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R51 General Discussion / Re: No folks, I lieth not
« on: Today at 09:18:09 AM »
Uh-oh, someone's got too much time on his hands ;D ,or there's bad weather outside.

All the above.  :<)  :)   I have the same problem.

R51 General Discussion / Re: Magazine spring and follower
« on: Today at 09:16:32 AM »
     Temp in the low '70s tomorrow, gonna go out and shoot Smokey.  Also gonna
eval all 8 mags and keep logs on them.   Each mag has different mods on them.
My last mag #8, I got from Big Green has no mods at all.   Gonna try it in Smokey first,
then Blackie.

R51 General Discussion / Re: New R51 range report
« on: January 19, 2018, 08:33:17 AM »
You rock!

R51 General Discussion / Re: R51 fired without cartridge fully seated.
« on: January 19, 2018, 08:31:51 AM »
I just "plunk-checked" my reloads and they are perfect... You might have a lemon barrel(?) Not sure if it makes any difference, but I bought mine right after the Gen 2s came out and haven't had any of the problems I have seen people talk about on this forum (after about the first 100 rounds).
I plunk mine too.  I actually bought a second barrel so that I could have it in my reloading gear to plunk right away.

The rounds that plunk right end up being so short that they cause feed problems.

It's not too big a deal, just a bit irritating is all.  I'll just feed the R51 factory fresh ammo and save my reloads for all of my other 9mm chambered guns.

Peace favor your sword,

     Is it possible to have a competent gunsmith rerbore the chamber so that the reloads fit properly?"
Kinda above my pay grade.The barrels on ebay are cheap enough to try it on one or two.

R51 General Discussion / Re: Barrel Thread Pitch
« on: January 19, 2018, 08:27:49 AM »
If you come up with a standard threaded barrel, I will be interested.
No Metric stuff.

R51 General Discussion / Re: Slide lock and all thumbs, is it just me?
« on: January 19, 2018, 08:23:05 AM »
I set my left hand under the grip and have not had a problem since I
started shooting two handed.   I still like the one handed stance though.
I do not put my left thumb anywhere near the slide.  I rest my gun hand
on the palm of my left hand and it works great.
The weaver stance sucks for me.

R51 General Discussion / Re: Barrel Thread Pitch
« on: January 18, 2018, 02:52:15 PM »
     Have you noticed that there is no room on the end of the barrel for a suppressor?
The end of the barrel is flush with the front of the slide.    Or do you intend to fabricate
a totally new longer  barrel?

R51 General Discussion / Re: Bet you can't guess...
« on: January 18, 2018, 02:49:55 PM »
     To prove out the springs,  take the mags apart and swap the springs.
BTW, have you numbered your mags with a Dremel tool or something?

My Charlotte pistol mag release pin is tighter than Scrooges wallet.   I was going to
take a look at it, and it won't come out!  Leaving well enough alone.

Other Guns - talk about them here / Re: Remington RP9 chamber
« on: January 17, 2018, 08:51:33 AM »
     you guys that reload are above my pay grade, and I respect you for that.
I use store bought ammo, and so far have not had any problems with
any ammo in the few mags that work for me.  I am logging in the 8 mags that
I have and it is an on going process..  I will eventually post the results, however
it may be a long post.

R51 General Discussion / Re: Bet you can't guess...
« on: January 17, 2018, 08:45:26 AM »
     I have noticed that the mags that need an Uplula to load are the ones that
have FTFs.  The mags I modified with a clip of one curl on the springs seem to
work batter.   Yet other mags need the follower modified.  There is no
happy medium.  I am keeping records on 8 mags, and each one has a different

R51 General Discussion / Re: R51 fired without cartridge fully seated.
« on: January 17, 2018, 08:40:59 AM »
     Stay on their asses.  Big Green has been kind of lackadaisical lately about
repairs.   They seem to be inclined to replace.   Especially about repairs.
As much as we love these little guns,  I am starting to wonder how long they
will last.   I have fiddled and diddled with my 8 magazines and can't wait to
get in some warm weather to try out the mods.   Otherwise, I will have a
Single shot R51!

R51 General Discussion / Re: New R51 range report
« on: January 16, 2018, 08:27:04 AM »
     Glad to oblige.   Go to the Trijicon page, place your cursor on the address line (URL)
Right click and then click on "copy" in the drop down.   To send the url, when you sign in on here
write your message, then click on "paste" at the end of your text.   
Hope this helps.

Introductions section / Re: Engineerpower!
« on: January 15, 2018, 01:22:25 PM »
     It is about time that somebody took heed to the complaints of the R51
community.   We have a couple of members who have designed new
triggers and mag followers and a couple of mag adjustments. 
We need somebody like your outfit to give us hope.

Could the problem be the aluminum frame?   Big Green needs to get on the stick.

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