Remington’s 700 CP is a Tactical Bolt-Action Hunting Handgun

The upcoming 700 CP decked out with Magpul accessories and an M-Lok forend. (Photo: Remington)

Remington is teasing a new take on their Model 700 PCR; meet the Model 700 CP. The 700 CP, or Chassis Pistol, is a lightweight, bolt-action hunting handgun chambered for rifle cartridges.

The first models will be chambered for .223 Remington/5.56 NATO, 300 AAC Blackout and .308 Winchester. And even though they are optimized for taking game, these guns look like they’d be a lot of fun at the range, too.

The .223 and 300 BLK models have 10.5-inch barrels while the .308 is a bit longer at 12.5 inches long. They’re threaded for use with muzzle devices and suppressors. They all use AICS-pattern magazines and ship with Magpul P-Mags. They also come with Remington’s X Mark Pro adjustable trigger.

The bolt-action pistol has been in use by hunters for years. They are handier than full-size rifles in rough terrain and lightweight for backpacking. They also move in and out of vehicles more easily.

The .308 is a little larger than the .223 and 300 BLK. (Photo: Remington)

Another plus is that a lot of wildlife management agencies give handgun hunters a head start during hunting season. With the 700 CP hunters can bring a lot more gun with them into the field, especially when compared to the majority of standard handguns, including a lot of magnum revolvers.

Like the full-size PCR, the CP guns match the proven Remington 700 action with a completely modern, modular chassis. The chassis features a free-floating handguard with M-Lok slots for accessories. Instead of a stock, the chassis has an end cap with a quick-detach sling swivel socket.

The design incorporates an extended 12-o’clock rail for directly mounting optics. Optics are a must for these kinds of pistols. While they’re not meant for shooting at rifle ranges, they will shoot farther and flatter than any conventional handgun, and more importantly, they don’t have iron sights.

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There are plenty of solid long eye relief scopes and red dot options out there so finding the right optic shouldn’t be too much of a problem. While it’s possible to use these with a traditional rifle scope, shooters will run the risk of eye bite if they don’t control the recoil.

It has more than a little in common with the full-size 700 PCR. (Photo: Remington)

Of course, with a full stock recoil won’t be an issue at all, which is why some shooters buy pistols then convert them to NFA-regulated short-barreled rifles. Buy the pistol today, file the paperwork and go shooting. Down the line when everything’s approved, install a stock and hit the field.

Remington is keeping prices competitive with the 700 CP. With a suggested retail price of $1,020, real-world prices will be well under $1,000.

Whether you’re looking to bag game ahead of the rest or just make great big fireballs at the range, you might want to keep an eye out for the upcoming Model 700 CP.

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  • Tom Morris May 8, 2020, 7:49 am

    I can’t pass this up: This is exactly what I’ve been waiting for when acquiring a target at close range, I only wish they would have went one step further and let me pack the powder and replace the flint before engaging. Who ever “thought” of this need to get back in the box.

  • Billy Poynter October 4, 2019, 7:49 pm

    Yes it will accept a buffer tube and check rest and the rifle scope and the scope would make perfect setup but the ATF might say that your intent is to shot as a rifle and the rule they use are not what you are doing with the gun but how you intend it to be used ?

  • Billy Poynter August 3, 2019, 7:50 pm

    Can you legally put a buffer tube and a Thordsen cheek riser on this Remington 700 cp is will make a great gun?

  • Gary Heaton November 26, 2018, 1:31 pm

    That is one of the ugliest guns I have EVER seen!!
    I love handgun hunting, and I own many built just for that reason. But this big ugly POS is not going in my collection!
    I was hoping for a reintroduction of the 721 fireball type gun, with maybe a changeable bbl. Maybe give my TC contenders a run for their money. This sure as hell won’t. LOL!

  • Adam Jeppson November 26, 2018, 12:22 am

    OK, um why?! I see more videos of the low brow crowd bashing themselves in the chops while trying to look down the sights just like the pistol grip shotguns. Tsk tsk with a head shake.

  • Steven November 24, 2018, 8:39 pm

    Wow! Just out of bankruptcy and we’ve already got the equivalent of a dog-leg Rem 600/660, awesome job guys…LOL! I mean not that long ago when short mags caught fire you reintroduced your old 6.5 & 350 in a nostalgic rifle with a vent rib and a short barrel, dumb the first time, brainless the 2nd. Now you make a bolt gun no one will buy. MSRP $1100, isn’t the awesome Ruger precision rifle just $1350. Wonder why you’re bankrupt!

  • Blackout Nut November 23, 2018, 11:57 am

    Will the chassis/end cap allow an AR type pistol brace to be screwed in? That way one could check rest the brace and use a conventional scope for more distant accuracy.

    • Billy Poynter October 4, 2019, 7:48 pm

      Yes it will accept a buffer tube and check rest and the rifle scope and the scope would make perfect setup but the ATF might say that your intent is to shot as a rifle and the rule they use are not what you are doing with the gun but how you intend it to be used ?

  • Mike in a Truck November 23, 2018, 10:02 am

    Gee-just the thing I need when conducting a battle run to the FEBA of the Groundhog Divsion.Tactical Hunting Handgun.I guess Ill just perish with my old Ruger Super Redhawk.Theres a sucker born….well you know.

    • Cyrus November 23, 2018, 3:08 pm

      Exactly Mike – this is beyond stupid

  • Doug Long November 23, 2018, 9:48 am

    Until Remington starts producing quality items I would not buy one under any circumstances. I bought a 700 spa in .308 that the chamber is so far out it will not extract a spent factory Remington load. It sat in the safe for a year before I got a chance to find out how bad it was and at that point they washed their hands of any responsiblity.

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