Remington is now shipping their newest double-stack 1911 chambered for 9mm Luger and .45 ACP. This competition-oriented pistol has an impressive capacity and a ton of features to boot. That’s not all, as the company is releasing a whole new series of 870-pattern shotguns that also feed from detatchable box magazines.
The new 1911 is their third full-size and fourth double-stack 1911. Designated the R1 Limited Double Stack, the pistol is race-ready out of the box with its 5-inch ramped, match barrel, LPA-type fully-adjustable rear target sights, fiber-optic front sight and oversize controls and cocking serrations.
Chambered for 9mm the pistol has a standard magazine capacity of 19+1 and a still impressive 16+1 in .45 ACP. Remington also offers the R1 Limited in single-stack configurations with all of the same features.
In addition to the sights and slide serrations, the R1 Limited has a rich high-polish black PVD finish by Ionbond. This makes it wear-resistant and a smooth operator. It has extended controls including ambidextrous thumb safeties and an enlarged beavertail grip safety.
The trigger and hammer are skeletonized to reduce weight and speed lock times and the trigger is adjustable to limit overtravel. The grips are machined G10 and the frame is checkered on the front and back of the grip for total control.
Each handgun comes with two steel magazines and has a suggested price of $1,250. Real-world prices are already listing at much closer to $1,000 making it a solid value for anyone looking for a competition pistol.
At the same time Remington is rolling out an entire series of new Model 870 pump-action shotguns. The new 870s don’t feed from tradition fixed tube magazines, instead, they all use detachable box mags.
Remington has five new DM or Detachable Magazine 870s, for police use, self-defense and hunting. The magazines attach along the base of the receiver which makes the gun faster and easier to reload and handle. With the weight of the ammo at the center of the guns, the 870 DM shotguns balance better, too.
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The new DM shotguns include two tactical models, one with a Remington pistol grip stock and matching forend and the other with premium Magpul furniture. The series also has two more traditional models, one with woodland camo finish and a polymer thumbhole stock and the other with classic walnut furniture.
Rounding things out is a magazine-fed Shockwave model, which is a non-NFA firearm chambered for shotgun shells. The Shockwave pairs a compact barrel assembly with a bird’s head grip for ultimate portability.
All of the new 870s feed from 3- and 6-round box magazines and are priced right starting at around $500.
Remington is working hard to shake things up. These are compelling new additions from a company better known for its tried and true catalog.
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