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General Discussion / Re: Breakin rounds needed
« on: February 11, 2019, 01:27:24 PM »
I'm at 200, and mine still won't charge from a full mag and the slide closed.

Your follower legs need to be trimmed. I took about 1/16" off mine and that fixed the problem.

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General Discussion / Re: Finally got it out to the range
« on: February 08, 2019, 04:30:36 AM »
I have a lot of scratch marks on mine too. Normal from what I have found out. Ill post some pics of mine later if I can find them. Glad to hear your pistol is running like it should.

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General Discussion / Re: R51 after action report.
« on: February 08, 2019, 04:29:14 AM »
Update.  We're at 135 rounds and the piece is definitely getting more reliable. Still experimenting with different ammo...

Glad to hear! I am at almost 400 rounds, and zero malfunctions myself! This little pistol in my opinion (other than Remington's remake of the 1911)  is perhaps the best remade pistol of the 21st Century.

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R51 General Discussion / Re: Is Remington still making R51's?
« on: February 05, 2019, 09:20:06 AM »
Well, i guess its time to start waiting for the big liquidation clearance.  When I start seeing these going for $100-150, ill buy a ton of them.

Im guessing when there is an official announcement that it's being discontinued, this will confirm everyone's bias that these were junk.  I would imagine thats when the firesale will start.

Personally, id ditch every other handgun i own in favor of these.

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^Dito. My strategy exactly.

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R51 General Discussion / Re: Good deals
« on: February 05, 2019, 09:18:48 AM »
I am hoping for prices to dip to $150 or so before I buy again. Especially since they are now no longer a production pistol.

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R51 General Discussion / Re: R51 Disassembly Tooling
« on: February 02, 2019, 04:08:00 PM »
Been away for a week, but all I can say is that I am impressed! May have to spring for one next pay check!

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R51 General Discussion / Re: Trigger - Who wants a metal one?
« on: January 18, 2019, 11:42:52 AM »
I would love one. $30 range would be perfectly doable.

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Introductions section / Re: Introductory post
« on: January 12, 2019, 10:12:01 AM »
Thank you for your affirmation. I would be a terrible shame to see this extremely capable and well-made firearm fall from favor simply due to inept reviewers and users.

Well, I literally just got back from the range a few minutes ago and saw your post. I just ran about 28 rounds through it (mixed FMJ and Federal Hydra-Shok) and not the first hiccup. Funny how the haters (trashing a respected American company) came out of the woodwork for the R51 but the whole debacle with the Glock (Austrian) 42 was just gently smoothed over as an "oops" moment and shoved under the rug. I think the R51 is  maybe starting to slowly get some positive attention in the gun world. Or at least I hope so.

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Introductions section / Re: Introductory Post
« on: January 12, 2019, 02:26:22 AM »
Welcome aboard! There is a lot of information on this forum that you can read through here. Most of which is really useful. Glad to have you!

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Introductions section / Re: Greetings from VA
« on: January 12, 2019, 02:24:43 AM »
Welcome aboard! Glad you found us!

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Introductions section / Re: Introductory post
« on: January 12, 2019, 02:22:56 AM »
Welcome aboard! Glad to have you with us! I wholeheartedly agree with your opinions on the little pistol. It continues to be maligned by haters who just want to hate. I carry mine with confidence as well. As much confidence as I would carry my 1911.

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Introductions section / Re: New Member Post
« on: January 12, 2019, 02:20:31 AM »
Welcome! Glad to have you with us! Kudos to you for giving the little pistol a chance. So many folk just trash it and do not give it a second thought. Glad you are enjoying it!

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R51 General Discussion / Re: My new R51
« on: January 12, 2019, 02:17:53 AM »
You guys are making me want to buy another now! Can't turn one down at these prices!

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R51 General Discussion / Re: Is Remington still making R51's?
« on: January 05, 2019, 02:07:45 AM »
Remington is still showing the pistol in their catalog. I haven't heard any industry news reporting that they have or are going to quit making them anytime soon. I am hoping that they will start to gain a little bit more of a following and hopefully be successful.

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Introductions section / Re: Introduction post
« on: January 05, 2019, 02:06:01 AM »
Welcome!

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