Remington R51

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  1. deg

    deg Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    I am hearing mixed reviews about the new Remington R51; some like it, others saying it rakes the skin off your hand during the cycle. I am wondering if it is a hand size issue or what. Anyone shot one?
     
  2. Shade

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    All I can say is I have one on order. I had not heard of the skin issues.
     

  3. deg

    deg Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    I for one will be interested in some feedback. Do you know when it is supposed to be in?
     
  4. Shade

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    It is still on back order from the wholesaler, so no clue.
     
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    I held one at the Outdoor show in Harrisburg and I don't think that will be an issue unless you hold it wrong. I have big hands and have been bit a lot by small guns so I have a slide ritual and this one passed with flying colors.

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  6. DrFootball

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    We spoke about it a bit this last Podcast. G&A, and some other "Print Magazines"have written rosy reviews. TTAG's Nick Leghorn(I'm gonna ask him if we see him next SHOT Show IF he's a relation to Foghorn...) is contradictory at best. Since the Off. Word from Remington was "late Feb." I'd expect it in the Retail Channel at least with the Larger vendors by 4/1.

    EMD mentioned he also had an Issue with the "Bevertail" biting the web. Knowing him Here as I Do, and Knowing him to be a reasonable Guy I'd tent to take his word that it might cause an Issue for some. Mostly Over the years when someone told me they were bit By a Gun I'd tell then to work on their Grip a Bit. I only had my Hand "Torn Up" by a Slide One time in my Whole life,..From a 1911 In 38 Super about 20 Years ago(could have used that Slide as a Double Bladed Combat Knife!!!!)..


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  7. hardluk1

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    I would not put to much stock in ole nicks review at ttag as he did not like it before he shot it as its a small gun to him and he hates small guns. He did not even try to learn how to disassemble it . Just whined that is was hard to do. So is a 1911 to many shooters if it does have a simple pull tabs like glock or m&p. He also showed no slide bit , NO cuts or blood, only redness caused by a 500 round shooting session. Just one guys review and nothing made this guys views of a firearm any better than yours or my review.
     
  8. deg

    deg Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Good to know


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  9. DrFootball

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    I don't take anyone's word about a Gun that has never had the misfortune to have to shoot under pressure at least once in their life. Just like N.L. Can say "what do you know, you just run a podcast." The difference is he's never been shot back.


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  10. Shade

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    And if you ever do get shot at...
    Happiness is a belt fed weapon!




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  11. hardluk1

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    Never been shot at but if hogs count having a 250lb + hog try to hook you as you try to get away from it behind a tree and snap shot it . Will that count for a high stress moment ? It was with a 357 not a semi-auto. I spent to many years of my miss spent youth chase'n hogs around by my self with that ole 357 and working traps to catch them with a buddy.
     
  12. DrFootball

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    Shade:My Job(Was) to keep it mobile and hostile. The Crew Chiefs were the main gunners, unless we had mounted crew served stuff to launch at em....


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  13. Shade

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    If we ever meet face to face we should get a few beers or such... ;)

    Always fun when an M-60 runs away on you... Grab the belt and twist,
    and duck your head. Never had an M-2 do it on me...
     
  14. DrFootball

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    No doubt. No beer for me, hard cider or Bourbon or Scotch with a Cider or club on the rocks chaser...have not had a beer in about 20 years...

    But this is a thread about the R51. A few folks mentioned they are showing up ( pre orders) in the sales chain. None of my local places has one yet but all of them have ordered at least 3 pcs. And our indoor range ordered 2 to display, one adv. order for sale, and a 4th to rent out...

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  15. Shade

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    Macallan's and Ardbeg are my favorites!


    I have one R51 on order.
     
  16. DrFootball

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    Really! Cool on the R51, we need a Range report! McCallan I have had. I think we finished that when the NYG's won SB 42...Ardberg I have only Heard of...I have 1 ea. Of Glen livet 30yo, 18yo, one Glen Fiddich 18yo & 1 12yo, plus JW black-1/5th always here for company, and Sm. Bottles of Green, Blue, and Gold...


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    It doesn't say anything about it having the Crimson Trace laser on it. If it did, that price wouldn't be absurd. Right around MSRP.

    I still wouldn't wanna spend that much, even with the laser (not saying it wouldn't be worth it).
     
  20. otisthecat

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    Nope, it's the standard model, and it just sold at the $630.00 price. There's another one with a current bid around $580.00.