Earlier this year I reviewed the Arex REX zero 1 S, giving it four stars. Bottom line: it’s every bit as nice as a SIG with more features at just over half the MSRP. While the REX ran flawlessly, I didn’t “torture test” the handgun nor a controlled reliability test against its name-brand compadre, the P226. Tim from the Military Arms Channel did. The results may surprise you.
Worth mentioning: one of my biggest gripes about the REX was the plastic grips that looked and felt cheap. They were incongruous with the rest of the pistol and just didn’t do it for me. Hogue has come to the rescue with some of their excellent G10 offerings, available through K-VAR on a special edition REX zero 1 complete with a matching Hogue knife and a holster. Here’s hoping the Hogue the grips will hit their catalog as standalone items.