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Credit: Sam Hoober/The Truth About Guns

The Remington 700 CP – for “Chassis Pistol” – is a handheld, er…gun from Remington, which was on the floor for SHOT Show 2020 (it was actually announced a year ago). It’s seems a stretch to call it a “pistol” when it’s so obviously a stockless rifle, but naming conventions and ATF regulations being what they are . . .

Granted, Remington in many ways led the pack with bolt-action pistols with the XP-100 of years gone by. This is something of a continuation of that lineage, but the 700 CP is obviously quite different than the wood and blued steel XP-100.

The Remington 700 CP is a highly portable version of the Remington 700 chassis rifle, with your choice of chamberings; .223, .300 BLK or .308. The former two chamberings come with a 10.5-inch barrel, and the latter with a 12.5-inch tube.

The muzzle is threaded, with a cap protector installed. You may, of course, add a can if you have the requisite tax stamp from the Alphabet Boys and a can to do it with.

Furniture is by Magpul, with an M-LOK handguard, Magpul MIAD pistol grip and a 10-round PMAG. The receiver is adorned with a Picatinny rail, so you may mount the optics or sights of your choosing.

The rear of the receiver has a QD sling adapter, for installing a single-point sling. And just before SHOT 2020, Remington announced a 700 CP with an installed pistol brace they’re calling — strangely enough — the Remington Model 700-CP Armbrace.

Remington Model 700-CP ARMBRACE
Remington Model 700-CP Armbrace (Courtesy Remington)

Some might poo-poo this truncation of an otherwise decent rifle, but the Remington 700 CP is made for portability first and foremost. Overall length is 21.75 inches in .308 Winchester, but 20.81 inches in .300 BLK or .223 Remington, which means it will fit into many backpacks, making it a tenable bugout rifle with a rugged and reliable bolt-action system as opposed to a gas-operated semi-auto.

Unloaded weight is 6.15 lbs for the .308 model, and 5.95 lbs for the other two. Again, you could stash it in a backpack and easily carry it without too much hassle.

Ostensibly, there may be some interest for those after an ultra-light, ultra-compact gun in a rifle chambering for backcountry hunting as well as those interested in an ultralight gun for a bugout bag gun in a more strenuous chambering than a PCC.

Two colors are available through Big Green, both hard anodized coatings. You have your choice of Veil TAC Blue or, of course, black.

MSRP is $1,020 for the black version (it usually retails in the low $800s), and the Veil TAC Blue finish adds another $65.

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    • I agree, interesting. With a bipod, chambered in .223, this is very much a rebirth of the XP-100 concept and/or the Thompson Contender.

      The price tag seems a bit steep, though, given that you can get a model 700 for around $300 less.

    • I actually kinda like it. I guess this is what happens when you max out your rifles portability and reliability stats. I doubt I’ll get one, I want an AR pistol.

  1. Here’s a thought. Why don’t they use a left-handed bolt if you’re going to hold the grip in your right hand? It would make more sense ergonomically.

    • The XP100 they referenced did have the bolt on the left side for just that reason.
      Seems like the current generation at Remington forgot about learning from their elders.

    • I have a savage 502 pistol and it’s left hand bolt makes complete sense. This you would need to shoot left handed.

      • was that the same as the striker? i think chipmunk makes a hunter also.
        and this, since i was wondering what “the creedmore position” was (lying on back, gun steadied against leg, not allowed to touch mat or shooter’s boot):
        The Creedmoor Matches of 1874-76

        Probably the most famous long range precision match ever held, and the one that made the term “Creedmoor” famous, was the Long Range Black Powder match that took place between the United States and Ireland on the NRA’s newly established shooting facility built on the site of the “Creed” farm in upstate New York in 1874. The land around this area reminded many who saw it of the “moorland” in Great Britain — hence the term “Creedmoor”.

        Subsequent competitions at Creedmoor in 1876 and at Wimbledon, England in 1877 drew widespread attention to the sport and matched the best shooters in the world against each other in formal competition.

