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Coming soon..."Worlds smallest 45 auto"

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Rembrandt, Nov 19, 2013.

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  1. Rembrandt

    Rembrandt Member

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    Boberg is now taking pre-orders for the XR-45S.....tentative shipping scheduled for spring 2014.

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  2. saitek

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    small fry

    it's kinda neat but at $1199.00 it aint that neat.or practical
     
  3. youngsait

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    Wow, I am in line.
     
  4. newfalguy101

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    spose the real guns will look as good as the computer generated one they are using as an advertisement piece???
     
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    I'm guess I'm seriously wondering what makes this about $500-$600 better than something like the 3.3" Springfield XDS .45ACP. Especially since the reviews on the XDS are pretty much stellar. That's an awful lot of money for a pocket pistol, since you're primarily just looking for dead-on reliability and that's it.
     
  7. private snowball

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    I would rather have a FP-45
     
  8. ColtPythonElite

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    Half the gun at twice the price...no thanks.
     
  9. oneounceload

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    No specs listed as to size, weight, etc........
     
  10. TarDevil

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    4 inch barrel in a very tiny package. Still not sure it's worth a grand, but I like it.
     
  11. bigfatdave

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    What a liberating thought
     
  12. ugaarguy

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    Many of the questions asked can be answered by searching reviews and comments on the existing Boberg XR9-S. Namely, the unique magazine and feeding system allow Boberg to get an extra round in the mag and get a longer bbl into the same length pistol.
     
  13. ritepath

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    For that kind of scratch I can pickup a sig 220, and continue to carry my shield.
     
  14. Mainsail

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    $1199.00?

    My XDs makes the same noise when you pull the trigger, and cost less than half as much.
     
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    Sometimes, technology is the answer for the consumer.

    More often, technology is the answer for the salesman. :)

    Time will tell which is the case here.
    The 9mm Boberg is a fascinating piece of work, but I'm not sure it is "the answer", or "a breakthrough" in anything other than "gee whiz" tech. Sure are some extra moving parts in that design that have yet to be proven.

    I haven't put my PM9 up for sale to buy one, nor have I stopped looking at the Solo CDP with lust. Nor will I, any time soon.

    My mind is open, but...I'm not easy.
     
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    If I'm going to drop that kind of money on a firearm, it's going to be very reliable, and at least be mildly good looking. In my opinion, this thing is approaching Hi-Point on the bad looks scale. I'll pass
     
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    1200 bucks......for this junk- yet people complain paying for quality H&K stuff.

    I will pass.
     
  18. jeepnik

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    I'd like to know the specs as well. I might go for it depending on those.
     
  19. Rembrandt

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    Have been using a Boberg XR9S as EDC for over a year now. The quality is on par with Wilson Combat and other high end guns.

    Feed design has been a proven design for over a hundred years beginning with Hiram Maxim's machine gun and other military applications. Arne Boberg is the first to successfully incorporate it in a handgun. The use of five axis CNC machining has made what once was considered impractical designs for production now possible.
     
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    Having no experience with Boberg, I'm quite interested, if for nothing else than supporting a local company. I hadn't realized the company is based in White Bear Lake.
     
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    Has Arnie fixed the "pulling the bullet out of the case" problem that the guns were experiencing about a year ago. The concept is, as ever, interesting, I just don't know if the price/performance/reliability trifecta are there yet.
     
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    Personally I can think of many other guns in that same price range that I would much rather have. I'll pass.
     
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    Interesting to see if the bullet pulling problem is exacerbated by the heavier .45 bullet, or if Boberg has addressed that issue. Seems to me if it was an issue in the 9mm, it will be even more of an issue to deal with in .45.
    I dunno, it seems my inertia puller works easier on a 200 gr or 230 grain bullet in a .45 than it does on a 124 gr. 9mm. Could be the neck tension on my press, though.

    If that issue were fixed, I could see paying that money. It's an innovative design with a few advantages, and it sounds like feeding issues aside, I am getting a well made, domestically produced handgun.....I compare to what I'd get for the money from say, Kimber, and am much more impressed with the innovation and improvements to contemporary designs of the Boberg.
     
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    If it comes in near the size of the 9mm version, I'm in.
     
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