Remington RP45: New Pistol Being Launched at NASGW

remington rp45 new pistol

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.

Remington RP45 trigger

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 RP45 rear sight

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.

new Remington RP45 45 ACP

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.

Remington RP45

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.

Remington RP45

By Richard Johnson

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10 replies on “Remington RP45: New Pistol Being Launched at NASGW”

Just got mine and it is not bad at all, feels very nice and trigger isn’t bad. Can’t wait to get to range with it. I like that I can have 15 rounds of power at my disposal if needed.

First time I saw the new Rp I new I had to have one. Didn’t want the 9mm so I had to wait a while for the 45 . I fell in love with it. The night sights are great and the RP fits my hand perfectly. Having a 45 cal handgun with 15 rds is a plus. All my friends who have handled it had good things to say about. It is a quality American made hand gun.

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