Gun Review: Rex Zero 1CP handgun in 9mm (VIDEO)
By Eve Flanigan
From the high-tech Arex factory in Slovenia comes a series of double/single action Rex Zero 1 pistols, chambered in 9mm. I had the opportunity to test the full-size Rex Zero 1 last fall, as well as meeting with factory reps. My curiosity was piqued, and when the company announced the compact version of the lineup, I jumped at the chance to take one home for testing.
The Arex factory is a multi-function center whose primary manufacturing focus is tools. Influences from the defense industry, and the company’s purchase of high-end CNC machining equipment, evolved into the development of the Rex pistols. Arex is, according to company reps, a household name in eastern Europe, akin to, say, Snap-On Tools in the United States.
The multinational 9mm cannon. (Photo: Team HB)
The Rex line is imported by FIME Group of Las Vegas, Nevada. The guns bear both Arex and FIME branding.
Design and features
The Rex Zero 1CP — CP identifies the compact version — is not to be confused with a sub-compact. It’s big enough to show up at the range with the full-size guns and not be at a disadvantage.
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