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Offline TpaBayFlyFisher

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Since no one has posted the existance of the long awaited R45, I assume that we are out of luck for at least several more months.  :(

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DDG indicates no promise for this year, however, it will come.    :)
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Offline TpaBayFlyFisher

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By the time it arrives I will own too many Kimbers and Sigs......................

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Ahhh, the prosperity of it all;  just get a bigger safe.    :)
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Ummmm.... they did, in fact, display an R-45 prototype.

See the link above.

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Here's a link to a photo that appeared on a GunsAmerica Blog post about Shot 2012:

http://www.gunsamerica.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/photo-62.jpg

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I had a ball getting to handle the proto-type R45 at this year's Shot Show (and the Cerekote R9 as well).  Great feel to the pistol and I'm looking forward to the pistol coming out in 2 years, from what the folks there told me. 

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WOW!  Would have loved to been there!    :)
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What gun would you compare it to size wise?
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Here you go - R9S in red - R45S in black...and the proposed Boberg XR-45S (in 45 GAP) in blue:

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Re: I take it that the Rohrbaugh booth at SHOT does not display an R45.......
« Reply #10 on: January 23, 2012, 09:55:50 AM »
The Kimber Ultras seem smaller..............Here is their figures:

Caliber: .45 ACP
Height (inches) 90 to barrel: 4.75
Weight (ounces) with empty magazine: 25
Length (inches): 6.8
Magazine capacity: 7


So I am somewhat surprised by the prototype.

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Re: I take it that the Rohrbaugh booth at SHOT does not display an R45.......
« Reply #11 on: January 23, 2012, 11:00:12 AM »
I addressed this a bit in the related thread.   Any assumption that Rohrbaugh would try to make the smallest, lighest .45 ACP pistol was just that -- an assumption.  I think Karl figures he has nailed the pocket pistol, and doesn't see the need to make a bigger one in a different caliber.  The R45 is intended to be something different.

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Re: I take it that the Rohrbaugh booth at SHOT does not display an R45.......
« Reply #12 on: January 23, 2012, 07:19:28 PM »
So, what is the R45s selling point?

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Re: I take it that the Rohrbaugh booth at SHOT does not display an R45.......
« Reply #13 on: January 23, 2012, 07:43:49 PM »
So, what is the R45s selling point?


Single stack, DAO trigger -- It appears to me that it will be an all-metal competitor to the Glock G36 and the Kahr P45.... ???
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Re: I take it that the Rohrbaugh booth at SHOT does not display an R45.......
« Reply #14 on: January 23, 2012, 10:13:56 PM »
Price is not established yet, but will be north of $2,000 and probably north of $2,500.

To call the R45 a competitor to the Glock or Kahr is like calling the R-9 a competitor to the Diamondback DB9.  Think more like Les Baer or Wilson Combat...

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