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Does anyone own the Remington RM380?

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

  1. Walt Sherrill

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    That seems to be the case, but I'm not a firearms engineer.

    The RM380 is not REALLY all that large, and I liked the fact that it used the Browning Short-Recoil Locked Breech mechanism, and had a metal frame. I bought mine based on those factors and have been pleasantly surprised with how it feels and works in my hands. I use a leather pocket holster and its nearly invisible in my pocket.
     
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  2. gc70

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    Like Walt, I am not a firearms engineer, but the RM380 seems well-built and tough.

    Your comment also reminded me that all three of my 380 pistols were designed for 9mm and simply rechambered for 380.
     
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  3. BC17A

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    The Rohrbaugh R9 had a problem with slides cracking. I've read lots of threads on rohrbaugh.com about these cracks. I haven't read anything about the R380 having the same issues. I understand the only differences between the two are the barrel, recoil spring and magazine spacer so the design may have been too much for 9mm. This could be why Remington decided to just produce the 380.
     
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  4. Cokeman

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    Actually, I think this is the case with everyone. People say that they can shoot it well, but I’d like to see their groupings on paper. I am betting that not all of their shots would even hit the paper. Hopefully they can shoot it well enough to hit the person that is attacking them. I hope somebody here can prove me wrong.
     
  5. gc70

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    People who think the RM380's trigger pull is too long probably do have accuracy problems. A trigger pull that works for the shooter is absolutely critical for any pistol.

    I don't have trouble grouping with the RM380 or my four other pistols with long DAO triggers, nor were long trigger pulls a problem with the revolvers I shot for decades. The RM380 is a bit more sensitive to grip area; fast groups are better with the pinky extension than with the much shorter flat base plate. Nevertheless, the only time I remember any shots going off the paper were using a sheet crammed with nine targets.

    I don't routinely save my targets, but I will try to remember to do so just for you the next time I take my RM380 to the range.
     
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  6. Cokeman

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    Please do. I would like to find out that mine is not working properly.
     
  7. jar

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    At what distance are you shooting?
     
  8. Cokeman

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    10-15 feet?
     
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    At 3-5 yards I cannot imagine not having all shots within the 9 ring of a standard 5 dot target. With either hand or even either hand singularly.
     
  10. zaitcev

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    T9 or nothing
     
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    These considerations appealed to me too. But when I went to the store to try RM380, I pulled the slide back and the gun jammed solid. Well, not quite solid, it was possible to move the slide just a fraction back and forth, but it was completely locked. The clerk took over, but could do nothing. He passed it into the back room, where I heard their armorer whacking the poor Remmy with a mallet several times -- and he succeeded. They assured me that the gun would be fine with a little break-in, but I bought a Browning 1911-380 instead. Another plastic frame, but oh well!
     
  12. Styx

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    MK9, K9, or T9 FTW. T9s are hard to find used, and expensive to buy new. The others can be had pretty cheap used. The MK9 is about the same size as the tiny CM9. It's only 24 oz with the mag installed which is pretty like for an all stainless pistol. On the the belt, weight is a non issue for me....

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