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R51 General Discussion / Where did Blackie (1911Shooter) Go?
« on: May 07, 2018, 01:19:00 AM »
Our friend and regular poster on this forum Blackie hasn't been on here for a couple of months or close to it. I think I remember something about hand surgery? Not sure if that is the cause for his absence or not, but I just can't help but be curious about his lack of activity.

R51 General Discussion / Great Deal on R51s
« on: April 29, 2018, 04:08:03 AM »
Hello all. Just posting this link for those who may not be aware. Cheapest price I have seen so far. So if you are after a second or third pistol, this would be a good source. They also have smokies for 287.00. Scroll down to the bottom of the page to find the link for them.

R51 General Discussion / Grab-A-Gun Magazines
« on: April 15, 2018, 01:14:10 PM »
Finally got around to testing the new mag I got from Grab-a Gun. I ran 30 rounds through that one mag this afternoon on some water jugs, and it ran flawlessly. Zero glitches or hang ups. No mods necessary!  This was a new 2018 mag. I think Remington has finally got it going...................maybe  ;)

R51 General Discussion / Scoring and Scratches on Barrel Bushing
« on: April 12, 2018, 11:39:22 PM »
Has anyone noticed their barrel bushings that may have individual scoring and scratch marks? Mine was free of anything like that when new. Now after about 290 rounds, it has these hideous scratches on it. Ok, so maybe I am exaggerating about it being hideous. But for someone who is picky about their guns appearance, and keeping it as like new looking as possible, this just got to me. I field stripped it the other day to see if there was a bur or dirt or something on or under the slide which could be causing this. It's as smooth as silk. I am sort of perplexed as to how this is happening in the first place. Anybody else having this problem? I will post a pic later today if anyone needs to see it. Thanks!

General Discussion / Rifle Confiscation in Illinois
« on: April 06, 2018, 01:58:03 PM »
Sad day for this country when they start to confiscate firearms from law abiding citizens. Deerfield, Illinois is giving its citizens about a month or so to turn in their rifles, or face harsh fines for not complying. As absurd as it is, a Ruger 10/22 is considered a "assault rifle" by their standards.

R51 General Discussion / They Have Done It
« on: March 25, 2018, 11:23:08 PM »
Remington filed for Chapter 11. Glad that they will be able to continue production during this process and hopefully get back up and going again.

Notice how the liberal media inserted the completely off the wall comment about Remington being the maker of the Bushmaster Ar-15 that was in Sandy Hook Elementary (Ooooooo evil AR's and evil gunmaker!!). Also, they are not the oldest gun maker in the world. I think that title goes to Beretta. They are however the oldest gun maker in the U.S.

Gun related links / Numrich has R51 parts
« on: March 13, 2018, 05:11:23 AM »
Anyone who is in need of spare parts can visit Numrich's site as they have every part for the R51 available, even magazines! Might be good to stock up on some spare springs as well for your range kit!

Other Guns - talk about them here / Auto Ordinance Thompson .45
« on: March 13, 2018, 05:06:12 AM »
Just went to the local gun show last weekend and spotted a new in box Auto Ordinance Thompson. Only drawback is that it is a semi auto not full auto. The price tag was $2700, so sadly had to pass as that is too rich for my blood. Does anyone have one of these by chance? If so, would you recommend it? Also next to it was a NIB Ohio Ordinance 1918 BAR! Good times!!!!  8) I REALLY WANTED that one, but not with the $5000 price tag on it. I wish prices would tank!

R51 General Discussion / No folks, I lieth not
« on: January 20, 2018, 05:45:24 AM »
As the title says. I can actually load a 45acp into a R51 mag intended for a 9mm. If the sides weren't bent in, I could load .45 in these mags. Why the heck did Remington make a 9mm mag so wide it can hold .45 with no problem? I mean, this is a glove fit for a .45. Just like my 1911 mags. Seriously??

In addition to my addiction to the R51, I also have another addiction as well......M1 Garands. As an avid collector of the M1 rifle, I am always intrigued by the lowest and highest serial numbers of each make made, and those in between. So now it is starting to carry over to the R51. I have a Huntsville stamped frame made in July of this year serial number 20614. My question is, what is an approximate serial number when frames started getting stamped Huntsville, and when Charlotte frames end? I know this may seem a bit crazy, but I just can't help but be curious since I think I have been inflicted with the terminal illness R51itis.

So on November 30, I contacted Remington to get a replacement mag. Customer service girl was friendly and she said they would send me a free replacement. So on November 30, I get an email containing an invoice that lists the replacement mag, and on the invoice it states that delivery is requested by no later than December 4th. So today, I get an email notification from PARA PRO SHOP saying that my Remington replacement part has just now been shipped. The provided link to Fedex's website comes back as an invalid tracking number, and when I follow the link to PARA's website, they have a big banner at the top saying the website is for sale. Furthermore, they don't even sell mags, they have links for holsters only??? I don't know what to make of this? Anybody had this happen before? Thanks in advance.

