The Remington R51 is REAL. And it is nice. Rem had several displays with the pistols to actually handle. The grip safety is unobtrusive. The synthetic frame is comfortable. Trigger? Not bad! MSRP? $420 and made in the USA. I predict they are going to sell a truckload and add me to the list!
I was disappointed that there wasn't one at Media Day to shoot, but apparently it wasn't quite ready.
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I *****must***** have one of these! The IWI Tavor was simply amazing. Any reader of the blog knows that I am huge fan of the AR15 platform, but I simply could not miss with this rifle. The rep. even snuck in an extra mag to let me rapid fire it. I must have had a huge grin on my face. I shot the 3rd one over - 5.56 with open sights (yep, there are flip up sights in the rail).
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Some folks have been wondering about SHOT Show. Yes, I was there. Unfortunately, events in my life forced me to return home. Not fun cutting a trip short to come back to work. I do have some limited pics of the first couple of days and a lot of general impressions that I will be sharing in the near future.
Here is one of my highlights.
I am not sure if I would have smiled, but the guy working the camera didn't give us chance taking the picture on 2 after telling us "on 3."
Gunny was friendly and an honor to meet.
Did I forget to mention that I will be at Shot Show this year?
We got approved as internet media and will be attending the entire week including Media Day!
There is also a TweetUp on that Monday-ping me if you are going to be there too.
Any requests for booths you would like me to drop by? I will be working out my agenda shortly.
So far I have: NCStarOptics, Glock, and SIG.
Anywhere except for the company that has an "&" in their name. I wouldn't want their lawyers to have to contact me again.
Interested in going to SHOT yourself? I am considering adding additional authors next year. If you have, or are interested in creating, original content please drop me a line!