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Offline FloridaCCW

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Rohrbaugh 380 versus Seecamp 380
« on: December 26, 2009, 12:15:38 AM »
Pros and Cons of each?

Felt recoil?
Size?
Reliability?
Resale?

« Last Edit: December 26, 2009, 12:17:22 AM by FloridaCCW »

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Re: Rohrbaugh 380 versus Seecamp 380
« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2009, 10:30:44 AM »
Welcome to the Forum FloridaCCW.  I'll have to defer to others here on the Forum as I don't own a Seecamp .380; do own a Seecamp .32.  

If you're thinking of a Rohrbaugh .380 contact Tom Watson of the IrishGuard here on the Forum.  He actually sells both and probably has the Rohrbaugh .380 in stock.  He'll be glad to answer your questions and help you any way he can.

Send him a PM.
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Re: Rohrbaugh 380 versus Seecamp 380
« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2009, 03:52:57 PM »
Thanks! I have a .32 Seecamp also. I may buy two more .32s today or get a .380 Rohrbaugh or Seecamp. Even considering the Rohrbaugh 9mm.  Just not sure about the additional recoil :) Have about 1000 to spend on a pocket gun or guns....
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Re: Rohrbaugh 380 versus Seecamp 380
« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2009, 03:56:30 PM »

Although I don't own either one people who have compared the two say that the Seecamp's recoil is considerably more pronounced than the Rohrbaugh .380.

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Re: Rohrbaugh 380 versus Seecamp 380
« Reply #4 on: December 26, 2009, 04:36:36 PM »
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Even considering the Rohrbaugh 9mm.  Just not sure about the additional recoil :) Have about 1000 to spend on a pocket gun or guns....

Agree with tracker.

I would go with the 9mm Rohrbaugh, if I had to choose.  That's just me, though.  Everyone is different and should decide what's right for them.  I just like alot of power in small and large packages.

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Re: Rohrbaugh 380 versus Seecamp 380
« Reply #5 on: December 26, 2009, 05:12:29 PM »

No doubt about the superior ballistics on the .9mm vs. the .380 for self-defense.

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Re: Rohrbaugh 380 versus Seecamp 380
« Reply #6 on: December 26, 2009, 05:47:40 PM »
Thanks for the info. 9mm would work for me, but I don't think my wife would enjoy it much in a pocket gun. Maybe she will take my.32 Seecamp and I get the Rohrbaugh :) Decisions...
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Re: Rohrbaugh 380 versus Seecamp 380
« Reply #7 on: December 26, 2009, 06:20:12 PM »
That would work!  Good luck with the decision.
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Re: Rohrbaugh 380 versus Seecamp 380
« Reply #8 on: December 26, 2009, 07:43:59 PM »
http://www.rohrbaughforum.com/YaBB.cgi?board=R9S;action=display;num=1258576373

Found this thread. Looks like I am going with the R9s.

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Re: Rohrbaugh 380 versus Seecamp 380
« Reply #9 on: December 26, 2009, 07:56:26 PM »

Excellent decision.

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Re: Rohrbaugh 380 versus Seecamp 380
« Reply #10 on: December 26, 2009, 09:56:05 PM »
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Found this thread. Looks like I am going with the R9s.

Excellent choice.  Be sure to use the recommended ammo on this Forum and it will save you alot of grief.  You may have to look hard to find it, but it will be worth the wait.

Again, excellent choice!
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Re: Rohrbaugh 380 versus Seecamp 380
« Reply #11 on: December 26, 2009, 10:37:22 PM »
Sure will. I found 115g Speer Gold Dot for 15.99 at Cabela's tonight :)  147g is 19.99 too.
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Re: Rohrbaugh 380 versus Seecamp 380
« Reply #12 on: December 27, 2009, 08:54:13 AM »
A very good price, these days!
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Re: Rohrbaugh 380 versus Seecamp 380
« Reply #13 on: December 27, 2009, 11:56:34 AM »
Here are my thoughts in a nut shell... if the pistol is for someone who has problems with recoil then the Rohrbaugh is the way to go. if the pistol is for someone who wears tight jeans with smaller pockets then the Seecamp is the way to go. bottom line, I can get Rohrbaugh .380s after 1-4 and Seecamp has stopped taking orders for their .380.  Tom
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Re: Rohrbaugh 380 versus Seecamp 380
« Reply #14 on: March 14, 2010, 10:03:25 PM »
Been away for a long time, but thought I would reply to this old thread.

I have a R-9 and had a Seecamp 380 which I got shortly after they were released.  The Seecamp is probably the most uncomfortable pistol that I have ever fired.  I do not have a problem with recoil and shoot lots of 45 3", 44mag, ect., but that little Seecamp was brutal.

Granted, none of these pocket pistols are meant to be used for extended target practice and the R-9 is no exception, but it is much more comfortable to me than the Seecamp.

I am not knocking the Seecamp.  They are wonderful high quality guns and I still have a .32, but the 380 was a beast to me.
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