Remington recently announced the return of the R51 to the market. The new, enhanced Model R51 is a based on the Pedersen design, heritage and memorable features of the original Remington Model 51.
Remington claims the new R51 is re-engineered from the ground up and has undergone extensive testing to assuage reliability concerns. The company claims the revised R51 features dramatically reduced felt-recoil and muzzle flip.
The R51 subcompact pistol features a lightweight aluminum frame with rounded edges for comfortable conceal carry, grip safety, low bore axis for reduced recoil/muzzle flip, concealed carry trigger (light/crisp/single action), light slide racking-force for ease of manipulation, ambidextrous magazine release, locking drift adjustable sights and optimized grip angle.
New enhancements on the Model R51 include superior slide performance with updated internals, precision-engineered extractor, locking snag-free sights, finely-tuned recoil spring, hard chromed barrel bushing, top-end single action trigger and two semi-flush 7 + 1 round magazine.
The Remington Model R51 is available chambered in 9 mm +P with an MSRP of $448.00. In addition, the Model R51CT features a Crimson Trace laser sight with an MSRP of $648.00.
Shooting Illustrated will be testing and evaluating the re-released model R51 to see if Remington's claims with regard to reliability hold up. We will be receiving a production pistol and performing extensive testing following our internal protocols and will publish the results in a future article.