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R51 General Discussion / Re: What do You Think?
« on: November 03, 2019, 02:27:07 AM »
There seem to be many $200 handguns on the market - SCCY, Taurus, Ruger, etc. There must be a  way for all of these companies to turn a profit somehow.

The only thing that could keep them from turning a profit as I see it at these prices is that it is all metal. The guns you speak of by Taurus, Ruger, Smith & Wesson etc, is that they are polymer guns. Polymer is essentially plastic.....sorry it sounds cheap and it is. Remingtonís original MSRP price for the 51 was close to $400 if I recall correctly. Under any circumstances, you simply cannot have your products selling  for more than 50% less or your recommended MSRP and turn a profit. I paid $379 for mine in 2017 including tax. It has been a cluster of issues that have caused price drops. All of a sudden dealers have excess supply so naturally the price will go down, however this problem is compounded further by the fact that people have this view that the pistol is junk.

Dealers cannot sell them fast enough as is, so they lower prices further, ( Iím seeing some for right at $200 the rare occasion slightly under 200), and people are just starting to nibble at them, but itís too late from a production standpoint. Donít be surprised if we donít see one more price drop in the future as a final push to get rid of inventory. Sorry to ramble folks!

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R51 General Discussion / Re: What do You Think?
« on: October 29, 2019, 12:32:02 PM »
There is no official notice that it's discontinued.  The semi-official statements have revolved around "not being produced."  My suspicion is that the demand is low enough that they will only produce periodically.

Peace favor your sword,
Kirk

Kirk,

I sure hope you are right. Good point about there not being an "official" notice of production being permanently halted. Maybe there is hope yet!

Sean

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R51 General Discussion / What do You Think?
« on: October 26, 2019, 03:04:24 AM »
Supposedly the R51 is discontinued, so why does Remington still have a slide dedicated to it on their website? I snapped this screen shot with my iPad to prove I wasnít crazy, lol.

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Introductions section / Re: Hello from Illinois
« on: October 06, 2019, 08:57:05 AM »
Haha! I look forward to cleaning her this weekend!

Have fun! ;D

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Introductions section / Re: Hello from Illinois
« on: October 06, 2019, 04:47:02 AM »
Welcome aboard and thanks for the report back! Glad you had no issues overall with it except with the 7+1. After having put several hundred through mine, I have had no problems with 7+1. It is a very natural feeling gun for sure. Field strip is not so natural lol! Your probably not going to be all warm and fuzzy feeling after that experience! But it really is a great gun. I'm glad I have the one I got.

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Welcome aboard! Had mine for about two years now and love it! Definitely going to add another here someday. Glad to have you with us!

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Why buy a R-51 Pistol / Re: Continued Sales?
« on: September 14, 2019, 02:59:48 AM »
I don't know what Remington could do to bring public trust in the R51 back.  Well, maybe "bringing trust back" is the wrong term, as it wasn't trusted from nearly the get go.  "Establish trust" might be a more accurate term.  I agree with others, it's likely dead.  I see Remington is offering "try before you buy" on their website, and lists of gunshops with ranges where one can test fire the R51 first to help along the decision making process.  It's a shame Remington screwed this up so badly early on.

Well, at least they didn't try to cover up the whole debacle when they released them to the public. Of their own will, issued a recall and furthermore, tried to work with each individual customer to make them happy. That's more than what Glock did when they had the little-known botched release of the Glock 26 if I remember correctly. That gun was jamming so bad on 9mm it wasn't funny. Truth was, the problem also lay in the magazines. However, there was an active cover up on Glock's part to hide the issue from the General Public because after all, Glock is infallible right? At least Remington openly admitted they screwed up. Heck Glock didn't offer to replace anyone's gun with a more reliable one  like Remington did with the 1911 R1. But shame on Remington though for not having the gun ready for prime time in the first place. That SHOULD have been squared away before production ever started. I am glad to see that some people are waking up to the fact that they are great little guns and are not deserving of the bad rap they have gotten over the past few years. Oh well, guess it's too late to resume production again. Who knows.

Oh, and P.S. to this as well. Whenever a Glock jams, nobody, I mean NOBODY hates on Glock and calls them ugly names. But when a longstanding American company screws up, the rabid comments and out right hatred comes out with no hesitation. Unbelievable.

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R51 General Discussion / Re: R51 Officially Discontinued
« on: August 19, 2019, 10:53:47 PM »
ďStop sending up them negative waves Moriarty! Think that they will be there, and they will be baby.Ē
            -Oddball

I wish they were coming back.....but this should be a lesson forevermore on why to never release a product unless it is ready for prime time.

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Introductions section / Re: New Member
« on: August 17, 2019, 03:52:52 AM »
Welcome! The answer to whether you should get one is a definite yes! You wonít regret it!

Sean

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R51 General Discussion / Re: Buying Magazines...
« on: August 11, 2019, 02:06:23 AM »
Ordered 3 from Grab A Gun - thanx for the tip! $20/ea.

  ;)

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R51 General Discussion / Re: Buying Magazines...
« on: August 10, 2019, 02:38:13 AM »
Grabagun worked well for me. They probably donít anymore, but they used to have them for 14 bucks. But that is where all of mine came from, and I have no complaints.

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R51 General Discussion / Re: R51 Disassembly Tooling
« on: August 08, 2019, 10:49:35 PM »
Although I'm not one to normally quote the man, in this case Adolf Hitler's quotation is apropos: "I'd rather have 3 teeth pulled than to go through that again!".

He probably suspects that Fegelein designed the pistol to make his life miserable! 😂😂

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R51 General Discussion / Re: 1st range trip...
« on: August 08, 2019, 11:57:05 AM »
Despite the reassembly issue, the R51 is still my favorite pistol. Shame Remington discontinued them.

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Introductions section / Re: Hello from Florida!
« on: August 08, 2019, 11:55:02 AM »
Welcome aboard! Glad to have you with us!

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Introductions section / Re: New member
« on: June 16, 2019, 10:55:14 PM »
I recommend buying one. It makes for a great carry gun. Just keep in mind that you may or may not have to do some tweaking to it to get it 100%. If you don't want to take the time to fiddle with it, I would advise not getting one. However, if want to take a chance on it, now is most certainly the time as prices seem to have gone down significantly from when some of us initially bought them. Me personally, I would buy up every last one if I had the money right now.

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