Remington R-51 pistol announced

While I will admit to wanting to fire some guns in the past based solely off their looks, I’m really more of a function-over-form kind of guy in that department. The capabilities of a firearm, more than how it looks in my hands, is what has usually driven my interest. This time, however, I’m firmly in the camp of “to look at this beauty is to want one.” Introducing Remington’s R-51 handgun:


The R-51 uses the Pederson action but that’s where we depart from the original. As you can see from the photos the entire pistol has been streamlined and dehorned. There’s not one sharp edge anywhere on this pistol. The magazine release is ambidextrous. There is the usual internal drop safety. The primary safety is the grip safety. As you draw the pistol you can feel as well as hear the grip safety click and disengage. Once the grip safety is depressed you’re ready to fire. The R-51 has an internal hammer you would term this a single action.

A good deal of time was also spent on getting the grip circumference and angle as close to perfect as they could manage. They did a good job because the grip not only feels good but it’s a natural pointer. When you draw and bring the pistol on target the sights are pretty much lined up. The shooters hand also sits very high and much closer to the bore axis reducing felt recoil.

There’s a lot of good features listed right there and the pictures of the gun are like something out of an art gallery.  The Firearm Blog linked above did a great job of a first look so I recommend hopping over there and reading their whole thing.