accurate and reliable
Arex might sound like a new name in the firearms industry but this could not be further from the truth. Arex is a renowned company that has already earned its good name in the defence industry. The company has been creating and manufacturing defence products for more than 20 years. REX zero 1 is definitely the first pistol that is in-house designed as well as manufactured, but we have been developing and making firearms parts since 2005.
The company has accumulated extensive knowledge and experience in the field of CNC machining and tooling, part of it resulting directly from manufacturing key firearms components for some of the major European manufacturers. We acquired and set up our own barrel manufacturing plant in 2012 which was the last missing piece necessary for the self-sufficient design and manufacture of an original firearm.
The REX zero 1 pistol does not claim to be a revolutionary breakthrough but you will find it represents a definitive evolutionary step in modern handgun design and manufacturing. We have achieved improvements over some of the most popular designs, eliminating their weaknesses and enhancing their advantages by applying our expertise and state-of-the-art CAD/CAM processes. The result is a best-in-class defensive pistol that boasts extreme reliability and accuracy along with a competitive price.
Anticipating the needs and recognizing the preferences of the user has been our major objective, resulting in a universally suitable self-loading pistol. Avaliable in four different sizes, each rising to the specific challenges put upon it by its intended use. All three variants have identical controls and internal construction but differ in external dimensions, barrel length and magazine capacity. Different sizes and additional accessories will fit the needs of police, law enforcement agencies, armed forces and civilian users, be it as a primary defensive sidearm, a concealed carry pistol or a sporting pistol.
REX zero 1 pistols are available in 9mm Luger and 9×21 mm calibers.
REX zero 1 pistol has several independent safety features that guarantee safe operation under most unfavourable circumstances. The Firing Pin Safety catch acts as a main drop safety catch which is disengaged only when the trigger is fully depressed. The hammer can be lowered safely by a dual-purpose lever located on the left side of the frame in front of the ambidextrous manual safety catch. The safety catch can be engaged with the hammer in either a cocked or decocked position. When put on “safe” it disconnects the trigger bar from the sear. The safety catch can be intuitively disengaged with the thumb in a down-sweeping motion. A loaded chamber indicator both visually and tactilely declares the presence of a round in the chamber.
REX zero 1 semi-automatic pistol operates on the modified Browning short recoil principle with the enlarged back portion of the barrel locking into the slide’s ejection port (the 7.65 mm model is blowback operated). Pushing down on the dual-purpose slide stop/decocker will first release the slide (if locked to the back) and then safely lower the hammer. The firing mechanism with exposed hammer operates is classical single and double action modes with the hammer remaining cocked after each cycling of the slide. The single action trigger breaks crisply at 2.5 kg (5.5 lbs) and resets with a short travel of 3 mm. the smooth and long double action 6 kg (13 lbs) trigger pull is engineered with safety in mind. The magazine is released with an ambidextrous button at the base of the trigger guard.
All key components: the slide, the frame as well as the barrel are made from solid bar stock. The slide is machined from chromolly steel and light but tough 7075 aircraft aluminum alloy is used for the frame. The heart of the pistol is a precision machined barrel, cold hammer-forged from one piece of chromolly steel. The slide and barrel undergo a proprietary nitro carburizing surface protection process that provides high surface hardness and extreme corrosion resistance for extended use or storage in hostile environments. Hard anodizing is used on the aluminum frame for its abrasion resistance. The barrel unlocking block with an angular ramp is also a solid steel piece inserted in the frame.
The entire design process was performance driven and oriented towards long-term durability. The materials and technologically advanced manufacturing process will ensure cost effectiveness and an extremely long life cycle. An internal extractor was chosen since it allows for a closed slide design and renders the same or better reliability with fewer parts. The long dustcover adds to the rigidity of construction and incorporates full-length slide guides and an extended accessory interface (MIL-STD-1913). The large trigger guard was conceived for use with various gloves. The iron sights with contrasting white dots enable quick target acquisition. The pistol can be safety disassembled without any tools – the slide must be fully retracted and no trigger pull is necessary.
The pistol is supplied with a matching polymer case. Two regular capacity magazines come as standard, reduced capacity magazines will be made available where legal restrictions apply (extra low-capacity magazines can be ordered). A high quality cable padlock is included as an added safety measure to help prevent unauthorized use. The cleaning set contains a two-piece brass cleaning rod, nylon, bronze and brush and a patch holder: all contained in the cleaning rod handle.
Three frame color variations