By Nick Leghorn
“The gun is just flawed.” “Unfinished.” “It just doesn’t feel good to me.” “I really hope this doesn’t blow up.” “It’s just dangerous.” These are a few of the phrases that Tim at the Military Arms Channel uses to describe the Remington R51. We published our two star review of the Remington R51 a while back and got a lot of flak from the fanboys, claiming that it was a “sandbag job.” They said we were just biased against Remington and that the gun was in fact fine. Tim is one of the few people outside of TTAG who I really trust to give a fair review, and in his recently posted video . . .
he describes and confirms every single flaw that I found in the gun…and then some. His gun malfunctioned even when he was 100% sure he assembled it properly. His T&E gun (sent by Remington specifically for his review) fired out of battery. The gun even failed to fire with standard ammunition sometimes.
These are flaws that shouldn’t be acceptable in a modern firearm, especially one designed for concealed carry. I sure as heck wouldn’t trust my life to a gun this unreliable. And I might even kick down the rating we gave the R51 still further given Tim’s results. So the question remains…how did this gun ever make it to market?