Gabor, who writes at, sent us this photo of the brand new Slovenian pistol, the Arex Rex Zero1. It looks like a pretty nifty pistol. He wrote ..

Arex Rex Zero1 9 mm Luger (18+1) pistol. New Slovenian (NOT Slovakian!) pistol, with alumínium frame, DA/SA trigger, combined decocker+slide lock lever, ambi manual safety (cocked and locked carry is possible), ambi magazine catch.

Nice “crossbreed” between the SIG P226, Walther P88-fullsize, Zastava 99.

MSRP in Austria: 758 euros ($848 USD), less than 2/3 of a SIG P226 here.

It was very enjoyable to shoot, comfortable, nice trigger, very accurate.

I wonder if this pistol will be imported into the USA.



  • Christian Hedegaard-Schou

    What makes it a “crossbreed”? That’s a straight-up Sig clone.

    • Kovacs Jeno

      WALTHER P88: decocker and slide lock is the same lever. Ambi mag catch.

      The manual safety is from somewhere else.

    • john huscio

      sig meets HK to me

  • sianmink

    Looks like a sig plus unnecessary thumb safety. The decocker+slide lock lever is kinda neat though.

  • Vitsaus

    $100 bucks less than a P226? What is it bringing to the table? If it was say, 600 that might make it more appealing, depending on the quality.

    • Bal256

      It says that the price is less than 2/3rd the price of a Sig in Austria, meaning that the cost of a Sig in Austria is over $1200. I know that some places, such as in Europe, you pay outrageous prices for guns because of taxes and as a gun control measure.

    • Kovacs Jeno

      The German MSRP of a basic SIG P226 is 1499 EURO. Just for comparison.

    • tom2525

      Thailand MSRP for Sig p229 just 4000$.

  • highspeedlowdrag

    couldn’t find a gun with a higher bore axis to copy?

    • 2wheels

      Because nobody likes Sigs anymore…

    • john huscio

      here we go with the mythical “bore axis” thing again……

    • Menger40

      Is muzzle flip really that much of an issue with a full size, metal frame 9mm?

      • Anonymoose

        Is muzzle flip really that much of an issue with a compact, polymer frame .45? I would tend to say “no,” but then again, I don’t have weak wrists.

      • highspeedlowdrag

        the muzzleflip isn’t my main concern, no concern really, it is more about that I don’t feel it points naturally, I don’t want to find my sights, they should be there when I draw, or aim relaxed for target/points shooting

  • Riot

    Mentioning slovakian pistols makes me want to look into that K100
    I wonder what this one takes from the z99?

  • tazman66gt

    missing a lever or three

    • Bill G

      Use the Force, Luke.

  • Bal256

    The price seems a bit steep, but my inner 12-year old would love to have a gun made by a company called REX Firearms.

    • Anonymoose

      The only thing cooler would be having a walking nuclear railgun named “REX.”

    • Kovacs Jeno

      The company name is actually Arex d.o.o.. The pistol’s name is Rex Zero1.

  • noguncontrol

    i dont like DA/SA, i prefer either glock type striker fired or DAO hammer fired.

    • Kovacs Jeno

      I also prefer when all shots require the same trigger movement. This is a little bit old-fashioned pistol.

  • Pete

    This would have been innovative in 1990. In 2015, I’m not sure. But perhaps the important thing is for freedom-minded Slovenians to have in-house production of modern firearms for when Putin comes knocking in the next few years…

    • Kovacs Jeno

      Are you not so good in geography, aren’t you? There are at least 4 countries between Russia and Slovenia. And cca. 1000 km.

  • Will

    I will stay faithful to my Sig P226. It has never failed me and I’m confident I can hit where I aim.

  • john huscio

    I love DA/SA pistols. IMO, the safest action that exists….everyone loves carrying/shooting strikers and that’s fine, but don’t kid yourself, DA/SA hammer guns aren’t going anywhere, They’ll still be in use 50-100 years from now….

    • CO

      so you are a fortune teller now?

      • john huscio

        People still shoot and carry revolvers, so yea.

  • Yallan

    This should have the been the new Bond gun,not the H&K VP9

  • Martin Grønsdal

    is a part missing on this gun?