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My Boberg XR9-L

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by bolus, Dec 5, 2014.

  1. bolus

    bolus Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Just picked up a Boberg XR9 from my FFL. Assuming no hitches at the range this will replace my Kahr CM9 as my carry. Even fits the same holster

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  2. Medic!

    Medic! What just happened? Has eagle eyes. But cant remember what he saw. Bronze Supporter

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    That is a very good looking gun.
     
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  3. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    The perspective view of the loaded magazine is skewed.
    It appears as if the nose of the cartridges are angled down and won't rack upward into the chamber.
     
  4. Mikej

    Mikej Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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  5. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Is Boberg's first name "Rube"
     
  6. bolus

    bolus Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Yeah, looks weird huh?

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    Since its technically a bullpup handgun, it pulls the rounds backwards out of the magazine
     
  7. bolus

    bolus Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    The engineering is amazing on this little gun. Easily the best fit and finish to internal components I've ever seen

    Its slightly bigger than my Kahr CM9

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    But internally it is crazy different. You can see how much bigger barrel the bullpup design allows. There is only this tiny little recoil spring as well

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  8. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Keep us posted on how this performs.
     
  9. OcelotZ3

    OcelotZ3 Corvallis Active Member

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    Yeah, it's slightly larger and that's the LONG version. The Shorty is even smaller. Great guns.
     
  10. bolus

    bolus Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    I found out it has a pretty cool loaded chamber indicator

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  11. jrprich

    jrprich PNW Well-Known Member

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    Cool guns!

    How long were you on the wait list or are they readily available now?
     
  12. FullCaliberII

    FullCaliberII Pierce County, WA Active Member

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    Stainless guns... so pretty... they just need a nice set of checkered wood grips!
     
  13. bolus

    bolus Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    They are available now. The 45 version just came out so that one might be harder to find. But mine is a low serial number (181) so I must have got one of the early batches.
     
  14. OcelotZ3

    OcelotZ3 Corvallis Active Member

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    All are available new/used on Gunbroker right now.
     
  15. twowheels

    twowheels portland, OR Active Member

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    Interesting. Recoil spring looks like the dual springs on my micro desert eagle, which is an outstanding piece. It seems to be real hard to find a mouse gun that runs reliably. The MDE is reliable. Hope you have luck with your boberg.
     
  16. bolus

    bolus Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Got to the range today. The trigger is a long pull like the CM9 and not something I'm terribly good at yet. It chewed right threw the freedom munition ammo that the range had just fine. The recoil is very light for the size of the gun. It threw the casings slightly forward so that they landed in front of the line at the range. Since you are not supposed to pick those up, cleanup was easy!
     
  17. blizzardscout2

    blizzardscout2 Snohomish Member

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    So now that you have had it a little while, what do you think of the Boberg? I am considering getting one. I am going to go to a gun range nearby where I found one for rent and will try it out next to my Kahr Mk9 that I am getting next week.
     
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  18. jim97701

    jim97701 Bend Well-Known Member

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    I want one BAD, have since they first came out with it!. You just kindled the flame LOL.
     
  19. blizzardscout2

    blizzardscout2 Snohomish Member

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    Lol, I know what you mean. I am very intrigued after watching a few youtube reviews. You should check out this out:


    Arne Boberg is super cool, and gives a tour of his facility. You even get to see prototypes.
     
  20. bolus

    bolus Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Almost every firearm I get has a significant difference in design or engineering or appearance than the last. I dont buy stuff for the sole purpose of how it would help me if I got mugged.

    So for me I'm really happy with it. I love the engineering and how everything fits together.

    The trigger pull is heavy and very long and it's something to get use to. My groups with it are not not nearly as good as with my Grand Power because I dont have enough time with the trigger. But I love the fit and finish and how everything works together.

    And it has not pulled any ammo a part so far.
     
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