Remington has entered the micro pistol game with the RM380. Perhaps due to recalls of their R51 pistols, Remington had the pistols tested over a two day period by a group of writers at GunSite in Paulden, Ariz. Prior to their release at the 2015 NRA Annual Meetings.
Comparable in size and trigger pull to the Ruger LCP, one of the features that sets the RM380 apart is the grip angle, which is the same as that on a 1911, making it an appealing pocket-carry option for 1911 shooters.
Unlike the primarily polymer LCP, the RM380 frame is made from aluminum, adding a little bit of weight and possibly more controllability to the small pistol. The handgun, which has no external safety but rather relies on its heavy trigger pull, also includes a fully-functioning slide stop level and a magazine release button that is located flush to the frame so it will not be accidentally engaged.
Holsters are already available for the RM380, and Crimson Trace is in the process of developing a laser for it.
Originally published in the May 2015 issue of GunUp the Magazine.