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Remington Showcases New ‘RP45’ and Longslide 10mm 1911

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The new polymer-framed double-stack by Remington. (Photo: Remington/GH&G)

Update: We now have information on two new polymer-framed, striker-fired models, the RP45 and the RP9.

The RP9 is chambered for 9mm Luger and will have a standard capacity of 18+1. The RP45 will have a standard capacity of 15+1. The Firearm Blog got some range time in with these new pistols and their first impressions are very positive. They also have some early pricing info.

“As far as MSRP that remains to be finalized but it will be very close to the $500 mark putting the street price near $450 in my estimation,” writes TFB’s Phil White. “The bottom line is I think they made a good pistol that’s been well thought out, designed and tested. It should be rather popular especially with the price point I believe we’ll see.”

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Both are full-size pistols with 4.5-inch barrels and best-in-class capacities. (Photo: Remington/TFB)

Remington announced a couple of big-bore pistols at this year’s National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers’ (NASGW) Expo and Annual Meeting. One is a polymer-framed, striker-fired double-stack pistol chambered for .45 ACP and the other is a longslide 1911 chambered for 10mm Auto.

The company doesn’t have a product page up with final specs but from the photos we can see that it’s a full-size service pistol. It has a generous beavertail for a high grip, interchangeable backstraps and lefty-friendly controls. It has dual slide catch levers and what may be a reversible magazine release.

The magazine baseplates extend a little beyond the end of the grip suggesting a decent magazine capacity. Most double-stack .45s have 10- to 14-round magazine capacities. The RP45 has a slightly extended slide and barrel that projects slightly ahead of the accessory rail.

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The left side shows a small hole in the frame, possibly for disassembly. The right side shows a serialized sub-frame. (Photo: Remington/GH&G)

Other contemporary features include forward slide serrations for press checks and other slide techniques and swept sights for a longer sight radius. The rear sight is cut with a ledge for one-handed slide manipulation. The slide and barrel have a black PVD finish.

According to Richard Johnson at Guns, Holsters and Gear the RP45 has been in development for several years. The pistol uses a single-action trigger with a passive trigger safety for a light trigger pull with a short reset. This is in-line with other next-gen service pistols — guns with good factory triggers for better accuracy and faster follow-up shots.

The sleek and modern RP45 is a big departure for Remington. The company has only produced a few different handguns over the years and today mostly focuses on 1911-pattern pistols. Remington recently brought back the retro-futuristic R51 in 9mm Luger — the company’s last attempt to expand with new designs — and it was a messy launch.

That doesn’t mean that the RP45 will follow suit. The service pistol market has exploded in recent years with great polymer-framed striker-fired handguns from big and small manufacturers around the world. The flood of new designs shows that when it comes to these pistols it’s possible to launch with real winners on the first try.

And the pressure is on Remington to clinch it with the RP45. Things should be a little easier with the R1 Hunter, the new longslide 10mm 1911.

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The R1 10mm Hunter comes with a good set of features at a competitive price. (Photo: Remington/Facebook)

Not surprisingly, the R1 10mm Hunter was built for handgun hunters. The long slide houses a 6-inch match-grade barrel and sports a fiber optic front sight and a fully-adjustable rear target sight. The single-stack frame is fit with machined VZ Grips grip panels.

The R1 10mm Hunter will also make a fine nightstand pistol. It comes with ambidextrous safety levers and a railed frame for a light or laser sight. It also has a skeletonized trigger with an adjustable overtravel stop making it a fine target pistol at the range, too.

While we don’t know what the RP45 will run Remington released pricing details on the R1 10mm Hunter. The suggested retail price is $1,310 which means street pricing should be much closer to $1,000 which is competitive.

With these guns it looks like Remington is working hard to become a bigger player in the handgun market. There’s no time like the present.

{ 26 comments… add one }
  • Dave November 9, 2016, 7:44 pm

    Hey Remington what ever happened to the Para double stack 1911s??

  • Donald Conner October 29, 2016, 8:16 pm

    Finally SOMEBODY got on the right wagon and put forth the effort to make a 10mm that is concealable, properly holstered and clothed. This is the Big DOG that won’t give the .50AE fits and yet you don’t need a St. Bernard to carry it for you. I’ve asked Colt many times why they didn’t expand their Delta Elite line but never gotten more than …marketing decision. As screwed as they have been for so many years now. it’s sad to see them fail at such an elementary project.

  • Robert October 29, 2016, 1:25 am

    To be perfectly honest, that RP is kinda fugly. I suppose it could grow on me, but I’m perfectly willing to let someone else be the beta tester. I’ll wait till after the recall.

  • Tyler October 28, 2016, 10:02 pm

    More boring polymer pistols. Why anyone gives their hard earned money for a piece of plastic is beyond me

  • Todd October 28, 2016, 9:21 pm

    I wish I had bought that 10mm when it was a Para USA, now remington is pretending its their “new” gun.
    I hope they haven’t ruined it

  • LJ October 28, 2016, 7:21 pm

    Being a big supporter of the 10mm since it’s inception, it does my heart good seeing this fine ‘ol cartridge hanging on with a death grip and more new guns coming out chambering it. Now if we can only get the ammo manufacturers making more full power loads instead of those pissy little FBI loads!

