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Just joined and looking forward to seeing how others like their R51. Since I just picked this up first impression is it is a solid platform that shoots great. Reassembly has been a learning experience. Hello to all and thanks for having me.
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R51 General Discussion / Re: For those of us blessed with smaller hands
« Last post by Zorba on September 15, 2019, 08:23:28 AM »
I have one - I don't need it to be "short", but while we're talking about this, I wish it were more rounded on its edges. As several have noted, it appears to increase the weight as well - if that's really the case and not just perception, that's not a good thing either. Otherwise, I do like mine!
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R51 General Discussion / For those of us blessed with smaller hands
« Last post by Zemo on September 15, 2019, 06:15:35 AM »
I've been in contact with Cameron at Dangerco about his triggers. I had bought one and was holding off on installing it to see how everybody else liked them.  I was just about to start installing it when an idea hit me-why not a "short" trigger like I had on my P226 at work? Cameron said he could work on the idea and he would start with something like a Luger P08 curved trigger face.  So if you think a shorter trigger reach would help, now's the time to talk to Cameron and see what can be done!
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Why buy a R-51 Pistol / Re: Continued Sales?
« Last post by R51Fan2017 on September 14, 2019, 02:59:48 AM »
I don't know what Remington could do to bring public trust in the R51 back.  Well, maybe "bringing trust back" is the wrong term, as it wasn't trusted from nearly the get go.  "Establish trust" might be a more accurate term.  I agree with others, it's likely dead.  I see Remington is offering "try before you buy" on their website, and lists of gunshops with ranges where one can test fire the R51 first to help along the decision making process.  It's a shame Remington screwed this up so badly early on.

Well, at least they didn't try to cover up the whole debacle when they released them to the public. Of their own will, issued a recall and furthermore, tried to work with each individual customer to make them happy. That's more than what Glock did when they had the little-known botched release of the Glock 26 if I remember correctly. That gun was jamming so bad on 9mm it wasn't funny. Truth was, the problem also lay in the magazines. However, there was an active cover up on Glock's part to hide the issue from the General Public because after all, Glock is infallible right? At least Remington openly admitted they screwed up. Heck Glock didn't offer to replace anyone's gun with a more reliable one  like Remington did with the 1911 R1. But shame on Remington though for not having the gun ready for prime time in the first place. That SHOULD have been squared away before production ever started. I am glad to see that some people are waking up to the fact that they are great little guns and are not deserving of the bad rap they have gotten over the past few years. Oh well, guess it's too late to resume production again. Who knows.

Oh, and P.S. to this as well. Whenever a Glock jams, nobody, I mean NOBODY hates on Glock and calls them ugly names. But when a longstanding American company screws up, the rabid comments and out right hatred comes out with no hesitation. Unbelievable.
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Why buy a R-51 Pistol / Re: Continued Sales?
« Last post by Seeleenickel on September 14, 2019, 02:00:25 AM »
I don't know what Remington could do to bring public trust in the R51 back.  Well, maybe "bringing trust back" is the wrong term, as it wasn't trusted from nearly the get go.  "Establish trust" might be a more accurate term.  I agree with others, it's likely dead.  I see Remington is offering "try before you buy" on their website, and lists of gunshops with ranges where one can test fire the R51 first to help along the decision making process.  It's a shame Remington screwed this up so badly early on.  If the gun works right, like mine has, it's a great, great, sidearm.

Mine is still functioning flawlessly.  I still love it.  And it's still my favorite carry weapon.

Our local Sportsman's Warehouse has them a $199.99 now..and at that price, as of yesterday, my wife now owns one too.  She hasn't fired it yet, but given we know the potential of the pistol, and that she absolutely loves shooting mine, it just seemed like good sense to get another.  Even if it has a problem, it's worth it, for us anyway, to send it back with the idea it will be made good.  We only have one other set of "matching" firearms, and those are Heritage "Rough-Rider" .22 revolvers.  Everything else her and I have vary widely in both function and form.  I'm more a lever-action/single-action guy overall, and she likes semi-autos and double actions, and bolt action rifles.

As a side note the fellow at Sportsman's Warehouse said they had 17 R51s in stock (16 now), and they weren't flying off the shelf, even at that price.  He actually did a "double take" when he looked at his computer screen, to verify he'd read it right.

Another thing I noticed yesterday at Sportsman's Warehouse:  The new Remington rifles, and even the Remington/Marlins, they are getting have absolutely fabulous wood on them.  Lot's a "grain" or "figuring".  I hadn't noticed that in a while.  Maybe it's just my imagination, but it seems Remington is trying to make their guns eye catching.  Some of them certainly caught my eye.



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R51 General Discussion / Re: 7 + 1
« Last post by lklawson on September 09, 2019, 02:35:38 AM »
A couple of my magazines work with 7+1 and others do not.  When I load the magazines with 7, I can push the stack down farther in the ones that work. I canít determine why some magazines will compress more than others. Seems like the same spring and follower but something must be different.
Check the over-all height of the follower, particularly the length of the legs.

Peace favor your sword,
Kirk
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R51 General Discussion / Re: 7 + 1
« Last post by Zenshot on September 05, 2019, 03:02:23 AM »
A couple of my magazines work with 7+1 and others do not.  When I load the magazines with 7, I can push the stack down farther in the ones that work. I canít determine why some magazines will compress more than others. Seems like the same spring and follower but something must be different.
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General Discussion / Re: First outing after Remington sent back my R51
« Last post by Zemo on September 03, 2019, 07:00:34 AM »
I just emailed them so I hope to hear something by Friday.
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R51 General Discussion / Re: 7 + 1
« Last post by Zemo on September 03, 2019, 06:58:10 AM »
Since I have about 30 years of history with defensive carry, I always load 7+1. Didn't work well until after I sent my V2 gun back to Remington, but it works now, with no mods to the magazines (1 of them is replaced by R).  I try to use the slide release for chambering to get the best shot at it and that seems to work fine.  This works with all the ammo I have tried, including Underwood Extreme Defense.
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General Discussion / Re: First outing after Remington sent back my R51
« Last post by lklawson on September 03, 2019, 12:24:20 AM »
And If anybody knows where to find a front sight for the LCP Custom (I already checked Numrich) that would be very helpful.
I'd call Ruger and tell them that the sight came out and ask them to ship a replacement.

Peace favor your sword,
Kirk
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