Friday, July 25, 2014

How to get a FREE R51 pistol from Remington

Remington R51 pistol, via TFB

Send them your old one. Yep. Remington Arms says:

"Earlier this year, we launched the innovative R51 subcompact pistol to critical acclaim. During testing, numerous experts found the pistol to function flawlessly. In fact, they found it to have lower felt recoil, lower muzzle rise and better accuracy and concealability than other products in its class.

However, after initial commercial sales, our loyal customers notified us that some R51 pistols had performance issues. We immediately ceased production to re-test the product.  While we determined the pistols were safe, certain units did not meet Remington’s performance criteria. The performance problems resulted from complications during our transition from prototype to mass production. These problems have been identified and solutions are being implemented, with an expected production restart in October. 

Anyone who purchased an R51 may return it and receive a new R51 pistol, along with two additional magazines and a custom Pelican case, by calling Remington at (800) 243-9700.   

The new R51 will be of the same exceptional quality as our test pistols, which performed flawlessly.  

We appreciate your patience and support."


  1. But they're sweeping it under the rug and making it go away! I read it on the internet!


    1. Guess I got it wrong then. I'm just looking at the RAC press release, wadda I know? :doublerolleyes:

      Anyway I am glad to see Remington taking this step and addressing a production QA issue.

      I'm sticking with .38 snubs until the compact pistol market in general straightens itself out a bit. It isn't just Remington that has sent out some gobblers.