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Rex Zero 1 s reliability and capability?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Huntolive, Sep 24, 2019.

  1. Huntolive

    Huntolive Member

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    Considering picking up a 9 mm Rex Zero in like new condition for $400.
    I don't really need another 9 mm but this looks interesting but I know very little about them.
    How are they regarding reliability accuracy and durability?
    Also value please?

    I've seen reviews comparing them favorably with sig 226
     
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  2. sigarms228

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    No one knows as there are so few around and not long enough to build a track record. Also keep in mind what will warranty service and parts availability be for such a pistol be down the road? Personally I would pass. I have seen nice German made SIG P226s for about $150 more or even a brand new Beretta 92F/M9 for about that or used for the same $400. Much much better options IMO.
     
  3. jhb

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    I have 2 of them. got early on when they first came out. copy of a sig p226, sure ya know this but different enough kydex p226 sheaths dont really fit it.

    the factory plastic grips are cheap, thin, soft and garbage. push decocker hard enough by accident it will go between the grip and frame.

    the g10 replacement grips out there solve that issue. assuming the factory hasn't solved it already.

    mine shoot well and are decently accurate. shot any round I put through them.

    there is no real warranty. contacted fime on sending one back due to decocker pushing below and stuck....they wont send label. even if ya try to pay them, so youre on your own to send in through high dollar limited options or use gun shop and pay higher bucks.

    while my issue was due to me and I wanted to pay for it to be fixed and it isnt exactly fair, but I'll say it anyways........at some point I said to them so I'm on my own and they pretty much said yep.

    so dont expect much help if ya would need it. I ended up fixing it myself enough to be a shooter again.

    that aside i like the 226s and copies and this copy is a decent gun for the money.
     
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  4. Huntolive

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    Thanks
     
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    Enjoy

    TL/DW, You're going to buy the gun.
     
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    I loved MAC's gauntlet test, but I was disappointed when I held one in the store.

    It was an early batch gun before they ever got popular online. So maybe they are better now.

    I'd handle it a bunch before you bought it. But no denying, they are supposed to be good runners.

    Edit: it felt unfinished... Sharp angles from CNC machining, clunky, rattling, just felt cheap.
     
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  7. Tallball

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    Another option is an Astra A100. They were almost a copy of a Sig P229, IIRC. They are older, and the company is out of business, but they are relatively inexpensive, and mine seems to be very well made (the same as my other Astras). Mine's in 45acp.

     
  8. Huntolive

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    Thanks guys
    I think I've decided IF I'm going to get another 9 millimeter to stay on the small side with that caliber and get a Ruger SR9C, can buy new well under 300.
    Since I already have full size 10 mm and 40 Cals think I'll keep 9 mm well concealable.
     
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  9. JR24

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    That's a good choice, solid little guns and very accurate. A steal at that price IMO.

    I really should pick up another SR9c one of these days.
     
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