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Old 03-16-2014, 01:13 PM   #11
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Yea , understand that. The 9mm is a nice overall package and it does look like remmy did nice job on it . Now if they can just get up to date there outdated manuals lube and cleaning info , same info in a 50 year old manual I think . I am not sure I would by another R51 as its more of a sideways move for me when compared to the 40 I carry now but can see where the 40cal version could be a top pick for many looking for thin practical harder hitting cartridge other than the 9mm

JW357 My wife would not have hers now ether if I had not asked my dealer about getting on a wish list 8 almost 9 weeks ago. Nether he or the wholesaler had heard of them yet but that got them in gear early on . My wife carried hers yesterday in aher comp-tac rig for her bersa thunder. Lossened up the tension screws a little and if fit fairly well. Works for now atleast.

trip286 I don't remember the kimber remarks but it sounds like it could have been nick. I would not put it past his ability to say that.

Taking it apart. huuummm . I cheated a bit. I read the manual twice then found the better of the internet videos and watched it a couple times. Froze it at the end of the end of the disassembly part and broke it right down no problems. Then there was the GREASE ,LOTS OF GREASE. Ok got it , needs greased up bolt. Got it clean up , relube and greased , watch the video to reassemble and couple times and then returning the slide on to the frame and bumped the receiver block a few times before I remembered to ease the barrel forward 1/8th", bolt fell into place and darn that was easy then. Took it back apart and did it a couple more times. All is well now.

No 4 letter words , but like with most new guns it takes a few minutes to learn the new tricks. I have enough different brands and models sometimes I have to stop and scratch a moment with a couple of them when cleaning time is at hand.

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JW357 My wife would not have hers now ether if I had not asked my dealer about getting on a wish list 8 almost 9 weeks ago. Nether he or the wholesaler had heard of them yet but that got them in gear early on .
I thought about doing the same thing but my wife didn't wanna buy the gun right when it came out. So I didn't ask to be on a list.

I did, however, talk to my LGS right when I first heard about the gun, which was several weeks prior to SHOT. They hadn't heard a thing about it yet.
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It is interesting how a new firearm from a company gets the word out. Some advertise for months , run adds in the rags and have then ready to go finally ,others sort of just show up at the back door with only a little trickle of them showing in people hands. More like the R51.
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Purchased this pistol last Thursday. Called Remington that same afternoon to send it back. On 4th or 5th magazine the magazine dropped out after first shot of magazine. Thought maybe operator error, tried it again dropped out after one shot. Thought maybe the magazine was the problem. Not the case other magazine did the same thing.
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When I was buying my SA 1911 Loaded, a lot of folks chimed in that the FLGR was an "extra step" that they wouldn't tolerate in the field. Well, my 1911's not a field gun, but if it were, it's pretty damn easy.

The R51 has been reported tougher to break down and reassemble than most guns in it's class. Does that bother anyone as a carry gun?
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Some guys will say and complain that a 1911 is hard to breakdown. Other say a kahr is to hard to break down . Others can do it behind there back or in the dark. To often today if a handgun does not break down like a glock its to hard for someone!! . Pour baby ! Read the directions and once you understand how it works it comes apart easy and goes back together easy.

Make up your own mind on how hard it is to break down

Field gun?? I always thought a field gun was some kind of artillery but I quess it can be anything today. Your 1911 loaded can be what ever you want it to be too . If used hunting or walking around in a field, just a general use handgun. I guess ever handgun I own could be called a field gun.
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Purchased this pistol last Thursday. Called Remington that same afternoon to send it back. On 4th or 5th magazine the magazine dropped out after first shot of magazine. Thought maybe operator error, tried it again dropped out after one shot. Thought maybe the magazine was the problem. Not the case other magazine did the same thing.
Talked to Remington today, they said components for the pistol were being redeveloped and had no timeline of when I would have it back.
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Talked to Remington today, they said components for the pistol were being redeveloped and had no timeline of when I would have it back.
It looks like we need to wait until you get your R51 back before we consider buying one. Unless you want a first run gun as a collectors item.
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It would be nice if they did like caracal and offer to buy them back and replace them. Guess I am still helping my wife find cw9 sized but heavier "easier " to shot and rack pistol.

Maybe a Pt111 g2 - 21oz , thin and 12 round mag.

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Well I'm sure there are some good r51's out there but I will pass for now anyways. This is a great review of this gun and it's QC problems. Not bashing, but a true honest review with everything on camera.
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