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Old 07-18-2014, 04:15 AM   #1
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I just read that Remington recalled all the R-51s and is taking them off the market . Does anyone know what's going on with this ?


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Old 07-18-2014, 04:32 AM   #2
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They've pulled all reference to them off their website. I never even saw one in person. I hope they will be refunding full purchase prices for everyone that bought one.

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Yea, the R51's were garbage. A way outdated (and dangerous) design that only lasted 9 years in its original production anyway. It was stupid to try to revive it.

Ohh well, just the standard of business and quality we have come to expect from Remington....

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Post the link??

They have been doing a buy'n them back for a couple months now. Just being quiet about it.

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the R51 failed the first time because it was a bad design. seems history doth repeat.

they should have just made it with a delayed action like other proven designs made it look like a r51 and called it a r51a... it would have been cheaper to produce sell well because its nice looking and been cheaper for the customer. most of all it would have worked well.

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The R51 had good reviews in the glossy magazines. Not to blame them, just a reminder about what all that paid-up hype is worth. I still don't know what went wrong with the pistol, and have no reason to gloat or bash Remington. I did check out a new R51 at a LGS. The trigger pull was so hard, it made the the gun feel obsolete. I could not see any selling points, other than being different and inexpensive. It won't be missed.

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Looks like Remington is trying real hard to have the product offering that Ruger has. When I think Ruger I think pistol, when I think Remington I think shotguns and rifles.

the R51 looks like the 1950s version of what a hand held laser gun would look like - or maybe a Gene Rodenberry prop

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i was hoping they would be a good gun but not dumb enough to jump on the first issue. Any new gun needs some time to get the bugs out but some just dont have what it takes.

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Whatever the problem is , it happens quickly . A LGS had 4 go out and all come back in a couple days . I just hope no one is carrying one and trusting their lives to it !


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