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Offline ACP

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Public Side of R9
« on: April 21, 2009, 02:59:27 PM »
Why is the R9 so often photographed from the "public side"? I am borrowing a phrase from the knife world. A right handed gentleman would carry a knife or sword with the blade facing the rear. This would be the "public side". The private side would be the portion of the sword hanging against the carrier's hip.

With the R9, I like the "private side" photos better in which the barrel is facing left; the non-ejector profile view of the R9. Yet the factory, the (scarce) photos seen in magazines and collector's guides (and many of you on the forum) seem to prefer the "public side". What am I not getting here?

I think Corey's photo of the ivory gripped R9 is the best photo I have seen of the R9, period. Am I wrong? Am I a bad person? Who wants gum?
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Re: Public Side of R9
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2009, 10:31:26 AM »
Never gave it much thought ACP but all my photos are public side.  I believe it is because a right handed person would lay there gun down that way.
To lay it down on the private side you would have to flip your hand over and let the gun slide out.
Way to much work.
Thanks for the pics Corey!
« Last Edit: April 23, 2009, 10:32:40 AM by Dino »

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Re: Public Side of R9
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2009, 10:50:11 AM »
Thank you, gentlemen, for your response. I was beginning to think I was all alone.

The only gun that looks great to me (pubic and private sides) is the M39 Full House Devel.
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Re: Public Side of R9
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2009, 01:57:36 AM »
they look great from either side! check out my new wood grips from KD Holsters..................just put them on today...........

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Re: Public Side of R9
« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2009, 02:17:44 AM »
"I'm a cunning linguist and a master debater!"..............Austin Powers

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Re: Public Side of R9
« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2009, 10:28:52 AM »
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oops, forgot the pic..........

http://i684.photobucket.com/albums/vv209/robfxlr/DSC01482.jpg

Looking good!!   :)    :)
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Re: Public Side of R9
« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2009, 05:46:17 PM »
Wood is good.
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Re: Public Side of R9
« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2009, 02:38:21 PM »
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Why is the R9 so often photographed from the "public side"?
Might it be because the serial number displays on the right side of the gun?

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robfxlr,
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Do you have a purple feathered hat and leisure suit to go with those grips?  :D
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Re: Public Side of R9
« Reply #8 on: May 25, 2009, 07:24:22 PM »
Ouch
Those who turn their guns into plowshares end up plowing for those that do not - Thomas Jefferson

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Re: Public Side of R9
« Reply #9 on: May 25, 2009, 08:58:20 PM »
I have a lime green 1979 Eldorado.

No one that has seen the wood grips thinks it is gaudy but then again guys with hilarious comebovers think they look better with that look.

The grips look great, pricey though, probably out of your league and would not look great on your Raven .25
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Re: Public Side of R9
« Reply #10 on: May 25, 2009, 09:21:33 PM »
My husband would LOVE your car!

We would hang something like this on the mirror!


And you're right, those grips are too rich for my taste!
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Re: Public Side of R9
« Reply #11 on: May 25, 2009, 09:33:42 PM »
Nice stopper, MrsFos, but I would not want to make the mistake of
assuming that you are on the grip side of a Raven .25.

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Re: Public Side of R9
« Reply #12 on: May 25, 2009, 09:33:45 PM »
Don't look now, but the reference to "your Raven .25" is a "got you last zinger".

The Raven .25 is from the dung heap of firearms.
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Re: Public Side of R9
« Reply #13 on: May 25, 2009, 09:37:47 PM »
Ha Ha!! Yes, that was a good one and paints a funny picture!

I have heard of them but I've never seen a Raven.  


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Re: Public Side of R9
« Reply #14 on: May 25, 2009, 09:45:10 PM »
You don't want to see one; trust me.
Those who turn their guns into plowshares end up plowing for those that do not - Thomas Jefferson