Remington R51... It's officially back

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  1. 45 for me

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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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    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

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    No thanks...
     
  4. Sgt Nambu

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    MEH! What empty niche does it fill? Not any in my collection.
     
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    That's about as exciting as the pollen index.
     
  6. edslhead

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

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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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    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

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    And carry a 1911, right?:p
     
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    This was a fairly nice blued original prior to this happening to it....:(

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  12. DieselScout

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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.
     
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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

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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

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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

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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.
     
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    Something that either the Green Lantern or The Riddler would carry!!
     
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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
     
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    check out the reviews! Nothing good to say, failure to feed and recoil is murderess.
     
  20. 45 for me

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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.
     

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