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Introductions section / Re: Hello all
« on: October 11, 2018, 12:55:11 AM »
Hello Walt,

Like you, I have a home range. Convenience at it's best! Welcome aboard!

R51 General Discussion / Re: Results so far
« on: October 09, 2018, 09:10:14 AM »
It's not a problem.  They're not shooting low.  The sights are set to "Combat Hold" or sometimes called "Military Center Hold."
Peace favor your sword,


My Ruger SR 1911 doesn't hold to this theory. You shoot it with the top of the front site at 6 o clock of the intended target. If I used a combat hold on it, it would be overshooting the target. No other pistol I own uses a "combat hold". I think Todd is right here. The R51 is the odd one out.

R51 General Discussion / Re: How are the newest R51's running?
« on: October 09, 2018, 09:06:09 AM »
You could probably turn the r51 into a 45 without changing much of anything.

Ironically, the Model 53 (direct predecessor to the Model 51 both designed by Pedersen) was originally chambered in .45 ACP. It was a very successful design that got the Navy's attention during WWI. However, even though it came out on top in field trials versus the 1911, Ordinance demanded standardization throughout the branches so, in effect, the 1911 killed the Model 53 even though it was the better gun. So after meeting with defeat on a potential government contract, Pedersen turned his focus to the civilian market in the 20s and scaled the Model 53 down to chamber in .32 ACP and .380 ACP. And so the Model 51 was born.

R51 General Discussion / Re: How are the newest R51's running?
« on: October 05, 2018, 11:43:44 AM »

I have a small list of serial's on another thread that folks had been posting on. I will have to go back and find it. Last post, I think the highest serial was in the 36,000 serial number block (belonging to Chokejug on this forum) while the lowest I have recorded to date is 920 (belonging to duoglide).

R51 General Discussion / Re: Results so far
« on: October 05, 2018, 11:35:17 AM »
Nothing new here. Mine shoots low too. Pretty common problem with these pistols. Heck, I was so happy I got mine to be 100% reliable I wasn't even paying attention to where it was hitting!  ;D  In the meantime while I wait to get a new front site, I will just compensate with the combat hold for now.

Remington R51 Facts and Specs / Re: Desantis Sof-Tuk holster
« on: October 05, 2018, 01:52:42 AM »
Yes, the folks I mentioned above, Defensive Training Solutions, took a mold of my mag.  They're making a kydex mag carrier for me and can make as many as you want.  IMS, it's about $20.

Contact them.  Good folks to work with.  Trustworthy and reliable.

Peace favor your sword,

Very nice! I will have to get in touch with them! Thanks Kirk!  :)

R51 General Discussion / Re: Visual differences between 1st & 2nd Gen?
« on: October 04, 2018, 11:33:14 AM »

If you look at the R51 at the top of the forum page with the silencer on it, it is a Gen1. You can tell by the placement of the R51 logo. Gen2s have it closer to the ejection port. Other than that, there are really no external differences that can be noticed. However, all the new Gen2s are made in Huntsville, AL instead of Charlotte, NC. The early Gen2s utilized Charlotte frames. I started a thread a long time ago trying to determine by serial numbers when Gen2 production started. Problem is, there is really no definite point that can be determined by serial numbers when they started making them as they took usable Gen 1 frames and rebuilt Gen 2 pistols around them when they first started back.

R51 General Discussion / Re: Here's what Remington did to fix my R51
« on: October 04, 2018, 11:27:40 AM »
I'm glad it's running well for you! For the life of me, I don't know why it has taken so much time and experimentation to get these pistols running properly. I would expect that the engineers and gunsmiths employed by Remington would have figured all this out long ago. I think the R51 is a nice little carry pistol, but Holy Smokes! they've got to make them run reliably without every purchaser having to troubleshoot the things after they get them home.


Yep Howard, that's their job. You think after the first debacle, they would have gotten things straightened out. Nope.  :o I think the team assigned to the R51s are a bunch of dopie oakies. They should have revived John Pedersen for this job. He would have gotten it right the first time. Anyways, I am glad the 1911s they are turning out are better quality and consistency than these pistols.

Remington R51 Facts and Specs / Re: Desantis Sof-Tuk holster
« on: October 04, 2018, 11:24:25 AM »
More so than just carrying the gun, does anyone have a system or holster for carry extra mags?

Introductions section / Re: Hi! 🙂
« on: October 04, 2018, 11:23:27 AM »
Welcome aboard Katelynne from Louisiana! Glad to have you!


Other Guns - talk about them here / Re: 1911 R1-S
« on: October 04, 2018, 11:21:23 AM »
Sean, I try to get to the range at least once a week and have fired all my 1911's a bunch. All have been 100% reliable so all are fit for carry duty. The only issue I have with carrying 1911s, is concealment so summer carry is limited to my Shields and pocket 380s which are undetectable/comfortable IWB. I'm still undecided on which OWB holster I want for the 1911s but am sure to have one for the winter.


Likewise, I find the 1911 difficult for summer carry as well. So more than likely, it will be dragged out this winter. Nothing new about 1911 reliability. They just are nearly always 100%. The only thing that makes them hang up are sometimes mags. Glad yours is still doing well though! I may splurge and get a Remington 1911 at some point. You are making me want to have one!

Other Guns - talk about them here / Re: 1911 R1-S
« on: October 03, 2018, 12:22:06 PM »

Any updated shooting reports? Just wondering. The weather is finally starting to break, and I am going to be heading back outside to shoot some more in the upcoming days. Also, have you started carrying this one?

R51 General Discussion / Re: Trigger work
« on: October 03, 2018, 12:19:01 PM »
Hello Rog. I have not delved that deep into mine yet. The trigger has actually gotten better after putting more rounds through it. I think shooting it has helped greatly. However, I still secretly wish there was a built in trigger adjustment screw.  I think a little polishing may really smooth one out nicely though!

R51 General Discussion / Re: Joined you reloaders, finally.
« on: September 30, 2018, 10:38:47 PM »
I've been late posting Todd, but congratulations for jumping off into reloading! And also congrats on loading rounds that both pistols like! That's even better!  :)

Introductions section / Re: Introduction
« on: September 24, 2018, 11:58:52 AM »
Welcome from Louisiana! Glad you found us! I hope your R51 is bringing you lots of enjoyment!

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