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General Discussion / Re: One Man's Speculation from SHOT Show 2018...
« on: January 18, 2019, 04:20:22 AM »
At my age, I can't wait for something to become valuable! I'm kind of an antique myself!

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General Discussion / Re: New R51 Shoots Great
« on: January 18, 2019, 04:17:53 AM »
I always liked that the frame is aluminum, a nice break from plastic-everything! It's one of the reasons I bought my R51.

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R51 General Discussion / Re: New R51 at the range
« on: January 15, 2019, 07:42:02 AM »
Hey, thanks for the feedback. I appreciate your sincere comments, and look forward to taking the R51 out again for much more volume shooting. This is a helpful site; I don't get into lots of sites, very limited, but the people on this one seem very dedicated to making these little pistols work! I just need to take it out to the range more and "wring it out". You make some good points!  :D

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R51 General Discussion / Re: New R51 at the range
« on: January 14, 2019, 07:29:56 AM »
I've only shot about 350 rds. from my R51, so I need more experience with it to state authoritatively, but I found it shot, with standard 9mm hardball, way Low. Wonder if anyone else found this. I mean, at 15 yds., at least 15-18 inches low.

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R51 General Discussion / Re: My new R51
« on: January 07, 2019, 10:37:05 AM »
No matter what happens in the marketplace regarding this neat pistol, it's a good thing that an American company developed it, and those of you on this site gave it a go by buying and tweaking and tinkering with it purely out of the love of firearms and shooting. All of you are what the firearm hobby is about. Any experience you have working with the R51 will enhance your general 'gun knowledge' in general, and will have been worth the time and effort. Have a safe Winter! :D

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R51 General Discussion / Re: Is Remington still making R51's?
« on: January 07, 2019, 10:31:30 AM »
I kind of doubt that Remington is still cranking these out at the factory. Any time a product has had the bad publicity this one has, there can't be much demand for it. Mine works fine. A local high volume range/store that is a big Remington dealer doesn't show it at all anymore; I think they got spooked off of it. The company wouldn't want to announce any termination as long as many are sitting on the shelves. Just my guess, I've no 'inside' information, either. Have a great 2018, all!  :D

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Introductions section / Re: New Member
« on: December 11, 2018, 10:31:59 AM »
Hi Phred; A local quality high volume gun shop that sells a lot of Remington stuff hasn't carried the R51 for a long time. I think many dealers are staying away from them because of all the problems that were reported. My own R51, bought when they had that $100 rebate last year, had no problems. Yet I see many guys do. I guess half the fun of being a 'gun guy' is ironing out kinks, etc. I'm sure this forum has helped many out in that regard. I'd like to know how the R51 is doing sales-wise nationally, though. Regards, Springfield Art.

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R51 General Discussion / Re: How are the newest R51's running?
« on: October 09, 2018, 08:15:28 AM »
Gosh, don't know why you'd want to nitro up a pocket pistol like that. Good ol' 9mm with 124 gr. bullets, what's not to like? If a fellow wants to shoot a hot-rod, just use a .45 or .357, whatever. Just sayin'; of course one may do as he chooses.   ???

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R51 General Discussion / Re: R51 Magazine lips
« on: July 12, 2018, 01:43:37 AM »
Someone mentioned recently they had better results using 124 gr. ammo. I just went through a box of 124, with no hang ups whatsoever. But, I had no issues in 300 rds. of standard 115 gr., either. My Huntsville seems to shoot reliably, except it hits so low I had to file the front sight down to raise the impact point. The mag springs are really firm; I need to remember to take the mag loading tool to the range! Looking to put more ammo downrange! Wish 124 gr. was easier to find! I like hardball, no sense in spending extra for fancy jacketed, etc., if all I'm doing is punching paper.

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Introductions section / Re: Thanks for the hardy welcome
« on: June 09, 2018, 05:20:52 AM »
I believe the early problems the R51 had are making them a bit hard to sell. That may be why the Florida prices were so reasonable. I notice the gun shop where I bought my R51 still has Rem. pistols, but no more R51's. Maybe the Company is quietly winding down production. I had no beef with my R51, and many on the Forum seem to like them as well. Don't you all wish there was some kind of permit we could get to allow us to buy handguns at dealers outside of our own State? Oh, well, it's not the early 1960's anymore! Great reading others' experiences with them, and holster issues as well. Regards to all.

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R51 General Discussion / Re: gone till September
« on: May 09, 2018, 06:55:23 AM »
I live in Pa., and know an excellent gunsmith in S. Jersey; taking things to him for work & repair is fraught with risk; there's no way to transport even an unloaded firearm for such purposes into NJ as far as I know. Some years back, a friend's acquaintance had a muzzleloader rifle confiscated at a traffic stop. When he got it back, the state guys had engraved a tag number on it with an electric pencil, just to yank the guy's chain. (He was a Civil War shooter-type guy). With the new governor in NJ, The feds consider black powder muzzleloaders as 'not firearms', but some states do; NJ, NY, MA, etc.   

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I've got a Huntsville HO165xxR51

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I always wondered why people  were reluctant to publish the serial number of an old gun such as we see written up in gun magazine articles. I guess they are afraid someone would recognize the SN or try to claim it was property of others; you know, a guy could say, hey, that was my daddy's pistol, I want it back! Caution is always a good policy. I get a chuckle out of the "Smokey" nickname the gray models have now. Part of the fun all of the Forum people are having with this brand-new product, poring over every feature of it. It's interesting that some of the guys are buying two or more R51's. I'm glad I got mine and was not put off by the initial 1st Gen. recall. 

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Why buy a R-51 Pistol / Continued Sales?
« on: April 16, 2018, 08:01:52 AM »
With the current financial troubles Remington is having, are they still making and distributing the R51? The early bad press the pistol first received must've had a negative effect on sales. Are we currently seeing the total final numbers of this pistol to ever be made? The company isn't very forthcoming with information, from what I can see on line...wonder how many were produced?

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R51 General Discussion / Re: magazines
« on: April 09, 2018, 08:54:27 AM »
I'm lucky, too, my R51 has had no problems at all, but only about 350 rds. shot so far. The magazines see to work perfectly. Will be putting more downrange now that Spring is here.

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