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R51 General Discussion / POINT AND SHOOT
« on: December 10, 2017, 02:29:01 PM »
Just a thought,
       I have not seen any discussion on this forum about practicing "point and shoot"
with the R51.    I practice three ways, with the sights, with the CT and point and shoot.
I find that the R52 is very amenable to point and shoot   Up to about 12 yards.
As an aside,  I also find it more enjoyable to shoot tin cans at 50 feet than paper.
For some reason, I hit more beer cans than bulls on paper.    Maybe a product of
a misspent youth shooting at them with a .22?
Comments? :) :) :)

R51 General Discussion / R51 idiosyncrasies
« on: December 09, 2017, 09:45:42 AM »
I mentioned in an earlier post that I was not cleaning my R51 after any range sessions.
So far, it has had about 300 rounds through it dirty.   No problems.

R51 General Discussion / R51 Mags
« on: December 07, 2017, 02:14:05 PM »
Midway has R51 mags on sale for $24.99.   They appear to be Gen II mags.

R51 General Discussion / Twist rate
« on: December 06, 2017, 12:15:53 AM »
I forget who asked now, but Remington says the twist rate
on the R51 is 1 in 10 inches.

 "The twist rate is 1 in 10" on this model". 

R51 General Discussion / New R51 Smokes at Bud's.
« on: December 03, 2017, 08:03:06 AM »
FYI, Gang,
     Buds has the new R51 Smoke in stock for $311.00. Says they have 5 left.
Shipping is free to an FFL.  Think  I will get one just to have a set.
One black, one smoke.

R51 General Discussion / Crimson Trace warranty
« on: November 24, 2017, 04:44:41 AM »
Found out today that Crimson Trace's warranty is as good as gold.
Not only that, I sent in the Laser for my R51 and got the new one
back in two weeks, including shipping.   I think they just boxed up a new CT
and mailed it back.   They are faster than the USPS!

R51 General Discussion / Keefer grips.
« on: November 23, 2017, 08:00:07 AM »
     Is it just me or do Keefer grips make for a better feel in your hand.
I put a set of their grips on my R51 and my targeting improved.
They have different  woods, Mine are Teak.   They widen the grip,
and to me, make the gun more comfortable to hold and shoot.
I saw a set of Bone grips he made and they were really hot!
But his wife says he is not going to market them.
Has anybody else bought a set of their grips?


R51 General Discussion / Remington friendly customer service
« on: November 13, 2017, 12:36:47 AM »
So much for helpful customer service!
"received via email from Big Green!

"Dear Sir,

I apologize but there is no repair manuals for any of our firearms. If work needs to be done on any firearm we suggest you take it to a qualified gun smith.

Thank you >

Thank you and best regards,
Remington Customer Services


R51 General Discussion / R51 disassembly nono!
« on: November 10, 2017, 06:38:31 AM »
I just received an email from Big Green.   In response to a request for a manual for disassembly of the R51. Their reply as follows.

" Sir, no we do not offer such a manual , only the owners manual . We do not recommend breaking the pistol down any further than what is  offered in the owners manual . Thank you ."


R51 General Discussion / Remington Head Chopping Session.
« on: November 08, 2017, 09:21:00 AM »
Any ideas?   Don't believe it has to do with any recession.   Remington
customer service rings a bell.

R51 General Discussion / GRIP SCREWS
« on: November 07, 2017, 08:12:10 AM »
Has anybody else noticed their grip screws getting loose after an extended shooting session?
My little O-rings got trashed taking the factory grips off and putting on the teak grips.
Wonder if Remington will sell us some spares?
Or maybe just some Loctite?

R51 General Discussion / The Bend!
« on: October 30, 2017, 03:40:02 AM »
For those interested, I found out what the bend is for in the top front of the mag.
it stops the follower from coming up further.
There is a hump on the front of the follower that hits that bend, and stops the
follower from coming up any further. 

BTW,  The gun fed every time with the bend straightened,  I shot a 100 rds of (GASP!)
Winchester White box through it.   Worst torture I could think of.
Anyway, I bent it back like it was.  It will be a range mag for a while.  I've got
4 more.

R51 General Discussion / New and Improved (?) mags
« on: October 23, 2017, 03:48:11 AM »
     Just received my new and improved mags from Big Green.   Visually, no difference
in the ones just received and the old ones.   only difference is the stock numbers.
     Look and load the same.  Unloading, a different story.   Trying to unload the mags
the nose of the bullets catch on the little bent portion of the mag. 
     I am going to the range today and will give these
mags a workout with several  different brands of ammo.
Wish me luck.

General Discussion / New R51 mags in the mail?
« on: October 22, 2017, 01:09:28 AM »
I just got an email from UPS telling me I have a package coming from Remington.
Only thing I am expecting is two "new and improved" magazines.  Any body else
get one of these notifications?   I know several of us have been told by Remington
that we would get two new magazines.  Package will be here Monday, and I will
let you all know if it was  in fact the magazines.

R51 General Discussion / R51 Aficionados are smart.
« on: September 16, 2017, 08:12:29 AM »
Guys and gals,
     Has anybody else noticed that the number of complaints are dropping
drastically on this blog?   I feel that it is because we as a team have helped
each other with tips and clues on how to whip this R51 demon.   It is fun,
sometimes depressing, often mind boggling, but in the end we have tamed
this Remington monster.   I personally love my R51,  The style, the feel
and the way it shoots.   If it quit shooting tomorrow, I would still love it.
It would join my other safe queen.   A Chiappa .22 1911.  No, on second thought,
nothing is that bad!

Kirk, sirbrian, scurmudgeon  CW3 Retired  etal,

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