  2. I was thinking the same thing. I know they make left hand 700 actions, so I guess they just didn’t have any “left over”.

  3. Wood and metal XP-100?

    My XP-100 is made from metal and the finest Nylon 66 Plastic available.

    Remington was years ahead of that game.

  4. Modern Remingtons… garbage. Modern 700s… especially garbage. .308 out of a 12.5 inch barrel… garbage.
    I can’t think of a use for this where there wouldn’t be about a dozen better options.

  5. Surprised there is no 450 Bushmaster or 350 Legend tbh. Straight walled would make sense in terms of deer hunting etc.

  6. If I was looking for a bolt action pistol,I would look to somebody other than Remington,for that matter the same would hold true for any other firearm.

  7. I just don’t get the use case. Bolt actions are for accuracy and hunting — in which case you want a stock, especially for the .308 model. Who wants to shoot .308 without a stock or out of a short barrel? It’s a round that cries out for a full-length barrel and a stock.

    If I want a bugout gun, I want it to be semiauto. It is not as if good quality semiautos are unreliable — millions of people all over the world rely on them for self-defense and military duty.

    It is too heavy for the extreme weight reductions serious backpackers want: 6 lbs. Is the weight of some stock-equipped carbines, and then add the weight of magazines and ammo.

    It doesn’t even seem fun to me. Just cumbersome and pointless.

    • Traditionally, this kind of gun is used in silhouette competition. Having the.bolt on the right makes me question its suitability for this with right handers

      • I presume almost everyone is going to want the “brace” with this, which is going to make overall lenth greater than 26″, so my Keltec su16c will actually be shorter and more than a pound lighter with the stock folded.

        With the “brace,” they’ll operate it like a bolt-action rifle and I think that’s what they were anticipating.

      • I presume there are much better purpose-built silhouette guns for the unlimited class (the only thing this qualifies for).

      • Well, good luck. Reasonable in .223. All I have to say about shooting that thing in .308 is “Ouch.”

        • Geee… if only they made something that attached to the end of the barrel that significantly reduced muzzle blast and sound signature?… you might even say a device of this natures “suppresses” the sound?

          Something that when paired with a shorter barrel would accomplish these things in a package that is more handy than a rifle/carbine with a longer barrel?

        • I’ve been shooting and hunting with a 12.5″ Pork Sword pistol in .308Win, (a lighter version than this ugly monstrosity) since the summer. No brace, just a pistol grip. The recoil is not bad a all, and it’s delivering 1k ft/lbs of energy at 300 yards. Putting a round into a deer’s vitals at that distance is still not much of a challenge.

  8. “…the 700 CP is obviously quite different than the wood and blued steel XP-100.”

    What color is the sky on this guy’s home planet???

    The ONLY wood stocked XP-100s I’ve ever seen didn’t come that way from the factory. The two that I have wear the nylon material stocks that was also used on the Nylon 66 rimfire model.

    In .223 Rem., the XP was/is an awesome gun (hell, the original .221 Fireball was no slouch!), and I always loved shooting that pistol from the supine position.

    As for this gun, pictured with the brace, it seems preposterous. I can’t imagine why I’d ever want one dressed up like that, but hell, free country and all that, whatever floats your boat, more power to you!

  9. Speaking from experience, I own one of these in a 308 with an arm brace and QD silencerco muzzle break and is always used with the Silencerco Omega. I shoot Speer 125 TNT bullets most of the time but I also shoot 190 grain subsonic loads with it. I love the compact size of the gun! Recoil is very light and it’s a lot of fun to shoot. I did swap out triggers because Remington puts out triggers that are quite HORRIBLE, but other than that, I love this little gun! I can say that I’m not a Remington fan and haven’t been for years but I’m glad they cam out with this little guy. It’s a good kids gun with light or managed recoil loads. It’s a great hiking gun. It’s a great truck gun.

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