R51 General Discussion / How Long Does the R51 Have to Live?
« on: December 05, 2017, 04:37:57 AM »
Just a curious question for all those out there. Obviously, our beloved R51 isn't selling like they should, or should I say, like Remington would like them to sell. Not to mention Remington facing the possibility of a default. So question is, how long does the R51 have to live in yall's opinion? Should we be buying up as many as possible before a possible discontinuation.....say next year? Thoughts?

R51 General Discussion / Slide Impossible to Rack With Full Mag
« on: November 29, 2017, 12:38:15 PM »
Ok, so I have this problem that I know just about everyone else has, and I covered it in my review last week. It is starting to bug me know more than it did then, so there is one thing I have to get answered. Is there anyway to modify the mag or something in the gun in order for this thing to rack on a full mag without locking up, or do I just keep trying until it finally gets over it?

R51 General Discussion / First Range Day with the New R51 and Review
« on: November 24, 2017, 02:51:37 AM »
Ok, the moment I have been waiting for for weeks! I was very happy to see when I opened the box that the frame was stamped Huntsville, AL not Charlottesville, NC. I contacted Remington the other day, and they tell me it was made in July this year. So yesterday, I put the new 51 to the test! Not an all inclusive test, mind you, ( I wanted a greater variety of ammo than what I had on hand, but was to lazy to make the drive back into town to get more) but a reasonable test nonetheless. I went ahead and modified the mags first, so as to check one item off the list of possible problems. So with no further ado, let's get to it! The ammo I used were (1) Federal 115 FMJ aluminum case ammo 100 rounds (2) Federal Hydra-Shock 147 Hollow points 50 rounds and finally (3) Hornady Critical Defense 115 FTX hollow points 25 rounds. All shooting took place at 10 yards. I elected to start by loading a full mag of the 115 grn. Federal aluminum ammo on a closed slide and attempted to jack in the round off the top by racking the slide. I got half way back and it froze up. Darn! Punch the mag out, and lock the slide back. Inserted the full mag again and closed the slide. No problems. First mag.......7 rounds no failure to fire, extract, or double feeds, or nosedives. Ok, runs good. Shot the entire first 50 rounds uneventfully. Ok, on to the Hydra-Shock hollow points. First mag, no snag ups. Second mag.....just as good as the first. Last two mags, rapid fire. I was impressed so far. Back to the Federal aluminum stuff. Shot all 50 rounds, no problema. Saving the best for last, I shot the Hornady Critical Defense 115 grn. FTX hollow points. Slow shooting the first couple, then rapid the last two. Again, functioned flawlessly. I ran clean out of ammo, and NOT ONE FAILURE OF ANY KIND!!!!!! Furthermore, I loved the overall lighter recoil and natural feel it had in my hands. And again, it was flawless on function. I would have no qualms about entrusting my life or safety to it for a carry gun, or making it a good target gun as well. Now time for the negatives. The trigger left somewhat to be desired in my opinion. Then again, I'm used to the nice clean, crisp trigger of my 1911's so maybe I'm just spoiled. And a plastic trigger??? On an all metal gun?? Really??? And like a plastic trigger isn't light enough, so we need to skeletonize it to make it even more lighter?? Maybe they did it for cosmetic reasons. Take down is not as bad as I had expected. After watching multiple youtube videos, I was expecting my field strip experience to be about as graceful as a grossly overweight goose trying to run for dear life on a froze over pond. Surprisingly, my only tough time was trying to get the barrel properly aligned to go back in the front of the slide. Otherwise, no further complications on my part, but I still have to admit, field stripping could be easier. Overall though, I am one VERY PLEASED R51 owner!!! :)

R51 General Discussion / Take Down Made Simple?
« on: November 23, 2017, 01:55:07 PM »
Just found something on my R51 that may make yall's experience of field stripping your R51 easier. I found that on my pistol, if you grasp the front of the slide and GENTLY and SLOWLY move it to the rear, the slide locks itself exactly in the position for it to be taken down. Again, move the slide to the rear slowly so you can feel it. Right when the take down notch in the slide comes directly over the front of the slide lock lever, it should latch open (not securely, but it will stop), (or at least it does on mine). I have found this makes it a lot easier, as I only have to grasp the barrel and push the lever out with my other hand instead of struggling to hold the slide with one hand. Not sure if this is something peculiar to my pistol, or if other's pistols will do the same thing. I hope I found a solution to make life easy. If not let me know. Hope this helps!


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