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General Discussion / Re: Crimson Trace LG-494 for R51 Cheap on Grabagun!
« on: August 24, 2016, 06:16:54 AM »
WOW just checked and your right, 118.00 in my cart.

I definitely want one of these but I don't even have an R51 yet. Now I have a choice to buy the laser before the gun ha......

I have a laser on my Keltec P11 but it is not a crimson trace and the activation is via my finger pressing up against the trigger guard/laser housing and does not work as reliably as I want so I would like to replace this gun with a R51 with crimson trace laser. Just don't have the coin right now..... darn.

Post here if you buy one of these cheap Crimson Trace lasers from Grabagun!


General Discussion / Re: R51 Gen2 dry fire question
« on: August 23, 2016, 09:19:37 AM »
I agree with lklawson concerning most guns can handle it but to be on the safe side I always do use a snap cap. I have a Keltec PF9 and P11 so I got used to always using a snap cap.

I have some snap caps where I milled off the rim on one side so the ejector does not eject the snap cap so I can rack the slide and fire again on the PF9 and PF11.

I think they should sell snap caps that have half the rim removed just for these types of guns as chasing the dad burn snap caps across the floor kinda sucks, though my cat seems to enjoy it. If I could just get him to bring them back to me, that would be great.


R51 General Discussion / Re: R51 not dead
« on: August 23, 2016, 04:44:02 AM »
Nice to hear about new R51 guns being sold now.

I request photos from both of you.

If you have trouble posting photos you can email them directly to me and I'll post them for you, just be sure to tell me who you are, what your forum name is and the photo is for your forum post if you email me.

Email: ncwonline at gmail.com


Introductions section / Re: OK, here's my intro post
« on: August 23, 2016, 04:40:51 AM »
Thanks for signing up.

Saw your other post about getting your new R51and having a few hundred rounds through it.

I ask people to do an intro post right away as I get tons of spammers who sign up but don't post anything right away then come back later and post spam links to porn sites.

I just delete all the new members who have signed up but have no post once per week.

This mostly works to keep them out.


Introductions section / MOVED: R51 not dead
« on: August 21, 2016, 03:26:24 PM »

Introductions section / Re: Hello, from illinois
« on: August 21, 2016, 03:18:09 PM »
Thanks for signing up.

I was wondering when I would see a post from some one who bought a new R51 in the introduction section.

After you shoot it, let us know your opinion and how you like it etc.

Looks like I'll have to start watching for them at my local gun stores.


Introductions section / Re: New member Leed709
« on: August 21, 2016, 03:14:19 PM »
Welcome, thanks for signing up.


Introductions section / Re: New Member
« on: April 02, 2016, 01:52:56 PM »
Hello and welcome to the forum.

Concerning keeping your R51, I would sell it. Here is why: I do believe Remington will come out with a replacement. They are working on it.

After the replacement comes out I think prices will go down on the originals, I think the time to sell it is now.

I would place an ad for it on gunsamerica for maybe $1200.00 or more.

What the heck, ether you are a collector or your not, if not why not make a few bucks?

You can buy another gun for now and when Remington comes out with the new better replacement model R51, you can buy another one.

At the link below is a post by another member who was offered over 1000 for his original R51.

See this link>> http://r51pistol.com/introductions/new-to-the-forum-52/


Welcome lklawson

Thanks for signing up. I have a policy about first gen guns, I generally stay away and wait for the gen 2 version though I do wish I would have gone ahead and bought a R51 as they are kind of valuable and people are reporting here that they could have doubled their money on an original R51.

Like you, when the 2nd gen R51 goes on sale I am going to buy one. My wife has expressed and interest in taking up shooting with me at the range and I think the R51 will be a good gun for her to use as I have heard that due to it's design it is lighter on recoil.


Introductions section / Re: New to the forum
« on: February 14, 2016, 03:23:23 PM »
Robert, it was a real offer. Had a guy attempt to buy it at a gun show, then my local gun store offered me a grand on the spot. Unfortunately, I'd already sent mine in for replacement 2 days earlier. I regret sending it in now, not for the money, but for the simple thought that we may never see a replacement.

I think you can take solace in the "fact" Remington will certainly replace it, they are most certainly being very thorough in trying to get it right the second time around. People will allow for a mistake to be made and then expect the problem to be fixed. If Remington gets it wrong again, they know they will lose a lot of business.

I do think Remington should do something to make it up to you though and not just expect you to have been without your gun for this long without doing something for you. I'm talking about free stuff or money.

That is what I would tell them I expect due to the time you have had to be without your R51 that you paid for and thus should fully expect to have and be able to use. That is what I would explain to Remington. I mean, after all, I just bought a Springfield 1911 .45 and Springfield sent me 2 free mags and a really nice range bag, this is like 70 to 80.00 worth of stuff.

If I were Remington I would talk to people who bought the R51 and find out what they would like such as a few extra mags or maybe a really nice collector addition wood presentation case and arrange to include this stuff when their gun is returned. I would make it limited addition, only for those customers who bought a R51 and went through this long wait to get it fixed and get it back. This would gain Remington some needed respect from these customers.

