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Pride, Precision & Exacting Craftsmanship. The Remington R1 1911 Carry slide is blued steel, with Novak-like sights front and back. The front is a night sight, with a tritium, insert, courtesy of Trijicon. The rear is a plain steel sight, no dots, lines or inserts—which is easier to align and get on target. The cocking serrations are thankfully present only at the rear and are six round-bottomed grooves. The rest of the slide? Standard internal extractor properly clocked, proper GI-style recoil spring and guide rod, normal and well-fitted stainless bushing, and match barrel with loaded-chamber inspection slot. The Remington R1 Carry ejection port has been lowered and scalloped at the rear, so your empty brass will have an easier—and less dinged—path to the ground.
The safety is large enough to be useful, but not so large as to be obtrusive. It is ambidextrous and clicks up and down as thumb safeties should. The speed bump on the grip safety, the mainspring housing and the frontstrap are all checkered, 30 lines to the inch. It is nicely done machine checkering, and the frontstrap has clearance grooves top and bottom to clean up the machine cuts and provide your hand a bit more access to the checkering for a secure grip. The magazine catch is standard size, height and grooved, and the grips are wood, half-checkered on the diagonal and held on with torx-head screws.
The slide and frame have been dehorned and the magazine well, just ahead of it, is beveled for fast reloads. The trigger is the customary aluminum unit, with an overtravel screw and three lightening holes. They connect, via the sear, to a Commander-style hammer. The trigger pull is very clean and in the four-pound region.