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R51 General Discussion / Joined you reloaders, finally.
« on: September 24, 2018, 12:07:38 PM »
Well I decided it was time to start reloading so I jumped in with both feet. Picked up a Hornady LNL AP press and all the bits and pieces to reload 45, 380 and 9mm. So far I've only reloaded 36 rounds of 45ACP just to get the feel for the press and to test different powder loads to see which my pistols prefer. All went bang and functioned perfectly. Next I think I'll load some 9mm and see if the R51 will function as well as it does with factory ammo. Out of all my 9s the R51 has the tightest chamber so if I have success with that one I'll be doing something right.

Who else reloads?

R51 General Discussion / My new front sight
« on: August 03, 2018, 12:21:34 PM »
Made a front sight for the Smoked R51 today.

Other Guns - talk about them here / Remington 870
« on: July 29, 2018, 10:37:24 AM »
Anyone else like to shoot clays? I can count on both hands the number of times I've shot a 12 gauge shotgun, but last week I got the bug when I was in Walmart. Just decided to get an 870, some clays, ammo and a target thrower. I was worried after I got home and read the reviews on the newer 870s having extraction and ejection problems but as it turned out, this least expensive model is a good one. Burned up 6 boxes of shells and twice as many clay pigeons and had a blast. Had so much fun my shoulder will need a week to recover. I can't believe I waited so long to try trap shooting.

General Discussion / Remington out of bankruptcy
« on: May 20, 2018, 08:20:48 AM »
Here's to hoping they don't screw it up this time!


Other Guns - talk about them here / 1911 R1-S
« on: May 10, 2018, 10:53:59 AM »
Picked up my R1 stainless today. All I can say is Huntsville has their stuff together on the 1911 line. This one has a lighter, more crisp trigger than my 9mm enhanced does and I haven't even done a fluff & buff yet. I had to change out the walnut grips for some USAF carbon fiber grips as soon as I got it home. I might have to start carrying this one as soon as it proves itself at the range.

Couldn't find any bad reviews on it in either 9mm or 45 ACP so, when I saw grab-a-gun had the 9mm for $555, I figured why not and just ordered one. First time ordering from GaG so we'll see how that goes. Any of you guys have experience with the R1s? I checked one out the other day at the LGS and the only things I didn't like were the thicker than normal grips and the trigger was a bit sloppy but those are easily changed. I really liked the trigger action, super smooth and it felt like it was just around 4 pounds.

Other Guns - talk about them here / GSG 1911 22, so much fun.
« on: February 28, 2018, 09:54:09 AM »
An inexpensive 1911 chambered in 22, it's about as much fun as you can have with your pants on. It'll eat anything except standard velocity ammo but I suppose once it's worn in it'll eat that also.

R51 General Discussion / Round count totals
« on: February 12, 2018, 02:08:07 AM »
Here's a thread where we can all keep track of the number of rounds fired through our R51s. I usually stop counting after a firearm's newness wears off and don't keep a log so this would be useful. This forum makes it easy because we're never locked out from modifying our post and changing the number after each range trip.

Let's try to keep this to just 1 post per member so the thread doesn't get too full of extraneous replies. If we need to add notes or other relevant information we should use the modify feature to do so. If you have a question or comment about someone's post please email or send them a private message. Also let's use a 36 point font size, in green, and keep your number as the last line in your post to make them easy to find/see. I know, too many rules.

11/27/2017- Purchased my R51


R51 General Discussion / Cratered/bulged primers, who's getting them?
« on: January 28, 2018, 07:28:03 AM »
Just about all the primers from the cases fired through my R51 have the bulge with the crater flow around the firing pin. Reading dozens of threads on several different forums points to all kinds of causes, from headspace, firing pin hole too large, over-pressure, firing pin design and so-on. One writeup suggested the Pedersen design contributes to this by nature of a non-locking breech block that's free to move as the firing pin strikes the primer. Seems plausible.

So are there enough of us having primer anomalies to consider them normal with the R51, or are there some that never have the issue?

R51 General Discussion / Slide lock and all thumbs, is it just me?
« on: January 19, 2018, 02:06:22 AM »
Last time I was out with the R51 I wanted to practice some rapid fire, two shot, three shot and sometimes all 7+1 on multiple targets (1-4 seconds). On more than one occasion my my thumb inadvertently contacted the slide lock, causing the slide to either lock open with rounds still in the mag, or fail to lock open on the last round. If I just casually fire at the targets I don't have a problem. Any of you right handed shooters ever have either happen?

Other Guns - talk about them here / Ruger SR-9E
« on: January 12, 2018, 07:04:16 AM »
Stopped in to the LGS this morning to check out some high capacity 9s. I could have gone home with several but decided on the Ruger since I didn't have a Ruger pistol in my inventory. She's all cleaned and lubed, ready to hit the range along  with the R51 next week.

R51 General Discussion / Bet you can't guess...
« on: January 01, 2018, 08:58:23 AM »
...what's next on my to make list

R51 General Discussion / Backstrap Safety "crunch, pop"
« on: December 20, 2017, 07:33:20 AM »
You know what I'm talking about. Do you guys hate it as much as I do? Today when I was disassembling my R51 I discovered what's causing it. It's the small safety return spring getting caught between the edge of the hole and the thru pin when the safety is depressed. The backstrap creates enough leverage to easily overcome the binding but this is definitely a design flaw. Time to start re-engineering, again.

R51 General Discussion / New Trigger Finished, Range Ready
« on: December 13, 2017, 01:29:35 AM »
One of these shapes is going to be the winner if I end up having to make my own trigger. The angles at which they sit in the guard may have to be tweaked slightly and an over-travel screw added so keep that in mind. Also, I think I'll add some shallow serrations to match the ones on the frame and slide. Suggestions, improvements, feedback? feel free to comment.

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