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R51 General Discussion / Re: R51 Officially Discontinued
« on: March 26, 2019, 11:26:17 AM »
The rm380 is already mostly set up to shoot 9mm anyway.  It could  easily replace the r51.  Wouldn't even need a different mag.  Just a different barrel and spring.

R51 General Discussion / Re: Is Remington still making R51's?
« on: March 13, 2019, 10:38:37 PM »
What is the best email?

I can say that i like it, but im not sure that my gun tastes are mainstream. 

That and I suspect that the r51 is a good bit more expensive to produce vs plastic framed guns.  This is probably the reason why we have seen so many QC issues.  At $200, Remington is struggling to break even.  Poor QC leads to bad reviews leads to even worse QC leads to more bad reviews.  Kind of a death spiral that can only be stopped by dumping even more money into the project.  Money they dont have.  Im sure the new management from Taurus is looking at the R51 and wondering why it's still around.  Just a high cost of production offering that hasn't been able to justify itself.

The good news is that current r51s are running well.  Sootch gave some lukewarm positive reviews, maybe to be followed up by some glowing reviews later.  If the r51 can get past the youtube trolls, maybe it can start to sell.

R51 General Discussion / Re: Is Remington still making R51's?
« on: March 13, 2019, 09:13:09 AM »
Might be time to get ready for that big clearance sale then. 

R51 General Discussion / Re: Is Remington still making R51's?
« on: February 27, 2019, 11:16:57 AM »
They'll replace it with a scaled down single stack rp9 that uses r51 magazines.  It will sell and work much better.

R51 General Discussion / Re: Is Remington still making R51's?
« on: February 03, 2019, 02:06:22 AM »
Well, i guess its time to start waiting for the big liquidation clearance.  When I start seeing these going for $100-150, ill buy a ton of them.

Im guessing when there is an official announcement that it's being discontinued, this will confirm everyone's bias that these were junk.  I would imagine thats when the firesale will start.

Personally, id ditch every other handgun i own in favor of these. 

R51 General Discussion / Re: Sootch did a review of the R51
« on: December 18, 2018, 11:46:20 AM »
I have two that actually work.

Nice finish, milled not cast, no plastic or zamak, $200.  Whats not to like.

R51 General Discussion / Sootch did a review of the R51
« on: December 15, 2018, 05:28:03 AM »
He seemed almost apologetic that it did well.  Nice to see another semi-positive high profile review of the gun.

R51 General Discussion / Re: How are the newest R51's running?
« on: October 10, 2018, 10:12:45 AM »
The r51 seems to be more robust than the model 51.  The breech block on the r51 is one solid piece wheras the model 51 has a lot of material machined out of the middle.

I looked into getting a model 51, but decided against it since the breech blocks are known to break, and are irreplaceable. 

R51 General Discussion / Re: How are the newest R51's running?
« on: October 08, 2018, 12:43:30 AM »
Hopefully we can look forward to totally reliable r51s then.  People are critical of this gun's quality issues, but guns operating off of a totally new (or not developed) mechanism tend to have issues for a while.

Nice thing about the r51s action is that it appears to be very strong.  Change the timing on the slide's cam, and you could run much higher pressures.  Rounds normally used in revolvers, rifle rounds maybe?  You could probably turn the r51 into a 45 without changing much of anything.

R51 General Discussion / Re: R51 on sale...
« on: August 13, 2018, 11:43:38 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.

R51 General Discussion / Re: R51 on sale...
« on: August 09, 2018, 11:19:29 PM »
On guns deals, i see them for 235 sometimes.  250 seems to be the normal price you can pick them up for.

If they did another mail-in rebate, id probably buy another.  After rebate, if it gets below 200, id get one, if it got more towards 150, id buy 2 or 3.

These guns may have some twitchy issues, but the overall workmanship and finish is great.  The fact that these
can sell for highpoint prices is insane.

R51 General Discussion / Re: R51 Range Test Take-II
« on: July 18, 2018, 01:03:42 PM »
That front lip was causing me issues.  I bent it forward a bit, and suddenly wolf was reliable.....although it might have been keyholing.  It was still decently accurate.

Hope you find a way to like the gun.  If nothing else, it will make good material for many more videos.

R51 General Discussion / Re: R51 Threaded Barrels Available!
« on: July 09, 2018, 01:08:55 AM »
.22tcm barrels would be kinda cool too.

R51 General Discussion / Re: my R51, so far...
« on: June 01, 2018, 11:24:09 AM »
Main obstacle to r51 accuracy is the trigger.  Dry fire it and notice how much the site picture moves around.  Practice reducing the movement.

R51 General Discussion / Re: Great Deal on R51s
« on: May 01, 2018, 10:19:39 AM »
Waiting to get that feal with a mailin rebate.

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