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Offline cargaritaville

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Re: New Member On The Hunt for an R9
« Reply #30 on: February 05, 2021, 09:53:18 AM »
We lived in Saunderstown. Give me a call sometime.    941.961.3550, Norm
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Re: New Member On The Hunt for an R9
« Reply #31 on: February 06, 2021, 09:31:26 PM »
We lived in Saunderstown. Give me a call sometime.    941.961.3550, Norm

Oh, beautiful little town.  We summered at Bonnet Shores Beach Club for over 25 years, so I've passed through it countless times.
Those who dream of the banquet, wake to lamentation and sorrow.
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Re: New Member On The Hunt for an R9
« Reply #32 on: February 06, 2021, 09:33:34 PM »
So, the R9 has officially arrived!  Well, at my LGS, anyway.  They signed for it today, which means it will get inventoried in on Monday.  I can do my paperwork then and fondle it a bit.  Then the 7-day waiting period will begin. 
Those who dream of the banquet, wake to lamentation and sorrow.
Those who dream of lamentation and sorrow wake to join the hunt.
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Re: New Member On The Hunt for an R9
« Reply #33 on: February 08, 2021, 03:57:35 PM »
Did my paperwork today, and actually got to handle the R9 a bit while the bureaucratic stuff was getting done at the LGS.

First impressions:  Wow.  This thing really is a beauty.  I was afraid that, for $1200, I might feel a bit disappointed when I actually had it in hand, but if anything I think that, for what it is, this gun is a steal.  Beautiful machining, decent enough sights, and a really sublime trigger (I love DAO anyway.  I was expecting this to be like my RM380--with the Galloway upgrades--but it is actually FAR smoother and a bit lighter.  The only remotely negative thing I noticed is that the heel mag release is VERY difficult to activate...I expected it to be like my Seecamp, but this baby is really stiff.  Hopefully it will break in and loosen a bit over time.

It was tough handing the R9 back to the staff when the paperwork had been completed.  Now the 7-day countdown begins....
Those who dream of the banquet, wake to lamentation and sorrow.
Those who dream of lamentation and sorrow wake to join the hunt.
               —The Wisdom of Laotse, 236

Offline MikeInTexas

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Re: New Member On The Hunt for an R9
« Reply #34 on: February 08, 2021, 05:46:57 PM »
Thank God I don't live behind the iron curtain.

Hope you get your pistol as promptly as the state allows.


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Re: New Member On The Hunt for an R9
« Reply #35 on: February 13, 2021, 09:34:25 PM »
Good to hear things are moving along bosco. 

Don't forget those photographs when she is finally in your possession.   

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Re: New Member On The Hunt for an R9
« Reply #36 on: February 18, 2021, 10:18:15 PM »
I thought I'd post a quick update.

The R9 is finally in my possession, and has already been to the range.  I'll be posting few photos, a review, and range report in the next couple of days.  (Spoiler Alert:  it rocks!)
Those who dream of the banquet, wake to lamentation and sorrow.
Those who dream of lamentation and sorrow wake to join the hunt.
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Re: New Member On The Hunt for an R9
« Reply #37 on: February 19, 2021, 08:20:19 AM »
Excellent to hear Bosco!   This has been holding the troops here in good anticipation.

Thanks for your updates.

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