Biff Sarin: I just baught a Remington R51 a few days ago.
Is it's field stripping procedure slightly convoluted? Perhaps, compared to
some semi-autos (Beretta PT92, Glock, etc.). However, compared to a Ruger
Mark II/Mark III or a Model 1911, the take down of a Remington R51 is a
I suspect that the somewhat complex and unfamiliar takedown steps are a
result of the unique action. The benefits of the Pedersen action, however,
more than outweigh the slightly more challenging field stripping procedure.
The barrel staying essentially fixed and in plane during cycling, is going
to make this gun a dream to shoot with a suppressor (as soon as someone
offers an extended, threaded barrel) and the lack of a separate spring
guide rod under the barrel brings the recoil axis more in line with your
hand. Further, because of the fixed barrel design, whereby the barrel does
not budge during the cycling, the mass of the slide and breach are the only
items transmitting recoil to the shooter. As a result, by its very design,
this gun exhibits significantly lighter felt recoil than say a similar
weight and caliber Glock G26.
Overall, I have to say that Remington has hit a home-run with this pistol.
They have done an excellent job of honoring one of the lesser known
firearms design geniuses of the last century and the result is (dare I say)
I find it somewhat ironic that Remington's first foray back into the
handgun market was yet another version of the venerable 1911. A gun of
which a version is manufactured by the vast majority of handgun makers.
Then, for their second pistol, they go in completely the opposite direction
and significantly raise the bar for concealed carry guns by reintroducing a
spectacularly under appreciated and nearly forgotten handgun design.
I use my guns, so it does not make sense to me, particularly for a EDC CCW
weapon, to spend a ton of money on a super fancy gun. If you are carrying
it every day, then it WILL get beat up and scratched. I have always been a
fan of Remington's ability to produce exceptionally reliable and
surprisingly accurate firearms at a reasonable price. The R51 ($399 with
two 7 round magazines) is no exception.
Atticaz: To much hassle. Lol
Billy H.: Serious PITA. Seems like it is harder to put back together than it is to
strip. "Step 15….".
Mark Lionberger: This video makes me laugh, the noises he makes trying to work with this
gun. I own this gun and disassembly/reassembly of this gun can be done
blindfolded with ease. I'm thinking this guy probably cant get himself out
of a wet paper bag, what a weenie. If this video turns you away from
buying a gun, you probably don't need to be buying a gun in the first
place. There is a far better demonstration video on the R51 than this one
Robt Bomba: I very much wanted to buy an R-51, based on the look of the gun and the
fact/hope that it would be an easy CCW, but I'm not reading much positive
info about the handgun so far. Too, I'm not overly impressed by the steps
to field strip and then reassemble, though generally the actual "doing" is
much easier than a video will suggest. I'm much more interested in how this
handgun operates and in turn compares to other 9's. They're available
locally but I don't really want to be among the first to buy it.
John Martinez: Dude you need to learn how it comes apart before you make a video, Because
the way you showed how to do it , i would never buy that gun..way to
difficult to take down and re assemble...what a joke..bad video dude
Fots T.: Good info...., but it really bothered me the fact that you didn't wipe some
of that crap off!
jaxxsunErie: It does does not look like much of a big deal to take apart. I have always
thought that the Ruger 10/22 pistol was a little tricky
matt b: That looks like a humongous pain in the ass
Weencie Rants: This will either be a HUGE flop.... Or a big success...... I'm not looking
forward to disassembling this though....
Veritas Aeuqtias: Wow, someone finally made a pistol harder to field strip than a hi-point.
Лев Сафаров: Извините, но вы криворукий.
onenikkione: thanks for posting and showing that it may take some practice to
disassemble and reassemble as I am considering this handgun for my daughter
mik22pik: Too much hand movement for a video lesson!
Farid Al Eisri: I am not such an expert but it just seems like this pistol is going where
the Model 522 viper went
680ecks: I've got a bunch so s&w had them for years cleaned them one or twice each
not a big deal. Am interested in the fixed barrel haven't shot one . Looks
like a better design for shooting .cleaning is secondary to the operation
of the firearm. Take as long as you want to clean it as long as it shoots
when you pull it out
john butler: Thank you for putting this on here. You saved me 400 dollars from not
buying one. To many steps to take it apart and put back together.
To many other handguns on the market that are more simple than this and
this will end up as a cheap flop. Shame considering it looked promising
BeaglePower G: Getting one of these will be like buying a first year Model car. There's
gonna be so many bugs in that most will regret buying one the first year
Plus I'm smelling that this thing isn't even made in USA, because no where
on the Gun does it say "Made in USA" and all the shot show videos on this
gun you don't hear once any of the Remington people touting that it's a USA
Tim Lindley: GEESH 6 min in and he is still talking about how to get it put back
together... now a crazy weird spring that you have to line up to get it
WickedShots: What is the trigger pull like on the R51?
Mark Serrano: anyone that says lol shouldn't own a handgun.
NZA2: this video does worry me a little, but i still want one. LOL
J Sweatt: I saw a kid take this gun apart in 14 seconds. Maybe a little "proper"
disassembly practice before making a video.
Irunwild31: That was painful to watch.
Alexn1067: pretty soon I will be in the market for a compact or sub compact .45 or
9mm. This pistol has my attention.
I've also been considering a M&P 45c, Ruger SR9, M&P shield 9mm
Johann Padron: I was just as frustrated watching as he was trying to take it apart and
back together. Maybe it was the video maker.
RabidMortal1: Video does a couple of steps incorrectly so the frustration is the fault of
the operator here. Seriously, this "reviewer" seems a little wet behind
Everett Jones: Thanks for posting this! I learned a while ago to always view the field
stripping/ cleaning videos before purchasing any firearm. While I like the
concept of the Pederson feed on this and had added the R51 to my shopping
list, I've now removed it. A Kahr CW9 or equivalent provides the same
capacity/ease of carry without all of the hassle. Life is complicated
enough without adding this. Sorry, Remington!
Jeremiah P: Excellent drop of frustration at the end! I take it you are not a
Remington fan? I think the hype is starting to die down. I will go to
check one out myself this week. I shall be the final judge!
Joseph Sibley: Give that thing a bath!!!
John Clayton: This thing disassembles as poorly as if feeds.
Ionracas85: In the 80s Glock simplifies handguns, in 2013/14 Remington takes that idea
and throws it out the door.
Robert Tube: Convoluted and archaic compared to most modern pistols and I don't care, I
still want one!!!! I really hope Remington can keep up with the demand
because I predict this thing is going to sell like hotcakes.
fattywithafirearm: I have the old M51. Mine was made in 1919. Still shoots well. Mine
dissasembles basically the same way. I cant wait to get my hands on this
FSUGrad01: Seems like a lot of work compared to an XD, M&P, or a Glock to disassemble
billrok: Well done. I love the used motor oil for gun lube.
shaun OKeefe: Want one these but not if it. Going to be Massachusetts compliant
binyamj: Good job, and very good work. This pistol just seems overly complicated to
take down. I'm sure it's easy after doing it a few times. Personally, I
would prefer a carry gun that is much easier to work on.
TWOMBS76: Very cool stuff! I've got one on preorder can't wait!
Aamir Razvi: Awesome! How does it shoot?
Hannibal Smith: I really like this handgun from Remington I plan on picking one up for
myself as soon as I can.
TrinityGadgetry: When you operate the slide, how far to the rear does it move before you
feel the first stop of the locking block?
Tim Lindley: saving my money for a ... IDK... anything but that. what a nightmare.
Remington R51 Field Strip and Assembly4.3
out of 5