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.