We were fans of Remington’s RM380 pocket gun when it was first introduced (see our review here). As we noted at the time, Big Green bought the proven Rohrbaugh design and made it both better and less expensive. Now they’re announcing the new all-metal executive model. Here’s their press release.
Huntsville, AL – Remington introduces Model RM380 Executive, an all-metal, micro pistol designed for concealed carry.
A tough, all-metal construction for ultimate durability and longevity, the RM380 also features the longest barrel in its class to maximize muzzle velocity and bullet expansion, while facilitating shooting precision and accuracy. Weighing just 12.2 ounces unloaded and measuring just 5 ¼ inches long, the RM380 is easy for anyone to carry unobtrusively, and with an extended beavertail grip, it facilitates a smooth draw even in suboptimal conditions.
The RM380 also features a light and smooth double-action-only trigger, fully functional low profile slide stop, light slide racking force, and an ambidextrous magazine release. The replaceable grip panels allow for customization while the optimized grip angle allows for greater shootability and comfort.
Model RM380 Key Features and Benefits:
- Fully Functional Slide Stop – holds open on last round
- Chambered in .380 Auto
- All-Metal Construction – for durability and longevity (7075 Aluminum Frame)
- 410 Stainless Steel Barrel – longest barrel in its class
- Precise Barrel to Slide Lock-Up – for accuracy and precision
- Long, Smooth, Light DAO Trigger – for safety and shootability
- Fully Ambidextrous, Low Profile Magazine Release
- Checkered Front Strap and Trigger Guard Undercut – allows for improved control and higher hand hold
- Optimized Grip Angle – for comfort, recoil management, and increased shootability
- Extended Beavertail – protects hand and promotes correct grip when drawing in suboptimal conditions
- Grip Panels – Laminate Macassar
- (2) 6+1 Magazines – one extended floor plate and one flush
- Wide, Positive Cocking Serrations
- Rugged Fixed Sights – contoured to be snag free
- Light Dual Recoil Spring system – for easy slide racking and lifetime use
About Remington Arms Company, LLC
Remington Arms Company, LLC, (“Remington”) is America’s leading manufacturer of firearms, ammunition, and related accessories. For over two centuries, its products have been sought after by hunters, shooters, collectors, home and personal defenders, as well as by government users in the US and in more than 55 of our allied countries. Remington products served the US Military in every major conflict from 1816 to the present. Remington currently employs over 2,500 Americans, and operates major facilities in New York, Alabama, Arkansas, North Carolina, Tennessee, Mississippi, Missouri, South Dakota and Utah.
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Well this looks like a pretty typical cheap 380 pocket pistol. Little late to the game but might be…
“Trigger weight 10 pounds”
Yep, Cerberus still sucks.
“Trigger weight 10 pounds”
A long and heavy trigger on a gun like that, I don’t mind. It’s a feature, as far as I’m concerned…
No thanks. Last Remington I bought was an 1100 shotgun in the 80’s.
I’d might actually loose it, being that “Small”…
I have a RM380.
It definitely feels heavier and bulkier then a P3AT but its much more pleasant to shoot and conceals about the same as the Keltec. The trigger is heavier then the P3AT but I like that its a true DAO instead of the pre-set hammer the Keltec has. Last year Remington had a rebate going that brought the price down to ~$200, I think a couple of retailers have them for ~$230 right now.
Make it in 9mm and I’ll make one mine.
Tiny .380’s are $3,000 a dozen.
John Thayer, the Rohrbaugh was in 9mm. Wanna buy one?
I used to own a Rohrbaugh…..ive looked at the remington version. The remington version pales in comparison, its not even remotely close to the original in build quality. As consumers we shouldnt support companies that buy truly impressive designs then walk them backwards turning them into shells of their former selves. Dont buy this disapointing gun, either find an original or buy a different gun.
Nothing like spending $1,000 on a gun that requires a rebuild after 50 rounds and comes apart at 100. The Rohrbargh eats itself as you shoot it. Way too much cartridge for the size of the gun.
Yep, had a Rohrbaugh 9 myself for a while. Never could get it to run reliably even with the ammo he specified. Loved the concept. Disappointed in the execution.
