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Introductions section / Re: Hey guys
« on: May 23, 2018, 12:41:47 AM »
Hello John and welcome to the forum! There are quite a few fellow Texans on here, (1911Shooter) and others, so in time you will meet them. I was a former Texan, now Louisianian. Glad you found us, and again, welcome!  :)

They definitely replaced the mag release pin.  The release is much less smooth and requires more thumb strength but it is a super job.  I suspect a thicker pin??.  Hopefully it remains in place for the life of the piece.  And I cannot say enough about the attitude of the reps at Remington.  They were outstanding, open, forthright, and did exactly as they said.  "Good on them"....

Regards to all.


Funny that your pin requires more thumb strength. I know strength of each individual is relative, but mine requires both my thumbs to release my mags full and partial alike. And I think I have relatively good hand strength. It feels like binding almost, but can't say for certain. I wish I could see what is happening down in there.

Took Charlotte to the range today but did not clean her after being repaired and returned.   I had two mags with me....the new one (#7) and trusty #3.   Loaded #3 up and cycled the first round through her...a bit sticky and did not seat perfectly. Resolved with the butt of my hand.   Fired the first round...FTE!.  Cleared and re-chambered another round.   FTE! ...Cleared and re-chambered.   150 round later...NO ISSUES!!!!.   Both mags worked perfectly .Did not use sling shot method to seat the first round, rather I hand cycled. They performed perfectly.  Most likely dirt from the repair was responsible for the early issues.  I should have cleaned it before shooting it.   WE ARE GOOD TO GO!!!!


Bad start to the afternoon! Glad she finished strong in the end though! Can you tell if they did anything out of the ordinary as far as the repair work goes, or does it still look like the same arrangement?

Other Guns - talk about them here / Re: 1911 R1-S
« on: May 20, 2018, 09:37:43 AM »
How's she running these days?  :)

Haven't had this one to the range yet as there's a shooting ban going on in the county until the monsoon rains get here, too dry. I don't do the so called "organized" ranges since I retired from the military either. So, if this one is as reliable and accurate as my 9mm Enhanced R1, it'll be a winner.

I bet my bottom dollar it is!  ;) 1911s are pretty good guns. Heck the government wouldn't have used them for 65+ years if they had problems. Still want a range report though!  :)

General Discussion / Re: Remington out of bankruptcy
« on: May 20, 2018, 09:31:18 AM »
You beat me to the punchline Todd! I am glad they are finally out of it. Let's keep our fingers crossed that they don't screw up this time.  ;)

R51 General Discussion / Re: my R51, so far...
« on: May 20, 2018, 01:22:25 AM »
put another box of winchester 124gr NATO though it today.  no hiccups.  with (very) slow aimed fire kept 95% of the box in a 2" circle at 7 yards.  still learning to shoot it.  weighed it with 8 in it and scaled at 26 oz.  still don't like the "combat" sight picture you have to hold, but i'm (slowly) learning.

so that puts it at >400 now.  just getting it broken in  :D

Funflyer started a thread on here for forum users to keep track of their round counts for their pistols. I think it is entitled Round Count Totals, or something like that. Try to find it on here, as I think it will help you keep track better. Just a tip!  ;)

LMAO^^^^^^^^!!!!!!!!!!!! ;D

R51 General Discussion / Re: my R51, so far...
« on: May 18, 2018, 06:42:01 AM »
Thanks for the write up tdbru.

I have found that, for defense loads, Hornady American Gunner and the Remington Ultimate Defense feed rather well. The Hornady Critical Defense has given me a couple of hang ups where the bullet lip catches the mag lip in the front. Federal Hydro Shoks, Nosler Defense and there was oneother I can't remember but have in my notes truly sucked for reliablity but to be fair this was before I had 4 magazines that I truly trust now. Perhaps a retest is in order?


Not disputing what you have already said, but Hydra-Shoks, and Hornady Critical Defense have fed flawlessly in my pistol. The only thing I have had any snag ups on are steel case ammo. 2 rounds in about 30 nosedived. Mine eats everything I feed her. I guess reliability is on a case by case basis with these pistols. 

Good news Rocky! Pat, hang in there. Remington was VERY slow responding to my cries for a new mag the first time around. It took them a week and a half before they finally shipped it out and sent an email. You are just experiencing first class Remington customer service  ;D

R51 General Discussion / Re: my R51, so far...
« on: May 18, 2018, 01:19:01 AM »
Got to the range again.  Ran 8 more mags of ammo through.  with 3 new mags.  124gr. ball, quite a variety of SD HPs.  some reloads. 

this time over sandbags at 25 yards and a chronograph. 

Win and Rem come closer to published +P velocity in 124gr. (1200 fps) by a long shot compared to Hornady and Nosler.

hornady and nosler need to take lessons from Remington and Winchester on how to load to spec velocity.  Win and Nosler claimed 1200 fps. 
Hornady claimed 1175fps.
nothing on the box of Rem golden saber.

my R51 didn't like the nosler defense 124gr +P bonded JHP.   nosedived on the 2nd round after the 1st shot and jammed.  they also shot quite a bit lower and were quite scattered.  i wasn't impressed with the nosler defense ammo.

the rest grouped respectably and all around the same POI.

i notice that it is not easy for me to shoot this well.  probably short sight radius coupled with relatively heavy trigger pull.  that just means i need to practice some more.

still happy with this R51.  but it is not as easy for me to shoot tight groups with this as it is with a full size service auto.  but that's to be expected i suppose.


I am surprised that Hornady and Nosler were both off so badly. I would have figured them to be of higher quality than that. As far as shooting low goes, you aren't the only one. Except, I think the sights are at fault not me  ;). Well, that may be stretching the truth just a little! Actually, mine shoots quite a bit lower than should be normal. I guess I need to file the front site down a little and see what happens. Glad you still like yours!  :)

R51 General Discussion / Re: my R51, so far...
« on: May 14, 2018, 12:54:24 AM »
Yeah, my eyes kind of crossed on that one!  :o Just some paragraph divisions would be good. Like Dutch said ^^^^.  :)

R51 General Discussion / Re: my R51, so far...
« on: May 12, 2018, 03:45:55 PM »
Welcome aboard Tdbru! Glad your R51 is running on all cylinders now! Every time I hear a story like this about Remington's QC it just makes me slap my forehead and wonder what is going on out there. That should never have left the factory like that. As far as the plastic trigger is concerned, Engineerpower on here is looking at making an all metal trigger for this pistol to replace it. I think it will also take out the slop as well. I like keeping a super clean gun, so I tend to curse and fume my way through the field strip after each range session. Obsessive? Probably. But that is just personal preference. In addition to running a q-tip through the barrel, it also might be good to wipe the bolt face off with a rag to keep gunk from going down the firing pin hole. Again, glad it is working well for you. If you want to take advantage of it, Funflyer posted a thread on round count totals to keep track of how many rounds get run through our pistols. You might find it useful. Welcome aboard!


Introductions section / Re: hello..
« on: May 12, 2018, 03:37:23 PM »
Welcome aboard from Louisiana!

Other Guns - talk about them here / Re: 1911 R1-S
« on: May 11, 2018, 09:35:43 AM »
Very nice Todd!! You got me envious now!  8)

R51 General Discussion / Re: gone till September
« on: May 09, 2018, 06:09:48 AM »
Hey Johnny. Have a good summer yourself! Be careful, and be safe! I doubt you will be able to go all summer without having a gun of some type. Like Todd said, go to the gun store and pick up some merchandise. Who knows, you might have another follow you home!  ;)

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