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Introductions section / Re: New member from Texas.
« on: Today at 01:15:23 AM »
Welcome aboard from Louisiana!

R51 General Discussion / Re: Any range updates?
« on: September 17, 2018, 10:43:24 AM »
Ran another 100 rounds through it with the new mags and no issues. Good to go.

Glad your new mags are working for you without modifications. Maybe Remington has them worked out once and for all.

R51 General Discussion / Re: Got some new mags
« on: September 16, 2018, 03:53:34 AM »
7 warning shots and 1 lethal throw!  ;D Just kidding! Glad they are working for you!

Introductions section / Re: Introductory Post
« on: September 16, 2018, 03:52:06 AM »
Welcome aboard from Louisiana! You have come to the right place.

R51 General Discussion / Re: Any range updates?
« on: September 07, 2018, 09:38:03 AM »
Fraid not. Been way too busy lately. The weather has been too hot as well, and when it isn't hot, the precipitation isn't conducive to shooting. Life will slow down here in the next few weeks and the weather should hopefully be better as well.

Introductions section / Re: Intro
« on: September 04, 2018, 12:54:56 PM »
Welcome aboard from Louisiana! Lots of great info on here!

R51 General Discussion / Re: R51 Redemption
« on: August 18, 2018, 03:03:21 AM »

Very happy for you that your R51 is working like she should!! Kudos to you for continuing to press Remington to make it right. I would have given up, and fixed it myself through trial and error. Fortunately mine worked just like that out of the box. I guess I got lucky. I will report back to you after this weekend on how mine does loading 7+1. I hope she runs like she should and doesn't give me my first failure! She's got a clean record, I would hate to mar it! Very happy for you, and please keep us posted with updates! Enjoy your new reliable R51!!


R51 General Discussion / Re: A New Magazine Failure
« on: August 18, 2018, 02:45:35 AM »
Better pull the spring and have a look. Maybe it got dorked up and is stacking under one side of the follower legs.

Thanks Todd! I did look, and the spring is not binding or dorked up in any way. However, I have reason to believe now, that the follower is not compressing down evenly in the mag housing. The further it goes down the cants ever so slightly forward. Meaning, nose down, tail high attitude. With the rear end of the cartridge high, it would be difficult at best to get the bolt (Perdersen Block) over the rim of the cartridge case causing a snag. Compounded by a tab bent inward too far, not allowing the nose of the bullet to sit evenly in the mag?????  But, the follower legs may be the root cause of this anyway, so I will trim the legs down later this weekend, and see if that will help. Also, note the nosedive issue in the last picture. I may need to bend the tab out a little, but if I can even get to the point of loading a round, I want to shoot it and see how it does without bending it. It may work, or it may not.

Taking your advice I examined two of the three magazines, think the third is in the truck. Locked the slide open and inserted the mags full and then empty. Both cases would eject. Confirming your thoughts about interference. Began looking at the mags and noticed that the horizontal detail line at the top rear of the mags exhibited some damage from the bolt. Nicks and scratches rear to front (burrs). will take a dremel to them in the morning and let you know. Will try to attach photos. One pic is of the two mags side by side, shows some minor differences in shape caused by the forming process. Will not allow the pics, file too large.

Glad to see we are barking up the right tree! As far as pics go, try Easy to use, and will get your pics sized how you like them. Then, just download them again in their resized format. I think Robert has a thread stickied on here somewhere on posting pics. Try the search bar on here and see if it helps.

R51 General Discussion / Re: A New Magazine Failure
« on: August 17, 2018, 07:56:41 AM »
last two

R51 General Discussion / Re: A New Magazine Failure
« on: August 17, 2018, 07:54:11 AM »
The pics

R51 General Discussion / A New Magazine Failure
« on: August 17, 2018, 07:49:49 AM »
Hello All,

Just thought this needed to be posted. This was a new mag from Grab-A-Gun that I bought a while back, but just now started to break out and use. When I went to load it into the pistol this morning before heading out the door, I experienced a new problem that I have never before encountered. For whatever reason, with a fully loaded mag, I could not reciprocate the slide fully to the rear, and when I released the slide, it would not go fully forward into battery. No matter how hard I tried to pull it to the rear, it flat refused to go back further. I could get the slide to come fully forward, but not after giving it a forceful wack with the palm of my hand. So I tried to snap some pics one-handed so you can see what is happening. Very strange. Maybe the follower legs need to be trimmed??? This mag has NOT BEEN MODDED since purchase. So I re-loaded my good mag and headed out...frustrated. I wish to God somebody could get these mags straight!!!!  >:(

I have three mags and none of them will eject when fully loaded. It does not keep me from carrying the gun, it is just a seven round pistol at present.
The mag release button will not depress from either side so it must be an interference issue. Has anyone else encountered this ?

I'm beginning to wonder if the release is somehow hitting on a round in the magazine. With the magazine fully loaded, can you inspect where the release cutouts are in the magazine and see if there could be any possible interference from a cartridge? Other than that, the only possible explanation I can provide would be the actual cutouts for the release on the magazine are messed up, or for some reason are providing resistance for the mag release button??????  It's hard trying to diagnose a problem when I am not looking at it. I need to go get mine and take a look see. Maybe I can do better if I see it!

Welcome aboard! This has been a frequent squawk among quite a few reviews of the pistol online. The best remedy I can think of is like Todd proposed earlier...a glove. Other than that, the sharp edge would have to sanded off, but that would ruin the finish.

Scouts Owner,

I think the problem is with the grip safety itself, and not recoil. Recoil may play a part in it, but if the safety itself wasn't so sharp around the edges, it would solve most of the OP's problems. As far as not ejecting on a full mag, have you checked to see if you have any binding anywhere? That would be the only thing I can think of. Also, is it mag specific, or does it affect all mags??


I re-watched your video, and it just now clicked with me that I have never tried 7+1 before. I have always loaded a full mag, cycled the first round, and got down to work. Maybe that explains why I have never had a malfunction! If I try 7+1 this weekend, I think I may have problems. I will have to give it a try.

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