rohrbaugh r9 questions

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    rohrbaugh r9 questions

    can anyone give me first hand reviews of this pistol? I'm interesed in one but I'm not familiar with them other than the info on there web site.
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    Type Rohrbaugh in the search box and you'll pull up 8 pages. With just a quick run thru, I found 11 Rohrbaugh discussion threads.


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    They are not a lot of fun to shoot.

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    I've had one since December, and it's my most frequently carried gun. Very easy to carry either IWB or in a pocket holster.

    The R9S is not a range gun; as ranburr pointed out, they're not a lot of fun to shoot. They're great guns with a loyal following, but they come with some limitations:

    1) You can't shoot +P ammo
    2) The recoil spring (a $4 part) needs to be changed every 150 rounds
    3) The guns are VERY ammo sensitive: general consensus is Winchester White Box for range visits and Speer GDHP for carry.

    Rohrbaughs vary from expensive (about $900 for a standard R9S) to STOOPID expensive (about $2400 for the latest limited edition R9S Stealth), and hold their value rather well. Used R9S typically sell in the $700 - $800 range, more if they're early examples.

    Everything you ever wanted to know about R9s can be found here:

    The Rohrbaugh Forum - Index

    Feel free to PM me if you have specific questions.

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    thank you for your info people, it came in handy, I dont know if i want a weapon that I have to change a part every 150 rounds.
    EDC's Colt Defender 45 acp and S&W 442 .38
    Springfield XD 45 acp
    Ruger SR9
    Ruger Super RedHawk .44 mag
    mossberg 590 12 gauge tactical
    bushmaster AR15-M4

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    Mine was not very dependable, jammed too often for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ivan4x4 View Post
    thank you for your info people, it came in handy, I dont know if i want a weapon that I have to change a part every 150 rounds.
    It's really not a big deal, since you'll be stripping it to clean after every range trip anyway. I really doubt you'd want to put more that 50 rounds through it per visit, so you'd have to change springs on every third cleaning.

    If you're looking for the ideal pocket carry 9mm, the R9 is it. If you're looking for a combo range gun / carry gun, there are better choices.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hivoltage View Post
    Mine was not very dependable, jammed too often for me.

    Just out of curiosity:

    1) What ammo caused the jams?
    2) Was your recoil spring ever changed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by UpOn2Wheels View Post
    Just out of curiosity:

    1) What ammo caused the jams?
    2) Was your recoil spring ever changed?

    I used all the recommended ammos and bought the newer stronger springs. I just got tired of messing with it. Rhorbaugh has its own forum, do a search and it will come up. Lots of info on the R9. Dont get me wrong, I loved the gun....mine was just too finicky and I didnt want to mess with sending it in so I sold it on gun broker. They are good guns, just kind of finicky.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ivan4x4 View Post
    thank you for your info people, it came in handy, I dont know if i want a weapon that I have to change a part every 150 rounds.
    I was initially interested in it, until I found out about the spring.
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    Bought and sold mine within a month I think it was. It was a lead brick in my pocket to me but I am pretty picky about anything in my pockets including change so I gave it a try and just didn't like it enough to warrant keeping it.

    They are little demons to shoot but mine performed fine with only a few hickups early on probably do to trying to figure out the best way to hold it while shooting as my hands are bigger. They are a well designed tool that is pricy but can be a good buddy if you can get use to the weight, snappy shooting and required maintenance, spring changes, etc. Gun has very tight tolerances so therefore can be finicky and in the right hands the gun performs next to flawless from my experience with it, excellent design, just didn't work out for me in other areas and was to expensive IMO to just sit or be carried just a couple times a year.


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    Bought one and loved it! Bought a second one and loved it too! Bought a third one (still love it) and had some custom work done to it. I carry it daily. Hit some rough times and sold two of them but won't ever sell my custom.

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    I can't see owning a gun that I can't take to the range frequently to maintain/improve my proficiency with it.

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    You don't need alot of proficiency with a bad breath distance point and shoot belly gun. I have had two R9's since early 05 and both have been reliable with the reccomended ammo. They are not range guns but last ditch up close defense guns, even though I can group 6 shots in a 4" circle at 25ft.

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