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Offline Wildcat1

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R45 Delays = New Ideas?
« on: June 01, 2012, 11:30:49 AM »
   I am an ardent R9 user and look forward to the R45 and I've spoken personally to Karl about it on several occasions.
The idea of a "more capable" round than the 9mm standard pressure [R9] is always running through my mind and
thus the thought of a R45 in .45 ACP sounds ideal.  Many members have already posted about the intrinsic difficulties
of getting a compact, let alone a "micro", .45 to feed/cycle/eject reliably.  So, that makes me wonder about other "R9's":

    Member reactions please to:

The R38 in .38 Super?
The R40 in .40 S&W?
The R357 in .357 SiG?

Hey, it's a Forum, just getting reactions to any or all of these ideas.  Any one may be easier for Karl to make.
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Re: R45 Delays = New Ideas?
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2012, 12:01:33 PM »
Hey welcome to the forum Wildcat.

Just as few thoughts off the top of my head.  First of all, I like the idea of the calibers, and think that they would sell for sure.

However, I can see how they can be more headaches for the factory.

If you add the 9mm in to mix, it is the softest recoiling caliber of the bunch. Right now a lot of folks are really having a lot of feeding and ejecting issues due to the inability to stabilize the pistol correctly.  Many blame the gun and send it back to the factory for a check up.

Now add a 40 cal which is snappier than a 45.  How many more folks are going to have issues, even those experienced with the R9s?  Big difference between a 9mm and 40 in the recoil department.    Now, the 357 Sig, not quite as bad, but more so than a 9mm.

Now, a 38 Super, which I LOVE!  Those semi-rims can really pose feeding problems.  Add a short cyclic recoil system, may spell trouble?

Summary

From a marketing side - yes!

From manufacturing/customer service- no!

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« Last Edit: June 01, 2012, 12:03:07 PM by Reinz »
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Re: R45 Delays = New Ideas?
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2012, 03:11:12 PM »
Wildcat:

Welcome to the Forum!

I think Reinz has hit the "10 ring" with his analysis.
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Re: R45 Delays = New Ideas?
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2012, 06:21:52 PM »
Wildcat.  Indeed, welcome to the Forum and what Reinz, a very knowledgeable "multi-gun" owner, said.   
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Re: R45 Delays = New Ideas?
« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2012, 11:17:10 AM »
The R45 isn't THAT small - so something like a 38 super comp, or a 9x23 win might work - 38 super can work fine - my open gun is a 38 super, and I haven't had any jams in...  Well, at least 8K rounds. 

I do like how it is a ballistic twin of 357 sig, but pushes like a very mild 45. 

But, the R bros have to make money - and that will, probably, be easier w. a 45. 

9x23 is a great caliber - probably the best choice going for competition guns, certainly a better choice than 357 sig in any platform which can handle a cartridge w. the 9x23's OAL. 

But, it didn't really catch on. 
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Re: R45 Delays = New Ideas?
« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2012, 05:23:46 PM »
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9x23 is a great caliber - probably the best choice going for competition guns, certainly a better choice than 357 sig in any platform which can handle a cartridge w. the 9x23's OAL. 

But, it didn't really catch on.

I recall when the 9x23mm Winchester cartridge was unveiled around 1996 or so. I've often wondered why it has not received the acceptance it would appear to deserve.
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Re: R45 Delays = New Ideas?
« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2012, 07:26:37 PM »
Aglifter -  The OP was talking R9 size, not  R45 size.

Even at the R45 size you may be correct.  It may be doable, but assure you it would be challenging.
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Re: R45 Delays = New Ideas?
« Reply #7 on: June 05, 2012, 07:52:32 AM »
Thanks to everyone who posted a "welcome".  Class.
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Re: R45 Delays = New Ideas?
« Reply #8 on: June 17, 2012, 07:00:00 PM »
Back in the 70's Jeff Cooper said at Gunsite that the only calibers that should be considered are those available in the smallest general store in the smallest town.
pistol   .22 , 9mm , .38 / 357 , .45
rifle      .22 , 30 30 , 308 , 30-06   ( he would probably add .223 )
If you can't feed your gun all you have is a very expensive missile that has to be thrown to be effective
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Re: R45 Delays = New Ideas?
« Reply #9 on: June 19, 2012, 01:02:51 PM »
Back in the 70's Jeff Cooper said at Gunsite that the only calibers that should be considered are those available in the smallest general store in the smallest town.
pistol   .22 , 9mm , .38 / 357 , .45
rifle      .22 , 30 30 , 308 , 30-06   ( he would probably add .223 )
If you can't feed your gun all you have is a very expensive missile that has to be thrown to be effective

Sound wisdom.

I'm sure he would add 40 cal to mix as well.
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Re: R45 Delays = New Ideas?
« Reply #10 on: June 19, 2012, 08:03:29 PM »
  Wildcat,

 I will start by saying I am no engineer, just an armorer. I have never shot a .38 super and really don't know much about it. I have shot and carried a .40 for almost 17 years now. The slide speed seems much faster that a .45 ACP and it has a very snappy recoil. I have owned and sold a MK40 and a PM40 and I really did not like either. I would buy a larger caliber Rohrbaugh in a heart beat! I would like it to be 45 ACP because as posted, you can get the ammo anywhere. However, I would settle for 45 GAP if that works best for the R brothers.
 I can't think of a larger caliber than the 9mm other than the ACP or the GAP that might really be a huge benefit

 Just my penny and a half!

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Re: R45 Delays = New Ideas?
« Reply #11 on: June 19, 2012, 08:48:24 PM »
Roahe:

I remember that quote from Colonel Cooper. Thanks for posting it -- and welcome to the Forum!
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Re: R45 Delays = New Ideas?
« Reply #12 on: February 22, 2017, 05:27:20 PM »
Since the R9 isn't rated for +P or +P+ going with a more powerful caliber may not be a great idea.
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