I posted about the R51 twice in January. Once to discuss how I liked the aesthetics and reported size, and again to say it is bigger than first reported. I’ve been watching the discussion boards to determine if the gun is going to be a winner or a loser and right now I’m of the opinion it shouldn’t even be in the race. I saw a video of a new gun where the slide was gritty and difficult to rack. I read where a shop had a similar issue and had to send it back to Remington. There was another video of someone showing issues with the firearm. Then another video blogger had out of battery failures. A recent post on a blog asked Is The Remington R51 Safe? and my conclusion is currently no. Watch the videos and read the posts and make up your own mind.