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Offline PursuitSS

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Im looking to grab another R9 and want to make sure it will hold up for the long haul.
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Re: What was the serial # range of the R9s with the cracking slides?
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2018, 05:15:05 PM »
IIRC it was only the very early ones that had the issue with the slides (two different steels that did not play well together).

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Re: What was the serial # range of the R9s with the cracking slides?
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2018, 06:04:46 PM »
Mike is correct; I had a cracked slide on #7XX. It was replaced by Eric and has been flawless since.

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Re: What was the serial # range of the R9s with the cracking slides?
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2018, 06:41:20 PM »
I had a cracked slide in the R1200 range.
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Re: What was the serial # range of the R9s with the cracking slides?
« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2018, 07:57:56 PM »
If you find a "Deer Park, NY" R9 in block lettering, you're good to go. If it's "Deer Park, NY" in Old English text, it may be an issue, although there were not that many that really had the cracking problem. Mostly it was the usual "Internet hype". All those returned received our utmost attention to making the gun 100% plus right.

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Re: What was the serial # range of the R9s with the cracking slides?
« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2018, 08:21:51 PM »
Thanks, my original R9S is R 42X.

Im probably going to try and pickup a R9S Stealth model.
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