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Offline DDGator

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Welcome to the new board!
« on: May 19, 2004, 07:50:41 PM »
Hey everybody!  

Welcome to the new Rohrbaugh Forum.  Most of the great manufacturers have their own "unofficial" dedicated forums -- so why not Rohrbaugh?

I am not affiliated with the company, in fact, I don't even have my R-9s yet. But, I have really been struck by this gun.  I have followed the press on this thing since it was first being discussed.  Then I got an opportunity to handle one of the Rohrbaugh holster-making dummy guns, and then later to have some discussions with Eric Rohrbaugh.  Ultimately I was hooked and decided I needed an R-9s.

I know there are lots of people out there starting to take delivery of their R-9 pistols (which started shipping en masse on May 4, 2004), many more who are waiting for their gun to come in, and many who just want to find out more about these guns and the company behind them.  This forum is for you!

With your help, I hope we can build this into a strong, dynamic on-line community.

See you on the forums!

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Re: Welcome to the new board!
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2004, 09:50:14 PM »
Thanks for making this effort!  I'm anxiously awaiting the delivery of my new R-9s!!
I'm not a gun expert -- but I did stay in a Holiday Inn Express last night...


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Re: Welcome to the new board!
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2004, 11:25:29 PM »
I'm happy I found this forum.  The Rohrbaugh appears to me to be a quality limited production pocket pistol and is to 9mm what Ed Brown, Wilson, and Les Baer are to 1911 pistols.  I have an R9s on order and anxiously await it.  

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Re: Welcome to the new board!
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2004, 02:10:42 PM »
Thx Duane .... I think this is a timely measure, and all power to ya for kickin it off.  Over time I think this will grow considerably and give R9 owners somewhere to hang out.

I feel like one of the ''fortunate few'' thus far ... having now had mine a coupla weeks .... it is a joy to own.

Because there are those still anxious to learn more about this pup ... let me (again!) post a link to my range report and ammo comparison ..

http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?threadid=81781

If it helps answer any questions then it will have been worth doing.
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Re: Welcome to the new board!
« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2004, 01:06:15 AM »
Hi Duane:

Thank you for establishing this board.

You should consider somekind of fund raiser to help offset the cost. You should not bear the cost by yourself.

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Re: Welcome to the new board!
« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2004, 10:31:51 AM »
I'll second George's fund suggestion.  Do please say if some fiscal input would help things along.
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Re: Welcome to the new board!
« Reply #6 on: May 24, 2004, 11:36:05 PM »
Hey guys, I wasn't going to bring it up yet, but since you asked...

I dont mind the investment of time and such, but I have had to enlist the help of a web-savvy friend (TechGuy) and I have monthly hosting fees to pay.

I was hoping to sell some advertising at some point, but I am open to suggestions.
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Re: Welcome to the new board!
« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2004, 01:37:53 AM »
What is the reaction of Karl and Eric Rohrbaugh and the rest of the crowd there?

If they like it, and when the board gets more traffic, maybe sell some golf shirts, stuff like that. Who knows, maybe Rohrbaugh would even kick in some money since this board will have an economic benefit to their business.

Message boards dedicated to a specific product help sell the product. It serves as a micro focus group with respect to the product,  educating the company as to the opinions of their core market.

In time, this board will cause Rohrbaugh to sell more product, and because board members will answer questions, reduce the number of customer service questions that Rohrbaugh has to field.

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Re: Welcome to the new board!
« Reply #8 on: May 25, 2004, 02:53:09 AM »
Yes, it will have an impact on Rohrbaugh business -- it's why I ordered my R9s....
I'm not a gun expert -- but I did stay in a Holiday Inn Express last night...


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Re: Welcome to the new board!
« Reply #9 on: May 25, 2004, 11:30:18 AM »
Duane ........ you set up to take PayPal at all??  If so then I will make a small contrib'.  Just let me know eh.
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Re: Welcome to the new board!
« Reply #10 on: May 25, 2004, 02:42:42 PM »

Yes, I can take PayPal at Admin@Rohrbaughforum.com.  Any help would be appreciated.  I think my hard costs after registering the domain and such are going to be about $15-20 a month, plus whatever I gotta do to compensate TechGuy a little for his work.

I will post a "policy" for donations when I come up with one.

Thanks!
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Re: Welcome to the new board!
« Reply #11 on: May 25, 2004, 03:02:19 PM »
Duane ...... you should have notification re a payment ... I hope this'll help things along for now. :)
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Re: Welcome to the new board!
« Reply #12 on: May 25, 2004, 03:08:13 PM »
Chris, I did.  Thank you.  I greatly appreciate the support!   8)
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