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Old 07-30-2016, 01:36 PM   #1
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We just got in a couple of the new Remington R-51's. I like the look and feel of the gun, but with the problems of the old ones I hesitate to recommend it to anyone without either shooting it, or getting reliable feedback from those who have.

Anyone here have any experience with the re-designed R-51?
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Old 07-30-2016, 01:55 PM   #2
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I have not, but just read a range report in "Gun Tests". Those folks are thorough and no-ads. The link won't work unless you're subscribed, so here is a summary screenshot. The test was done by RK Campbell who is usually on the money.
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Dang. I like it's looks, but an inaccurate pistol is just about worthless., imo.
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If someone is buying a pistol for self/home defence, accuracy is of very little concern. As long as it shoots "minute of puke" at 7 yards, you're good to go.
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Looks like they still have some of the same old issues . Aluminum to steel parts were , brass not supported worth a darn . To many really good choice's in single stack 9mm handguns to mess with Remington .
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well I have given some thought to buying a smaller single stack 9mm and if they have ironed out the problems, I am giving some thought to checking out the R51. size, weight and capacity look good to me. accuracy for it's intended use are irrelevant.
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Dallas, for a single stack 9MM, check out the little S&W 3913, Ruger LC9S-pro and SIG P239.
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If someone is buying a pistol for self/home defence, accuracy is of very little concern. As long as it shoots "minute of puke" at 7 yards, you're good to go.
Thats true for an emergency, but in practice it should be fun too. Or you won't practice.
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Dallas, for a single stack 9MM, check out the little S&W 3913, Ruger LC9S-pro and SIG P239.
I will. thanks. when I get to the point when I buy one, I am going to check out several different ones. hopefully by the time I get ready to actually buy, there will be some more reviews about the R51 to either consider it, or to ignore it as an option.

I already have a double stack 9mm pistol, and I have a Bersa Thunder 380, so i'm looking at something close in size to the Bersa, but in a 9mm instead. not necessarily a pocket pistol, but something a bit smaller than my current 9mm.
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R51 , size weight and capacity ?? Not many that heavy and a single stack . 1911 of course is heavier but most are lighter with the same barrel length and capacity .

Kahr cw9 comes to mind for less money or a shield . Maybe a double stack PT111G2 or M&P9c as its there same weight 12 round cap and the same width give or take a couple TH's .

The r51 still has chamber issues that just not safe .
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