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R51 General Discussion / Re: A bit of an ammunition story
« on: November 20, 2018, 06:35:31 AM »
Hi Sean,

one very simple test that I performed last night was I cycled the gun manually with snap caps (short overall length similar to the Remington ball ammo) which gave me the inkling that when I fired the Remington ball this afternoon it was going to be successful. I just ran the same test with some federal Hydro shocks (yeah I know it's kind of risky running live rounds through the action) and it cycled through all seven rounds no problems. Black Talons were a little more inconclusive. I had the slide hang up on round 6. Re-ran the test (without my kitchen timer brapping at me warning that my mac and cheese is about to burn)  with Black Talon and it passed.

Well, that is good news! Hopefully those results will continue with a live fire test. Like you said, it isn't recommended, but it will let you get a good look at what is happening down below. Just for the record, have you polished the tip of the lip of the mag lip yet, or is it still bone stock (no mods)?

Still bone stock.. Kinda sad, A defensive pistol should swallow anything not just rounds of X length..
A short leade/freebore generally promotes accuracy.

Peace favor your sword,
Kirk

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NRA Certified Rifle Instructor in/near Lewistown, PA needed to assist with youth High School air rifle team.

I have a friend who has managed to convince his PA HS to start an Air Rifle team. They've put him in charge of it, even given him a budget for equipment. But he needs an NRA certified rifle instructor. Maybe an RSO too, I don't know yet.

If you can help, or put him in touch with one, respond here or PM me.

Thanks!

Peace favor your sword,
Kirk

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R51 General Discussion / Re: A bit of an ammunition story
« on: November 19, 2018, 12:59:02 AM »
So far I've put nothing but ball through my R-51 and ball is ball right?  Not so I've found out. (see pic of rounds side-by-side) My very first outing I used South African surplus (DNL headstamp) and I was getting flattened and cratered primers as well as bulged cases indicating the case was not being supported and pressures were too high.. Not to mention a fair amount of nose diving. Consulted Remington and they told me not to use the South African surplus, but they never explained why.
My experience is that the chamber of the R51 has a very short Leade/Freebore.  ...probably SAAMI minimum.  Some rounds that chamber just fine in every other 9mm gun I have will fail the plunk in my R51.  I bought an eBay barrel for the R51 and it is the same way as well.

Before shooting any ammo in your R51, plunk test it.

Peace favor your sword,
Kirk

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Photos - Remington R51 photos / Re: MY R-51
« on: November 19, 2018, 12:52:51 AM »
Looks pretty.

I would worry that the smoothness would make it more difficult to hold and control during recoil.

Peace favor your sword,
Kirk

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Introductions section / Re: Introduction from Huntsville
« on: November 05, 2018, 06:35:39 AM »
Go for it!  It's a comfortable, accurate, little shooter.

Peace favor your sword,
Kirk

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R51 General Discussion / Re: Results so far
« on: October 11, 2018, 01:52:20 AM »
Update:

Installed the night sights; really no change in POI.  Have from the beginning used the "center" or "combat" hold and still too low (7-10 yards).  Mostly shooting 115 grain bullets not +P.  Expect to try 147 grain again and see if any difference now that I am more comfortable with the gun.
Heavier bullets will typically impact a tad higher but probably not that much higher at 7 yards.

Peace favor your sword,
Kirk

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R51 General Discussion / Re: Results so far
« on: October 09, 2018, 11:33:17 PM »
It's not a problem.  They're not shooting low.  The sights are set to "Combat Hold" or sometimes called "Military Center Hold."
Peace favor your sword,
Kirk

Kirk,

My Ruger SR 1911 doesn't hold to this theory. You shoot it with the top of the front site at 6 o clock of the intended target. If I used a combat hold on it, it would be overshooting the target. No other pistol I own uses a "combat hold". I think Todd is right here. The R51 is the odd one out.
I don't disagree that it is not the most most common. Only that it is not particularly new and unheard of, has a fair history, a reasonable theory of use, and that there's nothing "wrong" with the sight.

