Hey guys -- The SHOT Show is just around the corner, and it won't be long before all the speculation starts. Many of you will recall my reporting, after SHOT 2011, that I had actually held an R45 prototype, and that production was scheduled to commence by January 2012.
Unfortunately, the factory has not been able to hold to that schedule. A number of manufacturing and production issues have conspired to push the project back a bit. Interestingly, none of the issues relate to the design of the firearm itself, which is largely worked out. However, there is a huge commitment of time and resources required to mass produce an entirely new firearm. They are working on these issues as we speak.
I can assure you that Karl and Eric and the entire Rohrbaugh crew remain committed to the R45, and it will
happen -- but the exact timeframe is unclear at this point. Of course, I will keep the forum informed of the progress of the R45, and you will hear any updates here first!
I know a number of you will be disappointed in the delay -- and I feel your pain. But, I assure you that Rohrbaugh is just as eager to make the R45 as we are to buy one.
And...I hear there will be a new Rohrbaugh R9 model on display at SHOT to help pass the time while you wait.