Remington R-51: any buyers and users here?

Discussion in 'Other Handguns' started by elsullo, Mar 31, 2018.

  1. elsullo

    elsullo Member

    I would love to get one, but the majority of the reviews are bad on YouTube from ordinary shooters, not magazine writers. Even after the recall and reissue it seems like a lemon. Does anyone here have any experience? First or second hand opinions?.....................elsullo
  2. wbbh

    wbbh New Member

    Buy one and put it away, it'll be a collectable one day.

    FWIW, I had the version 1 and Remington replaced it with a 1911. The R51 was pretty nice to shoot, the trigger was good and was soft recoiling. It had many problems leading me to return the pistol. I have not tried one of the version 2 pistols, they still lock against the aluminum frame and that does speak to durability IMO.

  3. DrewBone

    DrewBone Active Member

    Sure, I had a Gen2 R51. But because of it's chincy feeling plastic trigger, and the absolutely miserable, difficult, and painful field strip and reassembly routine, I quickly sold it off.

    As such I can't recommend them at any price.