Arex Delta Gen 2, 500-round review


I’ve spent more time than usual out at the range lately, playing with my new toy.


It made like it was going to disappoint me, with a stovepipe in the very first magazine. Might have been because I was shooting off a rest sighting it in, but then the next day I got two FTFs in a hundred rounds. The Arex was a Guntube flavor of the week 2-3 years ago, and a few reviewers warned that a new gun might need a break-in of 200 rounds or so. It seems they were right, because that was the last trouble I had with it. It’s a little random where it throws brass, but other than that the only thing I can find to complain about is a rather heavier trigger break than I’m used to. But considering what I’m transitioning from, I’m not sure that’s really a valid issue. And I’m getting used to it.

Early on I sent away for a quicky CC holster which – due to my failure to note the difference between Delta M and Delta L – required some attention from a Dremel. But since I don’t usually carry concealed I really wanted a more comfortable drop holster for every day. Thanks to a hint from Generous Reader MM, I now have one.

So this is my new every-day rig…


In my financial bracket I’ve never been one to collect guns, or swap favorites every few months. Now I have up-to-date weapons that’ll probably hold me for the rest of my active life.

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4 Responses to Arex Delta Gen 2, 500-round review

  1. Mike says:

    Nice Joel, very nice and I especially like the enclosed trigger area on the holster which will help prevent you from shooting yourself in the leg.

    Only 2 FTF? You’re lucky, it could have been a lot worse. Years ago, I had a Browning P35 that wouldn’t get through a magazine without a FTF. After doing everything I could to fix the problem, from polishing the feed ramp to replacing the magazine, I took it back to the place I bought it and traded it in.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Joel I’ve been reading your stuff since the Claire Files days and I just can’t get my head around you now toting a plastic pistol in 9mm. I hope it works out for you. Surely lighter than that .44 you had.

  3. Joel says:

    I just can’t get my head around you now toting a plastic pistol in 9mm.

    I know, right? But things have changed here and it just doesn’t make sense to keep carrying all that pistol for a threat that isn’t around anymore.

  4. mikemcdowell3006 says:

    I think if you look at the ballistics, 9mm is from 85% to 95% the power of a 357, depending on the load. I read, a few months ago, about a defensive bear shooting (with hand guns) survey from Alaska. The 9mm was as effective as anything at stopping attacks. FMJ is for crazy penetration (vehicles), Premium loads for social events.

To the stake with the heretic!