Author Topic: Can the Rohrbaugh 380 serve as a trainer for the 9  (Read 4397 times)

Offline C0untZer0

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Can the Rohrbaugh 380 serve as a trainer for the 9
« on: May 09, 2011, 04:30:36 PM »
I know its not recomended to fire the heck of the Rohrbaugh - what's the saying? Fire it a little carry it a lot...  something like that.

I am wondering if the 380, since it is a lower-pressure round, stands up to more range firing.  I am thinking of buying an R9 and training with both the R9 and the 380.

Is the trigger pull on the 380 pretty much the same as the R9?  

I would think that it would be a good way to train for the R9, I'm thinking that on the weekend I would fire 50 rounds or so through the 380 and then maybe 14 rounds through the R9.

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Re: Can the Rohrbaugh 380 serve as a trainer for t
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2011, 03:19:01 PM »
I think you are on to something there C0unt.
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Re: Can the Rohrbaugh 380 serve as a trainer for t
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2011, 12:16:52 AM »
Maybe just buy another R9 and do the same thing your talking about, that way everything is exactly the same and 9mm ammo is cheaper and easier to come by. ;D
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Re: Can the Rohrbaugh 380 serve as a trainer for t
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2011, 02:15:07 PM »
Just train with the R9; you'll get the hang of it; save some money!    ;D
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Re: Can the Rohrbaugh 380 serve as a trainer for t
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2011, 04:03:15 AM »
Re-read the OP guys.

His concern is not about recoil and such, it is about tearing up a $1,000 gun.
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Re: Can the Rohrbaugh 380 serve as a trainer for t
« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2011, 09:56:30 AM »
I know you're not going to tear up an R9 by firing it a lot; remember the R9 that has fired 5,000 rds with no problems; I do know the saying, shoot little carry a lot; but think that has to do with the shooter, not the gun.  Most folks can't do much past 50 rds at a time; others do 150 or more.  

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Re: Can the Rohrbaugh 380 serve as a trainer for t
« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2011, 04:52:55 PM »
Glad you pointed that out.  

Now, maybe you addressed his concern. :D
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Re: Can the Rohrbaugh 380 serve as a trainer for t
« Reply #7 on: May 16, 2011, 05:23:52 PM »
Thankyou!   ;D
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Re: Can the Rohrbaugh 380 serve as a trainer for t
« Reply #8 on: May 16, 2011, 08:28:52 PM »
C0untZer0:

As one who has used my R9 as an EDC piece for seven years now and "exercised" it regularly, I would suggest not being reluctant to practice with yours. Just use the recommended quality ammunition, allow it cool down a bit between strings of fire, clean it after each range session, and change the recoil spring every 200-300 rounds. The springs are inexpensive, and in a full-house 9mm pocket pistol weighing in at only a little over 13 ounces, they do a lot of work.

Although the R9 is not intended for range competition and is the "Ferrari of pocket pistols," it's one tough little gun.
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