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R51 General Discussion / Remington friendly customer service
« on: November 13, 2017, 12:36:47 AM »
So much for helpful customer service!
"received via email from Big Green!

"Dear Sir,

I apologize but there is no repair manuals for any of our firearms. If work needs to be done on any firearm we suggest you take it to a qualified gun smith.

Thank you >

Thank you and best regards,
Remington Customer Services


R51 General Discussion / R51 disassembly nono!
« on: November 10, 2017, 06:38:31 AM »
I just received an email from Big Green.   In response to a request for a manual for disassembly of the R51. Their reply as follows.

" Sir, no we do not offer such a manual , only the owners manual . We do not recommend breaking the pistol down any further than what is  offered in the owners manual . Thank you ."


R51 General Discussion / Remington Head Chopping Session.
« on: November 08, 2017, 09:21:00 AM »
Any ideas?   Don't believe it has to do with any recession.   Remington
customer service rings a bell.

R51 General Discussion / GRIP SCREWS
« on: November 07, 2017, 08:12:10 AM »
Has anybody else noticed their grip screws getting loose after an extended shooting session?
My little O-rings got trashed taking the factory grips off and putting on the teak grips.
Wonder if Remington will sell us some spares?
Or maybe just some Loctite?

R51 General Discussion / The Bend!
« on: October 30, 2017, 03:40:02 AM »
For those interested, I found out what the bend is for in the top front of the mag.
it stops the follower from coming up further.
There is a hump on the front of the follower that hits that bend, and stops the
follower from coming up any further. 

BTW,  The gun fed every time with the bend straightened,  I shot a 100 rds of (GASP!)
Winchester White box through it.   Worst torture I could think of.
Anyway, I bent it back like it was.  It will be a range mag for a while.  I've got
4 more.

R51 General Discussion / New and Improved (?) mags
« on: October 23, 2017, 03:48:11 AM »
     Just received my new and improved mags from Big Green.   Visually, no difference
in the ones just received and the old ones.   only difference is the stock numbers.
     Look and load the same.  Unloading, a different story.   Trying to unload the mags
the nose of the bullets catch on the little bent portion of the mag. 
     I am going to the range today and will give these
mags a workout with several  different brands of ammo.
Wish me luck.

General Discussion / New R51 mags in the mail?
« on: October 22, 2017, 01:09:28 AM »
I just got an email from UPS telling me I have a package coming from Remington.
Only thing I am expecting is two "new and improved" magazines.  Any body else
get one of these notifications?   I know several of us have been told by Remington
that we would get two new magazines.  Package will be here Monday, and I will
let you all know if it was  in fact the magazines.

R51 General Discussion / R51 Aficionados are smart.
« on: September 16, 2017, 08:12:29 AM »
Guys and gals,
     Has anybody else noticed that the number of complaints are dropping
drastically on this blog?   I feel that it is because we as a team have helped
each other with tips and clues on how to whip this R51 demon.   It is fun,
sometimes depressing, often mind boggling, but in the end we have tamed
this Remington monster.   I personally love my R51,  The style, the feel
and the way it shoots.   If it quit shooting tomorrow, I would still love it.
It would join my other safe queen.   A Chiappa .22 1911.  No, on second thought,
nothing is that bad!

Kirk, sirbrian, scurmudgeon  CW3 Retired  etal,

R51 General Discussion / Took my R51 for a walk.
« on: September 11, 2017, 04:57:56 AM »
     Took my R51 for a walk today.    Tried something different.
I loaded 3 magazines with Alternating brands of ammo.
Pow'RBall, ARX, FMJ of various brands, some good some
on the verge.   No two brands next to each other in the mags.
     Did this three times, for a total of 63 rounds, not counting the
one already chambered.   
     All three mags were ones I had put my mods on and mods
of other posters.   (I.E.)  3/16ths off the follower legs, and a section
of spring.
     Never a hiccup.  Oh, BTW, I shot the gun dirty from the last
time I shot it. Just for grins.

R51 General Discussion / Comfortable shooting
« on: August 10, 2017, 02:28:53 AM »
I have read several posts about "Slide Rash" etc.   I am 82.  I cured this problem with a
pair of leather riding gloves.   These are thin leather gloves that I use for shooting and driving.
Worked for me.

R51 General Discussion / Gun Test magazine
« on: August 05, 2017, 09:23:46 AM »
I made a mistake and ordered "Gun Test"  magazine, and to my surprise, the first
Issue I received, (Aug 2017), had a review on the Remington R51. 
I have never read such a bunch of malarkey in my life.   I have read of problems on here
that we straightened out, but nothing compared to the crap that "Gun Test" put out.
It appears that the writers know nothing about firearms, nor their workings.
They claimed that the gun would not shoot any but one brand of ammo,
Overly bitched about the trigger, and magazines.   It is obvious they  never read
R51 General Discussion.  Needless to say, I wrote "Cancel" on my first


R51 General Discussion / R51 Holster
« on: July 02, 2017, 05:17:14 AM »
This Holster just found on Amazon.   Looks pretty good.

General Discussion / Firearm safety
« on: June 28, 2017, 05:07:07 AM »
     I know I am going to get tons of flack over this, but it is what I believe, and I am entitled to
my opinion.   The proof of this lies right next door to the 2ND Amendment, which I
adhere to and believe in.

     People are dying because they do not understand firearms and what they can do
if you do not respect them.  They do not understand the difference between a real
gun and a toy gun. 

     I firmly believe that any person who is purchasing a firearm for the first time should
be trained in firearm safety.   And required to furnish proof of that upon purchase.


R51 General Discussion / R51s at Bud's
« on: June 15, 2017, 06:10:10 AM »
Buds has R51's for $297.00 Free shipping!  And Remington is giving $50.00 rebates until the end of june!

Might get myself a couple Just for grins. 

R51 General Discussion / Heavy clamps for taking down the R51
« on: May 09, 2017, 08:04:49 AM »
     The clamp I have been using to hold the barrel on my R51,
 2 Pack Irwin 58100 Quick-Grip 1" Spring Clamp,
May have injured my wrist.  I got the smart ass idea of using the clamp for
exercising my grip..  As of today my wrist is swollen and sore as all gitout.
I am going to the ER tomorrow and find out WTF.   More to follow.
Just for info.
Learning to shoot left handed now.  Cannot even squeeze the trigger on my R51
right handed.

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