Have had an R9 that I paid $750 for maybe 8 years now and as long as I avoid cheap crap bulk ammo it runs 100%. And I don’t think I would call needing to replace a $5 spring every 200-250 rds that is removed during cleaning anyway a rebuild.
Not just springs, the slide and barrel and frame all start deteriorating in a shockingly small amount of rounds.
The RM380 in the other hand has been shot to 10,000rds in articles I’ve read though.
$1,200 for a n ammo-picky, hand fitted gun that wears out before 2K rds, or $280 for a very similar gun that reliably goes to 10K and feeds anything.
Two completely different products.
Not noticed any deterioration in mine. But then again I don’t consider the R9 a 500 rds per range trip range toy, that’s wasn’t it’s intended target market. It’s not a G19 and it’s kind of hard to slip a G19 into my front jean pocket. Yes making the R9 a true pocket 9mm required some compromises, minor ones in my option
I love my RM380. I’d like it even better if they’d release a 9mm conversion kit. There’s room in the grip for it. You’d just need a magazine without the spacer in the back like they’ve got for the .380 magazine, a barrel, and probably a spring and you’d be good to go.
Yes I realize 9mm mostly just gives you more recoil in a gun of this size, and that nobody wants to get shot with a .380, but 9mm practice ammunition can often be found at half the price of .380 and I’m cheap.
Big Green is still around? You would think they might not be after the recalls the misses, the rifles that do fire by themselves?
Guess I’m not a fan.
Oh gosh dang it, just when I think I’ve got all the gunz I could ” need’.. I don’t like striker fired or
.380, but there’s something about that firearm that says buy me. .
I’ve got the RM 380 and have no complaints. Have had it for a couple of years. It took around a hundred rounds not so much to break in the action but to get the stiff trigger to relax some. Even though I have other options I carry the piece almost exclusively, as well as a spare mag, in the hot Southern summer (in the cooler/colder months usually upgrade to either a 9mm or even .327 Fed Mag to defeat heavier clothing if need be and can conceal these options easier under MY heavier clothing). The RM 380 and spare mag practically disappear in cargo pockets with a decent pocket holster and mag pouch. I highly recommend it. Feels good in the hand, nice heft for a small gun, and have not had any FTF’s or FTE’s. Gitcha one!
It’s kinda purdy.
If I didn’t already have my tiny, ugly, scratched up and worn LCP I’d entertain one at sub $300 price.
I have an RM380 that I’ve been carrying for over a year. Have close to 1000 rounds through it. It has had zero issues. The trigger pull is long. Really long. And it breaks almost right at the wall. Galloway Precision has a reduced power hammer and firing pin return spring kit that helps smooth out the trigger quite nicely. I like it so much I will probably buy a second one to have as a BUG.
Not sure what you gain from this new “Executive” version other than a different grip panel and two-tone motif. Considering you can find the RM380 new for less that $300, I see no point to this “upgrade”. If they improved the loooong trigger pull or offered a sight upgrade, then maybe it’d be worth the premium.
Pretty, but will stick to my OG RM380.
Handles Underwood Xtremes and +p XTPs all day long.
My RM380 has been 100% reliable and goes in my pocket anywhere and everywhere. I trust it 100% and if you read most reviews on the net, most people do too.
Just bought the Executive and very impressed with the quality. This is my second purchase of the RM380 and the first has performed perfectly but for looks the Executive is much better looking plus love the grips.
I’m not sure about the RM380 hate on this thread.
I’ve had mine for a couple of years, and it may be the most reliable pistol I have ever owned. Eats every kind of ammo I feed it, dirty or clean. The controls are easy to use, the trigger gets better and better with time, and it isn’t significantly bigger than the other .380s that beat you up…I could shoot the Remington for hundreds of rounds at a time with no undue fatigue or pain.
The Galloway upgrades…cheap and easy to install…are a significant improvement, too, and make the trigger feel like a custom 7-pound revolver pull.
The only thing that would make me consider replacing the RM380 is this Executive model…in which case the original will go in the safe to be gifted to my son when he’s old enough.