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Boberg Arms acquired by Bond Arms

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by Hedrin, Nov 11, 2015.

  1. Hedrin

    Hedrin Portland area Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Boberg Arms, makers of my beloved pistols, have been bought out. Don't know why, but a while back Arne, the genius behind the designs, left. His wife stayed with the company. I'm dissapointed, but not surprised by this. What is this going to mean to us customers? only time will tell.

     
  2. bolus

    bolus Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    huh? well, I guess I'll keep mine in good shape since it will probably turn into a collector item now.
     
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  3. bolus

    bolus Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    I wonder why Arne left. He seemed to have so much enthusiasm for his company.
     
  4. Hedrin

    Hedrin Portland area Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Speculating without proof? He left the Company, his wife stayed, then the company gets sold. Sounds like a marriage breaking up to me.

    BTW, which Boberg do you have? I am crazy and have a 9short, 9long, and a 45. Got the 9short on Gunbroker a while back for a STEAL! It came with not only night sights (not advertised on Gunbroker) but also had 11, yes, eleven magazines. Sold off a couple and made the gun even cheaper.
     
  5. bolus

    bolus Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    I have the XR9-L
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  6. PlayboyPenguin

    PlayboyPenguin Pacific Northwest Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    I am actually excited to learn this. I have always kind of wanted one but the head guy was such a dick to me that I refused to own one. Now that he is out of the picture I may end up getting one. I like the people over at Bond Arms.
     
  7. bolus

    bolus Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Im curious to what happened?

    It will be interesting to see if they can keep up the quality manufacturing that go into these. The parts look like they were machined for a fine watch. I hate shooting mine because it gets the insides dirty. :)

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  8. Hedrin

    Hedrin Portland area Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    That's too bad. My only real beef was slow or non-existant response to emails. Great guns. Never had a gun WANT to put a bullet where I aimed it more than my Bobergs.
     
  9. PlayboyPenguin

    PlayboyPenguin Pacific Northwest Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    I was approached and asked if I would like to review one for my YouTube channel. I told them I do not review loaner guns and that I prefer to buy them so I am not beholden to the manufacturer. I went and ordered one to do a review. Months later the gun still had not come in so I called them directly. They told me they could sell me one direct but then quoted me a price about $75 over MSRP and more than $300 over what I had ordered it for from a local dealer. I was not about to be gouged for a premium price on a gun when the manufacturer was asking for free publicity for their product. When I told him this he got pissy with me. He then told me he did not have the time nor the desire to deal with me and told me to take it or leave it. I left it.
     
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  10. Hedrin

    Hedrin Portland area Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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  11. etrain16

    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Those are very nice looking pistols. I just cringe a bit at the almost $1,000 price tag. They are a work of genuine American craftsmanship though. I would think they will be a great fit for Bond Arms as they already turn out some nice products.
     
  12. etrain16

    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Beautiful work on those pistols. That type of quality certainly justifies the higher cost.
     
  13. Hedrin

    Hedrin Portland area Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I cringe when I look at the prices of some 1911's. $2k+? I'd much rather have one of these.
     
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  14. ogre

    ogre Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Apparently I've been living under a rock. I've never even heard of these guns before. :oops:

    Very, very nice.
     
  15. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    When I want to pull bullets I just use my RCBS bullet puller.

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  16. Pops1911

    Pops1911 Cinebar/Issaquah Well-Known Member

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    I'm with you ogre. We must be living under the same rock. Completely new to me.
     
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  17. Hedrin

    Hedrin Portland area Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    A little careful buying of ammo, and one never has to have that particular experience. For all the ammo I have put through my Bobergs, I have never had it happen.
     
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  18. jluck

    jluck Really,Really, Close to Newport Oregon 97365 Voted #1 Member

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    Me too, Thought it was a joke at first... Still kinda do. :D
     
  19. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    Well I don't think any "quality " will suffer at the hands of Bond Arms
     
  20. Hedrin

    Hedrin Portland area Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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