New From Arex: REX Delta Pistol

REX Delta

Okay, okay, not exactly “new” in that I took all of these photos at SHOT Show. Sorry. But “new” in that the REX Delta isn’t quite shipping yet — but they will be soon!

This polymer-framed, striker-fired pistol is the brother of the highly-lauded REX Zero 1. Which I still contend is a superior choice to many standard versions of the aluminum-framed, hammer-fired, DA/SA guns of a similar format from larger, more familiar brands.

When I first saw the Delta, it looked extremely boxy to me. Lines, angles, edges. To my surprise, it was extremely comfortable to have and to hold.

On the range, the thing just planted itself it my hands. Before even firing a shot I knew it was going to be a wonderfully controllable pistol that I could drive hard. It feels good, it doesn’t shift in the hands whatsoever, and it inspires confidence.

The REX Delta was also a great shooter. It was accurate and flat-shooting with a nice trigger.

The pre-production model that was at SHOT Show’s Range Day appeared to be running like a top, despite being smokin’ hot from having so many rounds dumped through it all day long.

Interchangeable backstraps, of course.

We’ll hope to get one in our hands as soon as production units are available. Expect a full-on review at that time.

comments

  1. avatar Danny Griffin says:

    So another 9mm pea shooter? Eh…

    1. avatar Mark says:

      Pea shooter? So, you would volunteer to be shot by one to test your theory? I love when people say this. As if .45 and 10 mm makes a clinical difference in getting shot.

    2. avatar barnbwt says:

      Each more identical than the last!

    3. avatar raptor jesus says:

      Go shoot an IDPA match with a Glock 19. Then shoot it with a Glock 30.

      Come back and post your scores.

  2. avatar Madcapp says:

    Why would you anyone bring something this irrelevant to market? I didn’t realize there was a shortage of good auto-loading pistols on the market in 2019.

    1. avatar Mark says:

      DA/SA is irrelevant. Striker fired is not irrelevant.

      1. avatar GDMF says:

        Eh … maybe not yet but it is quickly becoming so ;-p

        Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying we need something “else” … I just wonder how companies think they will really compete. The main top players are Glock, S&W, and (yes, I’m surprised) Sig … anything else is bargain or niche.

        Nothing wrong with bargain (or niche), BTW … if that is your thing.

        For serious use, I personally prefer to stick with the top dogs.

        1. avatar GDMF says:

          I mean, the last thing I imagine is saying “I sure did save a lot on this pistol that may go bang…”

      2. avatar Southerner says:

        DA/SA autoloading handguns remain relevant, as do SAO autoloading handguns and yes, even striker fired autoloading handguns. All of these systems have been around in some form for over a century. All have operational advantages and disadvantages.

        1. avatar Ton E says:

          Short of phaser handguns coming into use no semi auto magazine loaded handgun is irrelevant.

      3. avatar raptor jesus says:

        But I shoot DA/SA so much better than striker . . . .

    2. avatar Specialist38 says:

      Because THEY want to make some money.

      Glock, Ruger, and Smith and Wesson making money selling pistol doesnt do much for the REX business model.

      Like saying we have Nike and New balnace…..why would anyone bring out another sport shoe.

  3. avatar Dac45 says:

    How many rounds do the mags hold?
    Variety is the spice of life so who the heck would complain about more options?

    1. avatar M1Lou says:

      First worlders and 1911 shooters.

      1. avatar GluteusMaximus says:

        Yes first worlders should be so ashamed

    2. avatar Rocketman says:

      I was wanting to know the same thing. The only reason that I could even tell the caliber is that the second picture of it had 9×19 on the gun slide.

    3. avatar Dog of War says:

      The company’s website says the magazine has a 15 round capacity. Gun looks pretty decent to me, but I’m just not into 9mm. I’m actually at least somewhat interested in this gum myself. I saw some reviews of pre-production versions and early reviews say it’s a pretty solid handgun, but need more work on the trigger. And supposed they know of that issue and were working on it.

  4. avatar CarlosT says:

    Looks appropriately sci-fi. I’d be interested to test it out at some point.

  5. avatar enuf says:

    Made in Slovenia.

    I do my best, I do what I can anyway, to spend my money supporting the USA. There are so many things on which I have no options but to buy imports, but damn it all on guns it is easy to support my own country.

    As it is the Slovenians are doing fine without my money, and I wish them well. But my gun budget will stick to MADE IN USA.

