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Author Topic: Introductory Post  (Read 363 times)

Indianrider

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Introductory Post
« on: February 07, 2018, 11:58:51 AM »
Indianrider here. Glad to become part of this forum.

I bought the R51 as soon as it was available to the public in August, 2016. Thus, mine is stamped Charlotte, and the serial number seems to be a low one.

I carry this gun and like it better than the other 59 I own. My mantra is, "No ugly guns", and this one leads the pack of all my non-uglies. My rule is, "No plastic guns", and this one complies almost 100 percent.

The retro, quasi-Walther look really sets this gun apart. I added a Crimson Trace trigger guard laser and a pair of buffalo bone grips. Then I sanded the slide and frame to give it a battle-worn finish.

I shoot several different 9 mm metal pistols that I own, and the R51 is the most accurate.

But it misfeeds once in awhile, meaning I have to always carry my Sig as a backup. I want to get to the bottom of these misfeeds and solve it once and for all. I believe I will learn a lot about this problem and this gun in general from members of this forum.

I am also seeking a metal trigger that does not wobble. So I will be searching this forum to see what if anything anyone has found or perhaps made at home to replace the wobbly plastic trigger.

Will talk with you on the forum. Thanks, Indianrider.

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Re: Introductory Post
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2018, 12:38:54 PM »
Welcome aboard Indianarider from Louisiana! Glad to have you here! Most of your questions about the trigger and malfunctions are already posted and there are fixes! You have certainly come to the right place!
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Re: Introductory Post
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2018, 03:16:31 PM »
IndianRider,
     Welcome to the forum,  if you have a specific problem with the R51,
let us know and you will be inundated with fixes.
Did you get your grips from Keefer?
Welcome from Texas,
Blackie
So many guns, so little time!

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Re: Introductory Post
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2018, 03:57:58 PM »
[quote auth ;Dor=R51Fan2017 link=topic=491.msg2934#msg2934 date=1518057534]
Welcome aboard Indianarider from Louisiana! Glad to have you here! Most of your questions about the trigger and malfunctions are already posted and there are fixes! You have certainly come to the right place!
[/quote]

Sean,
     Two cuinasses on here now.   Y'all have us surrounded!   ;D    ;D
Blackie

BTW, Is it Indianrider, or Indianarider?  Just to be accurate!
So many guns, so little time!

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Re: Introductory Post
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2018, 11:13:15 PM »

Sean,
     Two cuinasses on here now.   Y'all have us surrounded!   ;D    ;D
Blackie

BTW, Is it Indianrider, or Indianarider?  Just to be accurate!

Blackie,

We got you surrounded! Come out with your hands up, or else we will feed you to the gators!  No, not really!  :) :)

My bad on the OP's handle. It should be Indianrider. I am assuming that is in relation to the old Indian motorcycle. My humblest apologies on getting it wrong OP.

Sean
« Last Edit: February 08, 2018, 11:20:20 PM by R51Fan2017 »
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Re: Introductory Post
« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2018, 12:38:51 AM »
Welcome from Arizona IR, how about some pics?

Indianrider

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Re: Introductory Post
« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2018, 12:37:05 AM »
IndianRider,
     Welcome to the forum,  if you have a specific problem with the R51,
let us know and you will be inundated with fixes.
Did you get your grips from Keefer?
Welcome from Texas,
Blackie
Yes, I bought the grips from the Keefers. Nice look, good grip and perfect fit.
I am thinking about rough sanding the raised ridges just a touch to give a bit more grip traction.

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Re: Introductory Post
« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2018, 12:39:24 AM »
[quote auth ;Dor=R51Fan2017 link=topic=491.msg2934#msg2934 date=1518057534]
Welcome aboard Indianarider from Louisiana! Glad to have you here! Most of your questions about the trigger and malfunctions are already posted and there are fixes! You have certainly come to the right place!

Sean,
     Two cuinasses on here now.   Y'all have us surrounded!   ;D    ;D
Blackie

BTW, Is it Indianrider, or Indianarider?  Just to be accurate!
[/quote]It's Indianrider. I ride an Indian motocycle. Motocycle is what Indian called their first bikes back in 1901, so I call mine a motocycle.

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Re: Introductory Post
« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2018, 12:41:42 AM »

Sean,
     Two cuinasses on here now.   Y'all have us surrounded!   ;D    ;D
Blackie

BTW, Is it Indianrider, or Indianarider?  Just to be accurate!

Blackie,

We got you surrounded! Come out with your hands up, or else we will feed you to the gators!  No, not really!  :) :)

My bad on the OP's handle. It should be Indianrider. I am assuming that is in relation to the old Indian motorcycle. My humblest apologies on getting it wrong OP.

Sean
Thanks. No big deal. It is in relation to the Indian motocycle I ride.

 

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