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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

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

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    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

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    :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

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    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
     
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    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

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    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. :)

    http://www.rohrbaughforum.com/
     
  7. P95Carry

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    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.


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  8. harrydog

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

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    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.
     
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    Well, I don't own any British express rifles, either....:rolleyes:
     
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    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
     
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    I've never seen one for sale used. They retail new for around 9bills.
     
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    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

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

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    Myself, I rather like the high tech polymer frames. Polymer is tough, light weight, rust proof. I don't know what's NOT to like about it.

    The best polymer I've seen is the stuff Ruger uses. But, my P11 and Grendel P12 are quite rugged little guns.

    If KT comes out with this gun, it will be affordable. I may well WANT it. I won't sell my P11, though, shoots too friggin' good and I've already set it up with a rather expensive Mitch Rosen IWB which is an easy wearing, fantastic quality chunk of leather. A truly diminutive pocket sized 9, though, even if it's not +P compatible, would definitely take my Grendel's place in my battery, even though I like that gun. I like the Grendel a lot, 12 rounds of .380 on tap. I'm just not enamored by the terminal ballistics of the round. It's a trade off for discrete carry when I really need to pocket carry.

    Rohrbaugh is not the gun for me, though. If I spend that much money on something, I'd better be able to ride it to work. :rolleyes:
     
  22. harrydog

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    There is gun leather of equal quality to the highly over priced Mitch Rosen stuff. Alessi comes to mind. You spend more than you need to for that yet won't spend the bucks for the highest quality gun available. makes no sense to me, but then we're all different aren't we?
     
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    I've never figured out how, when forced to carry a sub-sub compact gun, putting it in an extra 3/8- 1/2" thick leather holster is supposed to help conceal it.

    For me its pocket carry or one of the very thin IWB polymer "Uncle Mike's" style holsters. But even with these, the belt clip buldge is the toughest thing to conceal.

    I look at most of these expensive holsters and I couldn't do a good job of concealing them without a gun -- maybe if I lived somewhere we actaully had a "not summer" season :). Usually Houston as three or four months of "not summer", but only a few days so far :(.

    EDIT: The single stack 9mm Kel-Tec has been a rumor for a number of years now, so don't hold your breath. I'd like to be wrong though, but there is not a lot of room for bigger than a Rohrbaugh or P3AT but smaller than a Kahr PM9. I'd like to see the Rohrbaugh production volume go up, and the price to come down.

    --wally.
     
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    I don't think the price would ever come down, regardless of increase of volume. The R9s are put together by jewelers, and it shows. I've never owned a better-finished firearm. Frankly, I think it's a value at the price offered.

    The price is certainly not for everyone, though.
     
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    This rumor expires at the end of first quarter 2006.
     
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