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Introductions section / Re: New owner from Denver!
« on: March 22, 2019, 10:22:08 AM »
Welcome aboard Denver! Very glad to have you over here! Lots of great info, and great help.

Why buy a R-51 Pistol / Re: How many
« on: March 12, 2019, 01:06:16 AM »
Have a black one, will pick up a smoke version to go along with it in the future.

R51 General Discussion / Re: Another Sooch00 R51 review
« on: March 09, 2019, 01:34:39 AM »
So.....what's the gripe? Saying you wouldn't buy a gun because of ONE malfunction in 1000 rounds? In my opinion it shows what lack of experience you have in handling guns if you shy from one that produces results like that. 99% of all cases it is simply remove the mag, rack the slide, and re-insert and you are good to go. Very rarely do you have a fight ending malfunction, and very rarely is it the guns fault. If he really knew what the heck he was doing, it wouldn't be a problem for him.

Introductions section / Re: New guy
« on: March 04, 2019, 04:05:06 AM »
Welcome aboard! 

Oops, I see your gun is a Charlotte frame - both of mine are Huntsville; hence the H in the Serial.  Still is yours a smokey?

He did say gray, so I am assuming that it is a smokey. So far all of the smokies that are out there are of Huntsville production.

R51 General Discussion / Re: Is Remington still making R51's?
« on: February 26, 2019, 01:26:36 AM »
Please do. I hope this is only temporary. I think that even after a terribly rocky start, the R51s popularity may actually be slowly on the rise. It would be a shame to kill it now.

R51 General Discussion / Re: Sweetheart Grips?
« on: February 26, 2019, 01:25:00 AM »

I would have to see it done before I made a final judgement call, but my guess is the R51 has too small a grip surface area for something like that. The 1911 is perfect for those because it has such large grips. But I wouldn't mind seeing some trial grips made up. Maybe Rita Hayworth, Ginger Rogers or any of the Vargas girls. But the 1911 almost demands having those grips.

Say, that poor gun has see some humidity hasn't it? I haven't seen one look so bad before. Of course the grips look great! 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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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