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General Discussion / Re: Remington Faces Default
« on: January 09, 2018, 08:56:56 PM »
One of my favorite LGS's recently dropped Big Green because of their pricing policies.


“LGS” ?

R51 General Discussion / Re: problems with r-51
« on: December 25, 2017, 08:19:56 PM »
Get Remington to send you some new mags.  I bought a second r51 with one crappy mag.  Put it in my last gun, which has been pretty flawless, and suddenly it's nosediving, doublefeeding, etc......

I think the guns themselves are fine.  The mags are most of the problem.

They did send me two a couple of weeks ago.  Since they appeared to be the same as what came with the gun, I just threw them in my gun bag where they continue to lay.  I haven't had the time to go to the range since, but I don't have a lot of hope.  Remington, for me with this pistol, has been a big let down.

R51 General Discussion / Re: problems with r-51
« on: December 25, 2017, 08:42:00 AM »
I see you're in Atlanta.  Want to trade a walther Ccp for that r51?

Thanks, but no thanks.  I have enough pistols.  If I do decide to dump the R51, it will be sold not traded.  Thanks again for the offer.

R51 General Discussion / Re: problems with r-51
« on: December 24, 2017, 10:35:36 PM »

However, one must realize that ammo can and is a big factor.  The gun cant be any better than what one feeds it.  Unlike some other folks on other guns, I dont believe that every gun should run every brand/type ammo out there!

I find way too much divation in any ONE BRAND of ammo, that one could reasonably expect ANY gun to run them ALL perfectly!

I have a Beretta 92FS, , a CZ75, a CZ83 and a Sig Blackwater.  All have worked flawlessly on whatever ammo (including Russian steel) I've used without the first glitch - not one! - in a lot of years.  It is a real disappointment that a company like Remington has put out such a glitchy pistol as the R51.  A major manufacturer's product should not require the amount of kludging this pistol requires.

Even though I've modified the mags and run several hundred rounds through it, the R51 is still not reliable enough for me to use for CC.

Just my personal experience.  Happy Christmas!

R51 General Discussion / Re: Merry Christmas
« on: December 20, 2017, 09:37:08 PM »
Thankfully, under this President, it is PC to say Merry Christmas!

R51 General Discussion / Re: Magazine quality control.
« on: December 18, 2017, 07:30:58 AM »
I've shelved my R51.  I am unable to get 100% reliability with my preferred CC ammo - Federal 115 grain JHP +P+.  Most failures are FTF by hanging on that front lip of the mag; and I'm sick of fooling with it.

My CZ83 is 100% reliable with any ammo, and it's only slightly more bulky than this baulky R51.

Charlotte 0015xxxR51

R51 General Discussion / Re: Fully dedicated holsters; waiting for one!
« on: December 13, 2017, 09:49:13 PM »
I'm holding off on any holsters for the R51; I want to see ones specifically dedicated to the pistol, not just a coincidental 'perfect fit', although I respect peoples' experiences and postings thereof...

Did you see the photos I posted in another thread.  Perfect fit for my R51CT.

Photos - Remington R51 photos / Re: Holsters, one more time
« on: December 07, 2017, 01:12:14 AM »
Well, at least they make one that will fit with a laserguard!

I do need an IWB though.
Guess I had better look into them, thanks!

Several available, but some look to be very bulky.  See here:


Photos - Remington R51 photos / Re: Holsters, one more time
« on: December 05, 2017, 03:13:21 AM »
My R51CT with its Cross Breed holster.

Other Guns - talk about them here / Re: R51 vs the RM380
« on: December 04, 2017, 09:59:40 PM »

With what little I know about anodizing aluminum, I would guess that the "smoked surface", hardening is automatically a bit thinner.  As I said, the darker color sort of portends a thicker, more durable finish in my mind.

Possibly, not not necessarily so.  The black color is from a dye, not thickness or hardness.  The same is true for the smoke, but a different dye.

(Metal finishing is my business.  In fact one of my customers is anodizing Remington frames.)

R51 General Discussion / Re: Slide Impossible to Rack With Full Mag
« on: December 04, 2017, 09:54:28 PM »

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,

"NDA" ??

R51 General Discussion / Re: Slide Impossible to Rack With Full Mag
« on: December 01, 2017, 04:42:59 AM »
I think there may be more to the problem as there shouldn't be enough friction between the brass case and smooth stainless block to lock it up.

Oh, there certainly is more than enough friction when that top cartridge is jammed up tight against the bottom of that block.  That's why trimming the follower pretty much fixes the problem; because, before it gets trimmed, the follower is jammed up tight against the bottom of the mag when 7 rounds are inserted.

Photos - Remington R51 photos / Re: Holsters, one more time
« on: November 24, 2017, 11:48:34 PM »
I am finding a number of holsters, but none for the gun with a lasre!

I do have a new laser coming but not until next month.

I will have to send it to one of these, if I dont find something acceptable by then.

Cross Breed makes several.  I have one of theirs, and it fits my R51CT perfectly.

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