It seems like a lot longer than a year ago when I broke the news of the Boberg XR-9 on Call me Ahab from the 2008 SHOT SHOW, and yet just looking at the post tag says that it was in fact, more than a year ago. In that time, I hadn’t heard much in terms of updates on the gun, until I saw a picture of it on Oleg’s livejournal; so I dropped the founder of the company and creator of the gun a line to see what was up.
Sure enough, the XR-9 is alive and well – Arne says that they’re looking to launch the gun this year. The best news for you is that Gun Nuts Media is going to be getting a T&E gun from Arne, so you’ll know the skinny on it before anyone else does. Which is of course the best part of being new media – instant gratification and real time updates on shooting sports news and new product information.
Hopefully I’ll be able to provide more updates as Boberg Engineering moves forward with the gun. If you recall, what made it unique was that it loads from the back of the magazine, using a similar loading process to a belt fed machine gun. I was extremely curious and interested in this gun in 2008, and that hasn’t changed in 2009.