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Offline Skookum

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Anyone buy a Remington R51 yesterday?
« on: February 02, 2014, 05:03:08 AM »
Wasn't 02-01-14 the release date?
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Re: Anyone buy a Remington R51 yesterday?
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2014, 09:13:42 AM »
The Remington guy on the Shot Show video said mid-February.   

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Re: Anyone buy a Remington R51 yesterday?
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2014, 02:59:55 PM »
I'll be watching.   It's being said Cheaper Than Dirt may have them soon  ($420-ish) .
If you see any for sale, let us know.

THEN finding EDC holsters and extra mags becomes the task.
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Re: Anyone buy a Remington R51 yesterday?
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2014, 05:19:53 PM »
I received an e-mail from Cheaper Than Dirt yesterday, which reminded me.  Was the release date moved back?  I suspect they were tweaking the final design, given that MSRP increased by $31, and none were available to shoot at SHOT Show.  I understand holsters already exist.

I look forward to hearing what real consumers think.  A few writers have dissed the R51, but I've yet to read what I regard as a valid significant criticism.
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Re: Anyone buy a Remington R51 yesterday?
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2014, 05:53:50 PM »
Remington is out in force at the Great American Outdoors Show this weekend through next Sunday in Harrisburg, PA. I was there today, and got a chance to handle one. They had more than a couple dozen for people to handle, and it's clear they are out to sell these babies! First impressions are that the slide racks very easily, the only external safety is the one on the grip handle, the trigger is really (extremely) nice, overall it's a bit larger than I expected but not unreasonable, and it is very well balanced. Now I want to shoot one, as the action design is unique and could potentially be very accurate with very little recoil.

Remington reps were really showing how easy the slide could be racked and directly comparing to other pistols such as Glocks and M&Ps. They were stating that women will have a much easier time manipulating the slide, as they claim there are many competitors that aren't so easy in this department. I agree, and it appears this gun will appeal to all. Note that the rear sight was designed with a 90 degree angle facing the front sight to assist in one handed racking the slide against any corner surface. Once there are choices in holsters, this will be very easy to conceal.

According to the Remington reps at the show, the R51 will have an MSRP of $420 and be available at the end of February. If it's true to form, the R51 should be available for just under $400 at certain retailers. While I currently use the Shield for CC during warmer months, I am very intrigued by this model. It just feels right! It's likely that a purchase of the R51 will end up going to either my wife or daughter once they get a hold of it. Hmmmmm, may need two . . .
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Re: Anyone buy a Remington R51 yesterday?
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2014, 06:04:18 PM »
GRB5111, I just read your second paragraph to my wife. Her comment "Oh NICE!" She and my buddies wife have always had the same complaint. Cant rack it..... I'll have to check one out. 
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Re: Anyone buy a Remington R51 yesterday?
« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2014, 06:56:30 PM »
Remington reps were really showing how easy the slide could be racked and directly comparing to other pistols such as Glocks and M&Ps. They were stating that women will have a much easier time manipulating the slide, as they claim there are many competitors that aren't so easy in this department.

I think CTD's piece on the R51 mentioned this yesterday, which is the first mention of this feature I recall.  Many will appreciate this.

Good to hear you say the trigger is nice.  One writer griped about it having a long, gritty pull; but, for crying out loud, it's SAO and most of its competitors are DAO with triggers reported as horrid.

It looks like Remington put a lot of thought into it.
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Re: Anyone buy a Remington R51 yesterday?
« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2014, 11:20:11 PM »
One writer griped about it having a long, gritty pull; but, for crying out loud, it's SAO and most of its competitors are DAO with triggers reported as horrid.
It looks like Remington put a lot of thought into it.
The several I handled today had very good triggers with a somewhat detectable and short reset. Not sure where "long and gritty pull" came from, but I had no misgivings on the ones I tried and when the count goes up to a few hundred rounds, I'm guessing it's going to be real smooth.

GRB5111, I just read your second paragraph to my wife. Her comment "Oh NICE!" She and my buddies wife have always had the same complaint. Cant rack it..... I'll have to check one out.
That was the first thing that struck me today were the comments from couples trying the R51 about the ease of working the slide. Many of the women trying the R51 today made the same comment, and this was after I visited the booth on a few separate occasions. Remington had a woman rep who was demonstrating the features, and she made a point of this during each session. The other element that struck me was the thin, single stack grip and frame. It's very concealable, yet easy to get a good purchase on the grips. I'm going to be curious about this pistol once it's been on the market for a while. I'm hoping it turns out to be rugged and reliable, as everything else about this pistol seems to be so well done.
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Re: Anyone buy a Remington R51 yesterday?
« Reply #8 on: February 03, 2014, 12:04:51 AM »
According to this article, there are already a few company's making holsters for the 51 and at the bottom they list some projected prices for different factory grips and replacement mags.  ;)
     http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2014/01/01/remington-announces-r-51-pistol/
         
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Re: Anyone buy a Remington R51 yesterday?
« Reply #9 on: February 03, 2014, 12:32:34 AM »
Thanks Country,  I missed the mag/grips prices.
Check the width:
Stats Weight 20 oz
Width .96
Length 6.6+ inches
Height 4.5 inches
Barrel length 3.4
Internal Hammer
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Re: Anyone buy a Remington R51 yesterday?
« Reply #10 on: February 03, 2014, 07:24:55 PM »
I've never owned a pistol without an external  hammer but I might have to make an exception for the 51. ;)
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Re: Anyone buy a Remington R51 yesterday?
« Reply #11 on: February 03, 2014, 07:48:40 PM »
I believe the length of the R51 is actually 6.875 in. — oops!  Make that 6.625 in.
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Re: Anyone buy a Remington R51 yesterday?
« Reply #12 on: February 09, 2014, 03:33:22 AM »
I've never owned a pistol without an external  hammer but I might have to make an exception for the 51. ;)
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Re: Anyone buy a Remington R51 yesterday?
« Reply #13 on: February 09, 2014, 06:19:47 PM »
I believe the length of the R51 is actually 6.875 in. — oops!  Make that 6.625 in.

yup, I believe OAL is 6 5/8" (6.625 in.)  ...I found this nice overlay for those interested in size comparisons:

http://www.guns.com/2014/02/07/updated-remington-r51-size-comparison-chart/

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Re: Anyone buy a Remington R51 yesterday?
« Reply #14 on: February 09, 2014, 10:56:59 PM »
I did some measurements on my Kahr K9 and found the R51 was pretty much identical except the length of pull and slide is a tad longer in the Remington.

I'll probably sell the Kahr and get one so I can shoot lead out of it, plus videos show the recoil is about like a 5.7 if you have good control.

 

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