Remington‘s 2018 R1 1911 pistol lineup includes two recently announced lightweight models, the Ultralight Commander (MSRP are $849+) and the concealable (3.5″ barrel) Ultralight Executive (MSRP $1,250+). Both .45-cal. models are built on aluminum frames, making them 30 percent lighter than steel frames. They weigh in at 29.4 ozs. and 28 ozs., respectively, with an 8+1 or 7+1 capacity.
One of the more eye catching offerings on the floor at SHOT Show 2018 was the Iver Johnson 1911A1 Carbine. As the name implies, this 16″ barrel .45 ACP carbine is built around a 1911A1 pistol frame and slide with classic military features including a matte black finish, fixed sights and double-diamond checkered walnut grip panels.
Last year Boyd’s, known for its expansive line of high-quality laminated hardwood stocks in both conservative and colorful patterns, introduced the adjustable, modular At-One stock system for bolt-action and semi-automatic rifles. This year, the company will be offering the same push-button adjustment flexibility for pump-action shotguns.
Defensive handgun ammunition manufacturers are constantly searching for the “silver bullet” to offer their customers, meaning, a bullet design that will offer the best possible performance in the popular calibers they prefer. For 2018, Winchester Ammunition has launched a new 124-gr. 9 mm +P load called the Hybrid X, which blends new bullet materials and design elements with features that have been in use for well over a century.