In this episode of TFBTV, James is at SHOT Show Industry Day at the range with the people from AREX and FIME Group to have a look at (and take the first shots with) the only copy of the brand new Arex Delta striker-fired polymer handgun.
The Delta is a polymer-framed, striker-fired pistol (yes, like a Glock) that has capacity, specs, and dimensions very close to the Glock 19. This is a smart move by Arex, as the Glock 19 has a profile with a broad appeal and is one of the most popular handguns of all time. While it took manufacturers like Ruger (Security-9) and S&W (M&P Compact 2.0) years to introduce a mid-size model to compete directly with the 19, Arex is getting down to business immediately.
The price further shows that Arex is going to compete: MSRP should be $450 when the gun is introduced. The US market will primarily see safety-free models, but the pictures show that manual safety models may also be available. The safety cutouts will be on the safety-free gun regardless, so this may even be something that a department armorer or gunsmith could possibly add easily via a drop-in lever, but we will know more as this story develops.