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R51 General Discussion / Re: Magazine spring and follower
« on: January 20, 2018, 11:32:58 AM »
I may go down to The range in Killeen that is inside and see how these mods to the
mags #6 & 7 work.
Getting tired of this arctic whatever the Media calls it this week.

Blackie, its global warming. It isn't cold it's the product of the earth heating up!  ;D
Yeah, warm snow in all 50 states!

No, I guess they think we are the idiots!

GrandpaX12, there are a few pics around, but most of it is pretty well described.

You have me beat, I am grandpa and even great grandpa, but it barely surpasses 12 when I add up both of them!

R51 General Discussion / Re: Fully dedicated holsters; waiting for one!
« on: January 20, 2018, 09:21:45 AM »
The reason for dedicated holsters and operator screw up.

Yesterday, while helping my wife with the recent hip replacement, out of the truck, and my hands overfilled as well, i had a dumb accident.

No excuse, and plenty of luck, the second R51 in a non-dedicated holster, (pocket type), slipped out of said holster, landing on the concrete xriveway.

Good thing is that it passed the drop test!
But not so good for the finish!

I still had a good hold of the holster, but didnt block tbe gun from seperating from it.

I had removed it from the pocket hours earlier and had it in the console.  Just thought I would carry it into the house.  Wasnt careful enough.

R51 General Discussion / Re: No folks, I lieth not
« on: January 20, 2018, 09:05:03 AM »
Anyone else getting the idea that this mag design was not for this gun when it started?

I think they started with some existing mag and just modified until "it sort of worked"!

Anyone have the Rem 380, the high $ company that tey just bought ought Rorhbaugh or something like that?

Well, Rems new version of that gun uses a mag with a full length spacer welded into the back of it.
I am sure it was Rorhbor's 9mm mags just reworked.

Maybe the original company did both that way, as I believe they made it in both 9mm and 380.

R51 General Discussion / Re: Slide lock and all thumbs, is it just me?
« on: January 19, 2018, 12:20:06 PM »
Nope, no problems here.

But I believe we did have another guy on here that did.
He first thought it was a gun malfunction, until he figured out that was himself causing it.
Only a few weeks ago, shouldn't be hard to look up the posts.

Introductions section / Re: Engineerpower!
« on: January 19, 2018, 12:10:34 PM »
Cameron, any ball park guess as to how much higher in cost it would be to make a TI trigger, in place of Al?

Twice, 3 times?  Etc.

And not even asking for any guess here, but just day dreaming.
If I could afford it, I would have a complete R51 frame made up for one or both of my R51s!

Wow, with some Oxy coloration, just think how that would look next to a black or smoke one!

R51 General Discussion / Re: Bet you can't guess...
« on: January 17, 2018, 02:33:45 PM »
Cameron knows where of he speaks!

I think we are lucky to have him here.

I'd bet he has degrees coming out his, mmm, hat?

Funny, I spent my working years in metals technology, mostly different types of welding.

Started out under the hood, and ended up a senior welding engineer.  That is with no formal schooling beyond high school.

My relationships with PHDs was a bit harried.
30 or 40 percent, maybe, loved me.  When they had something they wanted done, I got the call.

The other 60 or 70 percent were pretty stand offish!
This was in weapons research and production.
Nuclear weapons, that is.

Other Guns - talk about them here / Re: Ruger SR-9E
« on: January 16, 2018, 05:18:44 PM »

Was that a 6 O'clock hold?

OMG, put it between a pair of eyes at 20 yards, clean miss, way over his head!

Just funnin' you a little bit, but not my idea of a SD set up.

BTW, I like my Ruger SR9C as well.

R51 General Discussion / Re: New R51 range report
« on: January 16, 2018, 05:05:10 PM »
I "might" put light pipes on the front of my two.
Since they both now wear lasers, no need for "nite sites"!

As to shooting low, I find that if one uses the police/military hold, (not 6 O'clock), the bullets go right to whatever I have covered with the tip of the front sight.

Personally, I dont want a bullseye shooter for instinctive self defence.

Introductions section / Re: Engineerpower!
« on: January 16, 2018, 04:54:38 PM »
Cameron, you asked me why I prefered TI over AL.
Well, it's harder, never mind the lighter weight.

And it's, Oh so Pretty, with just a touch of surface oxidation!

Now, the first thing I thought about was replacing that AL bbl bushing with a TI one.  Might aleaviate some of the scratches!

Now, as to trigger shape/design, just tighten up the wobble.  No holes needed, especially with TI and a bit of oxy color!

The TI replacement trigger for my Sig P938 was just about the only thing I liked about the gun.

R51 General Discussion / Re: Bet you can't guess...
« on: January 15, 2018, 02:39:22 PM »
FF, check the lips and the bend that stops the follower from rising too far or too little, on that problem mag.

Compare with the ones that work well.

R51 General Discussion / Re: Bet you can't guess...
« on: January 15, 2018, 02:31:34 PM »
Now, funflyer, I see you mentioned the sights again over on another post, including them as desired after market items.

I havent looked for it, but I do believe someone mentioned that there was a "light pipe" one out there that fits.  That would be my choice if I decide to replace the front one.

That said, I am pretty satisfied just as is.
Yeah, I know that if you shoot this gun as a "bullseye" shooter, it's going to impact low.

But I just cover where I want the bullet to impact with the front sight and bingo, my varmint is dead!

I think they call it milliary and maybe police, type impact.  Works for me.

But then, I dont shoot much paper, just steel and varmints.  (So far, all four legged, thank God!)

R51 General Discussion / Re: Bet you can't guess...
« on: January 15, 2018, 02:15:47 PM »
Normally, that is so Blackie.
However, with what seems to be going on here, is that Rem has a big, uncontroled bunch of magazine parts out there!

I am sure that some of mine as unused, were off by close to 50 percent!  I had to use an uplala on some for the first loading and at least one, just thumbed down, easy-peasy!

That, and lip and follower bends that are not even close in some cases!
I believe that the mags are the 2nd gen's bigest problem!

R51 General Discussion / Re: Fully dedicated holsters; waiting for one!
« on: January 15, 2018, 02:01:05 PM »
Those types, as was my Paraguay learher one, that I used for a couple months are generic, not dedicated types.

Not trying to be snoty or anything, but what I and at least some others were looking for are the type that actually "lock" into said holster, just by "fit".  With these, there is no strap, but one could actually stand on ones head and the gun wouldnt fall out.

But still, the biggest thing to me is that they dont get crushed by the belt, and the gun can be reholstered quite easily!

Click/Clack, as they go in or out.

R51 General Discussion / Re: Fully dedicated holsters; waiting for one!
« on: January 14, 2018, 02:07:11 PM »
The Thesis holster is the best of what I have found readilly availabe as yet.

But, I have now modified the Gold Star, by riveting a sheet of leather to the back of the pure Kydex holster.
It's now much more comfortable, plus much easier to re-holster than anything I have tried previously.

I hate plain leather because it crushes under the belt tension, with the hybrid somewhat better, but there are still some problems re-holstering for this old fat man.

This modification of the pure Kydex one, solves virtually all the problems.
(This is IWB type of course.)

R51 General Discussion / Re: trigger stop screw
« on: January 14, 2018, 01:49:49 PM »
Looking for the wobble, I can see and feel it.

Shooting the gun, I never even notice it.

Should have been better engineered, granted, but it's actually non-problem.

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