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Offline dctfn

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R9s Range Report
« on: May 26, 2006, 05:03:03 PM »
Hello Folks,

First and foremost my first experience with the R9 was quite pleasant and I am very confident that the R9 will go bang everytime I pull the trigger. Cheers to the bros Rohrbaugh for producing such a great CCW auto pistol.

I'm a lefty and recently had surgery to repair a ruptured tendon in my left hand. As luck or misfortune may have it the tendon leads to my index finger. Therefore I shot the pup right handed today.

The results by ammo using both magazines shot from 5-7 yards:

12 rds Win 115 gr fmj  A+
12 rds GoldDot 115 HP A+
12 rds GoldDot 124 HP B+ FTF fifth Rd
24 rds Win 115 STHP   A+
24 rds Win 115 FMJ     A+

Comparing Kahr PM9 to R9. The PM9 advertises a 200 rd break-in period and with the PM9 I did have a few FTFs during the first few mags and then it work flawlessly.

The R9 was flawless from the box, but difficult for me to comment on accuracy considering I was shooting with my off hand.

My opinion the pup likes to be held firmly but white knuckles is not necessary. Rigid wrist is a must. Here is a photo showiing some rounds shot today. Again I am very pleased with the performance of the R9. My choice of carry ammo due to what felt to be a lighter load is Win Super X Silver tips 115 gr HP.

Kindest Regards, Fred





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Re: R9s Range Report
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2006, 05:45:09 PM »
Sounds like a great first outing.  I'm glad you are enjoying the new pistol.

I will also carry  Super X Silver tips 115 gr HP but still need to test them for reliability.

Congratulations, dctfn.

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Re: R9s Range Report
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2006, 11:53:36 PM »
Nice report!
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Re: R9s Range Report
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2006, 01:06:21 PM »
Fred, way to go guy. I'm so happy you had fun with the new pup. Tom
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Re: R9s Range Report
« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2006, 02:08:08 PM »
Thanks to all for replying. Again I believe the R9 is everthing its advertised to be, and will give many years of confident reliability.

Tom: Great customer service!!

Fred

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Re: R9s Range Report
« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2006, 12:29:24 PM »
I failed to mention that I used a pachmayr model #4 slip on grip. Works very well on the P9. I'm certain it was beneficial for control and feeding.

Fred

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Re: R9s Range Report
« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2006, 02:51:47 PM »
Fred:

Way to go!  I couldn't do nearly as well shooting with my off hand.
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Re: R9s Range Report
« Reply #7 on: June 03, 2006, 03:55:07 PM »
Amen to that, Richard!


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Re: R9s Range Report
« Reply #8 on: December 28, 2018, 01:41:17 PM »
Wow, twelve years have passed since my first post. Still carry my pup. Although have not shot it since my first range experience. Just did not see the need. I have relatively an early version R14XX. Good speaking with you. Wishing you and family the very best. Happy New Year, Fred

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Re: R9s Range Report
« Reply #9 on: December 29, 2018, 08:01:43 PM »
Good to hear you still have the ole gal Fred.

The Best New Years to you and your family Good Sir!

Regards,

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