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RP9 & RP45
Big Guns From Big Green

Remington offered its first full-size, polymer service pistol a couple of years ago.
That gun was chambered in 9 mm Luger, but it has now been joined by a .45 ACP.
The pair's most impressive statistic, though, may just be the price.
BY WILEY CLAPP, FIELD EDITOR
f you have followed the twists and turns of service-size,
semi-automatic pistol development in recent years, you've
doubtless noted that the more models offered, the more
they seem to be alike. A certain style of gun has emerged.
Today's service pistols offer simplified operation, standard
magazine capacities starting with at least 15 rounds of
9 mm Luger, lightweight polymer receivers and far better sights than we have ever had before. In keeping with
its status as America's senior gunmaker, Remington Arms
offers two such guns for those who go armed in their own
defense or in the protection of others.
Called the RP9 and RP45, these pistols strive to be competitive with the other service-size pistols on dealers' shelves,
but there is no reference to an RP40, which is certainly

consistent with the decreasing popularity of the .40 S&W. The
RP9 arrived in 2017, with the finished version of the RP45 following mid last year. Interestingly, both pistols are essentially
the same in dimension and contour. There are no doubt manufacturing advantages to this, but holster compatibility is one
that end users will appreciate. Both chamberings use the same
holster and, even better, both use the same magazine pouches.
The basic RP is a recoil-operated, striker-fired semiautomatic pistol with a steel slide and a polymer receiver.
This is no hideout-the RP is a big, hefty gun that boxes
7.91"x5.56"x1.27" with a 4.50" barrel. Capacity, by means
of a steel, double-column magazine, crowds the top of the
chart. In .45, the magazine holds 15 rounds, but the 9 mm
tops that with 18.

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