Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by IMTHDUKE, Sep 21, 2012.
I still need to buy a holster for it though...
I have been trial IWB carrying it around the house in a Remora holster. I have not had them to the range yet. It takes substantial time before I carry something therefore it will take awhile before the Boberg qualifies for PD carry.
I bought a box of 50 Hornady Critical Defense 135gr Plus P to put through it. Modern handgun modern ammunition. I have an inventory of three other Plus I'm going to get it qualified with..or not.
I am making this my 8 round plus P 9mm carry if it works out.
I spoke with Arne Boberg for awhile prior to purchasing.
He's doing a good customer service job right now.
Boberg in Remora IWB compared to Seecamp .380 in a DeSantis Nemesis
J Frame with 305 Grip
PM9 with CT Laser and Pearce Grip
Here is a range review
Boberg Range Review
I'm prejudiced (as I have one), but I think the Onyx version of the XR9-S has a better "look" to it than the other models.
I'm sure owners of the other models will disagree, but I've always preferred a black (or dark) pistol for any of my concealed carry choices.
Truthfully, the qualities of the Boberg XR9-S are more in "performance" than appearance.
I like mine.
I would rather have that too. The parts schematic for Boberg is almost as scary as that of Italian Rhino revolver.
Why? Is it not as good as the other ones?
Check out www.bobergarms.com. The designer/owner has a discussion going on a version in 45 GAP. The shorter length of 45 GAP vs. 45 ACP will allow a less extensive redesign apparently. Check out the discussion for all the details.
There also is a more conventional looking design the XR9L, with an even longer barrel. It has the same operating system but with a barrel that protrudes beyond the trigger guard. With the chamber close to the rear of the gun this gives quite a long barrel in a still compact (but not Uber-compact) design. I don't know where this one stands.
Interesting stuff. It is good to see innovation. Best of luck.
Two items. At the time the vendor doing the coating apparently was backed up and it was affecting delivery by a few weeks. The deal breaker for me was that apparently the finish was a little rough on the contact parts and causing some "fail to" so there was a "wear in" of some number of rounds.
I went through that with a Kahr PM9 and a break in or wear in can cost substantial money, especially if it has to happen more than once. 400 rounds in the case of the Kahr.
I took a pass on the Onyx. YMMV.
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