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R51 General Discussion / Re: R51 on sale...
« on: August 14, 2018, 12:57:36 AM »
It still shows in stock at most of the gun deals retailers.  Doesnt seem like anybody is running out of them.

Things may have changed since their bankruptcy was discharged.  At least as far as those rebates go.  Still, might be some black friday deals to look for.
Well, Remington has gotten a couple of Army contracts for M4 carbines.

Peace favor your sword,
Kirk

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Introductions section / Re: New to the Community
« on: July 25, 2018, 02:01:29 AM »
Hi Folks,

I'm a brand new R51 owner from Louisville, KY.  Found a great deal on the pistol, intrigued by the low bore axis.  Just had my first trip to the range, and I experienced what I've read about here, with a difference between POA and POI.  Good grouping, just not where I expected.  I've watched the disassembly videos and probably invented a few new words getting it put back together the first time, but all is well and I know that I can do it.  I love the way my R51 shoots and handles, now to figure out where to aim!

DzlRob
It may be the method you're using for sighting.  I had exactly the same problem with my 1911R1.  Turns out that it is dead on if I use "combat hold" instead of "target hold" or "6 o'clock hold."

Line up the spots and the POI should be in the exact center of the front spot.

Use the bottom pic for the proper sight picture on Remington handguns:




Peace favor your sword,
Kirk

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Introductions section / Re: My Introduction
« on: July 25, 2018, 01:58:56 AM »
Since Robert demanded an entry here I'll put my first post here!!!

I am an old man; retired from the US Air Force back in 1977.  Worked for an Air Force contractor for another 23 years and then quit altogether in early 2000.

I have been a shooting and sometime hunter since about 1960. 

I own a bunch of firearms from .17 HMR to .30-06 in rifles; .22 lr to .45 ACP in handguns; and a few 20 and 12 gauge shotguns.

I don't get to shoot nearly as much as I would like.  Too much to do around the place.

I bought a R51 last winter because it got so inexpensive/cheap I couldn't pass it up.

Finally got out a few days ago and everything performed just find.  BUT, mine also has the old THE POI IS ABOUT SIX INCHES LOW AT 10 YARDS.  Can't believe Remington didn't pay attention to this defect from the beginning.  Now, I have to find an after market front sight to fix that boo boo. 

REMINGTON - PAY ATTENTION - I know you can afford to do that!!
Like Crosstrains says, it may be the method you're using for sighting.  I had exactly the same problem with my 1911R1.  Turns out that it is dead on if I use "combat hold" instead of "target hold" or "6 o'clock hold."

Line up the spots and the POI should be in the exact center of the front spot.

Use the bottom pic for the proper sight picture on Remington handguns:




Peace favor your sword,
Kirk

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I thought I responded to this yesterday but...

Anyway, if they are the sights that Remington sells on their sight it may be that the point of aim will be the same as factory.
I bought the Remington fiber optic sights and the point of aim is still 4" low at 7 yards, which is what I saw with stock sights.
The good news is I was able to tighten my groups with the new sights.

Hrm, that's not good. Much easier to lower POI than to raise it. If you don't mind losing the R51 aesthetics on the rear sight, you could install a higher rear sight from another pistol (maybe a CZ) or find a really low front sight (big dot maybe, or again a CZ).

Is low POI a common issue? Higher rear sight could be another good aftermarket product.

Well, it seems to be this way with a couple of other folks I know that have R51's. They hit low. I kind of thought new sights would fix this but it did not. The gun groups great so the elevation issues don't really bother me. I will not be using it in competitions.
Remington sets their sites at what is sometimes referred to as "Combat Center Hold."  If you're used to the classic "Bullseye Hold" or "6 o'clock" hold, then the POI will be low every time.

In "combat center hold," the POI is supposed to be the spot on the front sight, not the top edge or the bull above the top edge.

This is such a common complaint that it should be part of a FAQ or something.



Peace favor your sword,
Kirk

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General Discussion / Re: Time for boycotts
« on: March 29, 2018, 02:42:56 AM »
That's nothing new.  He's been a gun banner for decades.

