From the guys at Boberg Engineering comes a live fire video of the XR-9 in action.
Video link here, hosted on nrahab.com for your convenience. Edit: Video may not play correctly in all browsers, I recommend you save the video.
If you don’t remember from my SHOT ’08 coverage, the XR-9 is a truly unique new handgun design, which by using an unconventional feeding mechanism inspired by machine gun design allows you get to get a much longer barrel into a package smaller than a Glock 26. The longer barrel allows for better terminal performance and more velocity from the 9mm round, which performs best at higher velocities.
Here’s a still shot of the XR-9, with the slide opened up, an empty in the air and another round being fed directly into the chamber.
The guys at Boberg are also talking about producing a “Shorty” version as well, you can see an artist’s impression here. We’ll keep you posted with continued updates as the XR-9 continues it’s development and eventual production.