Author Topic: R380s Upgrade 9mm Kit Available  (Read 13858 times)

Offline Douglas

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Re: R380s Upgrade 9mm Kit Available
« Reply #15 on: July 22, 2012, 11:42:39 PM »
John if the R9 (or R380) were $400 pistols or even something like
$800 pistols I would agree with you but $2,600 to do what a Glock
can for only $150 more than one pistol!

I still like not wearing out the R9 just from shooting it. Imagine a car
you CAN'T  drive much or a bed you can't sleep in except twice a month.
You see what I mean?

But you wouldn't ever wear an R9 out from shooting it, would you?

You'd want to change $5 recoil springs, but that would be it I think. -And in my opinion FAR too much is made of that on the internet. It's like changing tires on a race car, that's all. No one bats an eye about that.

There's no reason these pistols should wear out from shooting any more than any other similar type. Why would they, they're well designed and made from the best materials available. 8)   

I know KR says they're not meant to be shot a lot, but I have always taken that to mean (-and experienced, though not like some others. A hundred-round-plus day through my R9S 9mm doesn't leave me the least bit uncomfortable.) that it's less fun to shoot the pocket pistol a lot, and doing so requires a part replacement, so why do it; not that the gun would "wear out."

-Am I wrong? I don't think so. Ultimately, it's steel and aluminum, they're pretty durable.
If you are inclined, even with such a small gun, I say go buy some springs and shoot away!

-And I probably wouldn't care about a .380 option for my pistol. .380 often costs more than 9mm!  :o

Offline billib

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Re: R380s Upgrade 9mm Kit Available
« Reply #16 on: July 24, 2012, 03:40:31 PM »
I was sorta' being facetious. I didn't think
I could outlive a Rohrbaugh. My problem
is I have severe arthritis in my hands and
shooting a caliber that doesn't punish them
as much would be welcome and worth (to me)
the investment in another barrel but not
another gun.
« Last Edit: July 24, 2012, 06:23:52 PM by billib »

Offline IDM

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Re: R380s Upgrade 9mm Kit Available
« Reply #17 on: July 25, 2012, 11:26:14 AM »
I think it really comes down to fitment of the slides.
Im sure that all the slides are hand fit to the frames, that is why they are great guns. Hand built and fit.
Putting out a upper slide and barrel would be sloppy and self destruct in far less time then a well fit slide.
Just my 2 cents.
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Offline C0untZer0

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Re: R380s Upgrade 9mm Kit Available
« Reply #18 on: July 26, 2012, 10:37:57 AM »
I thought a .22 conversion would help with training / practice.

I think with the R9, a significant part of the training has to be getting accustomed to the recoil, but if there is other training that can be accomplished without the recoil to the wrists - that would be beneficial too.