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RM380 Update

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 10:00 pm
I haven't posted here in a while, and thought I'd post an update on my pistol after several more range trips and, by now, at least 500 rounds downrange.

1) I've finally figured out my inaccuracy issues with the Remington, and it should be filed under "Rookie Mistake." In a quest to get better sight acquisition, I painted the front ramp with fluorescent orange paint. Seemed great in theory, but what I ended up doing was catching too much front sight in my sight picture. I removed paint, took it back out to the range, and--voila--the little gun is pretty damn accurate after all! :D

2) With all the Galloway upgrades in place, and after about 500 rounds downrange and at least that many dry fires, the RM380 actually has a very pleasant and not-at-all heavy trigger. I'm guessing it's in the 7-pound range at this point, but also extremely smooth and easy to stage. Even follow-up shots are easy now.

3) The RM380 may be the most reliable semi-automatic I have ever owned. It feeds everything I throw at it, even when dirty, and I've yet see a single malfunction (caveat: I did have a couple of failures to feed with the Galloway +1 mag base, alway with the last round. My suspicion is that I could remedy this with a stronger mag spring, but I just decided to switch back to OEM, and we're back to 100% functionality.)

4) Overall, this is just one gem of an EDC pistol that just happens to be fun to shoot and easy to operate at the range.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2018 5:52 pm
Sounds good. Just wish Rem would figure it out so no after market parts were needed for function. Great looking pistol for a great price.
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Location: Indiana
PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2018 7:49 pm
Mine has done just fine, at least up to about 30'. Shooting this little pistol beyond that, is for me to be asking more than it was designed to do.

It too is reliable with just about any bullet profile, and the trigger is just fine with me...I do a lot of revolver shooting, and the trigger is what I have become accustomed to.

The only complaint I have is the magazine release. One time, while cleaning the gun, I happened to push the spring out from behind the button, and the whole affair came tumbling out! After about a half hour, and a lot of foul words, I was able to get it all back together again and working fine. So, be careful if you run cleaning patches, especially larger ones, up through the grip frame for cleaning...your liable to snag the spring on it, and push it right out of it's slot, behind the magazine release button.
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