Peace favor your sword,
Kirk

Kirk,

Did you read the article? There was more there than just that. The guys logic is very good in dealing with those who have an anti-gun mindset. Not that you would make any "converts".
No, I didn't read it.  I know former Justice Stevens has been a gun-grabber for ages.  I've heard several deconstructions of his article on the various podcasts which I listen to so I didn't feel the need to read another one.  This one might be good, but I just didn't need to read it.  :)

Peace favor your sword,
Kirk

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General Discussion / Re: Time for boycotts
« on: March 28, 2018, 12:21:41 AM »
So Stevens Wants to Repeal 2A?
That's nothing new.  He's been a gun banner for decades.

Peace favor your sword,
Kirk

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General Discussion / Re: Time for boycotts
« on: March 26, 2018, 04:07:34 AM »
CitiBank Credit Cards (including the Costo variant) is another one to boycott, since CitiBank is putting restrictions on companies that sell guns.

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/citibank-has-every-right-to-be-stupid
Post this to all of your liberal friends and/or family.  We all have some.

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Is Income Equality important to Citibank?  Citibank CEO just got a 48% raise despite the fact that they missed their profitability goal and actually lost $6.2 *BILLION*.

https://www.thestreet.com/story/14491301/1/citigroup-gives-ceo-corbat-48-pay-raise-as-profitability-misses-goal.html

If this is important to you, share this and write to Citibank and tell them you're dumping them.

===========================

Peace favor your sword,
Kirk

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General Discussion / Re: Time for boycotts
« on: March 23, 2018, 02:49:09 AM »
Then we can get together and start our own website EXPRESSLY FOR GUN ENTHUSIASTS!!!!!!!!!!!!
Well, there is Full30.

https://www.full30.com/

Peace favor your sword,
Kirk

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General Discussion / Re: Time for boycotts
« on: March 23, 2018, 12:40:17 AM »
Time to start boycotting business's that treat gun owners like second
class citizens!  My family has changed banks because of this.
We drive 40 miles to do business with a bank that has no
signs banning handguns.

  https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2018/03/22/youtube-bans-more-firearms-videos-days-before-national-rally-for-gun-control/?utm_term=.804792ad6263
Ref:
https://www.hipointfirearmsforums.com/threads/youtube-did-did-not-ban-reloading-videos.325495/#post-2455867

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I opened a Youtube tab, clicked on "Send Feedback" at the bottom of the list on the left hand side, and sent this note:

    I have become aware that Youtube is changing the "policies" regarding firearms video content to ban videos containing content on servicing firearms and home hobbyists hand-loading and reloading ammunition.  These are legal, legitimate hobbies which millions of law-abiding citizens, and potential Youtube customers, ethically and morally engage in on a daily basis.  The new "policies" are offensive and, if Youtube continues with this course of action, I will be lobbying my legislators to declare Youtube a Public Utility and regulate it accordingly, cease using the Youtube utility, and encourage all my contacts to do the same.

And I will too.  Screw 'em.

I threw in "offensive" because that tends to get attention and I KNOW that throwing in the threat of regulation gets their attention.  It's not just an idle threat.  I will send letters to my Senators and Congressional Reps requesting they declare yootoob a "Public Utility."  I've had it with ceding ground to people who aren't interested in fair and even discourse, want to shut down opposing voices and de-platform them, "otherise" and run unethical smear campaigns.  We've been told many times that this is a "Culture War."  OK, well it's time to start acting like we're in a war.  We thought that Vietnam was a "Police Action" and helping out a friendly nation, while the North Vietnamese and Chinese treated it like a war.  In a "war" sometimes you have to use scorched earth and area denial.  If you have to retreat or cede ground, you DON'T leave usable materials behind.  If you have to escape, frigg'n blow the ammo dump and poison the food.  That's what would happen if yootoob were regulated as a "Public Utility."  It makes it unusable for either side.  ...which is better than making it unusable for us and a gold-mine for the anti-freedom SJW's.  Screw 'em.  Poison the well.
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Peace favor your sword,
Kirk

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R51 General Discussion / Re: R51 Threaded Barrels Available!
« on: March 22, 2018, 10:23:06 PM »
Perhaps this is a really stupid question, but what is the purpose of adding that large extension to an easily concealable pistol?
I'm assuming that the intention is to allow the use of suppressors.

