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- 11/15/06 -
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| Rather than
devote new pages to all aspects of news and
perhaps even trivia, this page will for now
at least serve as a location for such bits
Any board members who feel there is some small
item that could well fit in here please contact
I have learned from Eric that tolerances
have been ever so slightly eased between
frame and slide. In the order of 0.0075"
This is to help with freer running and good
lube retention. I have not found my tighter
tolerance early models any problem but both
are anyways well broken in.
| One or
two people reported seeing their slide
rear portion seeming to slightly ''overhang''
the frame beneath when closed.
We would normally when the gun is in battery
expect to see the two surfaces flush but
apparently there were a few slides that
were marginally plus on length tolerance
and so, no functional problems at all
and purely a small matter of aesthetics.
This has been corrected of course.
| I have
some new Wolff springs I hope to test
tho right now not sure when! Chrome/silicone
wire 0.044" as against the regular
ones which are 0.042". They could
it seems take less of a ''set'' when installed.
These days the recommendation for spring
changing is down to 100 rounds. That is
IMO purely to keep to a minimum any risk
of ''beating up the pup''!
Well - forgive the long time period
since last comments - don't the months
I have just spoken with Eric and gleaned
some small snippets of information which
may help in a sense to act as an update
to the R9's further changes and/or improvements.
It just gets better and better.
1) - A price check as of now is, Two-Tone R9
at retail $1050.00, and the ''Stealth"
(all black) at retail $1099.00
2) - A beneficial change has been made
to recoil springs - and it is noted
that Rohrbaugh does NOT favor the Chrome/silicon
as a route to improvement or longevity.
The latest spring choice is now featuring
both ends finished and so it is reversible.
Finding a spring to deal with the short
travel in this small gun and caliber
is more than a challenge but it would
seem that for now at least, the best
has been found.
3) - Frame/slide tolerances have been
slightly opened out in recent times,
such that the cumulative extra freedom
is in region of 0.005". Very small
change but this helps the gun run even
4) - Barrel and slide materials have
now been made common with beneficial
results. The slide used to be 17/4 grade
stainless but now that is 416 the same
as the barrel and no galling problems
- this since around last month.
5) - Chamber finishing is now even more
perfectionist! After the main CNC work
the final stage to remove the last 0.002"
is by a finish reamer, giving a mirror
6) - Some people may know that the mag'
springs are now a bit uprated and some
have gone out with the new 13 turn versions.
From further experimentation it has
been found that a 12 turn is maybe the
optimum compromize- but the end result
anyways is a better ''push''. New style
followers are also in the works.
7) - Lock up has been slightly beneficially
Finally, for those wondering about the
availability of the new R380 - right
now the best hoped for arrival is estimated
to be early in 2008. Progress has been
good towards production but some work
Since this site had its original rather basic build, now 6 years ago, time has flown!! The R9 has gone from strength to strength and now we have the 380 with us too.
The 380 is essentially an R9 modified for this chambering - a report by Duane Daiker in the Nov/Dec 2009 issue of Concealed Carry Magazine, referred to it as a soft recoiling .380 ideally suited to recoil sensitive shooters. It should do very well indeed.
While some aspects within the site may now be outdated, overall it is being left up as it does contain quite a lot of useful suggestions and interest. Only a few days ago this site and others were all moved to new servers with a new host - inevitably that, plus domain moves, led to some down time but also the chance for errors creeping in.
If any glitches that have been overlooked are found, please email
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