Every year I stroll past the Remington Defense booth at SHOT and ask one question: when will the XM2010 be available for civilians? For about five years now, the response has been the same — “eventually.” I started to lose hope that the rifle would ever appear on commercial shelves, but it looks like Remington is finally releasing their XM2010 along with the MSR rifle and other assorted firearms for us lowly civilians. Make the jump for their presser . . .
Madison, N.C. –Remington Arms Company, LLC (“Remington”) today announced that it is making available, effective immediately, certain Remington Defense products for the civilian consumer market.
Remington’s Defense Division is comprised of a highly-specialized team of former U.S. Special Operations personnel whose mission is to design and build the best firearm-based weapon systems in the world, and to sell those weapon systems to the U.S. Military, law enforcement agencies in the United States, and allied nations around the world. The Division has its own dedicated team of research and development engineers as well as its own dedicated unit of manufacturing personnel who do not perform any work at Remington except for work in support of the Division. This means that the firearms manufactured by the Division embody the utmost level of quality as well as the most advanced technology available today. Never before have firearms manufactured by the Division been sold on the consumer market.
Initial offerings from Remington Defense available to consumers will include the following models – R4GP (Remington Gas Piston) Carbine, R4 Carbine, PSR/MSR (Modular Sniper Rifles) and M2010 (US ARMY replacement for the M24 Sniper Rifle).
For information on how to order Remington Defense commercial products, please contact your local firearms retailer or visit us at http://www.remington.com/remingtondefense .
The initial offerings will be:
No word on pricing yet, but my guess is “expensive.” Sniper rifles are apparently shipping with a Leupold optic (your choice of a handful of good glass), hard case, accessories, and your choice of either including an AAC silencer with the package or leaving it a bare-thread deal.