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R51 General Discussion / Re: New magazine design?
« on: March 23, 2018, 02:16:25 PM »

Thanks for that info. I bought 4 additional mags in late '17. Had trouble on two outings with nose dives. Haven't mod'ed any of them, yet.

Will try to get a couple of 2018 models. I'm hoping that cures the ills. If so, I'll definitely try some of your tricks on the old mags.

Only other issue I had was the frozen firing pin issue. Curiously, it didn't occur during shooting but while I was 'playing' with the bits. Cleaning and reassembling things.  I knocked out the retaining pin and didn't really see any crud in there, but the pin is free now. I have not shot it since doing that.

R51 General Discussion / New magazine design?
« on: March 22, 2018, 01:32:30 PM »
I must have missed some posts. Did Remington introduce a new magazine for the R51. I'm looking at the pics associated with the R51 mags on Bud's and Grabagun and it looks like there are 6 holes for viewing shells instead of 4 that I have on my mags. Also, there appears to be a subtle difference in the front where they've removed the dent in the metal and extended a rib to the front of the follower.

That mod sounds like what you guys have been doing to 'fix' the nose dive issues, etc.

Is this true? Or am I looking at the 'stock' images that don't match the R51?

I had several nose dives in my first couple of hundred rounds. Love the handling, pointing and general feel of the gun. Just wish the feed was more reliable. Haven't tried any defensive rounds, yet. Strictly standard pressure round nose stuff.

Introductions section / New to the R51
« on: November 23, 2017, 12:22:46 AM »
Hello from Kentucky. I've been following the R51 since it was first introduced. Always procrastinating, I waited until the reintroduction and the Remington rebates.

Always around guns growing up, but didn't become really interested until around 2000, mainly for 'fun' and self/home defense. Fascinated by mechanisms, machining and quality in the various models. I hope we've picked a gem. I really want the R51 to be the carry piece to replace my gen 1 LCP.

I'm a terrible shot, but that just means there's lots of room for improvement, right?  ;)

I expect to learn a lot from you guys and maybe some day to repay the favor.

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