Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by wild cat mccane, Jun 7, 2015.
Academy is showing the RM380 listed $350. Anyone have one yet?
I'm setting up my account right now and contacting my FFL...
I'll have one soon
Let us know if it's full of yogurt and metal shavings, wouldja?
Repeat after me: Rohrbaugh.
Rawrbag...Rerbow...Rahbah...Rogby...I give up.
Hasn't made it to any of my local Academy stores yet, but i will watch for it.
Put my name on the list at my LGS for one of these.
But it's not, it's a Remington.
After the R51, why would anyone be rushing to buy one?
After the r51 debacle a lot of people might pronounce it as Rugburn
I want one as soon I we know how reliable they perform from those who buy them early.
I'll wait for The Truth About Guns review, or Gun Tests, etc., review.
After the R51, I'm afraid it will be pronounced "Rem..ing..bro..arr..ahh..up."
Let's wait and see.
They have the Rohrbaugh's original machinery. If they would have just made the R380, I think it would have been foolproof. But now I have to worry about them screwing things up with the slide stop and mag release.
True, but we can sell one old used R9 and buy 2 of the Remingtons and have a couple hundred bucks left over.
Heck, maybe I'll sell the black carbon fiber grips off my R9 and buy an RM380.
It will be interesting to see how it all plays out as the guns get into the stores.
I was under the impression (perhaps mistakenly), that Rohrbaugh sold high quality pistols for $800+
How can they produce one for $350 while maintaining that high level of quality?
I foresee another Remington turkey about to be unleashed upon the public.
Why would I even want the RM380 when there are already many, many other proven reliable guns in this class at much lower prices?
Double strike capability, I have trained myself to imedietly eject a misfire because there is a high probability that a second strike won't fire a Dud anyway.
I love my G42, but find myself carrying a TCP more often because it is smaller and lighter and is utterly reliable, fairly soft shooting and pretty accurate at self defense distances and it cost
less than half the price expected for the RM.
I also have several 380 pistols but I think this Rm380 has something that the others don't have and I want one if all goes well with reliability. The marketplace for pistols is so much more broader than ever before and many gun enthusiasts will buy them because it is different and because of its unusual qualities not seen in other pistols.
"I was under the impression (perhaps mistakenly), that Rohrbaugh sold high quality pistols for $800+
How can they produce one for $350 while maintaining that high level of quality? "
I paid $850 for a barely used one in 2007. More recently a new one was $1100 or so. Mine is still in daily use, so I'm happy.
To make one for $350, I suppose they could use less expensive materials and redesign some or all of the parts to make them easier and less expensive to machine. And I guess they could eliminate all or some of the handfitting. I can't wait to read the reviews.
Fwiw, Eric Rohrbaugh has a thread in the R9 section of the unofficial Rohrbaugh Forum where he responds to questions now that he's out of the business. He never posted when he was still involved in the firm.
What are these unusual qualities and something others don't have?
I think the R380 is short-recoil / locked breach, and the trigger was better than the Kahrs and a lot better than an LCP.
The R380 did not have a slide stop that you could accidently activate, when I hold the Kahr P380 my thumb lays across that slide stop.
The mag release on the R380 could not be bumped or accidentally pressed while carrying it.
I really wish now I had picked up an R380.
They did before he sold the company to Remington
"I was under the impression (perhaps mistakenly), that Rohrbaugh sold high quality pistols for $800+"
Possibly due to economy of scale, possibly as a marketing device (don't laugh; people pay more for a supposedly better quality product, and for many, that's the end of it), and possibly because of inefficient business/manufacturing practices that required higher fixed costs. Probably because Remington is making a lower quality gun, though
Taurus supposedly had Beretta's original machinery and look how that turned out.
I hope they pull it off. And maybe an RM380 sitting next to R9 will remind me of my 1993 12 ga. 870 Express Magnum sitting next to my 83-year-old uncle's ancient Wingmaster. They're both functional, but other than that they are as different as night and day. They don't feel the same and they don't swing the same. Oh well, back to trimming trees.
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