“Where’s the -” “It’s not here,” the Remington rep interrupted. For reasons left unexplained, the “this is what GLOCK should have built” Remington R51 single-stack 9mm was not in attendance at the SHOT Show Media Day. The no-show was quite odd given the buzz surrounding the new pistol, and the fact that Remington junketed journos into the hinterlands to run the gun ahead of SHOT (not including TTAGers, for some reason). “It’ll be here tomorrow,” the Remington guy promised. “At the booth.” Meanwhile, I got a chance to fire ye olde (in internet terms) R1 Carry Commander. The $1k CC fires like a full-size 1911 – and I mean that in a good way. I’m no 1911 fanboy, but I reckon the Commander’s a suitable alternative to a striker-fired polymer pistol for everyday carry, provided you have the trigger discipline of a Navy SEAL and don’t mind lugging around a gun that’s heavier than three or four GLOCK 42’s.