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Does anyone own the Remington RM380?

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

  1. BC17A

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    The RM is very comfortable to shoot and fits my medium size hand well. Of all my pocket 380s it is the only one that compares with my compact 9s, as far as comfort goes that is. I could easily fire a few hundred rounds through it during one range visit without my hand hurting. One other thing, I'm not sure was mentioned or not, is the RM's slide racks so easy, much easier than any other I've tried.
     
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  2. Cokeman

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    The pin is not an issue at all. The trigger is much more of a concern for me.

    I will trade you my RM380 for your S&W 36.
     
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  3. 5-SHOTS

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    I'm sure you'll do it... A bit difficult since I'm italian...
     
  4. 5-SHOTS

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    Thank you very much to all the guys here. Your positive feedbacks are renforcing my idea to get the RM380.
    The Pico is another gun I considered but I don't like the look and the ergonomics seem too strange to me.
     
  5. Jeb Stuart

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    As I mentioned, I am a Pico fan, but you should also consider the CW380, Fantastic trigger, size, quality. And you can move up to the Kahr CM 9 which is probably the smallest/lightest Micro 9, but surprising very mild to shoot.And not much difference if any in the trigger. And Kahr has a wonderful reputation for one of the Striker fired DAO triggers out there.

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  6. BC17A

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    Kahrs are great pistols. I replaced my Shield 45 with a CM40 for the summer. I carry it IWB and it's very comfortable. It's negligibly larger than the CM9.

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  7. Jeb Stuart

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    I love Kahr, Not only the quality b
    Very interesting. I want another Kahr, just do not know which one. I am thing of getting one in the S series.
     
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  8. Cokeman

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    I’m Norwegian. Your nationality doesn’t bother me. ;)
     
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  9. 5-SHOTS

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    For me a gun trade with a person living in another Country would be the quickest way to go to jail. LOL!
     
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  10. 5-SHOTS

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    I like the Kahr alot and considered it but I ruled it out because it hasn't the second strike capability I'm looking for. For the same reason I ruled out the LCP (very fair price and shoots well) and the Kel-Tech.
    The few small .380s with a true DAO seem to be the Pico, the Bodyguard 380, the RM380 and the NAA Guardian 380.
    For some strange reason the Pico is not actually available here in Italy, the NAA Guardian 380 is too heavy and too expensive, the S&W Bodyguard 380 is too expensive, so the RM380 is the only small 380 that meets all my needs. It's also the one I like the most as far as looks goes.
    For a small 9 the only gun available in Italy that has the second strike capability is the Taurus PT709 Slim with the stainless slide. A gun shop near my city has two of them. I like it alot but again is too large and heavy.
    Thanks for your feedbacks anyway.
     
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  11. Styx

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    Another vote for the RM380... I've owned mine since it was first released.. I prefer it over the Taurus TCP, Ruger LCP, and Kahr CW380... Very lightweight for an all steel frame, ambi mag release, removable grip panels, pinky extensions on the mags out the box, feel great in hand, restrike capable, and racking the slide is extremely smooth and easy... Not much not to like other than the milled in sights, but pistols in this class are meant to be point and shoot IMHO...
     
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  12. Jeb Stuart

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    I believe the frame and chassis are aluminum. Correct me if I am wrong.
     
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  13. mcb

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    You are correct the frame is aluminum, and the slide is stainless steel.
     
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  14. Cokeman

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    You didn’t say that. :cool:
     
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  15. Walt Sherrill

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    I've had one for several months, now, and have shot it a bit.

    I didn't see it mentioned but the RM380 is based on the Rohrbaugh R9, the design that Remington bought from Rohrbaugh. They made a few changes to a pretty-good design and made an outstanding 380 semi-auto.

    It's far more comfortable to shoot than the Kel-Tec P3AT or LCP, and a lot more pleasant than the smaller Seecamp .380. In a pocket holster, it fits nicely in a pocket and is small enough not to be easily spotted. I'm pleased with mine.

    I've had a number of small guns, and this one, at least for the present, is the best. You can shoot a lot with the RM380 and not start flinching after the second magazine. :)

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  16. 5-SHOTS

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    Thanks Walt for your feedback. I've red Remington bought Rohrbaugh and made some changes to their pistol projects to put on the market an easier to product and less expensive little pistol.
     
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    Yeah, I'm italian and I live in Italy. It's in the location information. I can see you live in Utah.
     
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  18. ChuteTheMall

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    Now if only Remington could bring out an improved version of the Rohrbaugh R9.
     
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    :scrutiny: Isn't that what this gun is? ? ? ? ? ? ?
     
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  20. Walt Sherrill

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    Similar -- same basic design -- but the RM380 is .380, not 9x19, and the Rohrbaugh R9 is 9x19.

    I wouldn't be surprised if they eventually come out with their version of the R9 "in" 9mm.
     
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  21. jar

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    As I said above, I really like the RM380 but I doubt I'd have much interest in a 9x19 version. Now a 32acp version would be something I'd jump all over.
     
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  22. Walt Sherrill

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    To my thinking, the only advantage of any 32 acp semi-auto is its potentially smaller size. That point made, the RM380 is pretty small, and while it's not as narrow nor as light as the KelTec P32, the RM380 is a true pocket gun.

    Given that the RM380 is small but still user-friendly, I'd much rather have the larger round of the .380 if I've got to carry a small gun.
     
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  23. gc70

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    The RM380 is Remington's improved version of the Rohrbaugh 380.

    The R380 differed little from the R9 - mainly in having a different barrel and recoil spring. Even the R380's magazine was a R9 magazine with a spacer in the back.
     
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    This probably means the RM380 is a little built-like-a-tank pistol for the caliber. Right?
     
  25. SteadyD

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    I had the RM380 and really wanted to like it. Comfortable to shoot, reliable, and a very smooth trigger. For me, the trigger pull was just too long, and I was a terrible shot with it, even by my low standards. Others here really like them and shoot them well. For me, the DAO Bodyguard ended up being the right choice. For some, it will be the Pico. These little 380s are not a one size fits all proposition.

    I hope you can find something that fits you, and that it takes you fewer tries than it took me!
     
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