AREX Alpha 9mm Black Competition Pistol



AREX Alpha 9mm Black Competition Pistol

AREX Alpha 9mm Black Competition Pistol for sale in Legal Guns store .The Rex Alpha is very classic featuring an external hammer, a single/double action trigger and a Browning-Petter-SIG locking system . The gun is equipped with a hammer-forged barrel with a 6-groove profile and a 1:10-in twist rate – but overall length is 2 millimeters more than the Rex Zero 1. In contrast, the Rex Alpha doesn’t have a firing pin safety/decocker at the top back of the slide ; as a result, the adjustable micrometer rear sight could be placed lower in the slide . The pistol was designed to match the pronounced contours of the slide , with rather massive, effective cocking serrations at the front and rear

Test firing the 9mm competition pistol on the shooting range

The whole thing stripped: slide, barrel with locking piece, recoil spring, recoil spring guide, grip frame and one of the two magazines, made by the Italian company Mec-Gar.

On the shooting range the semi-automatic pistol from Sentjernej alias St. Bartholomew did very well. When firing, this fat all-steel thing lay as still as an infant with a brand-new pacifier . Also, the heavy gun did not suffered a single malfunction with a full 600 shots – consequently, no problems with cycling/safety (-0 points). The sights were also impeccable , being made of metal, fully adjustable and with a clear sight picture (-0 P.). The Arex Rex Alpha also shot well, as showed by groupings between 41 and 46 mm (-5 P.) – if you exclude one flyer each, even groups in the 23-24 mm range came out . So, everything good? No. One out of three team members stated categorically that the trigger was much too hard for a competition pistol. The measurement confirmed this judgment, with values of 79 oz / 2240 g and 160.88 oz / 4561 g (as always, the average of five measurements) . That’s too much for sports. The characteristic feature was that the single-action trigger was short and crisp, the double-action broke without a pressure point, but only after a noticeable creep (-3 p.). The grip design also did not meet with unanimous approval. Although the grip was full in the hand, 2 out of 3 shooters from all4shooters disliked the grips as being too smooth (-1 P.) and one also as being too ugly – this matter of taste was of course left out of the evaluation. Controls were easy to grasp, easy to operate, but the slide stop and disassembly lever were only available for right-handed users (-2 P.). As the last step of the evaluation test, t he verdict on fit and finish is as follows: minimal processing marks on the top inside the well-fitted slide, otherwise tip-top (-1 P.).

Arex Rex Alpha 9mm competition pistol: wrap-up

At the end of the day, the Arex Rex Alpha is characterized by a very powerful and striking design . It showed itself to be a solid, very accurate all-steel gun and proved in the test to be totally easy to use. Anyway, there’s clearly still a need for improvement in the trigger area, as it is simply too hard for a competition gun. All in all, however, there’s nothing wrong with this stable pistol from a price/performance ratio standpoint . The gun comes to the end user in the usual plastic case, with a second magazine, tools and operating manual included.


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