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Old February 5th, 2014, 12:03 PM   #76
 
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This new design has not stood the test of time so who knows if it will be successful in the long run. At a minimum, I find the Remington R51 a very interesting pistol and would like to put one through its paces.
I thought this was re-hash of their 20's era gun?



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I thought this was re-hash of their 20's era gun?
I don't mean to speak for Iowegan, but I assume he was referring to it having been discontinued.

The model 51 was introduced in 1918 and DQ'd in 1927, an almost 10 year run.

The R51 is now hitting the market and while it's based on the model 51, there has been a few changes. Most notably, it went from .32/.380 to 9mm. I consider the other changes less significant but a few are removed thumb safety, improved the sights and trigger, made the grip panels interchangeable and fitted it with an ambi mag release. Besides that you can throw in modern manufacturing processes and materials.

But the Pedersen action, dimensions and basic design are pretty much the same.

Only time will tell if the R51 is a hit or a flop but I find it to be the most interesting pistol since the Desert Eagle and the design should rank along side the 1911 and Luger P-08.

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And it keeps that "Buck Rogers ray gun" look. Almost makes a Glock pretty!
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....Almost makes a Glock pretty!
That's a pretty tall order for any gun!

Perhaps the blind paraplegic def-mute who was on my community colleges synchronized swimming team might have that opinion. But I never agreed with any of Bob's opinions anyway.
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It looks like a reasonably made, effective, concealed carry pistol. I enjoyed watching the Gunblast.com review.

However, compared to this:
It IS definitely Cinderella's older, uglier sister......
But Glocks aren't pretty either, and they sure get-r-done!!

Or this classic little Browning model 1910 .380.......

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I admit it doesn't look much like your average modern day pistol and the first time I saw it I was like

But it's grown on me since then. If I were in the gun purchasing mode, it would definitely be on my list. I've got a soft spot for the LC9 I bought, got disgusted with, then gave away. I'd still like to have a small, thin, dependable, reliable and shootable 9mm. The LC9's trigger made it incompatible with me. I like the Shield and the XDs9, but if I were buying today, I'd undoubtedly get the R51.

For comparing the two below...

Remington R51


Ruger LC9

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I think they look pretty good. The rounded corners seam snag free. Do you have a picture of the other side?
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I think they look pretty good. The rounded corners seam snag free. Do you have a picture of the other side?
Yeah, me too. Now.

Just Google images of R51. There's a lot. BTW it has a skeletonized trigger which the picture I posted doesn't show.
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It'l got a swoop like a side panel on some cars. Actually looks pretty cool. Futuristic, not classic. But if it gets the job done and significantly reduces muzzle jump... Regarding it's looks, to each his own taste.
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Not sure but I think the only arm Remington makes in Ilion, N.Y.now is their 1911?? If they are getting back to making handguns, I don't know where they'll be made. I had an old 51 for about a month, in and out of the shop. never shot it but did like it.
I just think they are a handsome and ergonomic piece.
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Ooh, I did not know that. I knew that Remington-Rand's were made in Syracuse in the 40's, but I had thought they completely shut down (and they were a completely different company.) Now I'm curious where they're at now. --->google
Although Remington Rand made a lot of 1911A1 pistols during WWII, they were a typewriter company.
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Although Remington Rand made a lot of 1911A1 pistols during WWII, they were a typewriter company.
Correct (which is why I said completely different company). There were several manufacturing companies producing consumer goods that were transitioned to small arms to support the war effort. I knew Remington was in NC, which is why I thought he may have been confusing the two different Remington's, but when I looked, Rem Arms also does have a plant in NY.
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Correct (which is why I said completely different company). There were several manufacturing companies producing consumer goods that were transitioned to small arms to support the war effort. I knew Remington was in NC, which is why I thought he may have been confusing the two different Remington's, but when I looked, Rem Arms also does have a plant in NY.
They got bought by the Freedom Group a few years back. They own Remington, Para, Bushmaster & a few other firearms related company's & I know Para is being made in NC also.

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Actually, Remington Rand was primarily a typewriter maker. However it split off from Remington Arms in the 19th century. Along comes WWI and Remington Arms is one of the producers of 1911's. Then comes WWII. Now Remington Rand is pressed into making 1911's. Remington Arms did not make any more 1911's until the 2010 R1. However, many US companies started making either whole 1911's or parts, including Singer Sewing Machine Co. during WWII.

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I just figured it out......

The new R51 is from Area 51!
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