Everybody's an Expert

February 11th, 2014

The Truth About Guns has a review of the new Remington R-51 pistol in which the author perceives numerous shortcomings in the design. I might be inclined to take him seriously if he actually seemed to understand the gun in question.

It works more like a Luger P08 than anything else, with a fixed barrel and short-stroke style action.

The R51 doesn't work anything like a Luger. It uses a delayed blowback mechanism, while the Luger has a unique toggle-lock system. I suppose we could stretch the criteria and claim that the pistols are similar because both fire the 9mm cartridge, both feed from a removable magazine, and both have fixed barrels. Of course, that would mean the R51 is also identical to the Steyr GB or the H&K P7, which is hardly the case.

It's unfortunate he didn't like the R-51 as much as his Glock, but if he's going to sound credible, he needs to better understand the things he's reviewing. Some server space, a few advertisers, and some artificial controversy do not a gun expert make.

2 Comments
  1. SPEMack wrote, running Android Browser on Android 4.0.4

    And depending on the box, it may say 9mm Luger. That makes them super similar.

    Comment on February 12, 2014 @ 11:40 am

  2. Randy wrote, running Internet Explorer 8.0 on Windows 7

    I for one cannot wait to buy one of these! Wish I could afford a Luger too!

    Comment on February 13, 2014 @ 11:46 am

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