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Other Guns - talk about them here / Re: GSG 1911 22, so much fun.
« on: March 25, 2018, 07:07:43 AM »
Todd,
     I found this outfit puts out good parts at a reasonable price.   Only
downside is, they only have 1911 .45ACP parts.    But, just about all the
parts on a 1911 frame are not worried about the calibre.
(Barrel, magazine, ejector. barrel bushing)  BTW  Super .38 and 9MM will feed from
the same mag on a 1911.
Blackie


http://www.johnmasen.com/category-s/1823.htm

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Todd,
     Don't try this  unless  you have an extra 9mm ejector
The 9MM ejectors are skinny compared to the .45APC.
File down the forward end of the ejector about 1/16 of an inch

Thanks Blackie, a reshaping of the ejector is on my list of things to do but, after a few hours of reading last night, I discovered the extractor is in need of tuning first. Thinking about replacing it with a WC or EGW as I read they're much better. Take a look at how out of whack the stock one is. I'm not sure it can be tuned easily.




Todd,
     For experimental purposes keep an EOM spare ejector in case you have to return the pistol under warranty.
Blackie

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R51 General Discussion / Re: R51 mags on sale
« on: March 25, 2018, 12:17:48 AM »
Sean,
       I cannot find any sales on Big Greens website.
I also cannot find any R51 mags with six sight holes on the sides.  I looked at
Big Green and Midwest Gun Works, and EBay. I would personally not buy
a six hole mag, unless it has proof  marks or something to prove it
was Remington.
Blackie

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R51 General Discussion / Re: New magazine design?
« on: March 25, 2018, 12:10:36 AM »
Blackie,

Thanks for that info. I bought 4 additional mags in late '17. Had trouble on two outings with nose dives. Haven't mod'ed any of them, yet.

Will try to get a couple of 2018 models. I'm hoping that cures the ills. If so, I'll definitely try some of your tricks on the old mags.

Only other issue I had was the frozen firing pin issue. Curiously, it didn't occur during shooting but while I was 'playing' with the bits. Cleaning and reassembling things.  I knocked out the retaining pin and didn't really see any crud in there, but the pin is free now. I have not shot it since doing that.
drendean,
        I would not do anything to the 2018 mags.  Unless they have issues.

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R51 General Discussion / Re: New magazine design?
« on: March 24, 2018, 06:49:46 AM »
Johnny,
     I have 8 mags, from '16 to '18.  The only one I have not had to modify
is the 2018s.  Are you having trouble with nose dives or failure to feed?
Pick 2 mags, shoot them and only them, at least 4 loads in each mag.
 Keep a log of which mag performs.
And whether or not the mag was modified in any way.
It won't hurt to engrave  numbers on the sides of the mag.  That is what I do.
     See what happens, send me the results on the log you kept.
I will see how it goes.
     Also, remember do not use the slide lock to load the gun.
Slide the mag into the gun with slide locked back.  Pull back on the slide and
release it.  Then take the mag out and replace the round that is now
in the chamber.  That will give you 7 +1    :)
Blackie

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Todd,
     Don't try this  unless  you have an extra 9mm ejector
The 9MM ejectors are skinny compared to the .45APC.
File down the forward end of the ejector about 1/16 of an inch
Try that.  You might try a different magazine.  1911s are
really bitchy about mags.
You know the drill pal. Let me know what occurs.

BTW, this manual has helped me immensely.

 https://www.amazon.com/U-S-M1911-M1911A1-Pistols-Commercial/dp/B000HEGCQ0/ref=pd_lpo_sbs_14_img_0?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=AA625A5HWRTX1KNEGXMZ

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R51 General Discussion / Re: Locktite application on grip screws
« on: March 23, 2018, 07:27:56 AM »
Sean,
We    had a guy, looked like a drunk thug.  He would wander around the
field, among the spectators, getting ugly looks, and then would climb  up on the wing of a PA-28 and "fall" in the cockpit.  Needless to say, the engine got started,
and he took off.  made a helluva show.  Better than me in my C-150 aerobat! 
Blackie

What made it so convincing is that we used old Bud Light beer bottles that were filled with apple juice! Pretty convincing! But there was no alcohol inside, just apple juice!

