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Remington R51 Problems

My first impressions of the Remington R51 weren’t all that positive, but I was hoping that once the guns started shipping that they would magically turn out to be great. So far, it doesn’t look like that’s going to be the case. 

Tim from Military Arms Channel put out the short video below where he goes over some problems he found with a R51 he found at the local gun shop. No bueno.

11 Responses to Remington R51 Problems

  1. Eric L. March 16, 2014 at 6:34 pm #

    That’s scary. Not good seeing those kind of QC issues.

  2. vince perna March 16, 2014 at 7:17 pm #

    That was the last gun made before that guy went home for the weekend.

  3. Gene March 16, 2014 at 8:15 pm #

    I’ll pass

  4. RomeoTangoBravo March 16, 2014 at 9:05 pm #


  5. Phil G March 20, 2014 at 1:11 pm #

    problem with the remmy R51 is that its a Remmy….made by communist liberal loving sellouts for the general public who is too dumb to realize they were sold out down the river by a gun and ammo mfg company who says they are lover and supporter of the 2A

  6. Ronnie G March 22, 2014 at 9:16 pm #

    Sounds common, I sent mine back to Reminton last week for the same issues except my front sight fell off!

  7. InBox485 March 24, 2014 at 3:49 pm #

    Uh… Remington… there’s your first issue. They may have bought some designs so robust not even they could screw them up too often (and I know more than a few people that refuse to buy anything recently made from them), but not a single design since they were bought out by Soros has been worth owning let alone buying. If you gave me one, it would be on GunBroker the next day.

  8. TUG March 25, 2014 at 7:31 am #

    There has been problems with Remington quality going back to them hiding the trigger problems with the 700. Hopefully they can find some quality control when they move to TN. I don’t like to hear that an American company is putting out crap…

  9. Woody March 28, 2014 at 10:51 pm #

    Took possession of my R51 last week. Ran a patch through the barrel before going to the range; as much tool marks as rifling in the barrel. The grip screws had never been tightened, so I dealt with that, as well. The next morning at the range, a friend and I put over 100 rounds through the pistol; over 60 jams. The sharp frame edges surrounding the grip safety cut into both of our hands. Finally, it became impossible to open the slide without banging the front on the bench. During the last two magazines, I had to release the grip safety before the trigger would reset. The trigger was so loose in the frame that the frame was eating the trigger on the left side. etc., etc. The gun is currently back at Remington for evaluation. (I have an original Remington 51 in .380 – what a beautiful and reliable little handgun.)

    • Brandon March 29, 2014 at 10:35 am #

      Wow. Thanks for sharing.

  10. Goontrooper April 2, 2014 at 1:38 pm #

    You won’t find one tainting my safe.