SHOT Show: Remington enters concealed handgun market with R51
Madison, NC – Design a concealed carry handgun to maximize any user’s shooting ability under the extreme stress of a personal defense scenario: This was the charge of Remington engineers, and the launch of the new Model R51 subcompact marks the proud completion of this multi-year mission.
The Model R51 is a confluence of features chosen specifically to make it extremely easy to point and shoot. Its grip angle has been optimized for rapid target acquisition. The low bore axis design boosts this effect while also aids in offering up to 25% less muzzle rise at the shot for faster, more accurate follow-ups. For comfortable carry, it features a lightweight aluminum frame with rounded edges. With very little force required to rack the slide, an ambidextrous magazine release and a simple grip safety, ease of use was addressed by from butt to bore by Remington engineers.
“The Model R51 is a truly groundbreaking concealed carry pistol, designed to help shooters of all experience levels put more shots where it counts, when it counts most. We wanted to bring something entirely new, with real quantifiable shooter benefits to the concealed carry market, and we’re excited for America to try the Model R51 first-hand,” said Leland Nichols, Senior Vice President and GM of Handguns and Accessories.
The Model R51 subcompact is chambered in 9mm Luger +P (#96430) with a suggested retail price of $420. A second model (#96432) includes a Crimson Trace® Laser Guard® with a retail price of $609. Both will start shipping early Q1. For more information on the Model R51 click here.
The new Remington Model R51 will make its official debut at the 2014 SHOT Show.
About Remington Arms Company, LLC
Remington Arms Company, LLC, (“Remington”) headquartered in Madison, N.C., designs, produces and sells sporting goods and products for the hunting, shooting sports and self defense markets, as well as solutions to the military, government and law enforcement markets. Founded in 1816, the Company is the nation’s oldest continuously operating manufacturer. Remington is privately-held and one of the largest domestic producers of shotguns and rifles. The Remington Family of Companies has 23 locations across 14 states employing over 4,200 people and distributes its products throughout the U.S. and in over 55 foreign countries.
More information about the Company can be found at www.remington.com.