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Offline Aglifter

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stippling front strap
« on: September 20, 2005, 04:03:13 PM »
Anyone ever talk to the Rohrbaughs about having this done?  I assume there's some reason it's not done to the gun already... after all, these guys seem to be focused on quality, not cost control (which I heartily agree with.)
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Re: stippling front strap
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2005, 04:51:10 PM »
probably not done because it is an individual discretionary
item and ,as you suggested, extra cost.  

Offline teddyd

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Re: stippling front strap
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2005, 07:22:06 PM »
If you had the front strap stippled, would the frame have to be refinished?

Offline Michigunner

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Re: stippling front strap
« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2005, 08:00:58 PM »
teddyd,

Welcome to the forum.  Glad you are here.

I don't know the answer to the question.  I'm a great believer in the abrasive tape.

Bill
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Re: stippling front strap
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2005, 06:25:14 PM »
Howdy, I am new to the forum with my R9S to arrive this Friday.  Has anyone heard of anyone having Robar NP3 on their pistol?

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Re: stippling front strap
« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2005, 07:59:20 PM »
Hmm, since Robar is a different company...
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Re: stippling front strap
« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2005, 08:23:22 PM »
Garish,

Welcome to the forum.  We are glad to meet you.

I haven't heard about anybody putting additional metal treatments on their R9S pistols.

I sent my Sig P239 to Tripp in Texas for hard chrome plating, etc., and was very satisfied.

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Re: stippling front strap
« Reply #7 on: November 23, 2005, 09:05:38 PM »
Why bother and why pay Robar? I had a P-7 and a BHP
refinished by Virgil Tripp for specific reasons. If it ain't
broke-----------. With the tight tolerances I would feel
uncomfortable adding even a slight layer of refinishing.

Offline Garish

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Re: stippling front strap
« Reply #8 on: November 23, 2005, 11:44:28 PM »
I have had several pistols done by Robar.  I know their coating is very thin, not supposed to throw the pistol out of whack.  The natural lubrication provided by NP3 is a big plus in other pistols.  Rather than having tape on a $1K pistol I was thinking of stippling too and then refinish in NP3.  Guess I will see how the original shoots and how hard it is to keep a consistent hold onto the grip before doing anything.  From what I read here the Winchester 115 gr. silvertips and the Magsafe rounds are both pretty good.  How about CorBon, too much power for the pistol??  Thanks for the welcome.  I have read quite a bit already which has saved me time and $$.  

Offline Michigunner

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Re: stippling front strap
« Reply #9 on: November 24, 2005, 10:08:55 AM »
My R9S was squirming in the hand so bad, at the moment of discharge, that it was causing severe pain to the hand and wrist.  It was pure torture to shoot three rounds.

In my specific case, I doubt that stippling would have helped, unless it was unusually rough.

Abrasive tape immediately cured the problem.  It was either use the tape, or sell the R9S.  Meanwhile, I know many people would not decorate an expensive pistol with tape.

For what it's worth, the tape looks like it "belongs".  In fact, it looks quite nice.

Bill
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Offline Garish

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Re: stippling front strap
« Reply #10 on: November 24, 2005, 10:37:32 AM »
Would you be able to provide pictures?  If you have time at this busy time of year.

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Re: stippling front strap
« Reply #11 on: November 24, 2005, 04:47:29 PM »
 I'll post pictures when Im done, which will be sometime in the next five months. First my pistol will go to Ted Yost for his "sharkskin" stippling on the front and rear strap. Then it's off to be refinished entirely in NP3. I look to have this done by May.

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Re: stippling front strap
« Reply #12 on: November 24, 2005, 04:53:19 PM »
I would really like to see the abrasive tape pictures too.  Too bad it will take so long to get the sharkskin stippling and then the NP3.  Good luck on your project.

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Re: stippling front strap
« Reply #13 on: November 24, 2005, 08:08:24 PM »
This forum has given birth to a new tongue-twister:
"Robar your Rohrbaugh."

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Re: stippling front strap
« Reply #14 on: November 24, 2005, 08:48:07 PM »
I'll try to post pictures of the tape.

Bill