The Remington R51 Revisited – Retro Raygun for $200

In this episode of TFBTV, Hop takes a look at the Remington R51; the gun so bad it killed Big Green. Is the updated R51 worth it for under $250? Or is it a worthless perversion of Pedersen’s perfect pistol? There’s only one way to find out.

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Remington R51 Field Strip

The Remington R51 is a re-re-release of the Model 51 designed by John Pedersen that we have reviewed int he past to less than terrific results, but the hesitation locked mechanism at least makes for an interesting field strip. In this installment of TFBTV we take the little guy apart and try to show any wear on the gun’s internal components.

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Gun Review: Remington R-51 Gen 2 1000 Round Test

The last couple of years has been a real ride for this writer as well as Remington of course. Since the first post on the R-51 until the recent release of the R-51 Gen2 we’ve all watched and waited for this re-engineered pistol. Hats off to Remington for sticking with it and taking care of the customers not only in the interim but replacing the old R-51 with the Gen2 before releasing any to the public for new sales.

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Remington R51 Gen 2 500+ Round Review (2016)

Remington R51 (Gen 2) was famously recalled in 2014 and redesigned. This redesigned version finally went on sale on August 12th. I immediately purchased this brand new Remington R51 Generation 2 (2016 version) new in box from my local gun store. I took it home, cleaned it up, and got it ready for a 600 rounds of 9mm ammunition. Watch this full and honest review to see how it fared.

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Remington R51… Did I Screw Up?

When this little guy was released to the public the first time, it didn’t go so well. All were recalled and customers were given the opportunity to get either a refund or wait over a year for a new pistol. Well, today I found a new one sitting in a gun show and I was thrilled… but did I make a mistake? Will it work? I’ll sure find out.

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Testing a Controversial Pistol—-Using Bad Ammo Skews The Results?

The second generaton R51 handguns have finally made it to the range, but how do they perform? One of the first to record his experiences is YouTuber RyeOnHam, whose video is embedded below:

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The First Remington R51 Gen 2s Are HERE

One week ago, we reported that Remington had distributed letters to owners of the troubled first generation R51 pistols that their replacements from the new second-generation were ready to be shipped. Since then, YouTuber and R51 buyer RyeOnHam has received his second generation R51 replacement pistol, and released a first look video on the weapon, embedded below:

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BREAKING: Remington Reintroduces the R51 Pistol

Remington has just informed purchasers of the original R51 pistol that the second model – which aims to fix the issues of the initial production version – is now ready to be shipped. Remington has taken the extra step for initial buyers of the R51 of not releasing the new improved model to the wider market until all original R51 customers get their chance to receive a new pistol first. The letter below was sent out to Remington R51 customers earlier today ( thanks to Russell Duty for posting it to FB):

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The Remington Original Model 51

The Remington Model 51 is an example of how added complexity results in additional benefits to the shooter without compromising reliability. These .380 or .32acp pistols sold reasonably well over the course of about a decade, and is arguably one of the most interesting pistols ever made (sharing elements of gas and recoil operation). So how does it work and what makes it special?

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[SHOT 2016] What's NOT At Remington

Remington, America’s oldest gun company, and also several of its newest, since the Freedom Group consolidation, had a massive presence at the 2016 SHOT Show. Its booth was seemingly an avatar incarnated of the true nature of the company itself: A conglomerate of multiple booths collected into one sprawling location, with distinct and sometimes disharmonious personalities.

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BREAKING NEWS: Remington Announces Para Integration

Remington Outdoor Company (ROC) has announced that they will be absorbing Para USA under the Remington umbrella. They will be getting rid of the Para name but keeping the products and re-branding them as Remington pistols.

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Remington R51 Pistol: Return To Production

William Smalley of Remington (and formerly of Para Ord) has been working on the R51 since its inception. I spoke with him about the R51’s troubles, and its planned return to production in early Summer this year. William is a “gun guy”, not a marketing associate or a booth runner; when a friend and I were looking at the interaction of the grip safety and the trigger, William field stripped the gun right in front of us and let us see how the mechanism worked.

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R51 Missing From Remington Website

Guns Save Lives noticed that almost any reference to the R51 pistol seems to have been removed from Remington’s website.

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Personal Remington R51 Woes

Okay… Okay… I admit it. I bought an R51 and right now, I regret it.

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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.

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