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Offline MurrayNevada

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Re: R45?
« Reply #15 on: June 10, 2004, 09:08:17 PM »
R9SCarry:

I enjoy your posts and have learned a lot from your range reports and comments.  That said, I will follow your pistol recommendations but I reserve the right to reject your fashion statements regarding socks and footware :-)

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Re: R45?
« Reply #16 on: June 10, 2004, 10:11:34 PM »
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but I reserve the right to reject your fashion statements regarding socks and footware
   

Murray - your right is sacrosanct!  I also would say that .. at my age now I hardly know what a ''fashion statement'' is ... it's all down to ''what works'' at the time ... added to which I have learned the art (if one can call it such!) of laughing at myself before any other bugger has a chance!

I think they call it- 'thick skinned''!  
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Re: R45?
« Reply #17 on: June 10, 2004, 10:40:37 PM »
R9SCarry:
You are absolutely correct.  We'll both live a lot longer with such attitudes.  Joking aside, I do appreciate all of the info you and a some others can be counted on to provide.

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Re: R45?
« Reply #18 on: June 10, 2004, 11:34:57 PM »
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I do appreciate all of the info you and a some others can be counted on to provide.
...... that Sir is a kind comment and thank you.  You are most welcome. :)

Much of this board/forum deal is sharing - of opinion and  experience.  It is a feedback system in many ways .. and my feeling is simply .. if I have a thought or experience, it just might be of interest to others .... same way as I have profitted from contributions by others.

No board can survive and prosper without input ... sometimes that is flippant, sometimes serious - but the result is still a ''gathering round the table'' .. to exchange ideas and debate.. usually and hopefully in the end ... a beneficial experience for all participants.

I find myself spending way too much time on the boards generally but .. when I can I do and derive great pleasure from  the interchange of thought.. and even sometimes a pleasant feeling of friendship and cameraderie that comes with a common interest and goal.

ENOUGH!  Any who know me are aware that I ramble .. it's one of my sins.!!  
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Re: R45?
« Reply #19 on: June 12, 2004, 12:13:07 AM »
GeorgeH,

Was this the "pocket 45" you were referring to early in this thread?



Not being pleased with the POA/POI variance when I shot the Bersa Thunder 45, my understanding dealer allowed me to swap it out for the Millennium Pro PT145 today.  10+1, it's not a pocket gun -- but it is not much bigger than my KT P-357...



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Re: R45?
« Reply #20 on: June 12, 2004, 10:04:57 AM »
Hi Fly,

I had never really looked at either of these guns before and I appreciate your posting the high quality pictures of them. The only .45s I have been able to pocket carry, in some very deep pockets, are my Para-Ordnance C.6.45 LDA and my Para-Ordnance P-10 Limited. I have an Alessi pocket holster that was made for a Colt Defender that works for both of them. Thank you again for posting the pictures.

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« Reply #21 on: June 12, 2004, 05:31:44 PM »
"Making a pocket-sized .45 (even if it only had a 4 + 1 capacity) for like you say -- under $1000, might be very marketable."

After seeing the quality of the R-9 I'd get in line to buy a
R-45!  I don't mean to start rumors here, but I was talking to Eric in January and the subject of a Rohrbaugh .45 did come up. I got the impression that it was an early idea of the Rohrbaugh company to make a pocketable .45 in addition to the 9mm.

I asked Eric whether it would have been a .45 ACP or a .45 GAP. Eric said it would have been a .45 ACP, but they were going to let any consideration of a .45 wait until they were really well ahead of the game in producing the 9mms.

Anyway, it seems possible the distant future could hold more very interesting offerings from Rohrbaugh.

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Re: R45?
« Reply #22 on: June 13, 2004, 11:07:28 AM »
Hi 9mil.mouse,

I shudder at the thought of firing a true pocket sized, light weight .45 acp, but then again it might not be any worse than some of the Airlight titanium S&Ws. My titanium S&W Centenial beats me up pretty good while I can shoot my stainless steel Centenial 640-1 all day without discomfort. Like you, I would get in line to buy a Rohrbaugh .45. In the mean time, I am sure that I will be very happy with my R9s when I get it.

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Re: R45?
« Reply #23 on: June 13, 2004, 06:48:36 PM »
Hi shooterjb,

It does make me flinch to think of firing a tiny *lightweight* .45, but I can't help wondering if the key word is'nt lightweight.

If it had a stainless frame and slide and consequently had more mass than something with an aluminum or titanium frame, with Rohrbaugh quality I bet it could be a great little companion.

9mil.mouse

P.S.  I suspect you're going to LOVE your R9s!  

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Re: R45?
« Reply #24 on: June 13, 2004, 10:14:32 PM »
Hi Fly:

I just got back in from a short fly fishing trip. The Taurus isn't it. I just have to do some research.

Thank's for the ankle holster photo's. I'm now rethinking ankle holsters.

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Re: R45?
« Reply #25 on: June 13, 2004, 10:17:44 PM »
Hi Frank:

I don't know how punishing a light weight 45 would be. But I do think it would be milder that a lightweight 357 mag. I mean, one of my all time favorite calibers was the 41 mag, and I thought the felt recoil of that caliber was less than a 357 mag.

Maybe I'm just getting weird in my old age....

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Re: R45?
« Reply #26 on: June 13, 2004, 10:54:14 PM »
GeorgeH,

This has got to be it....

The AMT Back-up .45 -- I had forgotten about that model.

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Re: R45?
« Reply #27 on: June 14, 2004, 01:20:10 AM »
Hi Fly:

Nope. That's not it either. I'm going to do some research and find out the gun I saw.

P.S. I love the size of the AMT, but the trigger really sucked.

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Re: R45?
« Reply #28 on: June 14, 2004, 08:29:03 AM »
I don't know if a truly pocketable .45 would be something I would really want. I suspect the recoil would be nasty enough to discourage me from wanting to shoot it.
I think something a little larger, about the size of the Kahr K9 or MK9, would be great though. I think recoil would be quite reasonable on something that size. The K9 all but disappears in a good IWB holster.

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Re: R45?
« Reply #29 on: June 16, 2004, 01:25:51 AM »
It was a Bersa.