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R51 General Discussion / Catch up on old topic. Mag ,mods
« on: February 15, 2018, 07:58:06 AM »
        Went to the range today (finally). Between the cold and these old bones,
I finally made it to the range.   All 8 mags functioned perfectly,  I used all the junk
9MM amm I had in my dope bag.  Only two misteps.  One ARX cartridge took a
good dent in the primer but did not fire, second try it fired.  And, 1 Winchester
white box cartridge Pulled trigger, no hit on primer.   Second try fired.
Both happened with Smokey.   I will clean it thoroughly and try it again.
Blackie worked flawlessly. I ran all 8 mags through both guns and was pleased
with the results.  Total of 150 rounds.

R51 General Discussion / New R51,
« on: January 31, 2018, 10:02:00 AM »
I picked up my Smoke R51 at My FFL In Copperas cove, a couple of weeks ago,
and there was another R51 waiting to be picket up.  Sure would like to know who is was.  If you are in Copperas Cove, Texas, and recently picked up an R51
at "Just Glocks"  PM me 

R51 General Discussion / Grip Screws and Washers
« on: January 23, 2018, 04:33:37 AM »
Numrich has R51 grip screws and washers.  Kinda proud of 'em though.
Still, when ya gotta have 'em, you gotta have 'em!

R51 General Discussion / The skinny on gun springs.
« on: January 22, 2018, 12:02:22 PM »
This is what I found out on springs.
Makes sense to me!


R51 General Discussion / Magazine spring and follower
« on: January 12, 2018, 02:57:13 AM »
I have noticed that there is no clearance where the spring fits into the mag follower.
The spring can get cocked under the follower and blocks the seventh round!
This is what I now believe anyway.   
To get around this,  I insert the spring into the bottom of the follower and
while holding the mag vertically I insert the follower and spring into the mag
as a unit.    Then when you compress the spring into the mag, the spring
stays inside the follower.
FunFlyer's idea of beveling the inside sharp edges of the follower also helps.

R51 General Discussion / New R51 owner
« on: January 11, 2018, 10:05:36 AM »
When I picked up my Smokey at my local gun range here in Copperas Cove,
There was another R51 waiting to be picked up.
This in December.   
Is there another member on here with a new R51 who lives in
Coryell County, Texas?

R51 General Discussion / 8th New Mag for my R51!
« on: January 02, 2018, 08:35:35 AM »
Got my 8th new mag from Big Green today.  It feels funky when I cycle
rounds through the pistol., kind of clunky.  I will try to get out to the range tomorrow,
and check it out.   If it is not too cold!
I am starting to believe that the R51 is even more picky than 1911s when it
comes to magazines.


R51 General Discussion / Remington name changed to Para?
« on: December 28, 2017, 10:53:00 PM »
Has Remington changed their name to Para?   I received a tracking number for my
new magazine and the email was from Para.com!
Plus they said it was coming via FedEx but the tracking number is for UPS.

Best Regards from PARA!
Customer Service Division

R51 General Discussion / gonna clean my R51
« on: December 27, 2017, 08:35:45 AM »
After about 600 rounds, I am going to clean my pistol.
My conscience is bothering me.    I do not believe that
cleaning after every shoot is necessary, but that is my
opinion.     Do not do as I do.     I am satisfied with my
"Blackie".  Now to try out "Smokey".   Next Monday!

R51 General Discussion / Mag problems with Smokey
« on: December 23, 2017, 06:34:11 AM »
     I have not fired Smokey yet, as I am waiting for a new mag from Big Green.
When the pistol arrived, one mag was great, the other was FUBAR.  For you non
military types that means SNAFU.   :)
     As soon as I get the mag, I will take Smokey out to the range and
check her out.   Hopefully since it came from Huntsville, my fears will be

R51 General Discussion / Merry Christmas
« on: December 20, 2017, 08:46:01 AM »
i know, it is not PC to wish one a merry xmas.
How ever ,  that is the way I roll.   I spent 20 years in the military
protecting the 1st amendment, and all the others.   If you do not agree with me,
that is your right, and I will protect it to my death.

R51 General Discussion / R51 GRIPS
« on: December 18, 2017, 08:22:49 AM »
The Keefer's are telling me that after Xmas, they will be offering some more exotic grips
for the R51s.
I am totally happy with the Teak on my "Blackie" and the Bone on my "Smokey".
If you have large hands,  the increase in width is very comfortable.   And does not
"Print" at all.

R51 General Discussion / Big Green concerns
« on: December 17, 2017, 12:47:25 PM »
Does anybody believe that Big Green gives a fart about our mag problems?
Every body who complains to Big Green on the phone gets a new set of
mags which may or may not work.  50% of the time.  My Smoke I just bought
looks great, but 1/2 of the mags do not work.  Number 7 works great, number 6 is
a piece of crap.   The two I god sent to me were 50%!
I wonder how many are complaining to Big Green who are not on this forum?????
How can we get Big Green's attention?
You tube?  Facebook?  Both of these are above my pay grade.

R51 General Discussion / Email
« on: December 17, 2017, 12:32:51 PM »
Fun Flyer,
     PM me and I will send you my email, or vice versa.  we can yak with R51Fan
If you want to.   We will whip this mag thing!!!!!!!!

R51 General Discussion / Magazines
« on: December 17, 2017, 10:13:30 AM »
It has slowly come to my attention that we have some great pistols that work great,
when Big Green deigns to give us working mags.   But, we are finally
getting our stuff together and making our mags work.  For those of you who
have working mags,  good on you,  the rest of us are slowly figuring out
what the problem is on the rest of the FUBAR mags. 
Anyway,  Merry Christmas to you all, if that is what you do.  Gawd, I hate PC.

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