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Rohrbaugh R9 (all variations) / Re: R9s, how many rounds through me?
« Last post by MikeInTexas on July 17, 2019, 12:12:50 AM »

...................... so a lost screw is really LOST. What are the choices regarding replacements?


Best way (and maybe the only way) is to call Williams Gun Sights.  1-800-530-9028

Ask for Alex the Rohrbaugh guy. There is another Alex that does not deal with Rohrbaughs.

They sell the grip screws for $5 a set, plus $15 for shipping.  They had both stainless and blued available last year when I ordered my replacements.

Good news is if you buy more stuff, you only get stuck with one shipping charge.

That shipping charge encouraged me to order more than one set for my pack of pups.


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Rohrbaugh R9 (all variations) / Re: R9s, how many rounds through me?
« Last post by tracker on July 16, 2019, 03:08:59 PM »
Interesting, I had hard primer issues with Hornady Critical Defense because they were outsourcing primers and they were coming in hard and would misfire in the R9. However, things may have changed so stay with what works. I wouldn't use any ammo made by Remington.
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Rohrbaugh R9 (all variations) / Re: R9s, how many rounds through me?
« Last post by JohnnyE on July 16, 2019, 02:50:51 PM »
That superficial wear will occur after one trip to the range. Given the history I wouldn't worry about it if I were you. Have you fired it yet?

Thanks for the good word. I have fired it already.

Suggest thoroughly clean, lubricate (looks already done) and change recoil spring.  Remember that the grip screws will often loosen after only 20 rounds or so and loose screws on the right (ejection) side will invariably result in trigger issues.  NEVER over tighten the grip screws...once they are stripped it is nearly impossible to remove them.  It appears to me as if you have a very nice R9.  If that slide is really black, it would either be a Stealth model or a Covert.  Good luck!

I nearly learned the hard way about losing grip screws. The range I use has gravel and wood chips on the ground, so a lost screw is really LOST. What are the choices regarding replacements?

Before I fired it, I cleaned, inspected and lubed it. I also ordered a bag of five Wolff outer recoil springs, and have already put about 80 rounds on a new spring.

All ammo I've fed it are 115 grain hollow points.

The gun reliably feeds all the ammos I've run through it except the Speer Gold Dot. The nose of the bullet often catches on the bottom of the feed ramp, as you can see in picture. I've heard so many good things about the Gold Dot's that I'd like to do what I can to get the gun to run them reliably. Two mags came with the gun when I bought it, and I bought two new mags from Checkmate. The Gold Dots give me this problem with all four mags.

The gun experienced misfires with:

Hornady XTP
Black Hills EXP
Remington HTP (especially high misfire rate)

Following this experience, I detail stripped the gun, lubed the hammer and other FCG components with Mobil 1 ATF, and the misfire rate went down, but I'm still not confident about using these ammos. Even after the clean and lube, the Remington HTP's still have a high misfire rate. I guess the primers are particularly hard.

As of now, the gun feeds and fires Winchester Silvertips, Sig Sauer V-Crown JHP, and Hornady Critical Defense. For now, I am loading it with Critical Defense.

I really love this little gun. It's an R9s...stealth version.

Let me know where to get some spare grip screws, and maybe I need a more stout hammer spring to deal with the misfire issue.

Thanks again for your guidance. I'll chime in as I learn more.
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Rohrbaugh R9 (all variations) / Re: R9s, how many rounds through me?
« Last post by tracker on July 16, 2019, 02:32:21 PM »
For dealing with grip screws I highly recommend a premium screwdriver like Hudy, depending on your screw type. It will simplify dealing with those pesky screws.
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Rohrbaugh R9 (all variations) / Re: R9s, how many rounds through me?
« Last post by backupr9 on July 16, 2019, 12:08:04 PM »
Suggest thoroughly clean, lubricate (looks already done) and change recoil spring.  Remember that the grip screws will often loosen after only 20 rounds or so and loose screws on the right (ejection) side will invariably result in trigger issues.  NEVER over tighten the grip screws...once they are stripped it is nearly impossible to remove them.  It appears to me as if you have a very nice R9.  If that slide is really black, it would either be a Stealth model or a Covert.  Good luck!
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Rohrbaugh R9 (all variations) / Re: R9s, how many rounds through me?
« Last post by tracker on July 16, 2019, 11:27:11 AM »
That superficial wear will occur after one trip to the range. Given the history I wouldn't worry about it if I were you. Have you fired it yet?
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Rohrbaugh R9 (all variations) / Re: R9s, how many rounds through me?
« Last post by JohnnyE on July 16, 2019, 05:56:47 AM »
That doesn't look like too much wear at all to me--I would estimate not more than several hundred rounds but not possible to guess on a number. Eric has a much better feel for wear and tear history. Given proper care, cleaning, and lubrication I would give it many years of remaining service.
Thanks, Tracker. I am happy you think it doesn't have too high of a round count. Since this is my first Rohrbaugh, I have no history to draw upon when it comes to assessing wear and tear.

I hope Eric chimes in and shares his immense knowledge. Of course, I'm still going to take good care of it no matter what! Here's another pic that shows wear marks on the inside of the slide.

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Rohrbaugh R9 (all variations) / Re: R9s, how many rounds through me?
« Last post by tracker on July 15, 2019, 09:07:17 PM »
That doesn't look like too much wear at all to me--I would estimate not more than several hundred rounds but not possible to guess on a number. Eric has a much better feel for wear and tear history. Given proper care, cleaning, and lubrication I would give it many years of remaining service.
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Rohrbaugh R9 (all variations) / R9s, how many rounds through me?
« Last post by JohnnyE on July 15, 2019, 08:01:35 PM »
This 2007 production, new-to-me R9s, S/N in the low 2,000's, came from the original owner's (a surgeon) estate, so I have no idea about its past life. My question is...how many rounds do you think have been shot through it?

Here are some pics I took the other day that show the wear on the frame, slide and barrel. Since I don't know about the lube the former owner used, it's a wildcard factor.

I'd like to see if I can get guestimates of how many rounds have been fired through this guy, and how much life this little pistol has left.

All your thoughts are appreciated.

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Thought you gentlemen would enjoy reading this essay.

It was posted on Independence Day, so a little late in getting it here.

http://sultanknish.blogspot.com/2019/07/a-nation-of-free-men-or-free-things.html

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