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R51 General Discussion / Another Sooch00 R51 review
« on: March 07, 2019, 09:58:42 AM »
Sooch00 posted another YouTube video review on the R51.  Despite only 1 stoppage firing 1,000 rounds, he is still hesitant about the R51.
I donít get it.  Probably most pistols priced under $400 would have at least 1 stoppage in 1,000 rounds. 

R51 General Discussion / Ammo report
« on: February 23, 2019, 12:09:29 AM »
I ran a 50 round box of the Inceptor Spory Utility (standard pressure, not +P) 65 grain ammo through my R51.  It worked with no problems at all.  Felt recoil was lighter than standard weight ammo.
The Inceptor ARX 65 grain defense ammo (standard pressure) also worked fine.

This type of ammo is a potential solution for guns that are finicky with hollow points. My original reason for considering this ammo was for a 380 that has issues with hollow points.  Then I was just curious how the R51 would handle this type of ammo.

R51 General Discussion / Good deals
« on: February 04, 2019, 12:21:58 PM »
RK Guns has R51s for $199. Nice price.

R51 General Discussion / Any range updates?
« on: September 07, 2018, 12:56:46 AM »
Has been quiet here. Anyone been shooting their R51 lately? Anyone? Bueller? Bueller?

R51 General Discussion / Got some new mags
« on: September 05, 2018, 02:27:04 AM »
Got some new mags from Remington last week. I ran 100 rounds through them, including 50 hollow point and flat points that would jam in my old mags. Everything worked well with the new mags. I did not load them in a 7 + 1 configuration, only 6 +1. 
The new mags have no obvious difference but the springs feel a little more firm. Maybe just because the springs are new? Anyway, theyíre working so thatís what matters.

R51 General Discussion / Cheap R51 mags available
« on: June 04, 2018, 02:11:50 PM »
Was checking around on prices for R51 mags.  Tombstone Tactical has 73 available at $9.95 each.

R51 General Discussion / More Mag Adventures
« on: May 29, 2018, 01:08:19 PM »
Hello all!  Been a while since I posted a report, but a couple of things happened today that are worth mentioning, both of which I attribute to a stiff mag spring.  Both occurred on the first shot when I loaded a full 7 + 1.  First, I had a failure to extract on the first shot.  The brass looked ok but just didnít make it out of the chamber. I have a lot of rounds through my R51 but that hasnít happened before.

The second malfunction actually happened twice, each with a different mag. After  the first shot the empty brass ejected but also the next round in the mag also flew out of the gun. I would guess that the mag spring pushed up on the round enough to make it slip through the feed lips.  The metal used in the mags is a bit on the flimsy side. 

I continued shooting another 75 rounds, but only loaded six in the mags instead of seven. No issues with 6 + 1.   No nosedives with hollow points or any more live rounds flying out.  None of my mags have been modified.
I think that when I carry, Iíll just keep 6 + 1 to reduce the chance of a malfunction.

R51 General Discussion / New R51 range report
« on: January 12, 2018, 01:24:10 PM »
So I bought a second R51 because I liked the first one and couldn't pass up the price with the rebate.  The new R51 is stamped Huntsville, AL while the first is stamped Charlotte, NC.  That's how I can tell which is which.
The new one arrived earlier this week and I gave it a cleaning and light lube. Took it to the range today and had zero problems.  Ran a couple of boxes of Remington UMC 115 grain FMC through it.  Loaded the pistol with a full 7+1 to see if it would cycle okay with a full mag.  Everything went fine.  The sights were right on target and no feeding, ejecting, or cycling problems at all.  The two mags look the same as the ones that came with the older Charlotte model, which is also working without issue.
On the next range trip, I'll run some Hornady XTP rounds through it.

R51 General Discussion / Couldnít resist the rebate
« on: January 05, 2018, 11:22:53 AM »
So, even though I couldnít get a smoke gray R51 with the rebate, I picked up another black R51. One will be for carry and the other for range duty. I can distinguish then because my old one has the Charlotte NC stamp and the new one has the Huntsville AL stamp. 
I guess I can name one Charlotte and the other Hunter.

R51 General Discussion / Defense ammo test
« on: November 05, 2017, 11:11:43 AM »
So Iím trying to find a reliable self defense round for my R51.  I ran 50 rounds of Remington HTP 147 grain through it today.  Had 2 out of the 50 hang on the feed ramp.  Not quite good enough to make the cut.
Has anyone found a good one?

R51 General Discussion / Issue running 7 + 1
« on: August 18, 2017, 11:49:32 AM »
I am having trouble running a full 7 + 1 load.  The upward pressure on the slide from the top round in the mag will not let the slide cycle. I am unable to even rack the slide by hand if I load 7 in the mag with the slide in the forward position. I have to lock the slide open, insert the mag, and then slingshot the slide.  My R51 is fairly new. Will the mags loosen up after a while? 

R51 General Discussion / First range trip with a new R-51
« on: July 31, 2017, 11:05:42 AM »
I put 100 rounds through my new R51 this past weekend.  I had cleaned and lubed it before the range trip to make sure everything was in good shape.  Also, practiced disassembling and reassembling it.
I was very impressed with the feel and accuracy of the R51.  Recoil is minimal and there was hardly any muzzle flip. I am a bit recoil sensitive, so when I say it's minimal, it really is a soft shooter. 
The sights were right on target.  I was using 115 grain Remington UMC FMJ rounds.  Spent casings were not ejected toward me like other guns can do. The only issue was that out of 100 rounds, 4 needed a slight tap on the back of the slide to go into battery. I figure that will go away as the action on the gun get broken in a little better. 

When assembling and disassembling the gun, I found that wearing shooting gloves makes the process much easier. Keeping the slide open by holding the barrel against the spring pressure is difficult with oily fingers.  There are some sharp edges at the breech of the barrel which made pushing the barrel forward against the spring pressure somewhat painful without gloves.

Overall the R51 is a winner in my opinion.  I'm glad I took the plunge and bought it.

Introductions section / FNG from Texas
« on: July 28, 2017, 02:17:23 PM »
Greetings everyone!
I just purchased an R51 and am delighted to find a forum dedicated to this gun.  I hope to share my experiences with the R51 as I will take it to the range for the first time tomorrow. It's too hot for golf right now, so it's a good time to be at the indoor range.

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