SHOT Show 2018 – The Remington line of pistols grows this year with the introduction of the Remington RP45, a .45 ACP caliber semi-automatic striker-fired, polymer frame pistol
The full lineup had been announced two years ago, but only the 9mm Luger variant was indeed launched in 2017. Now the Remington Arms Company finally showcased the .45 ACP caliber RP45 semi-automatic pistol.
The Remington RP45 is a full-size semi-automatic striker-fired pistol featuring a smooth single-action trigger-action only trigger and a black reinforced polymer frame with interchangeable backstraps, an optimized grip angle, and a Picatinny accessory rail.
The slide of the Remington RP45 is machined out of steel, treated in black, and features front and rear slide serrations and a "Fighting surface" on the rear sight for one-handed slide operation.
The Remington RP45 feeds through easy-to-load, double stack metal magazines available in a 10-rounds and in a 15 rounds version. Several passive safety systems are implemented – including a trigger safety – as well as an ambidextrous slide release catch, a reversible magazine catch and a set of drift-adjustable tritium or fiber optic sights.
During the course of the past years, the Remington Arms Company launched an entire line of defensive, sporting and tactical pistols that now counts at least four Remington-developed models as well as dozens of variants of the quintessentially American M1911 design.
Despite the well-known issues with the now fixed R51 subcompact pistol, Remington seems determined to keep expanding its line of handguns and become once again a full system provider for civilian shooters and professional operators alike.