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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.

Gray model  H0254XXR51 bought 1/11/19

Introductions section / Re: Introductory Post
« on: January 08, 2019, 01:49:43 PM »
Welcome to the club. Is your new gun a Charlotte or Huntsville model ? Is it a gray or black model ? Stick with the site there is a lot to learn.

General Discussion / R51 unable to eject a full magzine
« on: December 30, 2018, 06:50:45 AM »
My Charlotte R 51 would not eject a full mag. Eject button would not depress from either side. After reading about trimming the length of the plastic part at the top of the magazine assembly I decided to give it a try. Using a dremel with a large grinding stone I was able to remove approximately 1/16"
from the bottom of the component. After reassembly a fully loaded magazine will eject and it also functions in the 7 + 1 mode.
It took only a couple minutes to make the change. Thanks to all for the background info, it fixed the one complaint I had with the piece.

Taking your advice I examined two of the three magazines, think the third is in the truck. Locked the slide open and inserted the mags full and then empty. Both cases would eject. Confirming your thoughts about interference. Began looking at the mags and noticed that the horizontal detail line at the top rear of the mags exhibited some damage from the bolt. Nicks and scratches rear to front (burrs). will take a dremel to them in the morning and let you know. Will try to attach photos. One pic is of the two mags side by side, shows some minor differences in shape caused by the forming process. Will not allow the pics, file too large.

I have three mags and none of them will eject when fully loaded. It does not keep me from carrying the gun, it is just a seven round pistol at present.
The mag release button will not depress from either side so it must be an interference issue. Has anyone else encountered this ?

Like you I was attracted to the price ( with rebate $200.) but I also liked the look of the gun. I have ran a couple hundred rounds through it and after the first cleaning have had no issues with it cycling correctly. The hand damage is not anything that I have incurred, is it recoil alone or is it related to the grip safety ?
One last item, my gun will not eject a full mag. The mag release button will not depress until one round is chambered. Anyone else experience that ?

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