Remington® R51™ Sub-Compact Pistol
R51 Oh No!
I had high expectations for this pistol, as I own two original Remington model 51's a .380 and .32 and they are fantastic smooth action and never have issues (and these guns are 90+ years old).
The new R51 I got is a wreck right out of the box. Rear sight can be pushed out with a finger. The slide and action absolutely very difficult to operate, it grinds and sticks. It fails to go completely into battery, I 'very had the slide stick in the rearward position while cycling a round and a tap would send the slide forward.
I have nothing good to say about this pistol, other than I don't trust it. It has been sent back to Remington for evaluation.
Just 'google' R51... I can attest that most of the issues are true. I will update this review when I get the gun back from Remington. As for now stay away from this 1st generation as it has many many issues that need to be addressed.
April 15, 2014
I was skeptical about this pistol once I had it ordered because a slew of videos online said this pistol was a flop. Well after getting it home I test fired it. I fired regular rounds of 115 grain 9mm, and some +P rounds and this pistol is amazing! The recoil is practically non existent. It kicks less than a .380! I now carry this as my conceal carry weapon. I have shot it several times since first firing it, it performs without error. I have had vast experience with many different pistol platforms. This is by far the best I've had so far.
July 2, 2014
My R51 was sent back to Remington on 3/20/14, Three days after I purchased it. Only fired three (3) rounds thru it. Slide kept locking back after each shot. Got a Repair number from Remington after calling for three weeks. Then every time I called Customer Service said they had no information on my pistol. Finally I got someone to tell me it was "on the Bench" When asked what that meant he stated that it was on a Gunsmiths work bench, but he did not know how many other items were ahead of my repair. after a number of e-mails to Remington Customer Service and demanding either a repair status or a refund they informed me that there was a Breach Block Problem with the R51 and that none were being repaired or manufactured until the designers figured out the Problem. Requested a Refund, Faxed all the information required by Remington on 06/08/14.... Checked on 06/09/14 that they received same, which they confirmed. Told I would get check in about a week, Still Waiting...
June 26, 2014
Worst Gun Ever
This gun does not work. Think of an issue you may encounter with a handgun. This pistol does it all. FTF, FTE, stovepipe. Mag gets stuck. Slide is very difficult to rack. But do not fear. This gun is backed by Remington...what a joke! I called on April 30th for repair and return instructions. The clerk said do not send back until we send you a return package. SIX weeks later, after four phone calls, I received a white envelope to ship the gun back. Really?! Today is June 19th. They cannot tell me when or if the gun is being repaired. I WOULD NOT RECOMMEND THIS PISTOL TO ANYONE!!!!
June 19, 2014