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Offline Wanderer

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Choosing an R9 for EDC
« on: February 02, 2024, 04:56:39 PM »
I was curious about opinions on the best options for an everyday carry R9.  I have wanted to get one since around 2005 and had a local shop try to get one for me but they were never able to obtain one.   I'm in the position now to pick one up,  but with the demise of Remington and no source for spare parts I want to make sure that I make a good decision.  Since a Robar is likely out of the question since there are so few of them out there,  that leaves me wondering about what I should be looking for. 

There are few on Gunbroker right now,   And if I understand correctly,  The closer to 6300 and with a slide that says U.S.A. is likely the best bet.    But I also have to come up with scare magazines which appears to be challenging.   

Some people mentioned the pair that is currently selling should probably not be fired.   I'm guessing for fear of the slide cracking.   

There are also some being sold as new in box with a low R1100 SN.   Trying to understand if these are selling because of the low SN or br because the price is a bit to high.    New in box sounds like a good thing, but sometimes my luck with the good thing turning out to not be so good is just how it goes.

It looks like there were ones selling sub 1000 as of December but now it looks like the few available want significantly more.  I don't necessarily have a problem with paying for what I want,  but the 2 for 10K in the post is a little rich for my blood and I don't think it would be right to carry those particular ones.

Anything I should be careful of when trying to pick on up?

Any advice would be appreciated.

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Re: Choosing an R9 for EDC
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2024, 06:28:54 PM »
WELCOME!!!!

The 5-6k range serial numbers will have all the updates I believe.  They show up regularly on Gunbroker for just under $1000.  The mags show up from time to time on GB and on Ebay.

Just my 2cents:  I wouldt worry about any serial number range.  I'd find a good deal and shoot it and enjoy it!

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Re: Choosing an R9 for EDC
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2024, 09:50:44 PM »
Thanks for the welcome and the info.

When the right one comes a long I'll be ready to jump on it. 

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Re: Choosing an R9 for EDC
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2024, 07:34:24 PM »
With the help of Cargaritaville who let me purchase one of his collection I am soon to be the owner of my first Rohrbaugh.  I have waited a long time to finally get one.

It should be in next week,  and then I'll have to schedule a range trip.

Thanks Norm!

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Re: Choosing an R9 for EDC
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2024, 09:22:38 PM »
Congrats!!!  Start the lookout for #2 😁

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Re: Choosing an R9 for EDC
« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2024, 09:51:47 PM »
Well what usually happens is I get one of something, and then my wife wants one so we get two.   And then I can dual wield  ;D

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Re: Choosing an R9 for EDC
« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2024, 07:54:26 AM »
With the help of Cargaritaville who let me purchase one of his collection I am soon to be the owner of my first Rohrbaugh.  I have waited a long time to finally get one.

It should be in next week,  and then I'll have to schedule a range trip.

Thanks Norm!


You bought a beautiful gun. Not doing much good as a safe queen here. I'm glad that you're going to carry it and shoot it. ECR will be proud.


« Last Edit: February 12, 2024, 08:12:53 AM by cargaritaville »
Having a gun in your hand is much more effective than having the entire police department on the phone!

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Re: Choosing an R9 for EDC
« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2024, 10:00:14 PM »
I am proud you folks carry these. That's what we made them for! 

Congratulations Wanderer and welcome aboard the forum.

Regards,

Eric C. Rohrbaugh

aka:  ecr
Makers of the NRA Shooting Illustrated: "Handgun of the Year for 2005" and receiver of an NRA Golden Bullseye Award.

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Re: Choosing an R9 for EDC
« Reply #8 on: February 15, 2024, 09:35:17 PM »
I was able to get to the shop to pick up the r9 today.   Great condition and looking forward to a range trip for some testing.    On the hunt for a couple spare magazines, but looks like I'm going to have to be patient for those.  I search high and low and no dice at the moment.

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Re: Choosing an R9 for EDC
« Reply #9 on: February 16, 2024, 09:05:05 AM »
Wanderer I'm about to post some in the Classifieds.

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Re: Choosing an R9 for EDC
« Reply #10 on: February 16, 2024, 11:19:32 AM »
Thanks ccoorreeyy,  I've never been good at being patient and now I can stop the continuous internet searches for magazines.

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Re: Choosing an R9 for EDC
« Reply #11 on: February 16, 2024, 08:29:44 PM »
Glad I had some you could use.

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Re: Choosing an R9 for EDC
« Reply #12 on: February 26, 2024, 04:27:19 PM »
Picked up another one for my wife on gunbroker.   Dual wield unlocked. lol




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Re: Choosing an R9 for EDC
« Reply #13 on: February 26, 2024, 06:34:48 PM »
Congrats again!!!  You will have a dozen before you know it 🤣. 

Gunbroker keeps me broke, lol.

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Re: Choosing an R9 for EDC
« Reply #14 on: February 26, 2024, 11:24:51 PM »
Thankfully you left one for me.