The Arex ReX Zero 1S is a duty-sized pistol that packs a full 17 rounds of 9mm ammo in its double-stack mag. It comes with the advanced features serious shooters expect on a top-quality duty / competition / personal defense pistol – without an “advanced” price. Manufactured in Arex’s state-of-the-art ISO 9001:2008 certified factory in Slovenia and imported to the U.S. by FIME Group, the ReX 1S has a frame of 7075 T6 aluminum and a carbon steel slide that’s Nitrocarburized for superb surface hardness. BOTH are fully machined from billet stock.
The Arex ReX Zero 1S sports a 4.25″ conventionally rifled barrel that’s hammer-forged from solid barstock (see a pattern here?) and rated for 9mm +P ammo. Full-length slide rails and a steel locking block insert in the frame ensure that a Zero 1S isn’t going to shoot loose, even under intensive use. In order to sell firearms in the European Union, Arex had to ensure the Rex Zero meets strict EU standards for safety and reliability in military-grade handguns. This gun is built to work hard!
As robust as it is, the ReX Zero 1S is just as endowed with the latest comfort, convenience, and safety features, including:
- Under-frame Picatinny accessory rail
- Ambidextrous safety lever & mag release
- Slide stop that also serves as a decocker
- Loaded chamber indicator
- Front & rear cocking serrations
- High-profile, STEEL (not plastic) white dot sights
- Oversized triggerguard for use with gloves (or just plain oversized fingers)
- Trigger pull weight: 5.5 lb. (SA) / 13 lb. (DA)
- 2x 17-round magazines included
The firing pin of the ReX Zero 1S gets its motivation from a traditional external hammer, and starting with the hammer down, the trigger provides an initial double action pull, followed by single action for subsequent shots, like a CZ 75. The ReX Zero can also be carried cocked-and-locked for pure “SAO” operation, like a 1911. The external thumb safety functions in both modes.
With input from the folks at FIME Group (“Firearms Importer Manufacturer Exporter”), Arex has tuned the ReX Zero to function reliably with pretty much any type of ammo you can throw at it. Yes, even cheap steel- or aluminum-cased practice stuff. You can get your ReX Zero 1S in several colors OR, for added corrosion protection, with a durable Nickel finish.
- Action Type: SA/DA
- Barrel Length: 4.3″
- Capacity: 17+1-Round
- Cartridge: 9 mm Luger
- Finish: Flat Dark Earth
- Front Sight: Fixed
- Length: 7.7″
- Magazine Included: 2 x 17-Round
- Magazine Type: Removable
- Muzzle: Plain
- Rear Sight: Fixed
- Stock Material: Polymer
- Weight: 1.81 lbs