Well, the time has finally come where we can break the silence.

In case you hadn’t heard it already, Remington has officially released its new pocket .380 ACP self-defense handgun that it says is more accurate and durable than other handguns in its class.

Shooting Sports Retailer had the chance to give the new RM380 a run during a writer’s event at Gunsite Academy last year and the bantam-weight beauty is a hoot to shoot. One of the most noticeable characteristics of the RM380 is its solid feel. An all metal design, the RM380 has a confidence inspiring weight and heft that helps reduce recoil and seems to increase controllability.

The RM380 weighs in at just over 12 ounces and has a great feel under fire.

The 410 stainless barrel measures at 2.9 inches, slightly longer than the Smith & Wesson Bodyguard, which seems to be its closest competitor. The RM380 weighs in at a diminutive 12.1 ounces with a slender 5.27-inch overall length and 3.86-inch height. The grip has a slightly extended beavertail which helps those of us with bigger hands obtain an optimum grip, and the pistol is packaged with two six-round magazines — one of which incorporates an extension for a better grip.

The RM380 comes with two six-round magazines and has an MSRP of $417.

Note the prototype magazine extension (white plastic).

There are certainly several guns in this class to choose from, but at an MSRP of  $417, the new RM380 could potentially sway those buyers who have been leery of polymer-framed pocket guns and prefer the solid feel of an all-metal construction without the weight penalty of a bigger-bored carry gun.

 

Model

Remington RM380 Semi-Auto Micro Pistol

Order #

96454

Action

Semi-Auto

Caliber

.380 Auto

Mag. Capacity

6+1

BBL Length

2.9 Inches

Barrel Type

410 Stainless Steel

Rifling Twist Rate

1:16

Overall Length

5.27 in

Overall Height

3.86 in

Grip Material

Glass Filled Nylon

Grip Design

Removable, Replaceable Grip Panels

Sights

Fixed

Trigger Pull

Double Action Only – Approx. 10 Pounds

Average Weight

12.2 Ounces (unloaded &without magazine)

MSRP

$417.00