Boberg Arms subcompact XR-9S

    Oleg Volk made this video of the Boberg Arms XR-9S pistol. The gun shoots as good as it looks!

    Arne Boberg designed this “bullpup” pistol (see for technical details) to provide a long barrel in a short gun. The barrel length is the same as in Glock 26 but the pistol is 1.5″ shorter. Because of zero-degree feed angle and fully controlled feed path, it works with almost any bullet profile. In my hands, unsupported this pistol grouped 8″ at 50 yards thanks to the smooth trigger and excellent balance! Rotary breech allowed very light recoil spring weight, making the slide easy to rack.

    Steve Johnson

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