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R51 General Discussion / Re: Finally got to the range
« on: May 10, 2020, 08:28:24 AM »
The stuck mag problem is caused by the mag follower legs being too long. Carefully disassemble the mag and grind about a 1/16 of the bottom of both mag follower legs. Problem solved.

R51 General Discussion / Re: Breaking in
« on: April 30, 2020, 02:29:54 AM »
First off, congratulations on your new pistol. Regarding the prep for ude a disassembly and cleaning is a good idea. Rust inhibitor could be present and should be removed. I suggest that you consult a youtube video to help with the process.
The magazines have been the source of a lot of issues but there are several threads on this site that addresses that. Best of luck !

R51 General Discussion / Re: Back Strap Safety
« on: April 10, 2020, 08:46:46 AM »
Huntsville Smoke 2.5 safety mark

R51 General Discussion / Re: Back Strap Safety
« on: April 08, 2020, 05:15:44 AM »
Black  Charlotte  model  .2.7 on saftey

R51 General Discussion / Re: R51 Gen 1
« on: March 31, 2020, 09:06:33 AM »
I own a Gen 2 that is marked Charlotte.

How many of us own more than 1 R-51 ? Just curious but it seems to me that multiple guns show a confidence in the model. Something to convince people to ignore the stupid you tube reviews and purchase one. I have 2 a black and a gray. Both operate flawlessly.

Other Guns - talk about them here / Re: Revolvers, who has
« on: January 21, 2020, 11:47:25 AM »
Model 60 S&W 38 spcl, loaded with semi wad cutters.

R51 General Discussion / Re: New member with questions
« on: January 02, 2020, 01:41:31 AM »
Welcome and congratulations on your new piece. Both of mine are reliable, the Charlotte model needed a mag tweak and the Huntsville ran great out of the box. Most of my range time has been standard ball but I have used some hollow points as well and had no problems. Never tried any steel cased rounds. Pretty sure you will have similar results.

R51 General Discussion / Re: Remington plant, North Carolina vs Alabama
« on: December 13, 2019, 12:20:46 AM »
My Charlotte model needed only the shortening of the followers in the mags to run well. The Huntsville piece got a good cleaning out of the box and ran great. I have not noticed any differences between the two.

R51 General Discussion / Re: What do You Think?
« on: November 02, 2019, 05:49:30 AM »
The thing that will prevent any new production is the lack of profit potential. Having established a price point of approximately $200.00 any resumption of production would be at, if not a loss, awfully close to it. I bought my first 51 two years ago for 299 but was  given a 100 rebate coupon. That much time has fixed the buying public's perception of its value. There is no business case for Remington to resume production.

Introductions section / Re: New member-Zemo in Wyoming
« on: September 01, 2019, 08:31:52 PM »
Hello and welcome. I have two of the pistols, one from Charoltte and the other from Huntsville. First gun had the issues with the mag dropping out, inability to eject a full mag, and the first round failure to feed. When I ground down the follower legs with a dremel all of the problems went away. The second gun only required a good cleaning and it ran 6 mags of ball as fast as I could shoot it.
You have an excellent pistol so don't let the hot stove experts tell you otherwise. You won't be disappointed with the gun.

Introductions section / Re: New member
« on: June 04, 2019, 12:01:22 AM »
 I own two, one of Charlotte vintage, the second from Huntsville. The Charlotte gun needed tweaking, the other worked as delivered. My opinion they are excellent weapons.

How to sign up - the rules / r 51 videos
« on: May 26, 2019, 03:01:18 AM »
I watched several youtube reviews of the pistol yesterday. Uniformly negative with only a couple exceptions. Even the two that spoke well of the guns function felt obliged to say they could not recommend it as their "carry:"gun". Group think in action is the only explanation. The fear of losing street cred with the reviewing community keeps the gun from being favorably reviewed.
As the owner of two 51s, both second gen one Charlottesville and one Huntsville, my hands on experience has been very positive. The Charlottesville model needed a couple magazine tweaks and the Huntsville unit only needed a cleaning to perform as expected.
The mystery is that the reviewers seemed to expect flawless operation  out of the box. For a group who consider themselves to be gun authorities that is a peculiar position to take. Mastering a set of skills needed to be a credible sage includes understanding the machine and being able to make the small changes to achieve the desired results. The fact that almost all of them complained about the tear down and reassembly  highlights the mind set. If you only want to disassemble 1911's only review 1911's.
Bottom line; .1.  Reviews by the over matched will never become positive. 2. Anything new or challenging meets that criteria. 3. Over weight, bearded, rednecks in t shirts are not the best source of gun reviews.
BTW..... I am an overweight bearded redneck who is wearing a t shirt but I was smarter than the gun. Needed to get this off my chest.

R51 General Discussion / Re: R51 Officially Discontinued
« on: March 25, 2019, 11:36:15 AM »
Well we now all own collectors pieces. Might just be worth something in 50 years or so. Its a shame but I doubt they could make any money with the guns retailing for $250.
Keep this in mind when reading gun reviews, most are written by lets say the uninformed. People who never touched a 51 killed it with their stupid comments.

General Discussion / Re: New R51 Shoots Great
« on: February 25, 2019, 12:09:57 PM »
The weather finally dried up enough to let me put the first rounds through my new gray gun. Took it apart and cleaned it first, light lube and reassembled.
Shot 36 rounds of Remington 115 grain RN FMJ through it as fast as I could. Not one failure of any type. Happy Happy Happy.

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