Arex Alpha Wforce1 9mm all-steel pistol: we already have all the details on the new special model developed together with Waimex

The collaboration between Arex and Waimex is bearing its first exclusive fruits: at the IWA OutdoorClassics 2024, the Slovenian gun manufacturer Arex and its German sales partner Waimex will be presenting their new product, the Alpha Wforce1 pistol. Arex, primarily known for its Rex Zero 1 pistol models and the Delta Gen. 2 series, recently awarded the German distribution of its products to Waimex GmbH from Fürth.

Arex presents the Alpha Wforce1 all-steel pistol at the IWA 2024

The Alpha Wforce1 is designed as an all-steel pistol in 9mm Luger for the large-caliber sports sector. With its modern design and matte stainless steel look, the pistol also stands out visually from other models on the market: jaggedly cut serrations on the rear and front of the slide give the gun a futuristic, almost aggressive character. This is also emphasised by the eye-catching Wforce1 logo on the black grips.

The high quality of workmanship and the impeccable fit of its components are further features that Arex and Waimex are proud of: technical innovations from Arex in the Wforce1 include a single-action trigger and all-black sights that emphasise the pistol's sporting orientation. A special feature of the Wforce1 is the option to remove the rear sight for the use of red dot sights, which underlines the versatility of the pistol in various large-caliber pistol disciplines. The ergonomic aluminum grips, an extended beavertail and front strap checkering  ensure an optimum hand position and weight distribution, which improves the handling and accuracy of the Arex Alpha Wforce1 pistol, as we discovered hands-on at the trade fair.

Arex x Waimex = Dangerous beauty: the Arex Alpha Wforce1 all-steel pistol is a real eye-catcher with its modern design elements.

Arex Alpha Wforce1: technical specs, price, availability

Before we get to the details, let's let the Waimex sales team have their say on how they see the positioning of their latest product: "Immerse yourself in the exclusivity of the WFORCE1 the special model, masterfully designed by specialists for you. This unique sports pistol combines accuracy and style at the highest level. Experience the fascination of top performance and aesthetics the ALPHA WFORCE1 is more than just a pistol, it's a statement!"

Arex Alpha Wforce1 – Specs at a glance:

Caliber: 9mm Luger
Capacity: 20+1 rounds
Trigger: DA/SA
Barrel Length: 127 mm approx.
Dimensions (Lx W x H): 225x155x43 mm
Weight: 1,270 g approx.
Price (RRP): 2,499 euro

The first impression is convincing. The gun literally impresses with its design and very good technical realisation. The slide runs like butter. For the safety of the user, the Arex Alpha Wforce1 pistol has a manual thumb safety for cocked and secured firing as well as a passive firing pin safety. Operation is also designed to be suitable for both right- and left-handed users, which is made possible by an enlarged magazine release button. The pistol is supplied with 20-round magazines as standard, which have an extended magazine base. A separate magwell was deliberately omitted in order to save weight. This would also make the use of flush 18-round magazines from the Arex Zero models conceivable. The Arex Alpha Wforce1 can be reloaded quickly and easily via the large magazine well anyway.

The presentation of the Alpha Wforce1 at the IWA 2024 underlines Arex's position as a large, technically skilled manufacturer of innovative and high-quality firearms. The cooperation with Waimex ensures the broad availability of Arex's extensive product range on the German market. The special Alpha Wforce1 model is the first icing on the cake of the new partnership. In our opinion, it also offers a really good, competitive price-performance ratio given the quality delivered and the complete equipment of the pistol. More information on this and how the gun shoots can be found here after a detailed test.

Arex Defense: introducing the Slovenian company

The company, based in south-east Slovenia, has been active in the civilian, law enforcement and military sectors for 30 years and has established itself worldwide with innovative products of the highest quality. The manufacturer is characterised by its comprehensive in-house production methods and therefore largely dispenses with external suppliers. Arex's experience stems from the field of precision machine tools and guarantees a correspondingly high quality of the end products, which is thus virtually anchored in the company's DNA. The result of this unusually high level of vertical integration for the industry is also a wide range of components and accessories, such as stock parts for FN Herstal, complete body armor with hard and soft ballistic panels and even components for hand grenades.

The development towards the defense and sporting firearms segments was a natural process, encouraged by first-class cooperation and orders at the highest level. All these factors, combined with a young, dynamic and well-trained workforce, have brought Arex to where it is today in the market, with products that are characterised by two key factors above all: originality and quality. All at the highest level.

Factory tour with video: we from were already on site in 2023 and visited the Arex plant.

You can find more information about Arex products on the manufacturer's website.

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