The Rohrbaugh R9 is a semi-automatic pocket pistol chambered in 9mm. Rohrbaugh Firearms is a gun manufacturer that specializes in pocket pistols. It was founded my Karl Rohrbaugh and located in Bayport, New York. The R9 is one of three pistols produced by Rohrbaugh, and shares near identical specifications with both the Robar and 380.
The R9 has a locked-breech design where the barrel and slide are locked together until a round is fired and then the move in tandem. The slide rides back, the barrel tilts and the recoil is absorbed by the slide instead of the frame.
Its internal components are constructed primarily from stainless steel and 7057 aircraft aluminum alloy, which puts its weight at slightly less than a pound. The R9 has a double-action only trigger, so the R9 omits the use of a safety. The R9 includes Wolff brand springs and G-10 brand grips, a laminated composite grip known for its durability. The magazine catch is located on the butt of the grip frame, a design sometimes called “European style.” A number of the gun’s interior components are miniaturized to facilitate the diminutive design.
The R9 is also available in the Stealth model, which includes a Titan Kote C12 brand protective slide coating.
Rohrbaugh recommends the R9 for conceal and carry and personal protection.