The P230 goes up against the homegrown Remington Model 51, which was made from 1916 to 1927. Designed by John Pedersen, inventor of the Ithaca 37 and many other guns, the 51 used a "hesitation lock" action that allowed it to be built smaller and lighter than blowback actions. Pedersen designed to be "self aiming," which was a 1916 term for "ergonomic" and "natural pointing." The pistol was not a huge success in its day, although some would say it was ahead of its time. Remington certainly thought so, and recently introduced the R51, a Pedersen-inspired design that, unfortunately, has gotten off to a rocky start as early production guns had their share of bugs.