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are rounded for shooter comfort and
finished with an even, grained surface.
The mold also delivers receiver shells
with the big "R" for Remington on
both sides.
The pistol's operational controls are
on the receiver. Both the 9 mm and
.45, while fundamentally set up for
right-handed users, can also accommodate lefties in the sense that the
magazine catch is reversible and the
slide lock is bilateral. When the time
comes for maintenance, the shooter
can quickly remove the pistol's slide
by unloading the gun, pressing the
trigger, turning the left-side takedown lever 90 degrees downward and
pulling the barrel and slide forward
off the receiver. Note that the frame
is polymer, with sheet metal parts for
the pistol's mechanism and even for
the receiver rails that connect the
upper and lower assemblies. The barrel and slide are machined from steel,
and the slide's lines both complement
those of the frame and seamlessly
incorporate functional features such
as the cocking serrations.
The RP9 and RP45 are recoil-operated guns of the John Browningdesigned tilting-barrel style. Upon
recoil, the barrel, positively locked
to the slide, moves rearward. After
a short travel, the barrel encounters
a cam surface in the receiver that
unlocks it downward from the slide,
camming the square-shaped rear end
of the barrel downward and out of
engagement with the ejection port.
Contact surfaces are massive, and
it is clear the gun was designed for
rough service.
Even the mandatory accessory rail
on the dustcover is full-length and
solid. The new Remington pistol's
slide is a hefty chunk of steel, with
a flat top surface and slightly curved
sides. On each side, there is a panel
of eight wide cocking serrations at
the rear of the slide, supplemented by
three more at the front. To facilitate
re-holstering, Remington beveled the
lower front corners of the slide; the
style is modern and utilitarian.
The essence of any modern pistol
is the trigger system. The RP-series
pistols are striker-fired, with neither

REMINGTON RP9 & RP45

MANUFACTURER: REMINGTON ARMS CO. (DEPT. AR), 870 REMINGTON DRIVE,
P.O. BOX 700, MADISON, N.C. 27025; (800) 243-9700; REMINGTON.COM
7.91"
9mm Luger+P

RP000000H

4.5"
5.56"
CHAMBERING: 9 MM LUGER,
.45 ACP
ACTION TYPE:
STRIKER-FIRED,
RECOIL-OPERATED,
SEMI-AUTOMATIC
CENTER-FIRE PISTOL
FRAME: BLACK POLYMER
SLIDE: STEEL; PVD FINISH
RIFLING: SIX-GROOVE;
1:8.5" RH (RP9),
1:13" LH (RP45) TWIST

MAGAZINE:
18-ROUND (RP9),
15-ROUND (RP45)
DETACHABLE BOX

SIGHTS: DRIFT-ADJUSTABLE,
THREE-DOT
TRIGGER: 5-LB., 4-OZ. PULL
(RP9); 5-LB., 7-OZ.
PULL (RP45)
WIDTH: 1.27"
WEIGHT: 29 OZS.
ACCESSORIES:
OWNER'S MANUAL, LOCK
MSRP: $418

SHOOTING RESULTS (25 YDS.): REMINGTON RP9

9 MM LUGER
CARTRIDGE

VEL. @ 12'
(F.P.S.)

ENERGY
(FT.-LBS.)

GROUP SIZE (INCHES)
LARGEST
AVERAGE
SMALLEST

BLACK HILLS
124-GR. JHP

1202 AVG.
17 SD

398

2.56

3.07

2.79

REMINGTON
124-GR. FMJ

1107 AVG.
21 SD

337

2.85

3.20

2.99

SIG SAUER
147-GR. V-CROWN

991 AVG.
13 SD

321

2.18

3.08

2.68
2.82

AVERAGE EXTREME SPREAD

NOTES: ACCURACY RESULTS BASED ON FIVE CONSECUTIVE, FIVE-SHOT GROUPS FIRED
FROM BENCHED SANDBAGS. VELOCITIES MEASURED BY AN OEHLER MODEL 35P AT 12 FT.
TEMPERATURE: 80° F. HUMIDITY: 23%. ABBREVIATIONS: FMJ (FULL METAL JACKET),
JHP (JACKETED HOLLOW POINT), SD (STANDARD DEVIATION).
SHOOTING RESULTS (25 YDS.): REMINGTON RP45

VEL. @ 12'
(F.P.S.)

ENERGY
(FT.-LBS.)

BLACK HILLS
230-GR. JHP

837 AVG.
11 SD

358

1.98

3.03

2.39

FEDERAL AE
230-GR. FMJ

808 AVG.
19 SD

333

2.05

3.20

2.85

SIG SAUER
230-GR. V-CROWN

849 AVG.
9 SD

368

1.90

2.69

2.25

.45 ACP
CARTRIDGE

AVERAGE EXTREME SPREAD

GROUP SIZE (INCHES)
LARGEST
AVERAGE
SMALLEST

2.50

NOTES: ACCURACY RESULTS BASED ON FIVE CONSECUTIVE, FIVE-SHOT GROUPS FIRED
FROM BENCHED SANDBAGS. VELOCITIES MEASURED BY AN OEHLER MODEL 35P AT 12 FT.
TEMPERATURE: 80° F. HUMIDITY: 23%. ABBREVIATIONS: AE (AMERICAN EAGLE),
FMJ (FULL METAL JACKET), JHP (JACKETED HOLLOW POINT), SD (STANDARD DEVIATION).
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