  • Sean D October 28, 2016, 6:04 pm

    Reminds me of a Walter.

    • DaveGinOly October 29, 2016, 12:24 am

      I own a PPQ and thought the same thing.

  • ProtoCulture October 28, 2016, 5:04 pm

    Looks like the Ruger America., this thing is fugly

  • SuperG October 28, 2016, 12:42 pm

    The last CEO of Remington assassinated any trust I had for the brand, and I don’t care how many people they hire to say good things about their products, I’ll never recommend them to anyone.

  • luke October 28, 2016, 12:37 pm

    a 10mm because the takeover of para USA gives them an established product that looks “new” as branded, but has all the bugs previously worked out . this is an excellent pistol.

  • Archibald Birdwhacker October 28, 2016, 11:47 am

    Kimber makes a fine 1911 in 10mm. I have a Glock and the Kimber. I like the easey dismantling of the Glock, but the trigger , as with all Glocks, is not my favorite. But the Kimber is another story. Beautiful trigger pull and a typical 1911 breakdown for cleaning. Both shoot well.

  • Charlie October 28, 2016, 11:07 am

    The RP45 looks like CRAP ! The long slide R1 needs to be series 1 as the Older 1911 Colts and the new Ruger 1911 copies. The one thing that has kept me from buying the Remington.

  • Sean October 28, 2016, 10:40 am

    I’m pretty dubious about this R45 polymer entry. I own and fire the reworked R51, they did a great job overcoming the initial debacle releasing it. But I look at the R45 and see all of the shortcomings of my XD/XDm pistols repeated. I hate the straight front strap and suspect many others will too. I don’t see any indication of a simplified disassembly process and that’s a concern of anyone who owns an R51. I really want Remington to succeed with this effort but they need to hit a home run and what I’m seeing is a base hit or double at best. As for the 10mm, why?

    • LJ October 28, 2016, 7:22 pm

      Why not?

  • Gas Bag October 28, 2016, 10:30 am

    Looks like the back side of the Ruger American pistol so way to go Remington on making an ugly pistol that no one will want.

  • Philip October 28, 2016, 9:17 am

    I am holding off buying Remington; because they recently let over 100 top exec’s including top R&D personnel, and then the CEO hired to reduce overhead was fired. They recently have made some mistakes in products and I want to see what there weapons do before I buy

  • Dc9loser October 28, 2016, 8:45 am

    Yeah, ah, why do not other manufacturers design pistols that take Glock Magazines? Looks like a nice gun, but do I need another pistol that takes an entirely different magazine? That being that many of us in realistic fear of mag bans have more than a few high capacity glock mags lying about already. Any pistol that took the same magazine as a Glock would be a great success. License the mag design from Glock. As it is, nice gun but buying ten mags to match it will be too expensive, same with all the other nice guns coming out.

  • Warren October 28, 2016, 8:09 am

    10mm is a awesome round, with the 6″ long slide it holds the recoil and is so much more accurate. I hunt with 460 mag and 44mag both S&W 8 3/8 barrel. People don’t realize the longer the barrel the more accurate especially distance. All a matter of preference. 10mm longslide absolutely …..USMC weapons

  • Eric October 28, 2016, 7:34 am

    The RP45 looks like a ppq and an sr9 had a baby. Good capacity though. I look forward to seeing how it performs. The long slide 10…droool…

  • GunFlint1 October 28, 2016, 7:05 am

    Hummmmmm….Why 10mm ? Most of FBI/HLS turning in their 40’s for the improved ammo 9mm. Don’t really see a spot for a 10mm. I would sooner see a 357 auto that can also shoot a 38 special.

    • Kevin Porter October 28, 2016, 8:56 am

      Coonan makes a 1911 chambered in .357. Have never fired one though the test say it’s one hell of a gun.

    • Me October 28, 2016, 9:07 am

      Because 10mm is awesome! A good hunting round for handgun hunters, more power than a 357 mag (when you get the good stuff or load 10mm what it’s supposed to be), not sure about other 10mm guns but a Glock 20 will feed 40 reliably as well.

  • Mr James October 26, 2016, 11:18 am

    It is nice to see the 10mm back in production if only for a few makers to offer the 10mm cartridge chambering. I only can hope that the giant arms maker will pay the sellers fee California demands that allows the Arm to sell here. Life is good in this state but the new laws are taking a toll on us honest native sons and daughters. Living here is now pay for us instead of pray for us.

    • Warren October 28, 2016, 8:13 am

      Mr James Colt,STI,Glock,Remington,EAA,Sig, rock river and a few others make 10mm.

    • Yober October 28, 2016, 4:56 pm

      No chance in hell of coming to Kalifornia. Queen Kamala Harris has decreed that all handguns utilize the non-existent microstamping “technology” (that it’s inventor even says is unfeasible in real life) to be allowed onto the “safe gun” roster of handguns. We haven’t had a new design here in years. Soon, no cheap ammo anymore….

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