Something else new at SHOT 2008

Something else new at SHOT 2008

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    Something else new at SHOT 2008

    The outline is a Glock 26.

    Check out the animation of the operating cycle:

    Video Page

    Basically, the XR9 is a pocket pistol with a full length barrel, having the magazine located directly under the chamber. The patent-pending feed mechanism grabs a cartridge from the magazine and delivers it straight into the chamber. This allows the chamber clearance to be significantly less, causing less energy and noise to blast out the back. With this combination, kinetic energy is maximized, and in many cases will exceed the energy produced in full-sized pistols.

    The Boberg XR9

    Specifications:

    Caliber: 9mm
    Length: 5.8”
    Height: 4.2”
    Width: 0.95”
    Weight: 19.5 oz with magazine
    Barrel Length: 4.2”
    Capacity: 7+1
    Action: Rotating-Barrel Locked-Breech
    Sights: Dovetail windage, 5.1” radius
    Trigger Pull: 6.5 lb DAO
    Safeties: 3

    Website: Home

    Two threads on THR with one of the design team:

    Boberg XR9 (SHOT 2008) - THR
    pull-back feed returns - THR
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    Last edited by lgsracer; February 10th, 2008 at 02:17 AM. Reason: added new links


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    Very interesting....now lets see if this makes it to the hands of consumers.

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    Interesting approach, wonder how reliable the production models will be. I wish them the best!
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    To get a 4.2" barrel on a 5.8" gun is a feat indeed. If this is reliable, it looks like it would make a great carry gun.
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    It looks like it resembles the Cobra Patriot.

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    I like the concept. We'll see how well it works.

    On a different note, I'm thinking the holstermakers are going to have a little challenge building an OWB for that puppy. You've really got no barrel sticking out the front to anchor it down in the holster, and the weight's all in the top end. It seems like it'd want to flop around like a fish out of water.

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    Hmm...interesting.
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    if they get it to work will be the question. if they keep the price down, they will sale a boat load.
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    If that little sweetheart will feed reliably and if the price is in the five bills range, it will have a great future. We'll have to wait to see if it is reliable, but it certainly gets an "A" for ingenious.

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    Sing me up for one. I like the idea of the additional barrel length that does away with using +p rounds to get compact guns back up to speed.

    And it looks cool.

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    looks interesting.
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    Thats a fascinating design. I am intrigued!

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    pretty cool idea. the "shorty" idea would be beyond compact.

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    I just realized another advantage, since there is no feed ramp, the chamber is completely supported.

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    It's an interesting design. Kinda like the bull-pup concept, as applied to a pistol. I have a couple of questions about it. I'm sure they could be addressed, but I'd want some good answers before I'd buy one.

    If I'm picturing this right... the new round is 'extracted' from the mag, and rides back with the slide, then is pushed into the chamber, right?

    The loaded cartridge would be slammed rearward, quite violently, unless I miss my guess. Better have a good crimp on that cartridge! I'd also have to think about what would happen if the firing pin got stuck... would the new shell fire while the slide was completely to the rear? Seems like the cartridge would be sitting on the breech, right on top of the firing pin, when it slammed into the rear stop.
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