Peace favor your sword,
Kirk

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R51 General Discussion / Re: Firing pin retainer pin.
« on: March 20, 2018, 12:36:26 AM »
I wish.  I wanted them to send me a new pin or a new pedersen block.  But I decided to call Rem because the gun was st ill under warranty.  I figured they'd send me a new pedersen block.  Instead they set up a return for repair.  The "repair" shop <cough cough>, instead of fixing the pin or the pedersen block, just approved a complete replacement of the firearm.  So I got a new gun for a part that should have been easily replaced. 

To this day, I am still convinced that there was no real problem.  Either a shaving of copper, lead, or brass got into the firing pin channel or the firing pin spring got kinked.  Neither problem would have really justified replacing the whole gun.  But I got a new gun so I guess I can't complain too much.

Peace favor your sword,
Kirk

Kirk,

This is precisely why I NEVER let my gun out of my hands when I have it. If something is wrong with it, I hmmm and haw over it until I get it apart (usually by mistake) and then I figure it out. Then, it's a learning experience. Great way to really get to know your firearm. But then again, I can't blame you for wanting to get warranty work done either. When you have a warranty, it is nice to be able to take advantage of it. Sounds to me like Remington's "gunsmiths" need to go back to school if you ask me. And they also need to know their own product and how to work on it. Shameful.
To be completely honest (don't tell Remington) but I did take a pin-punch and work at the tapered retaining pin in the pedersen block.  It didn't move a smidge and I didn't want to hammer too hard without knowing the construction of the pin.  Before I damaged it, I called in the warranty. 

I was secretly hoping that Remington would connect me with a Tech who would tell me to just whack the thing harder.  :D 

But they decided to pay for shipping to the repair center and the repair center just replaced the whole thing.  <shrug>

Peace favor your sword,
Kirk

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Introductions section / Re: INTRO
« on: March 20, 2018, 12:32:06 AM »
Hey hey Bluegoose! Who Dat!!!!! Your neighbor from North Louisiana!!! Shreveport! Glad you are aboard with us! I am what yall down South call a Southern Yankee! Semper Fi!

When I moved to Georgia from Michigan in 1974, they called me a "Damn Yankee" because I came and stayed.    ;D
After about 10 years in Michigan, preceded by a birth in Ohio, and time in Indiana, Texas, and New Hampshire, I went to University in Arkansas.  Despite the fact that my family originally settled in the Kentucky & Tennessee areas, I was immediately labeled a Damn Yankee by even my friends there.  :)

Peace favor your sword,
Kirk

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R51 General Discussion / Re: R51 mags on sale
« on: March 19, 2018, 02:53:25 AM »
GrabAGun still has them for $16.37 though I paid $14.56.  Shipping was tad over $6.

https://grabagun.com/remington-r51-7rd-magazine-stainless1232.html

Peace favor your sword,
Kirk

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R51 General Discussion / Re: Firing pin retainer pin.
« on: March 19, 2018, 12:13:25 AM »
JohnnysR51
You should PM IKLawson,  he had a problem with his firing pin and
I believe he knows how to get the pin from Big Green.
Blackie
I wish.  I wanted them to send me a new pin or a new pedersen block.  But I decided to call Rem because the gun was st ill under warranty.  I figured they'd send me a new pedersen block.  Instead they set up a return for repair.  The "repair" shop <cough cough>, instead of fixing the pin or the pedersen block, just approved a complete replacement of the firearm.  So I got a new gun for a part that should have been easily replaced. 

To this day, I am still convinced that there was no real problem.  Either a shaving of copper, lead, or brass got into the firing pin channel or the firing pin spring got kinked.  Neither problem would have really justified replacing the whole gun.  But I got a new gun so I guess I can't complain too much.

Peace favor your sword,
Kirk

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R51 General Discussion / Re: Barrel Thread Pitch
« on: March 16, 2018, 03:27:34 AM »
Cool.  :)

Peace favor your sword,
Kirk

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