Giving the Remington R51 v2 a chance...

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    I've had a VZ-52 (original designation) for decades. I remember the first time I took it shooting I took it to the 200 yard rifle range and started plinking at the steel plates. After a half hour or so I went out to see what sort of dents the bullets were putting in the plate....no dents.... HOLES! I had to buy them a new plate!
     
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    Do you reload?
     
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    Nope. But I used to,never had any problems with reloads either.
    Of course I know when to retire my brass.
     
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    Totally agree...100%.

    But a non-objective argument can be convincing.

    1) I'm amazed they brought this gun back to market...no way Remington is going to make a dime on this gun...but they promised the original owners of the Gen1 that they would replace their recalled firearms...and they did it. Score one for corporate integrity.

    2) I like metal guns. Sure, there are plenty of polymers out there. And if you're into that, you have plenty of choices. But in the all metal CCWs in 9mm, I can't think of a single one under twice the price of this Remington. I'm not putting down polymer guns in any way...BUT...that doesn't mean we can disregard the fact buying polymer is also a risk, however small. Maybe they'll hold up wonderfully, and be passed down to grandchildren...or maybe they'll end up split and cracked like the old Nylon 66s.


    3) Not to bring politics into the hobby arena, but because this is at least a factor in my decision making, I'd be remiss not to include it.
    I swore off the legacy firearms manufacturers of Gunmaker's Row. My money wasn't going to end up funding anti-gun state governments even tangentially. I bought Bond Arms from Texas, North American Arms from Utah, and even a homegrown Heizer Defense from beautiful Pevely, Missouri (PKO45 --- Check it out here). When Americas oldest gunmaker made the very move I desperately sought...to move out of New York to North Carolina and open a new manufacturing plant first in North Carolina, then in Huntsville, Alabama...I'm almost honor bound to support them after being such a vocal proponent of this very course of action.

    4) The design is aesthetically pleasing and the price is right.

    5) Who doesn't love an underdog.

    There is not a single objective rationale in the bunch, and yet it was compelling...at least to me.

    PS...the full sized Remington RP9 is only $297 at Classic Firearms. Two left ... Remington RP9 96476 For Sale - Classic Firearms
     
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    Received the transfer today. Very, very nice firearm. Well made inside and out. Really fits the my hand well. Tomorrow, if the weather cooperates, I'll take it to the range.
     
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    Weather didn't cooperate, but I did strip it down and reassembled it a few times. More complicated than typical modern firearms, but a lot less complicated than say a Ruger Mark I.

    Once you do it a few times, not a big deal at all.
     

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