The sight is not shooting low.  It's not a problem.  Just have to know how it's sighted and shoot it that way.  You don't have to know why but it helps if you do.  :)

Peace favor your sword,
Kirk

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R51 General Discussion / Re: Results so far
« on: October 09, 2018, 05:24:04 AM »
I've not found that to be the case with my 1911R1's. I'm curious, has Remington ever confirmed the "Combat Hold" for the sights, or did shooters just come up with it as a way to explain the low POI for the R51. I keep seeing people post that information in forums, but I've never seen a reference to an official comment from the manufacturer.

Howard
Why would they have to?  It matches up with a common sighting system and it doesn't seem like any other manufacturer states it.

https://www.nationalgunforum.com/semi-auto-handgun-discussion/59073-can-someone-translate-me.html


https://sigtalk.com/legion-series/222529-how-does-your-legion-sight.html


https://www.hkpro.com/forum/hk-handgun-talk/200816-uspc-shooting-low.html


https://sigtalk.com/sig-sauer-pistols/1628-12-o-clock-sight-picture.html


Peace favor your sword,
Kirk

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R51 General Discussion / Re: Results so far
« on: October 09, 2018, 02:33:49 AM »
It's not a problem.  They're not shooting low.  The sights are set to "Combat Hold" or sometimes called "Military Center Hold."

Line up the spots and the bullet goes right in the middle of the front spot.  Don't use a 6 o'clock hold ("target hold" or "bullseye hold").   Don't use the Divided Bullseye hold.  When you have your proper Sight Alignment ("Equal Height, Equal Light") then the front spot will cover the impact.  It's supposed to make it quicker to sight during a gunfight.  Just get the front sight over top of the bad guy's center and press the trigger.

The 1911R1 has the same sighting from the factory.

https://www.hipointfirearmsforums.com/articles/review-remington-r51.146/



Peace favor your sword,
Kirk

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Remington R51 Facts and Specs / Re: Desantis Sof-Tuk holster
« on: October 05, 2018, 01:09:27 AM »
More so than just carrying the gun, does anyone have a system or holster for carry extra mags?
Yes, the folks I mentioned above, Defensive Training Solutions, took a mold of my mag.  They're making a kydex mag carrier for me and can make as many as you want.  IMS, it's about $20.

Contact them.  Good folks to work with.  Trustworthy and reliable.

Peace favor your sword,
Kirk

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Remington R51 Facts and Specs / Re: Desantis Sof-Tuk holster
« on: October 04, 2018, 02:36:03 AM »
I just had Defensive Training Solutions make a kydex Tuckable IWB/OWB convertible for my R51.  "Skin guard" on the inside.  $80.  I've worn it both ways.  I like it.

Having them make a high collar single mag kydex mag pouch too.

https://www.defensivetrainingsolutions.com/

Peace favor your sword,
Kirk

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R51 General Discussion / Re: Joined you reloaders, finally.
« on: September 25, 2018, 12:15:50 AM »
Be sure to plunk test your 9mm loads for the R51.  I have two barrels and both of them seem to have SAMMI minimum spec Lead.

Peace favor your sword,
Kirk

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R51 General Discussion / Re: Any range updates?
« on: September 10, 2018, 12:55:30 AM »
Does it shoot low from a rest or is it something in the ergonomics that result in low hits?
It's the sights.  They are "Combat Center Hold."  When you have a proper sight alignment, the bullet goes right in the middle of the front sight spot.  For most of us, we are used to either Bullseye sight picture or divided front post sight picture.  Those will send the shots low.  A bullseye sight picture will send the shots to 6 o'clock below in the 8 ring depending on your distance and target.

Basically, it's a training issue.

I tend to hit better (at close-ish range) using instinctive shooting with the R51.  It points very naturally.

Peace favor your sword,
Kirk

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R51 General Discussion / Re: Any range updates?
« on: September 07, 2018, 02:50:16 AM »
I was doing Up Drills weekend before last.

Shot 115gr Remington brand FMJ from a bucket o' bullets.  Worked just fine but I still tend to pull low. 

Peace favor your sword,
Kirk

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General Discussion / HPFF Back To School giveaway
« on: August 31, 2018, 12:16:46 AM »
HPFF is having a "Back To School" giveaway.

A set of 5 NiteSiters dots.

https://www.hipointfirearmsforums.com/threads/back-to-school-giveaway-nitesiters.326942/

Peace favor your sword,
Kirk

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