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They sent me an email saying that I could track via Fedex. But the package has UPS stickers on it, and it was just dropped off by a UPS truck. So why a Fedex tracking number?  ??? They don't even know who they are shipping stuff with LOL!
Maybe not.  It's possible that the fullfillment company is not specifically Remington.

Peace favor your sword,
Kirk

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The provided link to Fedex's website comes back as an invalid tracking number
I've seen this happen before.  Eventually FedEx delivered my package but the FedEx tracking number never did resolve to anything.

Peace favor your sword,
Kirk

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R51 General Discussion / Re: Slide Impossible to Rack With Full Mag
« on: December 05, 2017, 12:17:28 AM »

I've got a friend who is a Remington certified Armorer.  Apparently they've got some rock solid NDA's and are very happy with their own Engineers.

Peace favor your sword,
Kirk

"NDA" ??
Non-Disclosure Agreement.

A legal document which outlines stuff you're not allowed to tell other people about.  Usually designed to protect legal interests such as R&D, product release schedules, Trade Secrets, or other business secrets.

Peace favor your sword,
Kirk

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R51 General Discussion / Re: Slide Impossible to Rack With Full Mag
« on: December 04, 2017, 03:20:17 AM »
Hello all,
     Re the mag problems,   Maybe Big Green should hire all of us as consultants.
We are the ones having the problems and fixing them our selves.   :)
Or at the least, one of Big Greens engineers should start reading our
comments and fixes.

Kirk, you seeing this?

Blackie
I'd be glad to take their money.  :)

I've got a friend who is a Remington certified Armorer.  Apparently they've got some rock solid NDA's and are very happy with their own Engineers.

Peace favor your sword,
Kirk

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R51 General Discussion / Re: New R51 range report, not so good
« on: December 01, 2017, 02:08:15 AM »
What sight picture were you using? Mine shoots low with a 6:00 hold.I am being to use something called a military hold wiich will totally cover the bulls eye on the target. Not accpetiable in my book. It is hard to shoot the target if you can't see it.
This is a standard sighting option now.  It began gaining acceptance sometime around Korean War, iirc.  The idea for it is "combat" or "self defense" sighting when you want to quickly cover the target with your front sight and press the trigger.

Get target hits fast, not necessarily bulls-eye.

Peace favor your sword,
Kirk

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R51 General Discussion / Re: Firing pin fail
« on: December 01, 2017, 02:03:12 AM »
Best of luck to you Kirk. Wow. I wonder why they wouldn't return your gun? Something must have been bad wrong with it. Probably good thing you sent it in anyway. If it was something catastrophic, better for Remington to catch it by looking at it, than have your face catch it. Please do give a review on your new one when it gets here. would love to see it. As to your old one, I would have no clue as to what was causing it to freeze up.
I never found out why they replaced but I am 100% convinced that there was nothing wrong with it beyond the firing pin.  That could have been fixed by simply replacing the Pedersen block even if they didn't want to drive out the retaining pins and find out if there was a kinked spring or a bit of crap in the channel.

I believe completely that there was no other issue and certainly not something seriously wrong.  What I believe is that the service center wanted to do as quick a turnaround time as possible.  They got my gun, ensured there was a problem with the firing pin, then just replaced the whole gun in interests of time.  Why?  Because Remington is trying hard to rehabilitate their image.

Peace favor your sword,
Kirk

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R51 General Discussion / Re: Slide Impossible to Rack With Full Mag
« on: November 30, 2017, 05:45:06 AM »
For what it's worth, I've never had this problem with my R51.

Peace favor your sword,
Kirk

You must have gotten lucky on your mags they provided you.
4 of the 2nd gen mags from two different sources and one of the 1st gen mags.  None of them have the issue.

I don't think I got lucky, I think you got unlucky.

Peace favor your sword,
Kirk

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R51 General Discussion / Re: Slide Impossible to Rack With Full Mag
« on: November 30, 2017, 02:21:52 AM »

R51Fan,
     Lock the slide back and insert the mag.   Pull the slide back and let it "slingshot" closed.    This is what Remington says to do in the manual
for the gun.   

This is another oddity of the R51 and is something you absolutely do not want in a defense pistol. What are you supposed to do if clearing a jam during a firefight? You drop the mag, rack the slide to clear the round, now your slide is forward when you insert your new mag. Only way to make this work is to keep your backup mag loaded with only 6 rounds which would be, well, another oddity of the R51. Don't get me wrong, I really like my R51, I just need it to work properly if it's ever going to be my defense carry piece.
For what it's worth, I've never had this problem with my R51.

