Anybody have any experience with the Remington R51?
The R51's didn't sell worth a darn when we first had them a couple of years ago, presumably as a function of all the bad reviews. Now we have the RP9 model, and that isn't selling either.
At @ $599, they ain't exactly cheap, either, for that kind of money, there are too many other quality pistols on the market; why take a chance with a Remington when you could easily go with a Smith, Glock, Ruger, or Springfield in the same price range?
Remington is even running a promotion for those of us in the industry, I ink the selling price is under $300, but I don't know of anyone who has actually taken the plunge. I know that if I were in the market for a 9mm, I wouldn't even consider a Remington. Don't need the headaches.
Remington had problems with the R51, and now with their new release of the RP9, it really has issues. The Slide release on left side works OK for righties, but the Left side release just bends and doesn't make left side release.
It also has feeding problems with round loads but not with hollow points. This is usually the other way around. What happens, It has an 18rd mag. If u load 17 or 18rds in, the spent case gets caught up on the slide(making it impossible too pull back, and the next rd gets caught under the chamber slide. This bugars up the tip of bullet. You have to drop the mag in order to clear the chamber. This is from MAC, Military Arms Channel. Watch the 17 minute video. It unbelievable they actually let this gun go to market. It's going to be recalled IMO to change the Slide Release Mechanism, and stop the incoming rd from nose diving under and getting stuck with the spent case. Remington makes good rifles/shotguns but haven't figured out the Pistol yet. Hope they have very good customer service whichIm sure someone on here knows about.
Hey. I have already used Remington for shooting purpose. It is a superior quality shotgun that is mostly used for professional shooting. I would like to recommends you to use Remington model. It has a shortened length of pull and lighter construction which makes it less heavy. Remington's Model 700 has a 20-inch barrel, 12-inch length of pull and total 7 pound weight.
The original guns were all recalled and buyers were offered an R1 1911 in exchange from Remington. Although all their initial testing went well, the release had issues that were caused by a second manufacturing line that all the problem guns came off of. Even the ones that came off the 'good' line had an unappreciated feature because the backstrap 'safety' was not long enough and the user had to shift their hand up to make sure the backstrap was depressed before shooting. I was at a sponsored shoot when the original guns came out and shooter after shooter would try to shoot and then crane their head around to the range officer wondering why gun would not fire - they didn't have enough pressure applied to the backstrap safety.
The reintroduced R51 has a backstrap safety that runs down the whole backside of the gun, more like a 1911. I have handled the gun but have not shot yet. I was also told by a good source from Remington that the CEO of the Freedom Group told the engineering team responsible for the release that if there were any more issues with the gun (recall-wise) that they would all be fired. Hence the delayed re-release.
I believe that the inital release of the R51 had some manufacturing problems. That was in early 2015 or 2014, I don't recall for sure. They were taken off the market rather quickly, and the ones that were sold may have been recalled or requested to be sent in for service. They then re-released this gun some time this year after hte manufacturing issues were addressed.
By the way this is not Gospel, this is what I beleive I recall.