Years in the making, Remington is finally launching the RP45 pistol. This polymer-framed, striker-fired handgun has been under development for several years and just now coming to market.
I first learned about the gun in 2014, and have been waiting to see when it would finally be announced. You can take a look at the photos of the poster featuring the pistol at the National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesaler’s show this week on social media.
The photos here are prior press photos from Remington. I’ve not been able to determine what aspects of the gun may have changed as the photos seem to be an identical match.
As you can see, the gun uses a trigger safety. According to Remington, the gun has a single action trigger with a short reset. It also has an ambidextrous slide stop and a reversible magazine release. The trigger guard is slightly undercut to allow for a higher grip on the pistol.
Remington is using double stack magazines which should give you more rounds between reloads. The potential downside is this may cause the grip to be thicker than optimal for many people. Remington states the grip fits 95% of people, but I am skeptical.
Up front, the gun has a dovetailed sight and a Picatinny-type rail for adding a light or laser. The slide and barrel finish is a PVD process.
One of the things I like about this pistol is the use of the hard edge on the rear sight. While this is a small detail, I like that the company included it. It allows you to operate the slide one-handed.