A Competition / Tactical Pistol So Comfortable It ll Feel Like Part of Your Hand. The ReX Alpha is the next generation of Arex’s proven ReX Zero pistol platform with a host of enhancements that make it even more comfortable to shoot than the original. Arex solicited a ton of input from hardcore practical pistol shooters to build a superbly “shootable” pistol that retains the Zero’s robustness and reliability.
Different form the original Zero series, the ReX Alpha has both slide AND frame machined from steel barstock before they’re Nitrocarburized for superb surface hardness and wear-resistance. The steel frame adds a little more weight than the Zero’s aluminum in exchange for better recoil control. A reconfigured grip gives you a shorter trigger reach, while the undercut triggerguard and 1911-like extended beavertail enable you to maintain a much higher hand position, further enhancing control.
You’ll appreciate the ReX Alpha’s factory-tuned trigger with its delightful 3.3 lb. single action pull and smooth, consistent 8.8 lb. DA pull, both followed by a short, distinct reset. You get a competition trigger right out of the box. The Alpha retains the Zero’s DA/SA or “SAO” trigger option. Carry it with the exposed hammer “cocked and locked,” like a 1911, or start with the hammer down for a DA pull on the first shot, with subsequent shots SA. The ambidextrous mag release and safety are retained, while the Zero’s decocker is eliminated. The slide can be racked EVEN with the safety engaged.
Other tactical / competition features of the ReX Alpha include:
- Cuts to reduce slide weight for faster cycling without impairing strength
- Skeletonized hammer for speedier locktime
- Flared magazine well
- Bright, easy-to-acquire fiber optic front sight
- Plain black rear sight adjustable for BOTH windage & elevation
- Extra-:long sight radius
- Aggressively checkered frontstrap
- Under-receiver Picatinny accessory rail
- Loaded chamber indicator
- Front & rear cocking serrations
The Arex ReX Alpha ships from the factory with three 17-round magazines that will pass the USPSA “box” test. It uses the same mags as the ReX Zero 1S and will accept the 1T Tactical’s 20-round magazines. Also included are two extra hammer springs, one lighter and one heavier than the installed spring, so you can custom-tune the hammer strike force of your Alpha.
The ReX Alpha is fitted with a conventionally rifled 5″ barrel that’s hammer-forged from solid barstock and rated for 9mm +P ammo. Full-length slide rails and a steel locking block insert in the frame ensure that your Alpha won’t shoot loose, no matter how hard you whale on it at the practice range and in competition. It’s manufactured in Arex’s state-of-the-art ISO 9001:2008 certified factory in Slovenia for importation to the U.S. by FIME Group (“Firearms Importer Manufacturer Exporter”).
- Action Type: SA/DA
- Barrel Length: 5″
- Capacity: 17+1-Round
- Cartridge: 9 mm Luger
- Finish: Black
- Front Sight: Adjustable
- Length: 8.9″
- Magazine Included: 3 x 17-Round
- Magazine Type: Removable
- Muzzle: Plain
- Rear Sight: Adjustable
- Stock Material: Polymer
- Weight: 2.43 lbs