Remington - 1911 R1 Enhanced Review

Remington R1 Enhanced Review

Firearms Insider Reviews - 8 Key Points

Claim to Fame: Accuracy and reliability

Target Market: Mid range 1911 market with emphasis on reliability


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)

Key Benefits

  • More accurate
  • Very shootable factory sights
  • Free cleaning, lube and inspection in the 1st 12 months
  • 7 day warranty repair turn around and free shipping
  • Looks better than standard R1 in my opinion

What other aesthetic options or finishes are available?:  Black ... OK technically it’s “Satin Black Oxide.”

What others are saying?: “The pistol’s fiber-optic sight is one of the most robust of this type the author’s seen. The Enhanced also features front slide serrations.”

Price Point:

I need it now! Availability:  Available on many websites includeing

Our Rating:  I really enjoy how well it shoots. Very easy to acquire your next target with the front red fiber sight and black rear sight. Slide serrations and grips are pleasing to the eye.

+ Solid midrange 1911 price point + Great stock sights + Match grade barrel

- Base of front sight extends too far out and scraps kydex off of some holsters

Score: 8.5 Great85



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