“I am seriously impressed. To this handgunner, it sure looks like the Rohrbaugh is a pistol with a great future. For a shooter seeking a backup gun, this little piece is one of a very small group that I would enthusiastically recommend.”
Wiley Clapp, Handgun Editor, Guns & Ammo
What top shooters are saying about Rohrbaugh Firearms
"Having been a user of the Rohrbaugh R9S since the first year of production, I have to say it is the one gun I own that probably gets carried more often than not. Lightweight, powerful and no larger than it absolutely needs to be, the R9 lends itself perfectly to pocket and inside-the-waistband carry. As a longtime specialist in the making of concealment holsters, as well as an aficionado of the aforementioned modes of carry, all I can say is that I love it when the gun industry comes up with a product that makes my job easier. The R9S is such a product. Thanks Karl!"
President, Milt Sparks Holsters, Inc.
"From the philharmonic hall to the fishing trip, the R9 is my constant companion. It's one great gun!"
Terry Custom Guns
"Since receiving my R9S, it has traveled with me unseen in places where a larger pistol would certainly be noticed. The non-snap profile fits this need perfectly. The fact that it also is chambered in 9mm gives a sense of security not found in .32's or .380's. The only thing missing is a good set of Novak sights. I'll look into that!"
Founder, Novak Sights
"The Rohrbaugh R9 is the epitome of the high-powered pocket pistol. With this pistol, Karl Rohrbaugh has achieved a true milestone in modern pistol design."
Duane A. Daiker,
Contributing Editor, Concealed Carry Magazine
"The Rohrbaugh R9 and R9S show outstanding workmanship, and the materials used are of the highest quality. For its purpose, it is perfect."
J. B. Wood,
Writer, Harris Publications, Handguns 2006 Buyers Guide
"Your Rohrbaugh (R9) 9mm is the greatest backup gun in the world."
NYPD Officer and writer, instructor
"The Rohrbaugh R9 has become my everyday carry gun. When in uniform, it's the logical backup to my duty pistol – hidden, but ready should I need it. When not in uniform, it’s comfortably concealed and I am able to dress professionally with my shirt tucked in, and no jacket, using my ITP holster. The R9 is small, lightweight, comfortable to wear, reliable, has 9mm punch, with less felt recoil than my .380, and I like the fact that it is accurate at fifteen yards. The Rohrbaugh is a no-brainer – modern 9mm performance in a quality, small package that conceals nicely. For the ultimate test in comfort and carry-ability, I recently climbed California’s Mount San Jacinto with my Rohrbaugh in my Hoffners ITP Holster. Incredibly light and comfy, all the way to the top and back, no problem. The Rohrbaugh is easy to carry in any situation."
radio talk show host of "Defending America" and President, Hoffner's Training Academy
"An outstanding piece! I put a hundred or so rounds of various manufactured ammo through it with no problems whatsoever. I was quite impressed with the accuracy and POA/POI of GoldDot 115JHP. You have an outstanding design in this weapon. The workmanship shows nothing but quality and attention to detail. The size and weight of the piece belie the potency that it packs … I'm quite happy with the little rascal."
Master Pistolsmith, CT Brian
"[The R9 pistol] caused what might properly be called a ‘change in the force’ when it comes to the concealed carry concept. Rohrbaugh took design ideas working in the ‘big’ world and ‘miniaturized’ them to fit their needs. . . . each [R9 pistol] received the attention of a sharp eye and an uncompromising attitude when it comes to fit, finish and quality. It really is ‘Old World’ craftsmanship and quality... I liked this gun … Lots."
Editor, American Handgunner Magazine.