Peace favor your sword,
Kirk

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R51 General Discussion / NRA Gun of the Week - R51
« on: November 30, 2017, 02:20:06 AM »
The R51 gets highlighted as NRA's "Gun of the Week"

A brief description and a short video

https://www.americanrifleman.org/articles/2017/11/25/nra-gun-of-the-week-remington-r51-pistol/

Peace favor your sword,
Kirk


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Introductions section / Re: New owner from Pittsburgh
« on: November 29, 2017, 03:45:44 AM »
My R51 really likes the profile and feed characteristics of the Hornady Critical Duty which uses the 135gr FlexLock.

I'm seriously considering trying a small run of 115gr FTX for handloading.

Peace favor your sword,
Kirk

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Other Guns - talk about them here / Re: Remington RP9 chamber
« on: November 27, 2017, 02:34:06 AM »
That's one thing I haven't thought about. I am going to load up some 9 mm for my R51 today, and see how they do in it. But I would imagine that once they have been through that re-sizing die, I shouldn't have any problems. Who knows? Like was brought up in the other forum, Remington made the chamber to min. spec. so it's gone be tight.
Build one then plunk it first.

I've built using 6 or 7 different brands and makes of bullets, using care to follow book COAL.  Most of them end up failing plunk in my R51 barrel.

Peace favor your sword,
Kirk

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Other Guns - talk about them here / Remington RP9 chamber
« on: November 24, 2017, 12:41:29 AM »
Friend over on HPFF just bought the Remington RP9.  He reports the same issues with the chamber of the RP9 that I've seen on the R51.  Tight chamber, short leade, short freebore... All within SAMMI spec, but just barely.

https://www.hipointfirearmsforums.com/threads/dear-reviewers-of-the-remington-rp9-who-had-problems.321951/page-2#post-2437761

Peace favor your sword,
Kirk

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R51 General Discussion / Re: Remington friendly customer service
« on: November 13, 2017, 04:53:50 AM »
Remington wants to keep it under their control.  I have a friend who is a certified Remington Armorer.  Had to go to the Rem. plant to get the training.  He did get and has access to armorer's manuals and material from Remington.

To them, I imagine it's a matter of keeping it under their control.  There's lots of advantages for them to do this and lots of disadvantages to them to let armorer's material go out of their control.

Peace favor your sword,
Kirk

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R51 General Discussion / Re: Remington Head Chopping Session.
« on: November 09, 2017, 05:29:00 AM »
Maybe this explains the sale prices and rebates we saw earlier in the year.  It looks like Remington needs some cash flow.
"Earlier?"  Remington has a "Pre Black Friday" rebate of $100 on pistols.  Along with the current sale price, it brings the RM380 down to around $170, the R51 to around $215, and the RP9 down to around $230.

https://www.cdnnsports.com/firearms.html#category_2=FIREARMS%2FHANDGUNS&manufacturer=REMINGTON
https://www.rkguns.com/handguns.html?brand=55
https://remington.rebateaccess.com/promotion.php?p=77826

I may have to sell something but Daddy wants a new gun!  ;)

Peace favor your sword,
Kirk

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Here's the link and the "story" (such as it is):

http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2017/10/30/remington-top-executives/

BREAKING: Top Executives Leave Remington; Furlough Days Scheduled

In another possible sign of a continued softening firearms market, three top executives from Remington have left the company to pursue other opportunities. The three VPs represent some of the hardest hit subsections of the firearms industry – Firearms/Accessories, Ammunition and Sales divisions.

In addition, Remington is announcing the future use of employee furlough days. Although the affected departments have not yet been announced, the logical assumption would be that they would mirror those of the exiting VPs. The company is stating that it is selecting furloughs rather than a reduction in force (RIF) – layoffs.

TFB will be following this story and will provide updates as they become available.
The Following Top Executives Left Remington:

    Senior Vice President/General Manager, Firearms and Accessories
    Senior Vice President, Ammunition
    Senior Vice President of Sales

    In reaction to the industry’s soft market and a need to adjust inventory already in the distribution channels, we are scheduling furlough days. We are taking this approach versus a RIF to be positioned well for 2018.

    – Jessica Kallam, Manager, Media Relations & Public Affairs, Remington Outdoor Company, Inc.


Here's the Podcast I heard it on:
http://www.gunnation.us/2017/11/episode188-pop-smoke.html

Peace favor your sword,
Kirk

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