This is a discussion on Just picked up a new Boberg XR9-S within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; They also had it happen with Federal Champion- but apparently Arnie says that was only an issue with older ammo, and he talked to Federal ...
They also had it happen with Federal Champion- but apparently Arnie says that was only an issue with older ammo, and he talked to Federal about it.
Getting used to a new manual of arms (No loading from slide lock) might be a little tricky, but I see this gun as a backup that is unlikely to be reloaded in any event. Plus, it would be just like a manual safety... just takes a little more range time to get used to it.
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Interesting design but I think with the issues mentioned concerning loading from slide lock back and what not, it seems a solutioni in search for a problem that created more problems.
I do not understand why some people have a problem witha gun with no slide lock ?? I too though it would be a problem with my Diamondback DB9, but I find I really do not need it. I believe the slide lock is a very nice feature to have especially when it holds open after the last round, however I do not think it is really needed in a Self Defense Weapon. On a Military or police weapon, yes I think it is needed, but on a self defense weapon where statistics show that most gun fights last less than 5 shots, my opinion again it is a nice feature. When the revolver people run out of ammo, unless they have been counting rounds, they get a click instead of a bang too. Again just my opinion. Thanks for reading. God Bless
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That silver tip mentioned a few post back was mine. I did have that one problem with the bullet separating. I now have 814 rounds thru my Boberg and had that 1 problem. It has run 99.877% thus far. That seems pretty good to me! I don't carry a spare magazine for any of my other pocket guns and I don't plan to with this one so even if it did lock back after the last round it would not help me any.
I would like to add this, I own/have owned:
Seecamp 32 & 380
Keltec 32, 380 & 9mm
Ruger lcp 380
Micro DE 380
Kahr 380, 9mm & 40
and most other small pocket-able size 32's - 9mm's
I could shoot this Boberg 9mm POCKET PISTOL all day long (1000 rounds?) I would not even think about it with any of the other pocket pistols.
It's NOT the pistol for everybody but don't knock it till you try it!
Regarding the slide lock thing - no, it is not "necessary" and revolvers and some other pistols (such as my LCPs) do not have it. But, it is nice to have - and given the choice between a pistol that has this feature and one that does not, my preference would be for the one that does - UNLESS there was another over riding factor.
I also do not want to make too much of an issue of the bullet separation problem - I just thought it was interesting that a theoretical potential problem with this design that popped into my head actually happened in real use - even if only at a low level of probability.
I too want to see Boberg succeed. Arnie seems to have done his homework, and it is nice to have another option in this class of pistol. Some day, once the design is proven, and a laser is available, and the price comes down due to economies of scale...I might yet buy one. (ETA - IF they lengthen the warranty period!)
Last edited by 10thmtn; September 22nd, 2011 at 04:22 PM. Reason: comment on warranty
The number of people killed because they didn't have "enough gun" is dwarfed by those who had none at all. Get a gun you will always carry, and add more capability as you grow.
We do plan on offering accessories as we get up and running, but at the moment we are busy debuting a revolutionary pistol!
Too high a price !!
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