Remington’s NEW RP9 at the Range

You’ve may have seen glimpses of it in a few of my recent videos. It’s a full-size 9mm. It’s lightweight. It has a magazine capacity of 18 rounds. Now it’s available at retail locations near you.

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I’m referring to Remington Arms Company’s RP9. I first tested this handgun in September when the company flew me to their writer’s event in West Virginia. At first mention, I became intrigued because I’m a fan of their traditional 1911 styles. I hoped this would offer a similar narrow grip and found this to be true when they took us to the range.

I’ve since been demoing the semi-auto handgun at home.

One thing I’ve found with some poly guns I’ve shot, which contained double-stack magazines, is that they’re big and boxy. To be honest, some felt as though I held a brick in my hand. Upon releasing my first shots down range with the RP9 I found the contoured grip, which accommodates an 18-round magazine, felt sleek and comfortable in my hand.

The RP9 is well balanced and when shots are fired has a strong slide return. I did clean and oil it prior to heading to the range, so it ran smooth. Even though the spring is strong, it’s not too stout. Racking the slide is a breeze. I’m an “Average Joe” shooter who happens to be an instructor, not a competitor, so I’ll give you my feelings from that perspective.

 

As I send rounds to the steel plates, I’m able to fire rapidly, hitting targets consecutively with all on target. Over the past few months, I’ve run a few thousand Remington 115gr Luger rounds through this 9mm. I’ve experienced few malfunctions and attribute those that occurred to carbon build up. In other words, a cleaning cured the problem.

 

In teaching, I’ve repeatedly demoed a single shot and finger off the trigger action. This may be what lead to my recent adoption of a bad habit — trigger slapping. I’ve been working on my personal form and the trigger pull issue throughout the test of this handgun. I found the trigger safety, along with the 5-pound trigger weight, made it easy to shoot continuously. No more slap.

The magazine release is standard right-hand and mags drop smoothly. No hang-ups there. I have smaller hands and reaching the slide release with my thumb is no problem at all. I can keep my grip and throw the release without difficulty.

Overall I like the look and feel of this new handgun released by Remington Arms Company. I’ve had friends and family give the gun a test. One key comment I heard from other shooters is that the recoil feels as though it comes straight back, therefore it feels more manageable than other handguns they’ve fired.

With SHOT Show this past week, Remington’s released the RP9’s for purchase. Learn more below.

Huntsville, AL – Remington is proud to announce its full-size polymer pistol, the RP9, is now available at retail locations nationwide. The Remington RP9 – a striker-fired, polymer, semi-automatic pistol features a 4.5” barrel chambered in 9mm +P with a magazine capacity of 18 rounds.

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Features and Benefits:

  • Best-in-class accuracy
  • One of the highest magazine capacities in its class
  • Clean, smooth single action trigger with a short tactile reset
  • Less recoil/better control
  • Slimmest grip circumference – fits 95% of all shooter hands
  • Weight-balanced slide minimizes muzzle rise
  • Maximized slide profile for secure slide manipulation, even with gloves.

Specifications:

  • Barrel length, 4.5”
  • Twist Rate 1:10”
  • Overall Length 7.91”
  • Overall Height 5.56”
  • Weight Oz, 26.4
  • Trigger Pull Lbs 5.5-7
  • PVD-finished stainless steel match-grade Barrel
  • Slide Finish, PVD
  • Frame Material, Polymer

The RP9 pistol ships with two magazines along with small, medium, and large backstraps for custom fit and is offered at a manufacturer suggested retail price of $489.00.

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About Remington Arms Company, LLC

Remington Arms Company, LLC, (“Remington”) headquartered in Madison, N.C., designs, produces and sells sporting goods for the hunting and shooting sports markets, as well as solutions to the military, government and law enforcement markets. Founded in 1816 in upstate New York, the Company is the nation’s oldest continuously operating manufacturer and continues to manufacture in its original plant located in Ilion, NY. Remington is a privately-held manufacturer of firearms, silencers, and ammunition products and one of the largest domestic producers of ammunition, shotguns, and rifles. The Remington family of companies has 12 locations across 9 states employing over 3,500 people and distributes its products throughout the U.S. and in over 55 foreign countries.

More information about the Company can be found at www.remington.com.

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