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Rohrbaugh R9 (all variations) / Re: To carry or not to carry, that is the question.
« Last post by MICHPATRIOT on September 26, 2016, 11:16:36 PM »
All the reasons for the choices of materials and close tolerances were made to create a pocket pistol that would deliver the most out of the smallest package. These same choices in the manufacture of the R9 are what drew us to the pistol, I don't let the collector side detract from the value of having the best in my pocket as my primary defense weapon. I regularly clean debris from my daily duties as a welder from the holster (Del Fatti PH3)and pistol..metal shavings, grinding dust pocket lint. And it never ceases to amaze me how the tight tolerances keep the grime out of the internals of this pistol. I really struggle to see the collector view when it comes to weather or not to own a pistol that cant get honest wear, don't get me wrong I understand collectables, but if you bought a R9 because you longed for a 9mm pocket pistol that does what no other 9mm can do, and you are only going to buy one...then carry it with confidence and love the wear.
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Rohrbaugh Range Reports / Re: Range trip last week
« Last post by ECR on September 26, 2016, 09:49:50 PM »
Overall it sounds like a good day at the range.   ;-)
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Forum News and Feedback / Re: New Here
« Last post by ECR on September 26, 2016, 09:48:01 PM »
That's what we are here for. . . . . To help each other. Hope to see you interact with the different topics here.

Stay well. . . . Stay safe. . . . and, once again, welcome aboard.

Eric R.
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Rohrbaugh R9 (all variations) / Re: To carry or not to carry, that is the question.
« Last post by PhilZ on September 26, 2016, 09:46:18 PM »
Since it's already been fired, it's not new in box, so you should probably carry it proudly.  If it was unfired NIB, you could make the argument you should find another lightly used gun to carry and store the first as a collectible.  It's like a Ferrari with 20000 miles, will it be worth more in the future?  Probably.  Should you store it and never drive it again?  Probably not. 
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Rohrbaugh R9 (all variations) / To carry or not to carry, that is the question.
« Last post by Anti on September 26, 2016, 08:41:16 PM »
Hello!
I'm proud to say that I'm officially a member of the family after I recently acquired a very lightly used Rohrbaugh r9 Stealth. Whoever had this firearm before me took very good care of it and judging by the minimal wear on the rails and rifling I feel safe in assuming it's been fired less than 50 times. After many many hours of researching the ins and outs of what it takes to operate and maintain these little works of art I disassembled the pistol completely, inspected and cleaned every component, and oiled her inside and out. I've wanted one of these beauties ever since I first saw one online and after familiarizing myself with the internals and taking it to the range  (where it flawlessly ate through 28 rounds of 124grain gold dot) I couldn't be more pleased with my purchase. Over the course of researching these guns it's become apparent that they are pretty much unanimously loved by those who own them and highly desired by many who don't. I bought this gun with the intention of using it as my primary CCW but now that I know i have a gem and that many many people want one themselves I'm hesitant to stick it in my pocket. I have a feeling these guns will be quite valuable someday due to their impecable quality and relatively few numbers. I have a Sig p938 that rides in my pocket just fine (admittedly not as well as the r9) so it's not like I'd be leaving home unarmed if I choose to make it a safe queen. I guess I'm just looking to find out what others who own one of these guns think. Is it worth it to risk marring the finish or should I just be proud of the fact i own one and continue carrying my sig? Do you believe these firearms will someday be considered highly collectable and become extremely valuable? Thank you all for your thoughts in advance.
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Rohrbaugh Range Reports / Range trip last week
« Last post by backupr9 on September 25, 2016, 03:34:31 PM »
Went to a local informal outdoor range with the R9 Covert, LWS .32 and Boberg XR9 (shorty).  Shot at FBI silhouette targets at 5 yards point and shoot only.  Started with the .32 using PMC ammo...35 rounds with no issues and surprising results with most rounds in a paper plate size area of the mid-chest, although with a predisposition to the lower left quadrant.  Then to my EDC, the R9 using Lawman 124...40 rounds with no issues and to my surprise, the same pie-plate size grouping but centered.  I clearly do better one-handed point and shoot with rapid fire than with rapid two handed shooting.

I generally shoot well with the Boberg, but had not shot it in quite a while and never point and shoot...was disappointed in the results...most left and low due to the length of the trigger pull I think.  For this one went back to a two-handed modified Weaver stance and had great accuracy.  Since most "social engagements occur at close distance and usually one handed I'm told, I guess I best not carry the XR9 without a whole lot more practice!
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Forum News and Feedback / Re: New Here
« Last post by offrdmania on September 23, 2016, 07:32:49 PM »
Thanks Eric and others, you have all been great help!  :D
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Forum News and Feedback / Re: New Here
« Last post by ECR on September 23, 2016, 07:03:34 PM »
Bingo! That's the place. Walter has been making them since day one for us and is a gentleman to do business with. Glad we have you covered so far with parts and information on your R9. R1035. . . . She rings a bell for sure, being at that time I was the lead builder of those guns. Once again. . . . Welcome aboard the forum and enjoy your weekend.

Regards,

Eric Rohrbaugh
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Classifieds -- For Buying or Selling / Re: WTT r380
« Last post by tattoo on September 23, 2016, 06:08:35 PM »
Figured this would've been gone by now.
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Forum News and Feedback / Re: New Here
« Last post by offrdmania on September 23, 2016, 12:55:38 PM »
Thanks for the reply Eric. Its BNIB serial #R1035. Its one of the few that made its way into California. I think the seller is on this forum too but im not 100% sure. Who currently has replacement recoil springs that wont cost me $20 each? I want to stock up JIC.

Here are the springs that you can buy from the original manufacturer.  Both outer and inner springs are for sale.

https://www.gunsprings.com/ROHRBAUGH/cID1/mID215/dID439

Thank you for the great reference MRC
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