Big news for Remington fans: They have just announced that, effective immediately, certain Remington Defense products are being made available to the commercial market. From the press release:
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 .
Remington Defense Initial Offerings – Specifications
Order # Description Caliber 86550 RGP SA 16in MBUS s BOFN 2-PMAGS-Plano Case 5.56
Order # Description Caliber 86572 R4 Enhanced SA 16in AMBI MOE RAHG MBUS-Plano Case 5.56
Order # Description Caliber 86279 MSR-RH LW SYSTEM COMPLETE 3X BARRELS TITAN QD338/27in, 300/24in, 308/20in Flat Dark Earth w/Black Receiver, Leupold MK4 M5 Reticle, Hardigg Case, Dkit, Cleaning Kit, Wrench, Operator’s Manual Multi 86282 MSR-RH System 308/20, 300/24, 338/27 NO SUPPRESSOR338/27in, 300/24in, 308/20in Flat Dark Earth w Black Receiver, Leupold MK4 M5 Reticle, Hardigg Case, Dkit, Cleaning Kit, Wrench, Operator’s Manual Multi 86642 PSR MULTI CALIBER SYSTEM NO SCOPE NO SUPPRESSOR338/27in, 308/24in, 7.62/20in ECS, Dkit, Cleaning Kit, Operator’s Manual Multi
Order # Description Caliber 86438 M2010 NGFM 300 WIN 24” OPTICwTDQ-CCLeupold Mark 4, Hardigg Hard Case, Soft Case 300 Win Mag 86439 M2010 NGFM 300 WIN 24” OPTIC NO SUPPRESSORLeupold Mark 4, Hardigg Hard Case, Soft Case 300 Win Mag
I have mentioned outside of this website before that I would like to see a high round count test done between various piston AR-15s, including the Remington RGP, and including one low-end DI gun (e.g., Colt 6920) and one high-end DI gun (e.g., Knight’s SR-15). Now that Remington has released the RGP to the civilian market, maybe we will see a test like that.