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Offline steveb99

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New 380 owner
« on: January 04, 2013, 06:28:57 PM »
I finally decided to buy a Rohrbaugh model 380 today.  The LGS had two 380's and a 9 mm.  I walked out with the two tone 380 and two boxes of ammo.  Time and weather permitting I will shoot it tomorrow.  The manufacture date on the warranty card was Feb 2009.  It looks like a beautiful pistol.  It was easy to take down and reassemble.  I hope it shoots as well as I expect it to.  Thanks for all of the advice you share on the forum.  It has been very helpful to me.  Steve

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Re: New 380 owner
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2013, 07:30:51 PM »
Welcome, and congratulations, Steve. The .380 should serve you well and hold its value. I never intended to sell any Rohrbaughs but it helps to know you own a marketable asset.

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Re: New 380 owner
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2013, 11:15:58 PM »
Welcome to the Forum Steve.  And Congrats on your new masterpiece.  Please let us know how your first range session went.
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Re: New 380 owner
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2013, 10:00:02 AM »
What Tracker and Reinz said.  8)

I predict that you will find the felt recoil of that locked-breech Rohrbaugh K-380 to be surprisingly gentle.
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Re: New 380 owner
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2013, 07:43:14 PM »
Thank you all for the warm welcome!  I was able to get to the range today and shoot my 380.  It was quite cold, in the low 20's so I only fired a total of 44 rounds.  The ammunition I used was Speer Gold Dot 90 gr GDHP (24 rounds) and Hornady Custom 90 gr XTP (20 rounds).  The gun was a pleasure to fire and I experienced no stoppages or failures.  Accuracy was much better than I expected considering the minimum distance at the range I go to is 15 yards.  When I got home and cleaned the pistol I really looked it over and the workmanship is incredible.  I put off buying a Rohrbaugh for a long time because of the price.  I am so glad I finally made the right move and bought the 380. 

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Re: New 380 owner
« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2013, 10:41:53 PM »
Fantastic!  :)  Glad all went well. Thanks for the feedback.   It's all fun from here. :)
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Re: New 380 owner
« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2013, 06:21:37 PM »
i am about to buy an R380 to join my two R9s.  Thanks for the good report.

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Re: New 380 owner
« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2013, 10:02:43 PM »
Finally received my brand new R380 which was actually built in 2011.  Beautiful stainless slide model.  First range session was good, only two failures to return fully into battery, which I attribute to the gun being brand new and not broken in.  I shot a group of FMJ and JHP ammo without problem.

Good accuracy, very mild recoil.  If I can convince my wife to get her permit, this will be her gun.  Until then, I can practice with it some and save wear and tear on the R9.

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Re: New 380 owner
« Reply #8 on: June 03, 2013, 04:21:17 PM »
Congrats on your new 380!! These are beautiful guns and works of art!  Glad to hear your range session was flawless.  I just had my second range session since I bought mine back in the fall.  I did have a few minor issues, but after speaking with Karl, I decided to send the gun back in for a look over.  I had a few FTE's.   I will compile and post my range report, and let you know how I make out.  Needless to say that I love my 380 and wouldn't trade it for the world. 

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