Remington has announced that they’re going begin selling several of their Special Operations grade Remington Defense rifles to the general public.
From the press release:
Remington’s Defense Division is comprised of a highly-specialized team of former U.S. Special Operations personnel whose mission is to design and build the best firearm-based weapon systems in the world, and to sell those weapon systems to the U.S. Military, law enforcement agencies in the United States, and allied nations around the world. The Division has its own dedicated team of research and development engineers as well as its own dedicated unit of manufacturing personnel who do not perform any work at Remington except for work in support of the Division. This means that the firearms manufactured by the Division embody the utmost level of quality as well as the most advanced technology available today. Never before have firearms manufactured by the Division been sold on the consumer market.
Initial offerings from Remington Defense available to consumers will include the following models – R4GP (Remington Gas Piston) Carbine, R4 Carbine, PSR/MSR (Modular Sniper Rifles) and M2010 (US ARMY replacement for the M24 Sniper Rifle).
The rifle that is probably going to sell the most units is the R4E (R4 Enhanced), Remington’s version of a best-in-class, AAC-suppressor ready, direct-gas-impingement AR carbine.
The MSRP on the R4E is $2,250, which isn’t out of line for some of the high-end AR carbines we’ve seen. The Haley Strategic Jack Carbine built by Bravo Company USA and many Noveske ARs are in this same much-better-than-mil-spec category, and the R4E should be able to hold its own here.