    1. avatar barnbwt says:

      The best guns are still made overseas, just sayin’; you’re missing out on a lot of good stuff

      1. avatar NM says:

        What misinformation are you basing that on?

        1. avatar Geoff "I'm getting too old for this shit" PR says:

          “What misinformation are you basing that on?”

          Whatever you’re smoking, can I have some from your bag, son?

          Example of foreign-made superiority #1 – Korth.

          https://kortharms.com/en/

        2. avatar Jedi Wombat says:

          So what about European comanies that hev manufacturing facilities in the US? Glock, Sig, HK, CZ, and Beretta? Did you buy S&W when they were owned by that Brazilian company? Do you think all the money from those companies stays here? Did you buy one of the 82 billion unsafe Remmy 700s? Are you a huge fan of S&W’s Hillary hole? Hell, Springfield is Croatian, FN is Belgian. What guns are you actually buying?

        3. avatar B.D. says:

          Jedi… buy local, support local. “Best” is a loose term. I think you are confusing best with quantity.

          In the valley I live in, there are over 5 weapons manufacturers that all put those huge name brands to shame. I’ll give you an example of two: Proof Research, Falkor.

      2. avatar enuf says:

        Be that true or false it is not the point. The value to me of employing Americans is far greater than me owning a particular make or model from overseas.

        So far my Rugers, S&W’s, H&R’s, Mossbergs, Savage Arms, Marlins, Winchester’s, KelTecs, Remington’s and other USA brands now in my gun safes or previously were, they’ve all done just fine by me. Oddly enough, all sorts of guns go bang every time.

        And I’m not missing, I hit what I aim at.

        Mostly.

      3. avatar B.D. says:

        You are smoking crack.

  6. avatar User1 says:

    I can only think one word: uncomfortable.

    1. avatar Jeremy S. says:

      It isn’t, though.

  7. avatar Mack The Knife says:

    Hand carved brick

  8. avatar Setarip says:

    At first glance as I scrolled by the cover photo I thought it was made from legos.

  9. avatar RGP says:

    Another piece of plastic built the way kids like it with all the most irritating “features” of a modern cheap to produce tinkertoy…

    No.

  10. avatar Neil says:

    Nothing wrong with another option. Arex made a name, either expand the product line or become irrelevant. I love SA/DA, but that isn’t my first recommendation.

    I know a few people who would be interested.
    Next they need a small ccw with 10 rounds.

  11. avatar possum, destroyer of arachnids says:

    That trigger, it it it looks kinda funky.

  12. avatar enuf says:

    I’m tempted to wander over to GunBroker.com and look up some old S&W’s. I miss my model 59. Now there was a DA/SA external hammer gun that always worked fine for me.

  13. avatar Specialist38 says:

    The grip with its texturing and stippling looks interesting and sounds like it gets the job done.

    Manufacturers need to stop looking at “texturing” as something that is applied as an afterthought.

    Walther grips are great bit need much more aggressive texture. Glock pit on their polymids (whatever they are) whichmoffer some grip but there is no form or contour to settle into the hand.

    One reason I may one day,break down and buy an HK is themgrip on the P30 and VP9. Texture and contour is a great thing.

  14. avatar grumpster says:

    That is pretty pricey for a no name import (almost as much as CZ P10C), with no track record, and no stateside warranty support that will be in the same market tier as Canicks and such that go for around $300. My local gun store is huge and have never seen that brand name there before. They have a bunch of Canicks and EAAs though.

    1. avatar Jeremy S. says:

      Arex has built a strong name for itself thanks to the reliability and high quality of the Zero 1 and the importer, FIME Group, is very active in the industry and provides full US-based warranty and customer service.

      1. avatar Grumpster says:

        Good to know that FIME Group now provides warranty support but how exactly has the Zero 1 made a strong name for itself for reliability and quality in the USA beyond some select You Tube reviewers/infomercials? Can you point to any independent agency type tests that have established such here in the USA?

  15. avatar GlockMeAmadeus says:

    Does that price include a mail order bride?

  16. avatar Mmmtacos says:

    It looks like a low poly version of the Ruger American.

    I’m sure it’s a good pistol, but their success with their Zero 1 is because they could make what was effectively a cheaper P226. This doesn’t seem to offer that, it’s another polymer striker fired pistol in the same price range.

  17. avatar Freedom First says:

    It’s another choice for people, at a good price point.

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