There have been rumors about this new RM380 pocket pistol from Remington for some time. I was a little skeptical when I looked over the RM380 at the NRA Show last week, because Remington was forced to recall its R51 pistol last year—there were engineering issues with the R51 that they are still resolving. But I was assured that the RM380 is in production, and that the R51 will be re-launched this summer.
Also, Range365.com contributor Brian McCombie spent a few days shooting the RM380 at a press event earlier this year and had good things to say about it. His review will appear on Range365.com soon.
The RM380 is an all-metal, micro pistol designed for concealed carry. It’s small, but the RM380 also has the longest barrel in its class, because Remington wanted to maximize muzzle velocity, bullet expansion, and accuracy. It reportedly weighs 12.2 ounces unloaded and measures 5 ¼ inches long. It has a double-action-only trigger, fully functional low profile slide stop, and an ambidextrous magazine release. It has replaceable grip panels and is chambered in .380 Auto. Suggested retail price is $417.