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R51 General Discussion / Re: R51 Officially Discontinued
« on: April 06, 2019, 10:56:25 PM »
I was at my local RK store yesterday picking up farm supplies and they no longer have R51's in the display case.
Didn't get to talk to any sales guys they were too busy.
I just checked there website and they have them listed with CT for $399.00 but it says "factory ship" whatever that means.
Also I just bought another Desantis mini scabbard at holsters unlimited for $24.20 if anyone is interested. Now they have 4 left.

R51 General Discussion / Re: Trigger - Who wants a metal one?
« on: April 02, 2019, 07:31:34 PM »
Keep looking for updates on the triggers but don't see any.
Any news or projected date ?

R51 General Discussion / Re: So I bought these new sights ...
« on: March 07, 2019, 08:11:36 PM »
A sight pusher is used from my research. Google it or go search youtube.
Sight pushers are kind of expensive, I saw a cheap press from Harbor Freight used on one youtube video.
I got a set of fire sights a while back and haven't done anything with them at this point for fear of damaging my gun with the punch routine. Thought about getting a plastic/nylon or brass punch from Brownells but haven't yet.

R51 General Discussion / Re: Good deals
« on: March 04, 2019, 08:13:40 PM »
I was at our local RK store last month after Zenshot posted they had R51's for $199.00 and indeed see them priced at that. Somehow I resisted as I was pressed for time.
Was there last Saturday 3/2/19 and saw them listed in their sale paper and they were $279.00.

R51 General Discussion / Re: Trigger - Who wants a metal one?
« on: February 14, 2019, 08:34:26 PM »
I have been on that site before but looked by gun/model and didn't see it.
They only show one I see at .130 tall is it .125 wide ramped serrated?


R51 General Discussion / Re: R-51 Concealed Carry w/ Crimson Trace
« on: January 31, 2019, 08:22:48 PM »
Thanks for the follow up. I may give this a try.
You  said you punched a new hole for the tension screw, looks like you moved it up a bit and the other hole is still covered as not to see. I will look into that.

R51 General Discussion / Re: R51 accessories are drying up.....
« on: January 26, 2019, 10:27:30 PM »
......or so it seems to me. I cant find fiber optic sights or piece parts. Even the G10 grips I just received are gone. Bad timing...it seems the pistol is gaining popularity.

I just received a set of fiber optic sights for my second R51 this week.


R51 General Discussion / Re: Trigger - Who wants a metal one?
« on: January 21, 2019, 08:36:11 PM »
I will keep an eye on this thread & wait for the offering.
Just ordered a set of fiber optic sights from Remington yesterday.
I wish someone would offer a shorter front sight to get back to where I normally aim though.

R51 General Discussion / Re: R51 Magazines
« on: January 18, 2019, 10:53:05 PM »
I got 2 for $29.18 in late November from Grabagun and they seem fine.
Just checked and they are $17.89 now and shipping is more. Took more than 3 weeks to get them though and that was ordered before the black Friday rush.

R51 General Discussion / Re: Trigger - Who wants a metal one?
« on: January 14, 2019, 08:26:42 PM »
I'm with Gerry, 2 for me and about the same price range.


R51 General Discussion / Re: R-51 Concealed Carry w/ Crimson Trace
« on: January 12, 2019, 10:10:45 PM »
My R51 w/ Crimson Trace fits nicely, like a glove in my Desantis mini scabbard for the LC9 W/Crimson Trace its model LG412

I found this after reading this great old post has photos of both guns on top of each other


R51 General Discussion / Re: My new R51
« on: January 12, 2019, 09:51:40 PM »
Back to the range today to test the hi viz optic sights I put on my smoke R51. It shot straight so I was very pleased. It fired flawlessly as I have come to expect. Today I tested Golden Saber +P hollow points. No problem feeding and I didnt feel any difference with +P. Get you R51s while you can...prices are low. Dont forget accessories...they seem to me to be drying up.

Link to sights you mentioned would be appreciated


R51 General Discussion / Re: My new R51
« on: January 10, 2019, 08:31:43 PM »
I couldnt say no to an R51 Smoke from Gun pro deals for $219.99. I already own two. Took it to the range and used 115 gr from PMC, Blazer Brass, Magtec, Federal and 124 gr from ZVS. Not a single problem. I use Hornady Defense and they perform flawlessly. In my opinion and experience the R51 has no 124gr preference.

I was thinking I wish I knew this yesterday, then checked and they are out of stock and the price on the website shows $249.00
I ordered a smoke model yesterday from RK Guns (Rural King) as I bought my black one there and they were one of the only ones I found that had them in stock other than Buds but their price as higher and then I would have had to pay a transfer fee. They are still a little behind from the holiday season so it will take a couple weeks to get to my local RK store.
Paid $259.93 as on their website, looking forward to my 2nd one.

Introductions section / Hello all
« on: October 09, 2018, 08:30:20 PM »
I am of course a new guy here, just want to introduce myself. My name is Walt, I am from Michigan. I recently bought a R51 pistol after waiting about a year and a half since I first put one in my hand.
I saw an ad at a local retailer that lowered their every day price and couldn't get it out of my head so I bought one. Have yet to shoot it, maybe this weekend as I did some rebuilding of my home range here last weekend.
I did a lot of reading on these over the last year and a half watched a lot of videos but I got to tell you this gun just feels right in my hand over any other gun I have held.
Hope to learn something here, providing old dogs can learn new tricks.

thanks all


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