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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?

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.

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!

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...

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...

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...

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!

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!

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.

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.     

R51 General Discussion / Re: Firing pin fail
« on: November 30, 2017, 05:55:52 AM »
My R51 has very strong firing pin action; the primer indent actually has a little ridge around it, like a moon crater, indicating a strong strike. Also, the pistol will fire with magazine removed!

R51 General Discussion / Re: shooting low
« on: November 27, 2017, 09:48:33 AM »
I'm hitting at least a foot low at 15 yds.; will be looking for replacement or altered sights. Will be next shooting at 7-10 yds. just to see how it hits at defensive range.

R51 General Discussion / Re: First Range Day with the New R51 and Review
« on: November 25, 2017, 04:26:10 AM »
Hi, I too, am not impressed with the trigger on the R51. Not the action, but the particular piece itself. The plastic does look 'cheap', and it seems to set kind of high in the trigger guard for an instinctual finger feel; you kind of have to consciously keep your finger upwards, in a sense. That said, before finding this nice Forum, I came across numerous web comments castigating the Remington Company and its products. If someone doesn't like a product, just let it go. Men who have an odd personal grudge that drives them to make angry statements on line, even deriding a company president personally, have no place on educational, experience-sharing forums like this one. I like my R51, and am glad to be learning about it; any 'negative' comments are meant as 'constructive criticism'. Thanks, all.

Finding an R51 Pistol / Finding R521's
« on: November 22, 2017, 01:41:11 AM »
I'm not all that familiar with computers, yet, sometimes I don't know just what to 'click'; but Target Master in Chadds Ford, Pa., (Rt. 202N) had a nice stack of R51's when I bought mine recently. It seems to be a Remington authorized dealer, got a neat Velcro-type sleeve patch, "Remington Defense" along with my purchase. Thanks, everyone.

Introductions section / Happy to See a Forum on my newest Pistol;
« on: November 21, 2017, 04:54:11 AM »
Greetings, Everyone; I'm glad to see a forum about this interesting new Pistol, the R51. I was aware of it, and read up on it since the Recall issue; when Rem offered the $100 off rebate program, I jumped at the chance to buy/try one, as it was only $244. after tax, tags, and title. I look forward to hearing from others about their experiences; I believe I was drawn in by the 'retro' looks and price. Have a great Thanksgiving, all!  :

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