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Umarex USA Introduces the Regent .45 ACP 1911
FORT SMITH, ARKANSAS – (March 1, 2011) Umarex USA, one of the fastest growing sporting gun companies in the United States, introduces a 1911 style pistol, the Regent R100 pistol, chambered in .45 ACP. The pistol, introduced on the 100-year anniversary of the original M1911 pistol, has been specifically engineered for precision, durability, and accuracy. The original model 1911 was formally adopted by the United States Army, Navy, and Marine Corps shortly after introduction, with heavy production and use during both World War I and II. Several other military and law enforcement organizations in the United States and other countries continue to use variants of the M1911, and extreme popularity of the pistol makes it a well-liked handgun for many individuals in their personal collections.
The steel investment cast frame gives the Regent the weight of the original M1911, while the 7-round steel detachable magazine allows for quick reloading. The wide spur hammer, arched mainspring housing, and low cut ejection port are all designed to give maximum performance and accuracy for shooters. From the grips to the barrel, the Regent is truly an outstanding value to the consumer.
This Regent variant of the historic 1911 pistol brings a very high quality version downward in price. The craftsmanship and excellent value that Umarex USA has been come to be known for in the replica gun market carries through mightily in this pistol. Adam Blalock, Umarex USA’s CEO, praised the new introduction, saying “This 1911 introduction is exciting for us. This gun has an unmatched level of quality and workmanship for the price … and this combination makes the Regent standout among all comers in the large field of 1911 45s.”
The Regent .45 ACP 1911-style pistol is already available through select distributors, local firearm dealers and some national retailers. The retail price of the pistol is competitively priced at a suggested retail of $499, which is far below similar quality M1911 variants on the market. The stainless steel version of the pistol will have a suggested retail of $599.
Umarex was established in 1972 as “Uma Mayer Ussfeller GmbH” and served the market for tear gas and signal pistols followed by air rifles. After acquiring Reck Sportwaffen Fabrick Karl Arndt, they reorganized ultimately under Umarex. The company’s Reck PK 800 enjoys worldwide acclaim and appears on the market as the perfect replica of the Walther PPK. Umarex has now become the largest maker of replicas by offering numerous German-made air guns, tear gas, signal pistols and most recently replica firearms. Umarex USA is North America's fastest growing airgun and replica tactical rimfire gun company. Umarex USA markets their airguns, airsoft, paintball and tactical rimfire products under famous brands such as Walther, RWS, Smith & Wesson, Browning, Heckler & Koch, Ruger®, Beretta, Colt, Magnum Research and others. For additional information regarding Umarex USA visit UmarexUSA.com.