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Offline boscobarbell

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New Member On The Hunt for an R9
« on: January 21, 2021, 03:54:29 PM »
Hi, everyone.  I was just approved for membership here, and I'm delighted to be part of the group.

Some of you may know me from other gun forums:  Seecamp, kahrtalk, glocktalk, Beretta, etc.  I'm a former federal law enforcement agent (retired after almost 34 years) and was a firearms instructor for 4 LE agencies.  I'm not a gun collector per se, but I do have a couple dozen handguns that I've acquired over the years.  Amongst my favorites are my Milton Seecamp .32 and my RM380, so I'm obviously a big fan of the all-metal micro pistols. 

I've got the Rohrbaugh bug now, and am determined to get one.  I'm looking for an EDC pistol, so I'll probably gravitate toward the latter builds for durability (although I will likely only shoot it just enough to ensure functionality and then carry it a bunch).

I'd appreciate everyone letting me know if they see/hear of an R9 up for sale.
« Last Edit: January 21, 2021, 09:31:21 PM by boscobarbell »

Offline PhilZ

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Re: New Member On The Hunt for an R9
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2021, 04:33:04 PM »
If you have an account on Gunbroker.com, you can search for Rohrbaugh and then save that search. When you save it, click on the email notification tab and you'll get daily emails of the Rohrbaughs listed for sale. Good luck with your search.
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Offline boscobarbell

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Re: New Member On The Hunt for an R9
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2021, 09:32:18 PM »
If you have an account on Gunbroker.com, you can search for Rohrbaugh and then save that search. When you save it, click on the email notification tab and you'll get daily emails of the Rihrbaughs listed for sale. Good luck with your search.

Thanks for the tip. I'll do that right away.

Offline MikeInTexas

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Re: New Member On The Hunt for an R9
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2021, 12:35:53 AM »
Welcome to the forum.

I'll keep an eye out for one.

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Re: New Member On The Hunt for an R9
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2021, 09:32:42 AM »
Hi BB, glad you made it here (finally).
"Those who would sacrifice a little freedom for a little order, will lose both, and deserve neither." 
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Offline boscobarbell

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Re: New Member On The Hunt for an R9
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2021, 05:35:38 PM »
Welcome to the forum.

I'll keep an eye out for one.

Much appreciated!!

Offline boscobarbell

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Re: New Member On The Hunt for an R9
« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2021, 05:36:06 PM »
Hi BB, glad you made it here (finally).

So am I!!

Thanks for your help in getting me here!

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Re: New Member On The Hunt for an R9
« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2021, 08:01:45 PM »
Welcome aboard bosco. 

Good folks all here.

See you around the boards.

Regards,

Eric Rohrbaugh
Makers of the NRA Shooting Illustrated: "Handgun of the Year for 2005" and receiver of an NRA Golden Bullseye Award.

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Re: New Member On The Hunt for an R9
« Reply #8 on: January 23, 2021, 12:42:10 AM »
Welcome aboard bosco. 

Good folks all here.

See you around the boards.

Regards,

Eric Rohrbaugh

Thanks much.  Delighted to be here!

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Re: New Member On The Hunt for an R9
« Reply #9 on: January 26, 2021, 07:47:38 PM »
Okay...I took the plunge.
 
Looked at gunbroker and saw that someone had just listed a NIB R9 Stealth.  Serial number R6587.  He had a "take a shot" option, and I offered $1200, which was accepted.
 
Given my state's laws, it will be quite a few days before I can take ownership of it and bring it home, but when I do so I'll give a full report here.
 
Wish me luck.....

Offline PhilZ

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Re: New Member On The Hunt for an R9
« Reply #10 on: January 26, 2021, 07:52:33 PM »
Okay...I took the plunge.
 
Looked at gunbroker and saw that someone had just listed a NIB R9 Stealth.  Serial number R6587.  He had a "take a shot" option, and I offered $1200, which was accepted.
 
Given my state's laws, it will be quite a few days before I can take ownership of it and bring it home, but when I do so I'll give a full report here.
 
Wish me luck.....

I saw that one on Gunbroker. It looks like itís in great shape. Now you have to find some ammo for it.

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Re: New Member On The Hunt for an R9
« Reply #11 on: January 26, 2021, 10:22:46 PM »
Okay...I took the plunge.
 
Looked at gunbroker and saw that someone had just listed a NIB R9 Stealth.  Serial number R6587.  He had a "take a shot" option, and I offered $1200, which was accepted.
 
Given my state's laws, it will be quite a few days before I can take ownership of it and bring it home, but when I do so I'll give a full report here.
 
Wish me luck.....

I saw that one on Gunbroker. It looks like itís in great shape. Now you have to find some ammo for it.

I've got a bead on some overpriced Gold Dots.  Luckily, at these prices, I won't be shooting it very much. 

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Re: New Member On The Hunt for an R9
« Reply #12 on: January 27, 2021, 09:22:14 AM »
Excellent price for an excellent gun!!
Having a gun in your hand is much more effective than having the entire police department on the phone!

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Re: New Member On The Hunt for an R9
« Reply #13 on: January 27, 2021, 09:35:11 AM »
Bosco, try to find some Lawman, made also by Speer as a cheaper FMJ alternative to the Gold Dot, supposedly engineered to mimic the Gold Dotís ďfeelĒ.  Much better for practice.
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Re: New Member On The Hunt for an R9
« Reply #14 on: January 27, 2021, 01:00:13 PM »
Congratulations on a great find.