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Does anyone own the Remington RM380?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by 5-SHOTS, Jul 8, 2019.

  1. 5-SHOTS

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    Hi members of thehighroad.
    Does anyone here own the Remington RM380? What is your experience with this gun? What do you think about it?
    It seems to have many features I like: all metal construction, small, lightweight, real DAO, but I want some first hand experience from owners.
    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. mcb

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    I have one, I have put hundreds of rounds through it. I like it. It carries real nice in a pocket, my favorite being a vest pocket.

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    I don't own one but I certainly like the way it looks.
     
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  4. jar

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    I own two of them and find it's about as close to perfection as I've found in the Micro 380s.

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  5. BC17A

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    I've had one for quite some time and it's been 100% reliable through several hundred rounds. Some don't like the trigger as it stacks just before the break, and I was one of them. Mine had an 8-1/2 pound pull when new, so I replaced the hammer spring seat (made a shorter one)before ever firing it. Dropped the pull down to a perfect 7-1/2 and made it as smooth as silk with no more stack. The only thing I don't care for is the thickness and why I don't pocket carry the RM380. It's not much wider than my Bodyguard, but it's more noticeable on my boney backside. I now pocket carry a Pico which is the absolute thinnest 380 you can find.

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  6. Big_Al

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    A good friend has one, he's really happy with it. It is heavier than my lcp2 & feels more solid. Trigger isn't great on it. Only issue he has had is the takedown pin likes to work loose & come partially
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  7. mcb

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    Compared to a J-frame I think the trigger is great. Its a long double action pull but much smoother than most revolver double action pulls.

    The solution to the pin is a little heavy grease rather than oil on it. There is no way for the pin to come out when in battery or while firing but if you slowly cycle by hand with it tipped to the left it can slide out. The grease keeps it in place in those situations.
     
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  8. Big_Al

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    Guess we'll have to disagree on the trigger. The trigger on my 637 deep cover is a lot smoother, lighter & about the same pull length as the 380. The pin came loose during normal firing. I haven't tried it with the grease in it yet. Hopefully that's the fix.
     
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  9. gc70

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    I have one and it has had no operating problems even though I use cheap steel-cased ammo for most practice.

    The fact that it fits snugly in the watch pockets of some of my jeans is a big bonus.
     
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  10. unclenunzie

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    I like mine a lot. The trigger could be better but it is reliable, and I like it as all metal for rear pocket holster carry. I have poly micro 380s but I don't want to sit on them.
     
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  11. Browning

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    I’m interested in it (perfect size, not expensive, feels okay even if I can only fit two fingers on the gun etc), but haven’t gotten one as a BUG simply because that whole pin falling out thing kinda worries me.

    I don’t really trust grease, I prefer steel or aluminum or even a polymer tab held in place by a detent and spring as a means of keeping that from happening. So that part bugs me.

    That should have been part of the redesign Remington.
     
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  12. gc70

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    The Unlock Pin is covered and held in place by the slide when the slide is fully forward or locked back. And there is no way the pin is going to start to move out in the millisecond the hole in the slide passes by when the gun is fired.

    The pin can only come out when the hole in the slide is precisely over the pin. Yes, you can turn the gun on its left side, line up the pin with the hole in the slide, and get the pin to come out. However, I have to giggle the slide and shake the gun to make the pin come out of mine (I don't use grease because it makes the pin too hard to get out).
     
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  13. mcb

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    There is a pin hole in the right side of the slide to allow a paperclip or thin punch to push the pin out if needed. Grease it with high pressure bearing grease and away you go. I have carried mine for a few years and have nearly 1000 rds through it no issues especially no pin issues.
     
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  14. Pat Riot

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    I have one and it has been 100% reliable through several hundred rounds. I am at nearly 800 rounds.

    The trigger pull is long. It is hard to get used to at first. I have found that pulling the trigger with the tip of my index finger and using a quick steady pull seems to work best. Anticipating the stacking or trying to slowly pull the trigger doesn’t seem to help.

    I have fired all types of .380 ammo with no malfunction. The little pistol loves Remington ammo and seems to be most accurate with it. Go figure. Blazer Brass is also accurate in my pistol.

    I am very happy with mine.
     
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  15. Browning

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    Yes, I know. It’s just that I whenever I pick up a pistol I check to see if it’s loaded or not and tend to cant the pistol diagonally to see inside the chamber easier. I don’t full on tilt pistols sideways, however I’ve seen videos where owners have done this and the pin comes falling out anyway.

    I more anticipated an issue at home or the range rather than out in the world.

    I’m not typically press checking my pistol to see if it’s loaded, I already know it’s loaded.

    More just saying that it’s a possibility that I don’t really like.
     
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  16. Pat Riot

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    I have only inadvertently dropped my pin out once. When I first bought the gun I was pulling the slide back slowly with the gun tilted 90 degrees to the left and the pin fell out. I released the slide and if flew off the frame and onto the floor. Doh!

    Once I got that mistake over with I haven’t done it since. :D
     
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  18. BC17A

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    All the TD pin needs is a dab of oil or grease on it during reassembly and it won't slide out regardless of how hard you try to make it. Every time I come back from the range I clean my guns, and every time I clean my RM380 I try to get the pin to slip out on its own and it doesn't. I've even lined up the hole and rapped on the slide with it held "hood rat" style (on it's side) and the pin stays put. Don't install the pin dry and it won't slide out. It's a non-issue.
     
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  19. Cokeman

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    Mine works great, but the stock trigger is not good. You have to pull it all the way back until it won’t go any farther and then squeeze harder. It finally breaks, but it also can pull the gun off target. I got the Galloway springs but haven’t installed them yet. I hope the springs make a big difference. Right now, it doesn’t compare to my Kahr P380’s trigger and the sights are not as good either. It is pretty though. The RM380 is a good up-close and very personal gun.

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    Hi guys, thank you to all for the good feedbacks. The RM380 seems to have a pretty good reputation. The locking pin is the only part that asks for some more attention.
    I opened this thread because I'm thinking to replace my S&W 36-2 with the Remington. Time will tell.
     
  21. 5-SHOTS

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    Hi mcb. Is it an Uncle Mike's Size 2, right?
     
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    Another couple questions for the owners of this gun. How does it feels in the hand? Is it comfortable while shooting?
     
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    Pay attention to the advice from Alfred E. Neuman.

    Don't worry. The pin has not fallen out or jammed under any normal operations.
     
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    I have several of the micro-380s (LCP, Pico, BG380) and the RM380 is the most comfortable of all to shoot.
     
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    Agree on the Pico. The idea of a pocket gun is to be thin. And yet the Pico is total quality. One consideration a lot of people do not take in, is the fact that they do require a lot of on going training, and with that comes a good build. The Pico for me has proven to hold up with a lot of rounds down range, has great sights and is Modular which is great, because pocket guns have a tendency to crack the grips. Plus it makes it very easy to work on for small maintenance parts if necessary. And the thing is, they are very comfortable to shoot as well. Another gun not mentioned is the Kahr. A well built lovely shooting gun and very mild to shoot.
    I am not knocking the RM. I do not own one, but yes, most reports from owners are very positive. When they come out with a steel chassis and decent sights, I might be a player.
     
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