Bond Arms Buys Boberg

Richard Johnson
by Richard Johnson
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Bond Arms recently announced that the company purchased the assets and product lines of Boberg Arms Corp. The Texas-based gun manufacturer made the announcement on Facebook.

According to Bond Arms, the purchase is effective as of November 6. During the coming months, the Boberg Arms assets will be transferred from their current location in St. Paul, MN to Grandbury, TX where Bond Arms is located.

There will be a service disruption for Boberg Arms customers needing service or repair according to the statement released by Bond Arms. The company expects to have the Boberg Arms side of the business up and running in January 2016, so the service delays are expected to be resolved at that time.

Interestingly, the company announced that a new generation of pistols based on the Boberg Arms technology are expected to start development and manufacturing in the first quarter of 2016. I don’t know how far along the development of the new guns is, but moving the company and starting a new product line by the end of March would seem to be an aggressive time table.

For those not familiar, Bond Arms is a derringer-style handgun manufacturer. The company did not make semi-automatic pistols prior to this acquisition. Boberg Arms has been a startup company that makes an unusual handgun that uses a reverse feed design and is frequently referred to as being similar to a bullpup design.

Richard Johnson
Richard Johnson

An advocate of gun proliferation zones, Richard is a long time shooter, former cop and internet entrepreneur. Among the many places he calls home is http://www.gunsholstersandgear.com/.

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  • 2ThinkN_Do2 2ThinkN_Do2 on Nov 17, 2015

    I imagine Bond needed something to maintain a revenue stream in support of their business. How many derringers can you sell and how many barrels do most Bond owners have? The Bond in my opinion is the top of the mountain for derringers; love my Snake Slayer IV of 5+ years. I have 3 additional barrels, including: 22LR, 22WMR and 38/357. I've also added the larger rubberized grip, which does wonders for the felt recoil when shooting high brass 3" 410 loads! The Boberg is appealing and it will be interesting to see what they do with it. Kind of like what Remington did with the purchase of Rohrbaugh and their new metal/alloy RM380. Reviews sound good, feels nice, and the price is reasonable. I don't have a bad taste regarding Remington as I own a R51 that works and none of the recalled or problem prone long-guns. I wouldn't be surprised to see a 380 debut by Bond/Boberg as there are many citizens in USA growing older and they don't want snappy pocket pistols, they want comfy ones that won't crack bones in their hand, wrist, and that are still reliable and easy to conceal.

  • Glenn Beecher Glenn Beecher on Dec 03, 2015

    The magazine & feed system of a semi-auto pistol, is always the weakest link in the design. The Boberg system, just makes it MORE complex. Bond would be smart, to go back to the drawing board, on this gun design.

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