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Other Guns / Re: A New Toy: S&W 686-3 .357 Mag.
« Last post by tracker on May 03, 2015, 11:19:15 PM »
I have a 686, not nearly that attractive, and a beautiful, stainless Python. I haven't shot either one in awhile but you have just rekindled my interest.

Thanks for the feedback, Josh; your opinion is always valued and appreciated.
Other Guns / A New Toy: S&W 686-3 .357 Mag.
« Last post by cargaritaville on May 03, 2015, 10:46:53 PM »
I just picked this up from my gunsmith. A thorough cleaning, some polish work, and new Rosewood grips. Off to the range tomorrow. I love shooting .357 mags. Anyone else?
Well I have an update on the longevity of the Agrip. Not the best.

The pistols that have this on them that are carried in the pocket or IWB have started to come off in places. The heat of the body makes the glue break down. And I haven't even used them through summer yet.

So there you go, it seems like Tracker has an impeccable knack for being right. He was the one who asked how they hold up probably thinking ahead of the curve as usual.

Well I'm disappointed to say that the talons are definitely considerably better in their adhesive qualities. I really do like the talons quite well, but thought I found something a bit better. Not quite.

I like this option, but only for a bedside gun. Not CCW IMO.
Rohrbaugh Range Reports / Re: My R9 is not acting right
« Last post by tracker on May 03, 2015, 09:45:08 PM »
It sounds like a change of seasons and a season of change in East Tennessee. Bon voyage to Fernandina Beach and Amelia Island, John--a beautiful place. We'll see you down the road.
Rohrbaugh Range Reports / Re: My R9 is not acting right
« Last post by Richard S on May 03, 2015, 09:42:07 PM »

Have a safe journey. I am sure you and your lovely wife are going to have a wonderful and well deserved retirement on Amelia Island. Plan to stop by Critter Creek when you are back in the mountains.
Rohrbaugh Range Reports / Re: My R9 is not acting right
« Last post by backupr9 on May 03, 2015, 08:34:11 PM »
Well said Richard!  We are packing all week for our move to Florida and the gunsafes, ammo and almost all firearms are already in the house there thanks to UHaul.  The only handguns now in TN are my bedside HK USPC .40 with a Streamlite and my EDC R9 Covert, which never leaves my side unless I am legally constrained from carry (wine at a restaurant, Post Office,etc.).  My usual carry is a DeSantis pocket, light, effective.  The fancy leather lanquishes in a storage box, treated with leather balm or as recommended every 4 months, used only for showing off at barbeques (not many of those out there recently).  So far, Gold Dot 124 is my carry ammo, but Federal HST 124 seems to be as predictable and is thought to be a better self defense round by many, so I am collecting a bit of that also and will possibly switch....need to find a range in Amelia Island or nearby soon.

Gonna be off line as of end of this week except for phone and, for a while, the IPAD.  Best to all.
Rohrbaugh Range Reports / Re: My R9 is not acting right
« Last post by Richard S on May 03, 2015, 04:43:36 PM »
When Eric visited Joyce and me recently here at Critter Creek I still had 124-grain Remington Golden Sabers in my R9. I had previously announced on this Forum an intention to cease using that ammunition as a matter of principle. I can now announce that I was able to score a good supply of standard-pressure 124-grain Speer LE Gold Dots, and the switch is being made in pistol and spare magazines.

I'm also carrying my R9 with some black carbon fiber grips, the inside of which Eric graciously autographed for me. I've also retired all elephant hide and ivory accessories and am again using one of the late R. J. Hedley's Special Edition pocket holsters. It's back to basics these days. On May 14, I'll try to post in the Forum's  photo thread a picture of the rig to commemorate the eleventh anniversary of my taking delivery of this extraordinary pistol following a two-year wait. It has been my EDC since that time.
Rohrbaugh R9 (all variations) / Re: Late to the party?
« Last post by johnhasalongmustache on May 02, 2015, 09:50:41 PM »
Great! I'll try some lawman. I'll also pick up some gold dot while I'm at it. Thanks for the info.
Rohrbaugh R9 (all variations) / Re: Late to the party?
« Last post by JoshA on May 02, 2015, 08:19:04 PM »

No cheap ammo here but if I did it would probably be Speer Lawman which has similar characteristics and dimensions to Gold Dot.

I personally agree with Tracker. Lawman can be purchased at a fair price and runs great in my R9. As he has stated it is designed to be a range ammo that mimmicks the performance of Gold Dot.

All of that being said I have been advised to simply shoot what I carry. Though I don't do this every time I am inclined to and try to do this most every time. Once your gun has been proven to be reliable then I would pass along the info that was given to me. Just shoot what you carry and keep that to a minimum.

In other words just every so often fire off the mag and spare mag you have been carrying and clean it and repocket it. This is an in close gun that you probably won't have to shoot like you are 007 (or at least we hope not) if called upon to do so in a defensive situation. That being the case extensive range time is not recomended or necessary.

Best of luck with your R9. My favorite pocket 9.
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