Author Topic: R9 Front & Back Strap Checkering, Barrel Porting, Site Modification  (Read 11633 times)

Offline billib

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I found some interesting photos on Googles
Public Domain Photo section of a Rohrbaugh
with Front and Back Strap Checkering as well
Barrel Porting and Red Site Dots.

Can anyone shed some light on these mod's
and maybe the Pistol?

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Offline Z

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Re: R9 Front & Back Strap Checkering, Barrel Porting, Site Modification
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2012, 04:24:45 PM »
The work was done by Bob Cogan @ Accurate Plating & Weaponry.

Hard Chrome Plating Matte rounds and brushed flats
Porting
Sights drilled and colored
Front strap checkering
Back strap checkering
Front of trigger guard checkering
I believe all the checkering is 40LPI

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Re: R9 Front & Back Strap Checkering, Barrel Porting, Site Modification
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2012, 04:26:21 PM »
The grips were an older style aluminum with checkering.
They are no longer available.
I am not sure if Rohrbaugh offered them or Bryce from IDM.

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Re: R9 Front & Back Strap Checkering, Barrel Porting, Site Modification
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2012, 04:55:32 PM »

Rohrbaugh and Bryce both offered aluminum grips. I think these particular grips were made for Rohrbaugh by AlumaGrips but they have been re-anodized and checkered whereas the original AlumaGrips were smooth.

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Re: R9 Front & Back Strap Checkering, Barrel Porting, Site Modification
« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2012, 05:03:28 PM »
Thanks guys. its truly stunning work
though I don't get the porting in what
amounts to being in the middle of the
barrel.
I would have preferred a slightly longer
barrel that protrudes a little past the
Slide with the porting in the very end
of the barrel.

The rest of the mods make sense.

Its a shame Night Sights can't be
reliably installed. I like Night Sights.

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Re: R9 Front & Back Strap Checkering, Barrel Porting, Site Modification
« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2012, 09:42:27 PM »
There's a gun almost identical to that for sale on gunbroker.
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Re: R9 Front & Back Strap Checkering, Barrel Porting, Site Modification
« Reply #6 on: July 22, 2012, 09:21:16 AM »
i really like that checkering. not that bit on the trigger-guard though.

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Re: R9 Front & Back Strap Checkering, Barrel Porting, Site Modification
« Reply #7 on: July 22, 2012, 07:29:42 PM »
Yeah, Doc the trigger gaurd checkering is not for everyone. 

Since I am old school and and rest my opposing finger there to get higher up and more support, the checkering happens to work for me.
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Re: R9 Front & Back Strap Checkering, Barrel Porting, Site Modification
« Reply #8 on: August 15, 2012, 11:53:34 AM »
That's my gun that Bob did up for me. In regard to the ports, that's how Bob does them and I have to say, they work great! BIG difference in felt recoil and work much better than Mag-Na-Ported guns that I have. Don't know how you'd even go about getting a longer barrel for these guns. Also, I shoot with my support hand finger on the trigger guard and the checkering affords me a little extra grip. The Aluminum grips are only for show. I have VZ blue CF on the gun for everyday carry now.

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Re: R9 Front & Back Strap Checkering, Barrel Porting, Site Modification
« Reply #9 on: August 15, 2012, 01:04:19 PM »
is he willing to do this to my gun and how much $$$

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Re: R9 Front & Back Strap Checkering, Barrel Porting, Site Modification
« Reply #10 on: August 15, 2012, 01:39:55 PM »
scar2783.........very cool!!!!!!!!
May I be rude and ask how long
it took and ho much it cost?

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Re: R9 Front & Back Strap Checkering, Barrel Porting, Site Modification
« Reply #11 on: August 15, 2012, 02:12:46 PM »
Front & back strap checkering 40LPI - Approx - $250.00
Hard Chrome $180.00 + $35 to disassemble + $10.00 Aluminum charge
I dont remember the porting price
4-6 week turn around.

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Re: R9 Front & Back Strap Checkering, Barrel Porting, Site Modification
« Reply #12 on: August 15, 2012, 02:17:53 PM »
Thank you "Z" is it necessary to hard Chrome it?
Can the PUP remain a virgin, you know, unmolested
finish wise? I think I would prefer some other type
of finish if having it (re)finished is necessary.

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Re: R9 Front & Back Strap Checkering, Barrel Porting, Site Modification
« Reply #13 on: August 15, 2012, 02:20:00 PM »
i would just be interested in the porting....did it really reduce recoil? and adding the sights...how much?

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Re: R9 Front & Back Strap Checkering, Barrel Porting, Site Modification
« Reply #14 on: August 15, 2012, 02:27:00 PM »
i would just be interested in the porting....did it really reduce recoil? and adding the sights...how much?

I would suggest you contact Cogan yourself and let him explain it to you.

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