Author Topic: What ammo does a Rohrbaugh 380S like?  (Read 7537 times)

Offline JoshA

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What ammo does a Rohrbaugh 380S like?
« on: February 06, 2015, 06:30:57 PM »
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Re: What ammo does a Rohrbaugh 380S like?
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2015, 07:53:39 PM »
380

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Re: What ammo does a Rohrbaugh 380S like?
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2015, 08:09:32 PM »
380

Thanks wildmanwill. I appreciate the help sir. I was wondering why it said 380S on the box and the others said R9. Now it's all coming together.

So does a Glock 36 shoot .36 caliber? Just askin.
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Re: What ammo does a Rohrbaugh 380S like?
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2015, 08:15:19 PM »
380

Thanks wildmanwill. I appreciate the help sir. I was wondering why it said 380S on the box and the others said R9. Now it's all coming together.

So does a Glock 36 shoot .36 caliber? Just askin.

Sorry I was having technical issues.

What I meant to write was:

380 Ammo Thread here that may be of help to you till a real Rohrbaugh 380 owner can reply with their experience
http://www.rohrbaughforum.com/index.php?topic=6307.msg82319#msg82319
Figured this could get you started as I'm sure you are ready to go to the range!

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Re: What ammo does a Rohrbaugh 380S like?
« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2015, 08:30:38 PM »
And here is an old range report too!
http://www.rohrbaughforum.com/index.php?topic=6346.msg75231
Looking forward to yours!

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Re: What ammo does a Rohrbaugh 380S like?
« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2015, 08:53:16 PM »
"Old range report" is the right description. As has been mentioned here on the forum try "Precision One" for 13" of penetration through gel and denim.


http://www.precisiononeammunition.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1_2_37_42&products_id=63&zenid=5hokdk1go90q50vd0b84r7f657
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Re: What ammo does a Rohrbaugh 380S like?
« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2015, 09:03:00 PM »
And here is an old range report too!
http://www.rohrbaughforum.com/index.php?topic=6346.msg75231
Looking forward to yours!

 ;D Haha. I thought you were just feeling a bit frisky or something. Funny.

Thanks for the helpful links. I read them.

Sounds like good ol Gold Dots are reliable and good ol Golden Sabres are tested to be a bit more potent.

Question: has anyone had an opportunity to test the reliability of the Golden Sabres in a Rohrbaugh 380?

Thanks WMW
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Re: What ammo does a Rohrbaugh 380S like?
« Reply #7 on: February 06, 2015, 09:29:04 PM »
I suggest you park the R380, buy a Glock 42, and use the "Precision One" .380 in +P referenced in the above post for some man sized .380 pea shooter ammo.
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Re: What ammo does a Rohrbaugh 380S like?
« Reply #8 on: February 07, 2015, 12:24:19 AM »
I suggest you park the R380, buy a Glock 42, and use the "Precision One" .380 in +P referenced in the above post for some man sized .380 pea shooter ammo.

Oh, the voice of reason!!! I was kind of hoping that I could get the .380 to hold up a little better than an R9 since it doesn't have as much Kaboom. I have a Kimber solo and a Kahr .380 (semi dependable). Maybe I should park the Rohrbaughs and seecamps and move on to other options. I guess my gorilla-like finesse doesn't pair well with the boutique handguns. Is that what your saying Tracker? Haha.
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Re: What ammo does a Rohrbaugh 380S like?
« Reply #9 on: February 07, 2015, 10:21:07 AM »

No, just looking for some more stopping power for you.

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Re: What ammo does a Rohrbaugh 380S like?
« Reply #10 on: February 07, 2015, 11:20:26 AM »

No, just looking for some more stopping power for you.

Thanks as always Tracker. I was kinda joking, but I am in need of a pocket pistol.

Solo is too big.

Kahr just not reliable.

I'm afraid the G42 would be a bit oversized for the pocket.

Perhaps I need to keep working with the Kahr. I want to be able to carry an R9 or .380 Rohrbaugh.

Shoot little carry sometimes. I don't want to injure a semi collectible pistol.
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Re: What ammo does a Rohrbaugh 380S like?
« Reply #11 on: February 07, 2015, 11:25:51 AM »

I looked at a 42 yesterday and was quite surprised at how small, light, and thin it is but I didn't try it in the pocket. That be as it may I think it and Precision One .380+P will make quite a formidable combination. I bought some standard pressure Precision One in .380 but haven't tried it yet.

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Re: What ammo does a Rohrbaugh 380S like?
« Reply #12 on: February 07, 2015, 11:39:46 AM »
I really think that your R380 will handle the +P ammo from Precision.  If the R9 can handle 35,000 ps[ from a standard pressure 9mm, the 380 +P at 23,000 psi should not be a problem.

I would call Precision first and see if they are familiar with the R380 and would recommend it.  They probably have never heard of a R380 is the problem.

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Re: What ammo does a Rohrbaugh 380S like?
« Reply #13 on: February 07, 2015, 11:42:04 AM »
I suggest you park the R380, buy a Glock 42, and use the "Precision One" .380 in +P referenced in the above post for some man sized .380 pea shooter ammo.

Oh, the voice of reason!!! I was kind of hoping that I could get the .380 to hold up a little better than an R9 since it doesn't have as much Kaboom. I have a Kimber solo and a Kahr .380 (semi dependable). Maybe I should park the Rohrbaughs and seecamps and move on to other options. I guess my gorilla-like finesse doesn't pair well with the boutique handguns. Is that what your saying Tracker? Haha.

Josh  -  What is the problem with the P380?  That is surprising as I have not heard of many problems with that gun.

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Re: What ammo does a Rohrbaugh 380S like?
« Reply #14 on: February 07, 2015, 12:16:34 PM »
I suggest you park the R380, buy a Glock 42, and use the "Precision One" .380 in +P referenced in the above post for some man sized .380 pea shooter ammo.

Oh, the voice of reason!!! I was kind of hoping that I could get the .380 to hold up a little better than an R9 since it doesn't have as much Kaboom. I have a Kimber solo and a Kahr .380 (semi dependable). Maybe I should park the Rohrbaughs and seecamps and move on to other options. I guess my gorilla-like finesse doesn't pair well with the boutique handguns. Is that what your saying Tracker? Haha.

Josh  -  What is the problem with the P380?  That is surprising as I have not heard of many problems with that gun.

As you know from my range reports on the pistol I love it. It is such a smooth little shooter MRC.

The issue I am experiencing is FTF and on occasions a FTE.

I've sent it back to Kahr. They told me they are a little ammo sensitive so I bought some federal hydro shoks. Still experienced some issues.

Note: this is after I have ran well over 200 rounds through it.
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