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Welcome to our newest Forum -- for the R-380
« on: November 28, 2006, 04:20:57 PM »
It is official!   The R-380 will be produced.  This is, for lack of a better description, and R-9 chambered in .380 ACP.

The R-380 will look identical to the current R-9, but will have a different breech face, extractor, ejector, barrel and magazine.

As I mentioned in another thread, I had the privilege of shooting the R-380 prototype up at the original Farmingdale factory over two years ago.  What a sweet gun!  The recoil is negligible.  It is nothing like shooting a blowback style gun like the NAA .380 Guardian.  The 380 is a real pussycat and will be very popular.

The R-380 will be the answer for people who don't like, or can't handle, the recoil of the 9mm.  
 
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Re: Welcome to our newest Forum -- for the R-380
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2006, 06:17:38 PM »
Oh shoot!!

Just when I thought I was out,they bring me back in!! ;)

Thanks for the info Duane..

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Re: Welcome to our newest Forum -- for the R-380
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2006, 08:38:13 PM »
I reckon that will sell pretty well - as the ''snap'' of the 9mm is not for everyone.
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Re: Welcome to our newest Forum -- for the R-380
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2006, 08:53:56 PM »
I wonder if the Brothers will be targeting the international market with the new R-380.  It could be a real winner for them, both domestically and overseas.  
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Re: Welcome to our newest Forum -- for the R-380
« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2006, 09:40:37 PM »
Any idea what the expected price is going to be and when they will start shipping?

Also, when can we start placing orders?

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Re: Welcome to our newest Forum -- for the R-380
« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2006, 09:48:36 PM »
All good questions, Allan.  I don't know on either point.  If you want to order, I would call the factory.  I assume the price will be the same as the R-9 -- its basically the same gun.

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Re: Welcome to our newest Forum -- for the R-380
« Reply #6 on: November 28, 2006, 11:30:52 PM »
That is nice to hear.It will give an alternative to the seldom seen Seecamp .380.

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Re: Welcome to our newest Forum -- for the R-380
« Reply #7 on: November 29, 2006, 01:42:37 PM »
Well the hook has been set. Go ahead and real me in!!!

Tom, I'll be in touch in the very near future.

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Re: Welcome to our newest Forum -- for the R-380
« Reply #8 on: November 29, 2006, 03:53:14 PM »
Good News, I will be ordering mine soon. Dan
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Re: Welcome to our newest Forum -- for the R-380
« Reply #9 on: November 30, 2006, 10:59:41 PM »
Very tempting.  

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Re: Welcome to our newest Forum -- for the R-380
« Reply #10 on: November 30, 2006, 11:55:02 PM »
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It is official!   The R-380 will be produced.  This is, for lack of a better description, and R-9 chambered in .380 ACP.

The R-380 will look identical to the current R-9, but will have a different breech face, extractor, ejector, barrel and magazine.

As I mentioned in another thread, I had the privilege of shooting the R-380 prototype up at the original Farmingdale factory over two years ago.  What a sweet gun!  The recoil is negligible.  It is nothing like shooting a blowback style gun like the NAA .380 Guardian.  The 380 is a real pussycat and will be very popular.

The R-380 will be the answer for people who don't like, or can't handle, the recoil of the 9mm.  
 


Duane,

I am particularly interested in this for my skilled but recoil sensitive wife.  What other guns would you say are the closest comparison to the recoil of the R380?

Thanks.
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Re: Welcome to our newest Forum -- for the R-380
« Reply #11 on: December 01, 2006, 11:31:42 AM »
As I recall, it was truly neligible.  Less than any pocket .380 I have ever fired.  Less than a KT .32 ACP.  Maybe along the lines of a Ruger Mark II?  It won't bother anyone.
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Re: Welcome to our newest Forum -- for the R-380
« Reply #12 on: December 01, 2006, 02:48:33 PM »
I have some on order, the price is the same as the standard R9s.    Tom
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Re: Welcome to our newest Forum -- for the R-380
« Reply #13 on: December 01, 2006, 08:02:53 PM »
Tom, what's the ETA?

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Re: Welcome to our newest Forum -- for the R-380
« Reply #14 on: December 02, 2006, 07:56:23 AM »
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I have some on order, the price is the same as the standard R9s.    Tom
Ouch! Better start budgetting for it now.