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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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Gun related links / Re: Breakdown and clean the R51
« on: March 20, 2018, 04:39:19 AM »
Ranges seem to like brass, which they sell as scrap. More money to be made that way!

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General Discussion / Mfgr. listening?
« on: January 22, 2018, 08:02:41 AM »
I have to think that the Remington Co. has tech people monitoring sites such as this, in order to know what the actual consumer is experiencing with the product...(R51 pistol). I'd hope so, as a couple hundred guys buying, shooting, and obsessing over every little detail of the pistol is a true, real-world view of use of the product...

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R51 General Discussion / Re: TRIGGER SHAPE (POLL)
« on: December 19, 2017, 04:42:08 AM »
If someone markets a popularly priced replacement trigger, they'd be in good shape! I think many owners would want one...

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R51 General Discussion / Fully dedicated holsters; waiting for one!
« on: December 13, 2017, 08:38:54 AM »
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...

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R51 General Discussion / Re: TRIGGER SHAPE (POLL)
« on: December 13, 2017, 08:36:30 AM »
Since the R51 grip panels are easily replaceable, I painted mine bright orange, with a carefully placed "green" in the big 'R' letter, then sealed it all with clear gloss enamel. It looks great (to me, anyway!), and I can always replace the grips if I want. It would seem there's a new color trend in handguns? The gray I see coming out on some pistols...Yes, the R51 trigger shape is a little 'off' somehow as my finger enters the trigger guard, but the let-off and function of the trigger action itself is fine. I like the gun!

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R51 General Discussion / Re: How Long Does the R51 Have to Live?
« on: December 05, 2017, 09:47:27 AM »
I'm hoping they keep it on the market for an open time. I admit I bought mine due to the $100 rebate, but I kind of liked the R51 from the start. Oh, and the fact that it was revamped after the recall. Let's wait and see! Let's not be Negative Neds!

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R51 General Discussion / Re: First Range Day with the New R51 and Review
« on: December 02, 2017, 05:20:14 AM »
Springfield Art recently fired his r51 120 more rounds of hardball; total now at 200 rds. with zero fails...no nosedives, jams, FTFs, etc.

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R51 General Discussion / Re: shooting low
« on: December 02, 2017, 05:17:32 AM »
Hi. I need to move both front and rear sights...yet even after loosening the set screw and putting tiny drop of Kroil 'creeping' oil, placing slide in padded vice and trying to drift sights with an appropriate tool, they won't move at all, almost like they're 'welded' into place or something. Any suggestions as to how I can move them? What did you do to get them to slide over? Thanks. Springfield Art.     

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