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Remington R51... It's officially back

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by 45 for me, Jun 29, 2016.

  1. 45 for me

    45 for me Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Here is a table top review of the 2nd generation of the R51. This is the one that is supposed to have fixed all of the original manufacturing problems.



    I had been kinda waiting for this. I had planned to wait to make sure the problems were fixed, then buy one. I may have to see one in person too. Not liking the plastic trigger.
     
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  2. etrain16

    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I don't know, I was kind of intrigued by the Gen 1 model, but since I have a general policy about not being an early adopter of new tech, I stayed away. After the debacle that was the Gen 1, this new model would have to be out on the market for a year or two, with glowing reviews, before I would even consider it. I guess we'll have to see if Remington can convince enough people to risk their money a second time.
     
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  3. soberups

    soberups Newberg Well-Known Member

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    No thanks...
     
  4. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    MEH! What empty niche does it fill? Not any in my collection.
     
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  5. Fast Eddie

    Fast Eddie Vancouver Well-Known Member

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    That's about as exciting as the pollen index.
     
  6. edslhead

    edslhead Vanc Gold Supporter Gold Supporter Silver Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Might give Glock a run for the money on king of ugly.
     
  7. soberups

    soberups Newberg Well-Known Member

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    If I am going to buy a butt-ugly gun, I am going to buy one with a proven history of reliability. Which is why I own 2 Glocks!
     
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  8. thorborg

    thorborg portland oregon Well-Known Member 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    You can't fix what ain't broke.
    I like my 100 year old model 51
    Carries and shoot well. and I can rely on it too!
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  9. edslhead

    edslhead Vanc Gold Supporter Gold Supporter Silver Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    And carry a 1911, right?:p
     
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  10. Velzey

    Velzey Estacada, Oregon Gunsmith Gunsmith Bronze Vendor Bronze Supporter

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    This was a fairly nice blued original prior to this happening to it....:(

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    Chipperxd Buffalo Active Member

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  12. DieselScout

    DieselScout S Clackamas County Well-Known Member

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    If they have fixed the problems here with v 1.2 I would still like to own one. We'll see how time treats the revised version.
     
  13. Captain O

    Captain O St. Helens, OR Well-Known Member

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    This would be nice in a double-stack .32 ACP (Possibly a .32 NAA). It's too bad the 9mm version turned out to be Remington's worst effort ever.

    What a POS!
     
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  14. Bill Siegle

    Bill Siegle Oregon Active Member

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    I'd still like to see this design work. Gonna be a bit before I spend my cash on another one but I will keep my fingers crossed.
     
  15. Oregon Quartermaster

    Oregon Quartermaster SE Portland Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    Can it officially go back? Utter garbage, and they shoved it down our throats that it was innovative, and reliable. I remember their YouTube video showed a pile of brass on the ground, but never ahowed more than three shots fired consecutively. No freaking way I'm falling for their claims. Plenty other guns in that size are 100% reliable.
     
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  16. raftman

    raftman Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Frankly I'm not sure why they even bothered bringing it back. The 1.0 version probably killed >80% of the enthusiasm for it so sales would probably be modest at best even if this second go ends up relatively reliable and well-made.
     
  17. partsed

    partsed Silverton Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Something that either the Green Lantern or The Riddler would carry!!
     
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  18. MilitantBEEMER

    MilitantBEEMER Eugene Silver Supporter Silver Supporter

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    I am HOPING beyond hope this new version is reliable... I really like the concept but too am waiting to see if I can trust it enough to invest in version 2.0
     
  19. pokerace

    pokerace Newberg Well-Known Member

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    check out the reviews! Nothing good to say, failure to feed and recoil is murderess.
     
  20. 45 for me

    45 for me Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I think Remington felt like they needed to bring it back to save whatever face they could. At least by fixing it (if they did) and getting replacements to the original adopters, it makes them look a little better in the face of massive embarrassment. I think they have ruled out any chance of profit, they just felt like they needed to follow through.