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Author Topic: R51 after action report.  (Read 957 times)

Plain Old Dave

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R51 after action report.
« on: February 01, 2019, 08:50:29 AM »
Just got done shooting.

1) Very reliable. 2 FTFs from about 35 rounds in a brand new gun isn't bad.

2) Very accurate too. Hits VERY low with every 115gr load I have tried, though.  Reminds me of my old Arcus HP close in that regard. Looked round the site, and it may be the sights are designed for combat sight picture; place center dot (not top edge of the sight) where you want the bullet to go. Developing story.

3) The delayed blowback mechanism works. Less felt recoil than my Star BM with equivalent loads, almost like a 380 with standard 9mm.

4) Mechanics are odd. Seems like the gun wants to be charged from empty with an open slide. Tactical reloads shouldn't pose an issue, though.

Going to work in a sec, and this will be the carry gun tonight.
« Last Edit: February 01, 2019, 01:08:08 PM by Plain Old Dave »

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Re: R51 after action report.
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2019, 01:24:56 AM »
With a full 7 in the magazine, it does prefer to be charged from the slide locked open position.
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Re: R51 after action report.
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2019, 12:26:06 AM »
2) Very accurate too. Hits VERY low with every 115gr load I have tried, though.  Reminds me of my old Arcus HP close in that regard. Looked round the site, and it may be the sights are designed for combat sight picture; place center dot (not top edge of the sight) where you want the bullet to go. Developing story.
Remington pistols seem to come from the factory with a Combat Center Hold sight alignment.



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Kirk

Plain Old Dave

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Re: R51 after action report.
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2019, 12:36:55 PM »
Update.

I'm somewhere in the neighborhood of 100 rounds and the only stoppages I'm getting are hangups on the feed ramp initially charging. Once I'm shooting, 10p% reliable.

Re: combat sighting.  That DOES seem to be the case with this gun. As an old Service Rifle shooter, 6:00 is a very difficult habit to break. Combat sighting isn't conducive to best accuracy either.

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Re: R51 after action report.
« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2019, 12:38:56 AM »
Re: combat sighting.  That DOES seem to be the case with this gun. As an old Service Rifle shooter, 6:00 is a very difficult habit to break. Combat sighting isn't conducive to best accuracy either.
I had the same problem.  Hard habit to break.

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Plain Old Dave

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Re: R51 after action report.
« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2019, 11:53:11 AM »
Update.  We're at 135 rounds and the piece is definitely getting more reliable. Still experimenting with different ammo...

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Re: R51 after action report.
« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2019, 04:29:14 AM »
Update.  We're at 135 rounds and the piece is definitely getting more reliable. Still experimenting with different ammo...

Glad to hear! I am at almost 400 rounds, and zero malfunctions myself! This little pistol in my opinion (other than Remington's remake of the 1911)  is perhaps the best remade pistol of the 21st Century.
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Plain Old Dave

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Re: R51 after action report.
« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2019, 11:34:21 AM »
28 Geco rounds gets us to 163. Ran perfectly, and Geco ammo is good stuff. Pic won't attach.

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Re: R51 after action report.
« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2019, 03:05:37 AM »
28 SiG P365 rounds, very reliable and accurate. 191, and about as close to malfunctions as I have are chambering the 1st round is a bit sluggish when the gun is dirty.

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Re: R51 after action report.
« Reply #9 on: March 11, 2019, 12:29:44 AM »
Update.  Tried every commonly available 115gr load and they all hit low. Front sight is stuck fast, so off to Remington later today.

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Re: R51 after action report.
« Reply #10 on: March 11, 2019, 03:28:44 AM »
I am at 100+ rds no stoppages,  shoots dead on up to 15yds.  Couldn't be happier.  When I get to 300rds with no stoppages
 I will use as a carry gun.
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Re: R51 after action report.
« Reply #11 on: March 11, 2019, 11:30:20 PM »
Update.  Tried every commonly available 115gr load and they all hit low. Front sight is stuck fast, so off to Remington later today.
Again, everything hits low because Remington didn't set it up with Bullseye sight alignment.

Peace favor your sword,
Kirk

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Re: R51 after action report.
« Reply #12 on: March 12, 2019, 02:43:24 AM »
I'm glad the "combat hold" was pointed out to me. I'm so used to the bullseye 6 o'clock sight picture that I forgot about the combat hold. Just one more informative thing I've learned from this Forum. Thanks, all.

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Re: R51 after action report.
« Reply #13 on: March 12, 2019, 04:32:26 AM »
I'm so used to the bullseye 6 o'clock sight picture that I forgot about the combat hold.
Me too.  When I got my Remington 1911R1, "for some strange reason" it was hitting low.  ;)  So I got an adjustable rear sight (wrong cut - doesn't fit my slide) and got a hold of a gunsmith who, coincidentally, is also a Training Counselor.  He asked me how I was sighting it.  When I told him traditional bullseye, he reminded me.  <forehead slap>  :D

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Plain Old Dave

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Re: R51 after action report.
« Reply #14 on: March 13, 2019, 12:47:39 AM »
Update.  Tried every commonly available 115gr load and they all hit low. Front sight is stuck fast, so off to Remington later today.
Again, everything hits low because Remington didn't set it up with Bullseye sight alignment.

Peace favor your sword,
Kirk

Even with the combat sighting,  still 5" more or less low. Huntsville has it as of about 20 minutes ago.  I'll post more as I find out more.
« Last Edit: March 13, 2019, 01:49:45 AM by Plain Old Dave »

 

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