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Old 09-16-2011, 15:14   #1
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Boberg XR9-S My 1st real range session

Today was my first real range day with the new Boberg XR9-S. *Long story short, this is a awesome gun!

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I put 5 different types of ammo thru it. *
50 rounds of 124gr. Gold Dots
50 rounds of 124gr. HST +p
50 rounds of 115gr. Silver Tips (1 malfunction)
50 rounds of 124gr. Nato FMJ
100 rounds of 115gr. Bulk FMJ

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300 rounds total were shot (well 299) and I had no hand pain what so ever. *I feel that if you wanted to the gun and your hand would have Zero problems shooting a 1000 rounds in a day. *It’s unlike some of the other heavy hitting pocket guns out there in that it does not abuse your hand. *The XR9-S IMO has softer recoil than guns like the Kahr PM9, KelTec PF-9 and the Rohrbaugh R9 (yes I have owned and shot each quite a bit). *The back strap contour is very comfortable and I feel this aids in its shooting comfort level. *The Boberg points naturally and the sites are outstanding for a pocket pistol.

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Its easy to see that the gun is loaded by looking in the window. *The rim of the bullet can easily be seen. *

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The mags load fairly easy up until round 7, it’s a bit stiff then. *As a side note, *loading the mags “backwards” and without a follower seems strange at first. *After the 7th or 8th reload I thought nothing of it. *Accuracy was better than I expected from such a small gun. *I do believe that it can out shoot me (I’m just a OK shot). *I fired all rounds today at a range of 10 yards. *I started each type of ammo on a fresh target and had 7 shot groups ranging from 2”-5”. * *

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Old 09-16-2011, 15:14   #2
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I did have one bullet malfunction on the 121st shot of the day.

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It would have been the 135th plus ever how many shots were fired thru it for factory testing since it was clean. * *A Winchester Silver Tip bullet separated from its case somewhere during its travel from the magazine to the chamber. *Clearing the jam was simple. *I flipped the gun upside down, pulled the slide back and both the bullet and case along with some of the gun powder fell out. *

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There was a good bit of gun powder left in the action. *Since no one was shooting at me (Thank God), I decided to pause the range session long enough to field strip it (it’s very, *very simple) and clean it before firing any more rounds. *

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Later I spoke with Arne Boberg about it and he advised that it could have been a poor crip job on the bullet or possibly a dirty chamber causing a pressure spike. * He said that a pressure spike would cause the slide to cycle much faster than usual and that could have caused the separation. *He recommends that if your going to shoot it a lot at the range to take a bore snake or brush with you and run it thru the barrel ever 100 rounds or so. *Once back home I got out the owners manual *to see the recommended oiling points again. *The owners manual is fantastic. http://www.bobergarms.com/profiles/blogs/owner-s-manual
Directions and photos are spot on. *I did notice from the fired cases I looked at, around 50 or so, that all had good deep primer strikes. *There were some dings and marks on all of the fired cases I looked at.

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I'm not a reloader so case condition is not a big deal to me AFTER it's shot. *I have no idea if the marks would affect it's ability to be reloaded.

After shooting the Boberg XR9-S today I like it even more. *It is a fantastic gun. *Arne has hit a home run with the design and manufacture of his dream. *The fit and finish are top notch. *This gun will rank VERY high in world that already has some really nice guns on the market. *If your looking for a pocket 9mm I don’t think there is a better one available. * (for people that know me that’s saying A LOT) *I feel very lucky to have received one of the first Bobergs *from the first batch of guns to be shipped out. *If you can’t tell I am a very proud XR9-S owner.

http://www.bobergarms.com/

EDIT: I forgot to add that the trigger pull is smooooooooth. I don't have a trigger pull scale but I would say that the advertised 5.5lb pull sounds / feels spot on. I have also been asked if it truly is pocketable gun. I have a Meco front pocket holster that I am using and I have no problem with it i the front pocket of my jeans and cargo shorts. (I'll take a picture of it in the pocket tomorrow.

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Old 09-16-2011, 15:36   #3
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Thanks very much for the report.
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Old 09-16-2011, 16:14   #4
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Thanks for the great report. But youll get no thanks from my Mrs for making me want to spend money on yet another tiny 9 :D
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Old 09-16-2011, 16:26   #5
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That is a great looking carry gun. Did you buy it retail at a shop? They want around a $1,000.00 for it is that correct?
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Old 09-16-2011, 16:29   #6
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Nice review.

Maybe I just overlooked it, but I don't see a price on their site. I see where you can pre-order, but didn't see a price. I'm very interested, but not enough to pre-order without knowing the cost.
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Old 09-16-2011, 16:31   #7
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Sounds awesome, where did you pick it up? I may have to order one.
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Old 09-16-2011, 16:36   #8
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I need 10 of you guys to buy one and then order a holster from me. Then I will HAVE to buy one... you know to make holsters.
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Old 09-16-2011, 16:36   #9
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I'm way more interested than I should be, but:

How's the trigger? Length/weight of pull, crispness of break, etc.

Thanks for the report. (My budget say thanks for nuttin..)
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Old 09-16-2011, 17:31   #10
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Thanks for the report, it's an interesting pistol for sure.
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Very interesting little gun. Is it pocketable?
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Old 09-16-2011, 19:46   #12
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That is great! Congratulations!
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Old 09-16-2011, 20:01   #13
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Cool pistol...thanks for taking the time for the write up. I want one.
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Thanks for the review.
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Old 09-16-2011, 20:25   #15
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I added the following info to the original post. I forgot to add that the trigger pull is smooooooooth. I don't have a trigger pull scale but I would say that the advertised 5.5lb pull sounds / feels spot on. I have also been asked if it truly is pocketable gun. I have a Meco front pocket holster that I am using and I have no problem with it i the front pocket of my jeans and cargo shorts. (I'll take a picture of it in the pocket tomorrow)
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Old 09-16-2011, 20:27   #16
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Nice review.

Maybe I just overlooked it, but I don't see a price on their site. I see where you can pre-order, but didn't see a price. I'm very interested, but not enough to pre-order without knowing the cost.
$949

Expensive, yes. Worth it, heck yea!
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Old 09-16-2011, 20:35   #17
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Sounds awesome, where did you pick it up? I may have to order one.
As of now the only way to get one is to order directly from Boberg arms. I think the pre-order list is fairly long so it might take a while to get one. If your interested I would advise getting on the list before the reviews start hitting the gun magazines. Here is a link to their pre-order page. http://www.bobergarms.com/page/pre-order-request-form

I got in on the list in February of 2008 when Arne brought the prototype to the shot show. It's been a long wait but I feel it has been well worth it!
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Old 09-16-2011, 20:39   #18
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Here is a picture of my Seecamp with it's new companion the Boberg.

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and since this is glockvill here it sits with a 22

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Well, it is a short gun.

If you are a undercover cop, it's probably really a good thing. But I can conceal my 1911 Officer's model or my Walther PPS, IWB, without any hassle. I don't have the need to carry a pocket pistol.
Looks like the Secamp that was hot for so many years.
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I like it!

Thanks for the write-up.
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