We always used an old Jim Beam bottle filled halfway with iced tea.
Blackie

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R51 General Discussion / Re: New magazine design?
« on: March 23, 2018, 07:26:07 AM »
Drendean,
     The mags I have gotten in 2018 still have the four spy holes on each
side of the mag.  All I know is, the 2018 mag has had no need for any
mods.  The 2016 and '17 mags  at the least needed the follower legs
shortened, and at the max, shorten Legs and bend out the thingy on the nose of
the mag.  One I even had to grind the top of the follower flat.
Blackie

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General Discussion / Re: Time for boycotts
« on: March 23, 2018, 07:16:38 AM »
Time to start boycotting business's that treat gun owners like second
class citizens!  My family has changed banks because of this.
We drive 40 miles to do business with a bank that has no
signs banning handguns.

  https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2018/03/22/youtube-bans-more-firearms-videos-days-before-national-rally-for-gun-control/?utm_term=.804792ad6263
Ref:
https://www.hipointfirearmsforums.com/threads/youtube-did-did-not-ban-reloading-videos.325495/#post-2455867

====================
I opened a Youtube tab, clicked on "Send Feedback" at the bottom of the list on the left hand side, and sent this note:

    I have become aware that Youtube is changing the "policies" regarding firearms video content to ban videos containing content on servicing firearms and home hobbyists hand-loading and reloading ammunition.  These are legal, legitimate hobbies which millions of law-abiding citizens, and potential Youtube customers, ethically and morally engage in on a daily basis.  The new "policies" are offensive and, if Youtube continues with this course of action, I will be lobbying my legislators to declare Youtube a Public Utility and regulate it accordingly, cease using the Youtube utility, and encourage all my contacts to do the same.

And I will too.  Screw 'em.

I threw in "offensive" because that tends to get attention and I KNOW that throwing in the threat of regulation gets their attention.  It's not just an idle threat.  I will send letters to my Senators and Congressional Reps requesting they declare yootoob a "Public Utility."  I've had it with ceding ground to people who aren't interested in fair and even discourse, want to shut down opposing voices and de-platform them, "otherise" and run unethical smear campaigns.  We've been told many times that this is a "Culture War."  OK, well it's time to start acting like we're in a war.  We thought that Vietnam was a "Police Action" and helping out a friendly nation, while the North Vietnamese and Chinese treated it like a war.  In a "war" sometimes you have to use scorched earth and area denial.  If you have to retreat or cede ground, you DON'T leave usable materials behind.  If you have to escape, frigg'n blow the ammo dump and poison the food.  That's what would happen if yootoob were regulated as a "Public Utility."  It makes it unusable for either side.  ...which is better than making it unusable for us and a gold-mine for the anti-freedom SJW's.  Screw 'em.  Poison the well.
====================
Peace favor your sword,
Kirk


Kirk,
What you said!!!
Blackie

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Todd,

Please give us a range review when you get a chance. She looks pretty too by the way! I wish I had a R1!

Sean, I'm hoping to get out this weekend or on Monday.

Todd,
     Pop off a few rounds for me.   haven't been out too much lately.  My back is giving me fits.
Blackie

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General Discussion / Time for boycotts
« on: March 23, 2018, 12:33:16 AM »
Time to start boycotting business's that treat gun owners like second
class citizens!  My family has changed banks because of this.
We drive 40 miles to do business with a bank that has no
signs banning handguns.

  https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2018/03/22/youtube-bans-more-firearms-videos-days-before-national-rally-for-gun-control/?utm_term=.804792ad6263

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R51 General Discussion / Re: Locktite application on grip screws
« on: March 22, 2018, 11:15:07 AM »
Sean,
We    had a guy, looked like a drunk thug.  He would wander around the
field, among the spectators, getting ugly looks, and then would climb  up on the wing of a PA-28 and "fall" in the cockpit.  Needless to say, the engine got started,
and he took off.  made a helluva show.  Better than me in my C-150 aerobat! 
Blackie

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R51 General Discussion / Re: Locktite application on grip screws
« on: March 22, 2018, 07:29:13 AM »

I guess we have more pilots n here than we thought.   Any body into Aerobatics?
Blackie

A good friend of the family was big into aerobatic flying and was the organizer for the airshows we used to have here in Shreveport. His name was Marion Cole, brother of the famous Duane Cole. First class man who whenever he spoke had something of value to say. He passed on a few years ago sadly. We used to participate in some of his shows with our Piper J-3 Cub (which we still have by the way). He did a car top landing routine with it one time. That was fun!

Did you guys ever do the "Drunk Pilot" looking at the plane and "falling" into the cockpit routine?
I used to do that in my Cessna 151 Aerobat, what a blask.
Blackie

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I had a Remington 1911 R1, and gave it to my Grand Son to carry on the
job. He loves it.
Blackie

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R51 General Discussion / Re: magazines
« on: March 21, 2018, 04:38:16 AM »
Hi Guys,

Been a while since I've been on.
I'm wanting to buy some magazines.  Which generates a couple questions.  Has Remington done any mods on the magazines since the second edition was released?  Do any of you have a good source for magazines and do you think some have a stock of older ones?  Don't really want to pay almost $40 from big green, but also don't want to pay $30 for an older version. (if that's the case).  Any suggestions?
I have been one of the fortunate ones who have had zero issues with my R51.

Thanks,
Rog


Rog,
     If you can get the 2018 mags, they seem to be good ones.  Big Green had a sale on them
for 20 bucks, but I heard the sale was over.  You might want to check on their web site.
Blackie

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