I saw one other thread about the introduction of the R51. The introduction date is February 1, at least 2 weeks after that before you can hope to buy one in a brick and mortar gunshop. The original MSRP was $ 389.00! Amazingly low agreed, but just a few days later and not across the intro date and we have $ 420.00. I am very interested and combing the 'net. What I like: 1. Pedersen design from WAY back,... hybrid blowback-locking breech 2. 1911ish straight back trigger 3. Low bore axis 4. Aluminum alloy frame instead of polymer 5. Concealed carry (dehorned, sight friendly) 6. Designed for +P 7. Straight "dry" weight about 20 oz. 8. Smaller profile than S&W Shield or XDS 9. Less than 1" thick 10. Concealed hammer vs. striker fired 11. Recoil spring around barrel, very short slide travel (contact shooting does not drive chambered round out of battery) 12. NO external safety, does have grip safety What I don't like; 1. No trigger reset (we saw this with the S&W Shield and opinion forced a change), by this I mean a tactile or audible reset signal and attention to fast reset for the gamers or tacticool among us 2. Not much else IF they can execute to deliver as advertised which is a question in itself. Long time since Big Green was a serious handgun player. It IS an ancient action design they did before, AND they have done at least a credible job on the R1 1911 clone (maybe better than that). 3. PRE intro MSRP creep from $ 389.00 to at least $ 420.00 from what I see. I placed an advance order with my FFL and am awaiting anxiously (9mm, no interest currently for .40 S&W, .45 ACP? well let's talk then). I have an order in and on tenterhooks. Anyone have anything to add?