Remington R51 Photos

Phil White reviewed the Remington R51 a few weeks ago and I don’t want to repeat what he said but I will say it is a slick looking gun. Here are photos I took of it at SHOT Show today, including the Crimson Trace laser grips and the threaded model with a AAC suppressor.

Remington R51 with Crimson Trace Lasergrip.

Remington R51 with Crimson Trace Lasergrip.

The R51 pistol's breech block.

The R51 pistol’s breech block.

R51 Grip safety

R51 Grip safety

While personally I am not a fan of grip safeties in general, this grip safety is not at all “spongy” and has a satisfying feeling when it clicks into place as you grip it.

Remington R51 (threaded barrel model) with Crimson Trace Lasergrip and AAC Ti-RANT-S 9mm Suppressor

Remington R51 (threaded barrel model) with Crimson Trace Lasergrip and AAC Ti-RANT-S 9mm Suppressor

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  • Marshall

    I want one of these so bad…

    • EmptyJay

      Ditto. This just might be my first handgun (any gun, actually) purchase.

      • FourString

        Mate, I’m right with you on that.

  • Giolli Joker

    Perfect set up for the next Bond’s movie… or for an American Bond at least.
    Very nice gun, interesting design and great price… I’m surprised and pleased as well.

    • FourString

      That model with the crimson trace grips looks very Sci-Fi-ey. It’s actually starting to pique my interest just as much as the standard model!

    • FourString

      Also, can’t see why British Bond / Daniel Craig can’t use a Remington R-51. After all, Walther P99AS’s (decock button visible/audible) and 1911’s have been used in the past, and the original bond gun in Ian Fleming’s first novel Casino Royale was actually a Colt detective’s special .38 spl snubbie! Not at all British šŸ˜€

      • RoCr

        “Not at all British”

        Neither is the Walther PPK. Actually, are there ANY British companies making pistols anymore?

        • FourString

          Yeh that’s precisely why I mentioned the Walther P99AS mate.

          Jus remarking on Giolli’s distinction between American- and British-made Bond films heh (the current series with D. Craig [that shud be a rapper name] is Brit)

          Nah, don’t think so. Even their service Enfield L85A2’s are produced outside of the country (Germany/H&K) iirc / and their armed forces’ standard pistol is now the Austrian built Glock 17 Gen 4 (they just switched over from their old Browning Hi-Power’s).

          So it stands to reason that pistols which are outlawed for civilians are probably not at all being produced by Brits nowadays

          Damned shame too, I would definitely scoop up a newly manufactured Webley if they still made them (and in more modern chamberings)

          Furthermore, the Brits’ economy is already like what George W. Bush wanted the American economy to be like. It’s like 80% service industry or something. Manufacturing is sort of not what it used to be in Britain. Just to add more salt to the pistol-producing wound meh

  • Lance

    Im with Giolli on this dump the PPK and get a R-51 for Bond.

  • mechamaster

    So, basically this is PP/PPK/Makarov with Browning-Peddersen mechanism.

    • Duray

      …except for a different material, caliber, mechanism, safety, and sights.

      • FourString

        LOL well said.

      • ThomasD

        Caliber is the same as a Makarov, cartridge is not.

    • RocketScientist

      Iā€™d say its more of an AR-15 with shorter barrel, stock-delete option, different grip, safety, caliber, action, material, & sights. Same color though.

  • wetcorps

    So skeletonized trigger it is?

  • avconsumer2

    I think you have to be a spy in some form or fashion to own one of these. I don’t think I qualify. Pretty schmexy though!

  • hami

    I feel like i never quite had a good understanding of this pistol’s size until this post. It aears smaller than i anticipated. Can someone compare it’s size to another brand’s 9mm?

    • Drew

      I don’t have any pictures, but the accurate specs are this

      ROUND: 9mm+P
      CAPACITY: 7+1
      BARREL: 3.4 inches
      OA LENGTH: 6.6 inches
      HEIGHT: 4.6 inches
      WIDTH: 0. 96 inches (1.08 at the slide stop)
      WEIGHT: 20 oz. (no mag) 22.6 oz. (w/empty mag)

      That means it’s the same size of a Shield but with a longer barrel

  • Fred Johnson

    That suppressor version is uber-cool. šŸ˜€

  • abecido

    It would be interesting to know if that data matrix on the frame is unique to each specimen, encoding the seriial number.

  • Asdf

    What is the little square on the right side of the gun? It looks like a QR code.

    • abecido

      Data matrix code. I found a sufficiently clear pic, cropped the square, and ran it through an online decoder and it turns out that it does match the serial number.

  • spencer60

    Personally, I won’t buy a Remington product until they follow the MagPul example and move out of NY.

  • Fishmann

    didn’t happen to mention anything about a version with a longer barrel dd they?

  • An Interested Person

    Yup, I`m sold. That is a beautiful combination.

  • tincankilla

    gimme stainless with wood grips! gimme gimme gimme.

  • BA47

    I want this one pretty bad. It was one of the few firearms that had me pumped for Shot Show this year. I’m not a big fan of the grip safety though, but everything else it has is sweet. I’ve been waiting for a CC pistol such as this one for some time.

    Next purchase approved.

  • tyme4chaim

    does anybody know what finish is on the slide

    • Duray

      I’ve heard it’s melonite or something similar.

  • BeaglePower G

    Where is this gun Made ??, I don’t See “Made in USA” ?? Sure Remington designed it, but the price point smells to me that it was built and put together overseas , Somewhere?

  • nice gun