Built for everyday carry, the new Remington RM380 represents the company’s first pocket pistol and its first .380 ACP handgun since the 1920s. This is a hammer-fired, locked-breech, double-action-only pistol. It features all-metal construction for durability that is measured in thousands of rounds with an aluminum frame and a 6+1 capacity. The grips are made from durable polymer and can be replaced according to the user’s preference. The slide has fixed, snag-free, machined sights with wide slide serrations for easy handling. A checkered frontstrap and an undercut triggerguard ensure a secure grip for the operator at all times. The dual spring recoil system reduces recoil, extends service life and makes slide manipulations significantly easier.

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The RM380 is an update to a well-known design in the firearms world, the Rohrbaugh R380. After acquiring Rohrbaugh earlier this year, Remington revisited and redesigned that company’s gun into a cutting-edge pocket pistol built to perform when it matters most.

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At only 0.94 inches in width, the RM380 is ready to ride along as a lightweight concealed-carry or backup option. The RM380 also features a fully functional slide lock that keeps the action open on the last round fired, as well as a full ambidextrous magazine-release button. The stainless steel and blackened barrel is 2.9 inches in length, the longest in its class. There are no external safeties save for the 9-pound DAO trigger on the RM380 design. At only 12.2 ounces unloaded, this is a tough and lightweight little gun that proved reliable and accurate throughout my testing on the range.

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To learn more about the gun, look for a full review of Remington’s new RM380 in the upcoming issue of POCKET PISTOLS. For more information, visit http://www.personaldefenseworld.com/subscribe.

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