So often, people simply continue to do something because it is tradition. Since it has always been done in a certain way, they simply accept that it is the best way and continue without question. Unfortunately, this approach can be largely destructive to progress. What if there was a company that broke the mold and truly proved that the pocket pistol could be more? Striving to do exactly this, Boberg Arms introduced what they claim to be the most powerful pocket pistol available today. With a compact construction and a reliable operation, they may have succeeded.
At Omaha Outdoors, we keep a variety of Boberg Arms products in stock and ready to ship. With one of their pistols at your side, you can sure of your safety in the urban jungle. Our mission is to make sure you get that handgun as quickly as possible, and we offer our best in service to make sure you enjoy the experience. Call us directly with any questions, or browse below to find the one that best suits your individual needs.
Reimaging Your Carry Pistol with Boberg Arms
When Boberg Arms was first established in White Bear Lake, MN, they set out to change the way people looked at the pocket pistol. This began with their introduction of the patented Reverse Feed System. The innovative new system works differently than every subcompact pistol before it, and for most shooters the changes are welcome. The basic system works by loading the cartridge into the back of the magazine. As a shot is fired and the slide moves to the rear, it strips the spent round out the back.
The new cartridge is lifted directly into the bolt face and as the slide returns it is pushed into position. This completely eliminates the need for a feed ramp and allows them to tighten the chamber to reduce gases and pressure. As a result, it is more accurate, has better handling, and most importantly, lowers the felt recoil of the weapon.
Boberg Arms XR Series of Pistols
This innovative system allows them to design weapons that remain small in stature but have much longer barrels than the typical subcompact. Naturally, this results in better accuracy and superior ballistic performance. For the civilian shooter, this comes in three primary options: XR9-S, XR9-L, and XR45-S. No matter which option you choose, you can select between an onyx finish, platinum finish, or two-tone finish.
The XR9-S was the original firearm offered by Boberg Arms. Chambered to take 9mm P+ rounds, it comes standard with a 7+1 capacity. Its aircraft-grade aluminum construction allows for a 17.4 ounce carry weight with the magazine. This frame is supported by black Zytel grips, which provide an ergonomic design to ensure the weapon fits comfortably in most hands. In fact, the unique system allows for a much more conducive design to fit in the human hand, making for a more comfortable shooting experience.
In terms of size, the XR9-S measures out to be 5.1” long, 4.2” tall, and only 0.96” wide. Despite these small dimensions, it uses a 3.35” barrel, which affords accuracy that is more in line with a compact. The low-profile sights offer a no-nonsense target picture and the 7.5 lb. trigger pull works for this platform quite nicely under pressure.
If you are looking for something a bit larger, you might consider the XR9-L series. It uses the same basic configuration as the S series, but offers a larger frame for better overall performance. These adjustments put it to 5.95” long, and 4.2” high, but it is able to maintain that slim 0.96” width. It uses a 4.2” barrel, which will compete with many full-sized weapons. Despite this, it still only weighs 18.5 ounces with a magazine loaded. Like the XR9-S, it is rated to handle 9mm P+ ammo.
Also following the basic design, Boberg Arms introduced the XR45-S model. This option is chambered in .45 ACP and is rated to accept P+ rounds. It has a 6+1 capacity and uses the same low-profile sights as the smaller caliber models. Overall, it measures 5.77” long, 4.4” high, and 1.08” wide at the slide. The standard barrel is 3.75”, but it offers an optional 4.2” and 4.6” model. The trigger pull is ramped up to account for the higher caliber, resting at 8 pounds flat.
Other Parts and Accessories for Your New Handgun
Naturally, we don’t just carry this innovative system, but we also make sure you can get all of the necessary parts and accessories you need for shooting success. Among these, you may want to pick up a few extra magazines to ensure you always have enough ammo at the ready. You can never have enough ammo and keeping a few magazines loaded will save you time at the range and allow you to carry a couple of extra rounds when you are navigating the urban jungle.
Beyond just extra magazine, you can find all of those spare parts you might want at Omaha Outdoors. This includes things like grips, guide rods, floorplates, hexkeys, and of course, holsters. Make sure you get whatever you will never for carry and also keep some equipment around in case you need to perform maintenance. Even the most reliable guns need some care, and this powerful system is no exception to that rule.
At Omaha Outdoors, we strive to ensure you can get the best service for all your firearm shopping needs. Whether you are replacing your current carry weapon or just looking to try out something new, this innovative design by Boberg Arms is definitely something you should explore. So, read the descriptions and find the one that fits your needs. If you have questions, please call us directly. We look forward to helping you get your next handgun.