A longer Boberg

Boberg XR9-L is now shipping. The barrel is 0.9″ longer than the S variant. Not a huge difference, but it gives the barrel full length of 4.2″ (halfway between Glock 17 and Glock 19), a Picatinny rail sufficient for a C5L light/laser and slower slide velocity that allows the L to feed even uncrimped ammunition like CCI Blazer. The same low recoil and great mechanical accuracy as the shortie, but with extra 0.9″ of sight radius.

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6 Responses to A longer Boberg

  1. HSR47 says:

    I’m still waiting for the 5-6″ version…

    • Flint says:

      In 10mm 🙂

      • HSR47 says:

        Honestly, not even; 9mm is fine with me.

        Personally, I’m not a huge fan of pocket carrying an auto, and I find that the grip is the hardest part to conceal when I’m carrying on my hip (IWB and OWB). That, and I prefer guns that are longer in the slide than in the grip, like the 1911 and the G19; anything else just looks weird.

        From what I’m seeing, the additional slide/barrel mass in this longer version has helped to mitigate some of the odder issues with the design (like pulling a cartridge out of the magazine so fast that the bullet falls out), so it follows logically that adding another 1.3-2.8″ to the slide/barrel will continue this trend, and lead to higher reliability and improved recoil spring life.

  2. Fred says:

    I would not mind trying that one out at all.

  3. Paul says:

    Since it is MORE than 4″ it might just be legal for us Canuks! Joy!

  4. Paul Koning says:

    Paul, as I recall, the barrel length was chosen (in part) to meet Canadian restrictions.
    As for 10 mm — how about .45? That’s on the way according to Arne. Not just .45 ACP but .45 Super, in a package only very slightly larger than the current 9 mm model. (One guy writing on the Boberg community site was speculating about modifying that for .460 Rowland. I’ll pass on that notion…)

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