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post #2941 of 3109
Any thoughts on the Rohrbaugh R9S?
post #2942 of 3109
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Any thoughts on the Rohrbaugh R9S?

No personal experience, but reputed to be very well made.
post #2943 of 3109
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

Any thoughts on the Rohrbaugh R9S?

The recoil will be fairly harsh, but it's not intended to be a range gun. It's 13.5 ounces unloaded. My PM9 is 15.9 ounces unloaded and it is snappy. Definitely not uncomfortable, but something to consider.

http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/2011/01/robert-farago/shot-show-rohrbaugh-firearms-r9-is-no-range-toy/

I would read this as well. From what I've heard, the maker himself has described these guns as not being intended for frequent shooting. And by not intended, I don't mean because of the recoil, rather the parts (spring) are not designed to handle it.

Usually when I buy a gun, especially a carry gun, I will put 200 rounds through it immediately before I carry it.
post #2944 of 3109
Thanks for the input, gents. This pocket pistol purchase is weighing on my mind for some reason.

Suited, that Kahr is too big, IMO. I love my K9 Elite, and think Kahr makes a great gun, but that mouse gun is a rat.
post #2945 of 3109
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Thanks for the input, gents. This pocket pistol purchase is weighing on my mind for some reason.

Suited, that Kahr is too big, IMO. I love my K9 Elite, and think Kahr makes a great gun, but that mouse gun is a rat.

Yeah, I have yet to carry my PM9 in my pocket. It's as large as I would ever consider for pocket carry. And honestly, it's about as large as I would ever want to go for a carry gun in general, regardless of the method of carry.

I think you are definitely making a wise decision choosing 9mm, or at least trying to exhaust that option. .380 is harder to come by and more expensive.

Having said that, I carry my Kahr .380 more than any other gun, but necessity is driving that behavior more than anything. 5 days of the week I am wearing slacks with a shirt tucked in, so pocket carry is the only option, thus the smaller .380 wins over the PM9. On the weekend, I will carry my PM9 inside the waist band.

I generally dislike pocket carry, with the exception of dress pants when it becomes a necessity. This really depends on the type of clothing you wear, climate, and other factors. The gun can sort of flop around and bang against your leg when it's in your pocket (depending on the clothing). Pocket holsters also have less retention than other holsters, so when I remove it from my pocket I have to worry about a hot gun falling out of the holster. I have a DeSantis pocket holster. There must be other pocket holsters out there with a little better retention that might prevent this issue.
post #2946 of 3109
I have a nylon Mike's holster for my Kel Tec P3AT. I just do not like that gun nor do I trust it for when TSHTF.
post #2947 of 3109
Piob, I had an R9s and it's a decent gun. Don't shoot +Ps out of it and practice with decent 115 FMJs. Unlike my DB9 debacle the R9s didn't break and ran very well. I ended up trading it for a pre series E Colt Python with box and paperwork. The person who traded me just had to have the R9s and I have an affinity for certain Colt and S&W revolvers.
post #2948 of 3109
Plan to go check out the S&W Bodyguard, the .380 with the built in laser. I need something that won't print in fitted dress slacks.
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Plan to go check out the S&W Bodyguard, the .380 with the built in laser. I need something that won't print in fitted dress slacks.

That's interesting. We just had this conversation today with someone. He made the remark that he would never by the model with a built in laser. The reason was simple. If it breaks you have a gun that's broken but not broken. It's my understanding that the Bodyguard without the laser was shown at SHOT.
post #2950 of 3109
So that's what a "Bodyguard" is these days. To me, it's still my Model 49. It annoys me how Smith & Wesson is shuffling around their historic names. First the "M&P," now this!
post #2951 of 3109

The M&P is a disgrace, sorry to say. Crane, good trade. I like Python's well enough (friend of mine randomly bought a factory Python at a gun show in .256 Win., which is ridiculous), but I love Diamondbacks.

 

~ H

post #2952 of 3109
Pio,

You just need to find a better way to conceal your firearm. I am really considering doing a high end tactical line that doesn't look tactical.
post #2953 of 3109
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The M&P is a disgrace, sorry to say. Crane, good trade. I like Python's well enough (friend of mine randomly bought a factory Python at a gun show in .256 Win., which is ridiculous), but I love Diamondbacks.

~ H

A 256 Win? WOW. An unfired Diamond back NIB came through the store but the price was too rich for me. Chuck, the gun guy at the store, decided to take it home. We've been seeing a lot of the older S&W and Colt handguns lately. It sure is nice handling some of these older guns again.
post #2954 of 3109
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Pio,

You just need to find a better way to conceal your firearm. I am really considering doing a high end tactical line that doesn't look tactical.

It the warm weather it's just odd trousers and a dress shirt (both tailored, of course!). Concealment other than pocket is nearly impossible.
post #2955 of 3109
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I am really considering doing a high end tactical line that doesn't look tactical.

That'd be nice, I've been wanting a holster like Crossbread/Whitehat without the branding/cheap looking belt clips.

I have a Sig p238 that I love and carry in a desantis but will probably be looking at a IWB soon to get away from pocket carry.
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