I think if it were any number of other manufacturers they would have made some kind of offer to you by now to give you a refund or a credit or something. For Remington to just leave all those owners hanging for so long does not speak well for them. It does not show respect for their customers.

Being the opportunist that I am, If I had the chance to make $$ from selling it off, I would have jumped at it, as the thought would be, I can always buy another later after the R51 is re-introduced and is known to be working.

I held off in buying a Springfield XDS when they first came out because I did not wish buy a gun then be without it for who knows how long when Springfield has to re-work it. You know what? That is exactly what happened, many XDS .45 guns had problems and had to be sent back to be fixed. Now they are well known to be a great reliable gun to own and if not due to the fact I have spend way to much on guns in the last 6 months, I would be buying one soon. In fact I just seen one at the local gun store for an incredible bargain at $399.00 for a bitone XDS .45. It was a bare bones "gun and one mag" package but it was new and ready to rock. I had a tough time walking away without that gun, but I did because I had just bought a Springfield TRP Operator .45 and a colt AR15.

Introductions section / Re: Great site
« on: January 30, 2016, 03:28:51 AM »
I'm glad to finally found a site regarding all things R51. I bought my R51 shortly after it was released and have almost daily concealed carried it since. I regularly take it to the range and have never had any malfunctions. I have found it to be reliable and accurate. I started searching for other shooters to discuss wear/scrape marks on the action spring bushing to see if it's unusual or normal. I didn't realize the gun had been recalled.

Is this safe to continue using?  Is there anyone still actively shooting this model?

Hello and thanks for signing up.

Nice to hear you have a original reliable R51 pistol. It may end up in fact being a collectors item but I would only "collect" a new un-fired R51. If you have been using it regularly I would just contenue to do so and not start to consider it a collector item and thus stop using it due to this.

This is non professional advice: I see nothing wrong with continuing to use your pistol if it seems to be functioning properly but I am not a gun smith and not a professional in any regard so your decision regarding this must be your own.

If you have a local gun smith you may wish to consult him but be advised he does not make any $$ from consulting, only from doing work on your gun so keep that in mind if he jumps to the conclusion he must perform work on your pistol.


Introductions section / Re: Owner of r51
« on: January 21, 2016, 03:28:43 AM »
Hey guys,
Just recently purchased an R51 pistol from a family member and wanted to be a member of the group. Looks like these pistols are hard to come by now!

If that is a good functioning pistol you could probably take it to a larger gun show and sell it for quite a bit of $$ or just keep it and shoot it. It could be worth something some day in collector value.

Thanks for signing up and posting.


Introductions section / Re: New to the forum
« on: January 21, 2016, 03:25:44 AM »
Welcome to the forum and thanks for signing up and telling your story. Most offers such as you got are not real offers just people blowing smoke. If it was a real offer I would have taken it myself then bought another R51 later and another gun also.

Does not seem right for you to not have got an offer of a refund or replacement from Remington. You could press them on that and probably get something.


General Discussion / Re: Recent Info
« on: December 10, 2015, 03:52:05 AM »
I am thinking about buying an R51 and making it the wife's gun, hay not a bad excuse for buying another gun, as I already have quite a few.

The felt recoil on the R51 is lower, this should make it more easy for her to shoot it.

I have no issues with recoil myself.

Wife on the other hand, does not like guns that are too much of a hand full when they "go bang".

Example, she liked my Kel-tec PF9, she thought hey this is more my size... Then she pulled the trigger [shot it at the range], it went bang and she handed it back to me and said "this thing kicks like hell".

About all I could say was, it is a 9mm and has some power, that is what makes the bad guy you are pointing it at fall down.

I could get her a .380 but I think I will try and keep to the more powerful .9mm and go with the R51 for her so it works better and there is not yet another caliber of ammo I have to buy.

The idea is for a gun that is sized compact enough for her to carry should she decide to later on. There are tons of larger frame .9mm guns with less felt recoil if it where only to be a night stand or house gun.

My son bought his wife a HK USP, what a great shooter that gun is, I can fire that thing rapidly and keep all the holes on a paper plate at 5 to 10 ft better then pretty much any other gun I have ever shot in that size and weight. When I slow down and try, I can keep every round on a paper plate at far longer ranges.

All of the women in our group that day who shot it, liked it.

For the ultimate lighter recoil 9mm I would like to try a SA Range officer 1911 in 9mm. More heavy gun, match frame, super smooth slide feel. I bet it would be a great shooter, not great for concealed unless you don't mind that size and weight, some don't but I need something smaller myself.

Reason for the Kel-tec PF9 is it fits my front pocket and that is how I carry it. I don't usually run around with my shirt un-tucked so IWB is less an option for me. I am trying it and getting more used to it in the summer though, so I can carry something larger.

My son likes to carry his SA 1911 IWB and gives me a hard time about carrying my "tiny little pea shooter" around.

According to him, that little PF9 is a great gun, you should give it to mom and get a real gun for yourself. You want to intimidate the bad guys right?, not make all of them laugh when you "pull it out"! Damn kids.....

Might have something to do with why I acquired two .45's in the last few months.


Introductions section / Re: Reintroduction
« on: December 10, 2015, 03:05:09 AM »
Hello SPRic and thanks for signing up and for the update on the R51.


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