R-51

Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by zachalbrecht, Jan 8, 2014.

  1. zachalbrecht

    zachalbrecht New Member

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    Any one have experiences with the original model 51? I really like the way this pistol looks for a carry piece. Any thoughts?
     
  2. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    Welcome to the FTF. We have a little area called "Introductions". Stop by and say "Hi"

    I have no experience with the handgun myself, but to assist others, this is what the poster is talking about (not the new R51 sub compact).

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Remington_Model_51
     

  3. hiwall

    hiwall Active Member

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    one of my sons uses a model 51 for his EDC. It is a fine gun that takes all the different ammo we have ever tried in it without ever a jam. Sights are very small and hard to see (at least for me).
     
  4. zachalbrecht

    zachalbrecht New Member

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    I can see that, then again many carry weapons have minuscule sights. I guess the range is assumed to be very close. Also Remington said they did a lot of research into making this a natural pointing gun.
     
  5. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    Not realizing that Remington is expanding their handgun lines, I'm looking into the new and originals.

    I think the new one may be my next purchase. I'm liking the hell outta it.

    Hope you find some more info on the original, OP. I'd heard of it, and seen one at a gun show, but never really looked close at it. I'm kinda regretting that decision...
     
  6. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    Man, with all the hype surrounding the new one, I can't find anything on the original except some pics.
     
  7. new_girsan_1911

    new_girsan_1911 New Member

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    Try wikipedia they have pretty much all the specs. 3.4 inch barrel, forged carbon steel slide, aircraft grade aluminium frame, 416 stainless barrel. 7 + 1 capacity. Has removable polymer grips and they are considering making wood and rubber grips for it as options. And considering making it in .40 and other calibers.
     
  8. JW357

    JW357 New Member

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    That sounds like the new one being put out in 2014. Trip was asking about the one from the '40s ( I think that's when it came out. )
     
  9. new_girsan_1911

    new_girsan_1911 New Member

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    Oh my bad read his post wrong. The old ones i know were made in .380 and .32acp i believe that those were the only 2 calibers the original came in. Could be wrong tho.
     
  10. JW357

    JW357 New Member

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    I believe you're right about that. :)

    Here's a good detailed multi-part YouTube video in the old model:

    1) [ame]http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=us0G0bUSv94[/ame]

    2) [ame]http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=hewd6JrORwo[/ame]

    3) [ame]http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=uOgpQM8c3JI[/ame]

    4) [ame]http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=7V-WVZB4ESs[/ame]

    5) [ame]http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=K0ETXR246yA[/ame]

    I haven't been able to finish all of them yet. The old pistol seems very complicated. Pretty neat though.
     
  11. texaswoodworker

    texaswoodworker New Member

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    Join the club. I'm buying one the second they come out. I'm pretty sure JW and axxe will end up with one too. I think they're falling in love with it already. :D

    The originals were made from 1918, to 1927, with a few being made in the 30s from existing parts. I'd like one of those too. :D
     
  12. JW357

    JW357 New Member

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    Yes I probably will. I love it.

    Thanks for the date correction. I just realized a few minutes ago that I was mistaken.
     
  13. JTJ

    JTJ Well-Known Member Supporter

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    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WgqtnA4t98U[/ame]
    This is on the new one.
     
  14. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    I watched that video the other day. Anyone else notice the bearded wonder has a flinch and terrible follow through? Yet the other guy, the one who looks a little prissy ;) has good form, control, and great follow through?

    Sometimes you just can't tell by looking at someone...
     
  15. RUT

    RUT New Member Supporter

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    >>I'm buying one the second they come out.<<

    Yup!!
     
  16. TankTop

    TankTop Active Member Supporter

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    I want one!!!! Have looked at this style pistol and always thought they were sexy, something tells me demand will far outpace production for awhile.
     
  17. Polygon

    Polygon New Member

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    I really liked the new one until I saw the grip safety. :(
     
  18. JW357

    JW357 New Member

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    Well to each his own.

    Personally I don't mind the grip safety. The gun is considered single action, and it doesn't have a thumb safety. I wouldn't want one anyway but I imagine the grip safety gives a lot of people peace of mind since its SA without a thumb safety.
     
  19. Polygon

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    That I didn't notice. Seems odd to make a SA without a manual safety, at least to me. Not sure if I'd rather have a manual safety or the grip safety. I'm certainly not a fan of both and I thought it had both.

    That's something to consider. I'd certainly be interested to shoot it.
     
  20. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    I'm curious about this statement...

    You're profile pic is a 1911. Which has both. It seems a little paradoxical. It'd be like me having a profile pic of a GLOCK.