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Remington Announces New R51 9mm Pistol

Yesterday The Firearm Blog, Gunblast and others announced the new Remington Model 51 pistol chambered in 9mm. The R51 is a single-stack, subcompact pistol with a 7+1 capacity, and is based on the John Pederson designed original model 51.

Remington R51

Remington R51, via TFB

The R51 is supposed to be shipping to dealers on February 1st.

Caliber 9mm
Capacity 7+1
Weight 20 oz
Width .96″
Length 6″
Height 4.5″
Barrel length 3.4″
Internal Hammer SA

This is the latest entry into the somewhat crowded single-stack 9mm market that has been so popular as of late, and should compete well with the S&W Shield, Springfield XDS9 and others.

You can read more about the R51 on The Firearm Blog and on Gunblast (video included).


37 Responses to Remington Announces New R51 9mm Pistol

  1. James Gill January 2, 2014 at 9:20 am #

    The old school will sell it alone, can’t wait to try it out at a range

    • Brandon January 2, 2014 at 9:22 am #

      Yeah at first I couldn’t decide if it was hideous or beautiful…I’m now leaning towards the latter.

      • John F January 2, 2014 at 9:28 am #

        I am going hideous for modern day.

        • Ceapea January 4, 2014 at 11:44 am #

          I agree, that is one UGLY pistol.

          • KoyoteTan January 31, 2014 at 2:20 pm #

            Totally disagree… Absolutely beautiful! The only part that interrupts the connecting curves is the checkered front strap. That interrupts the curve their and makes it look disjointed.

            Compare this design to a Shield, XDS, or even crappy guns like the PF9. This is worlds prettier than any of those boxy things.

  2. Luke January 2, 2014 at 9:29 am #

    Is that a grip safety? After the issues with my XDs, I’m out unless there’s no external safety.

    • Brandon January 2, 2014 at 9:34 am #

      It is indeed a grip safety, and I’m with you – that’s a turn off for me.

      • Mike January 3, 2014 at 11:38 am #

        SAO….wouldn’t you want a safety?

        • Brandon January 3, 2014 at 8:16 pm #


  3. Damien January 2, 2014 at 9:50 am #

    i like the design and all the specs about it but have to agree i have an xd and i absolutely hate the grip safety if it didnt have that it would deffinately be on the to get list!!

  4. Mike January 2, 2014 at 9:53 am #

    Another vote for passing on this one because of the grip safety. No thanks.

  5. Eric January 2, 2014 at 9:57 am #

    All of you who hate the grip safety better not have a 1911 in your inventory!

    • Mike January 2, 2014 at 9:58 am #

      Haha…guilty! But I don’t carry a 1911…the R51 would be a carry weapon for me, and I don’t want a grip safety on a gun that I’m betting my life on. I’ll stick with me G26.

      • Eric L. January 2, 2014 at 11:04 am #

        Exactly. Same here, except for me G27

  6. Damien January 2, 2014 at 10:04 am #

    i own 3 1911’s and i have nothing bad against a grip safety, all tho i have had numerous proablems with my xd it just doesnt fit my style in such a small handgun.. i agree with mike if im going to be carrying it everyday the grip safety could be more trouble than its worth but everyone has their own differences in what they prefer to have and carry.

  7. Mike January 2, 2014 at 10:24 am #

    I’m an oddball on this topic, but I love the grip safety on my XDs. Makes me feel safer when reholstering aiwb, and has never been a problem when firing.

  8. Fish January 2, 2014 at 10:45 am #

    I think I like it. Will there be a CA model? Is that rear sight on backwards?

    • Brandon January 2, 2014 at 10:50 am #

      LOL you think Remington assembled their own gun wrong? That would be hilarious.

      • bujo February 8, 2014 at 11:39 pm #

        you make it sound like they still know how to make guns… cute…

    • cj January 2, 2014 at 10:52 am #

      Rear sight is perfect for a small carry gun…smooth when drawing, but a lip to use for one handed manipulations

      • John F January 2, 2014 at 12:39 pm #

        That was the one thing I liked about it 🙂 smooth for drawing and ability to be cocked one handed

  9. Timothy Ivers January 2, 2014 at 11:11 am #

    When I was a kid I had a blue toy gun that would shoot little discs and it looked pretty damn close to what this looks like!

    • Darren January 2, 2014 at 2:17 pm #

      I had one of those as well. I think you will find it was based on the Olympic Arms Wolverine — a .22 pistol that came out in the 1950s and was intended as a plinker. I’ve got one of those too.

  10. Hillbilly Bob January 2, 2014 at 12:53 pm #

    This pistol from Remington is too damn ugly for me and the grip safety isn’t a problem for me
    I carry and have shot probably 2,500 to 3,000 rounds each through my XD45 and XDM40 and have never had a problem from either pistol
    I am going to start carrying a 1911, I have only shot maybe 800 rounds through the new 1911 but so far so good for this pistol also

  11. gipb January 2, 2014 at 3:50 pm #

    I’ll stick with my gen4 glock 27

  12. Steve January 2, 2014 at 10:21 pm #

    Don’t be so fast to knock this Pistol, it isn’t even out there yet. Besides that, it is based on The Original Design that John Moses Browning was in on.
    My feelings are Reserved on this one, but it’s Promising anyway

  13. Matt January 2, 2014 at 10:54 pm #

    My only gripe is that it’s a “Freedom Group” firearm. Freedom group has all but destroyed Marlin and the qc at Remington is not too much better. My 870 and numerous other remington firearms are a prime example. The day Freedom Group gets out of the firearms industry will be a sunny day in the American firearms community

  14. Bigjohn January 3, 2014 at 1:16 am #

    No external on this gun

  15. Herm January 4, 2014 at 7:43 pm #

    The sight appears to be backwards, however it is designed to be streamlined to make it virtually impossible to snag on loose clothing and what not

  16. cap n lou January 5, 2014 at 8:28 pm #

    Remington fills the void that glock could not ! way to go big green !

  17. Crash January 7, 2014 at 2:37 pm #

    I like it. Does anyone else see the Vektor as well as Remington design influence?

  18. Timothy January 12, 2014 at 3:01 am #

    Saw this pistol, and thought wow what an ugly gun. Then again I thought the same thing first time I saw a glock. Kinda thought the glock looked like a toy as well. For now I will reserve judgement till i get a chance to shoot one. Can anyone tell how this thing breaks down for cleaning?

  19. David January 19, 2014 at 9:16 am #

    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. You’re getting an aluminum framed pistol with a fixed barrel that shoots +P ammo; what’s not to like about that? Most manufacturers of compact guns either state you should not use +P or that it will cause premature wear. So Remington must be confident in their design and quality. I predict the Remington will not be able to keep the R51 on the shelves.

  20. Peter Geohagen January 27, 2014 at 1:05 pm #

    I’ve known several guys who didn’t like to use safeties on their semiautos. You can tell them by the limp.

    • Brandon January 27, 2014 at 1:08 pm #


  21. jerry Dunford February 22, 2014 at 9:35 pm #

    I cannot believe how we have so many Morons in America. Me, The R-51 is such a winner, and I cannot wait until my pistol is here, sleek, lightweight, lower recoil than most pistols in given caliber, fixed barrel, grip safety, snag free, Yeah Buddy, we have plenty of Morons.

    • Brandon February 22, 2014 at 9:45 pm #

      The one I played around with was very gritty.