As you know, the last comparison that I did of the Remington R51 was not correct. I was using the 6″ overall length number that was published on many different blogs, and unfortunately that number was a little bit different from the 6 5/8″ number that I believe is correct, based on this reported SHOT show brochure of the R51 from Remington.
6″ vs. 6 5/8″ doesn’t really sound like much difference, but we need to remember that we’re scaling the entire object bigger, not just making it longer. Below you’ll see the difference between the 6″, and 6 5/8″ sizes.
This just goes to show us how far off my original comparison was using the incorrect information.
So, now that I believe I have the correct information, here’s the 6 5/8″ R51 compared to some of the competitors. One interesting thing that I noticed is how short the sight radius is with the long sloped rear sight, even with the longer slide than much of the competition. I’m really excited to get an R51 in my hands, there’s been so much conflicting information coming out about it that I really want to see for myself.
March Update: I had the chance to shoot an R51 recently. I talk about it in detail in Episode 73 of the podcast. Listen here.