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So whats up with Rohrbaugh?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Gordy Wesen, Jan 6, 2006.

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  1. Gordy Wesen

    Gordy Wesen Well-Known Member

    How has this little 9mm been working out for you guys who have bought one?
  2. TexasRifleman

    TexasRifleman Moderator Emeritus

    Apparantly they had to cancel their internet providers and electric service to afford the gun, and won't be able to answer you :evil:
  3. MCgunner

    MCgunner Well-Known Member

    :D :D :D :D :D

    As a man of simple means, I'll never know about those unpronouncable firearms. Sorta reminds me of the Seecamp thing until NAA and others made such designs available to the poor folks like me, not that I care to carry a .32. I'm expecting a rival baby 9 from Kel Tec in the future, maybe.
  4. ulflyer

    ulflyer Well-Known Member

    Rohrbach forum

    Gordy, go to the RB site and it will refer you to a forum that owners use. Lots of info there. Very elitest group, but then many folks who love their particular gun tend to be that way too. One owner did comment that owning one tended to keep the riff raff out.........:D
  5. redneckrepairs

    redneckrepairs Well-Known Member

    I am among the most hated to Rorbach owners, i own a kahr , will do anything the rorbach will and in +p for loads less money lol
  6. Erich

    Erich Well-Known Member

    Sheesh, defensive much?

    I'm a Rohrbaugh owner and forum member. Nothing elitist there, and I don't consider the guns to be all that expensive. (Have you priced a Les Baer lately? ;) )

    By all means, come over to the Rohrbaugh Forum - we'd love to have you. :)

  7. P95Carry

    P95Carry Moderator Emeritus

    Erich (note!) has spelled ROHRBAUGH correctly!! - and yes anyone with interest is welcome at the forum.

    I also agree there is nothing elitist about an R9 and yes it is ''up there'' in price, as are a good many other high end semi's. It happens that, almost predictably, it is purchased by older folks who may in some cases have a bit more disposable income, savings etc - but this is not to preclude younger people.

    Like many high end guns, this is not for everyone even if affordable - but for those who have it and like it - it is one of a kind.

  8. harrydog

    harrydog Well-Known Member

    Rohrbaugh owners don't hate you. It's more like we feel sorry for you. ;)
  9. jehu

    jehu Well-Known Member

    If its comfortable pocket carry you crave in a good defensive caliber then Rohorbaugh R9 can't be beat. Kahr's are good guns for the money but are not good pocket carry. If you want high concealability then spend the money you would spend on a Kahr and a little more for the R9 and you won't regret it.:banghead:
  10. Missouri Mule

    Missouri Mule Well-Known Member

    I understand what you are saying here, but a Rohrbaugh costs significantly more than "a little more" than a PM9, at least around these parts.

    I do want a RS9 but at the moment it is well down on the list of priorities.
  11. MCgunner

    MCgunner Well-Known Member

    Well, I don't own any British express rifles, either....:rolleyes:
  12. trickyasafox

    trickyasafox Well-Known Member

    how's the used market on rohrbaughs? they retail for 700 or so right? they seem almost to small to fire comfortably in large hands
  13. Erich

    Erich Well-Known Member

    I've never seen one for sale used. They retail new for around 9bills.
  14. P95Carry

    P95Carry Moderator Emeritus

    Actually, a very LNIB one will still make not a lot below full price - there is still quite a long wait to get them much of the time.

    As for small vs hand size - well I have quite large hands and they are not initially easy but - a technique needs practiced after which they are OK for their prime purpose. Similar I guess to coping with a P3AT grip size etc.

    When you get this small with a 9mm - it is never gonna be a cake walk but - surmountable.
  15. Gordy Wesen

    Gordy Wesen Well-Known Member

    I did check their site and I checked out their forum. The site is not taking emails. They don't link to the reviews listed and distributors are few and far between. I noted on the forum that the gun has had some problems since its introduction... so I wanted to get an idea of how you guys liked it.
    In things such as this, why go to geritol.com or cartersliverpills.org for product testimonials?.:p
  16. MCgunner

    MCgunner Well-Known Member

    It all smacks of the Seecamp thing, to me. For years and years the Seecamp was the only pocket .32 of mention. Everyone HAD to have one (except me) and the waiting list was long and the price escalated. I never warmed to the .32ACP, figured I'd as soon shoot a friggin' .22, similar energy and bullet weight. :rolleyes:

    Just like NAA and KT came along, somebody's going to steal RB's thunder with a similar compact 9mm single stack with a reasonable, real world price. I haven't seen the Kahr, don't know if it's truly pocket size, but I'd check it out first. I kinda sorta still like my pocket sized Grendel P12 which is reliable, reasonably accurate, and fits in a pocket with 12 rounds on tap. I fully admit, however, it's no 9mm parabellum for power. But, it's enough gun and I ain't sheddin' 9 bills for a 9mm Seecamp anytime soon. :rolleyes: My Kel Tec is big enough to be fairly easy to shoot well, though it won't fit in a jeans pocket. But, at 14 ounces plus ammo, it's very light for IWB carry, comfortable all day long, and +P compatible.
  17. LightningJoe

    LightningJoe Well-Known Member

    First quarter 2006, Kel-Tec's coming out with a single-stack 9mm a little larger than the P-3AT and a little thicker. It may be much heavier than the P-3AT, maybe heavier than the P-11. Does this mean something other than a polymer frame? Don't know.

    That's the high-quality rumor.
  18. alamo

    alamo Well-Known Member

    A high-quality long rumor. Been hoping for that for some time. Maybe it will come true this year, maybe not.
  19. Highland Ranger

    Highland Ranger Well-Known Member

  20. Erich

    Erich Well-Known Member

    Gordy, it's not the manufacturer's forum that you'd be getting information from. As is clearly stated on the Rohrbaugh Forum, it is in no way associated with the folks at Rohrbaugh. The closest thing to an association is that they let Duane (the forum owner) take a tour of their factory (he's got photos up) and Eric Rohrbaugh sometimes will ghost the forum and spring into action from nowhere if he hears of issues.

    Really, this level of responsiveness from a manufacturer is unheard of, and welcomed.
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