.5″
  • Overall Width: 1.4″
  • Overall Length: 7″
  • Overall Height: 5.5″
  • Trigger Pull: 3.5-5 lb.
  • Finish: PVD
  • Avg. Weight Empty: 28 oz.
  • MSRP: $1,250

1911 R1 Enhanced Double Stack Specs

  • Caliber: 45 Auto
  • Mag. Capacity: 15+1
  • Barrel Length: 5″
  • Overall Width: 1.4″
  • Overall Length: 8 1/2″
  • Overall Height: 5 3/4″
  • Trigger Pull: 3 1/2-5 lb.
  • Finish: PVD
  • Grips: G10
  • Avg. Weight Empty: 41 oz.
  • MSRP: $999


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