Thursday, January 02, 2014

Remington Pistol R-51

Surfing around this morning, I see that Remington Arms is introducing an updated design of an old pistol, the R-51.  The old Model 51 was a Pederson design, made from 1918 to 1927, in .32 and .380 ACP.  The new R-51 is an updated design and is rated for 9mm+P.  It looks to be a slim design, and thoroughly de-horned.
Yep, it's a single-stack 9mm and it looks like it's fairly slim.  You can read all about it at The Fiream Blog, where the blogger got a chance to wring one out.  The most interesting item on the little pistol might be the MSRP, which is set at $389.00.  Under $400 for a new single-stack?  That's amazing.


Anonymous said...

Got the old 51 out to compare it to the new one.
Very interesting.

Noticed that the R-51 weighs 20
ounces, the same as a stainless steel S&W M649.

I may have to scrounge around for
some cash for one of these.

Gerry N. said...

Same-o same-o here. It looks to be a reasonable carry pistol for the aged and infirm. (that would be me) and my shootin iron acct is nearly 1/3 of the way there already. I wonder if the "street" price will be less than the "msrp"?

Gerry N.

Ed Jones said...

Looks to be the same size as my Ruger LC9 but should be able to get three fingers on the grip instead of two. Three oz heaver but lower bore, may shoot softer.