|King of Goodness|
Not to rain on your parade, but I pre-ordered mine in October, 2011, paid for it on May 1, 2012 and am being told it will ship sometime in July, 2012.
FWIW I spoke to Arne yesterday (6/22/12) and he said they were assembling Onyx guns (30?) now, and would be test firing them over the next few days and hopefully shipping a batch out next week. (With another batch of similar size a week or so later).
I paid for my Onyx XR9-S a couple of days after you did.
|King of Goodness|
I picked up my Onyx today...having issues already with the trigger not resetting...
Nice piece otherwise..not sure it's worth a G...but nice nonetheless...
I ran about 250 rounds thru it and had a total of 26 failures to reset.
There were 11 scattered here and there, and then, on the last 3 full magazines after that, I had a failures to reset on 5 of 7 rounds in each of those 3 magazines.
It also separated 2 bulets from the case as clean as a whistle...
I've contacted Boberg...this thing needs to go back to the mothership...This message has been edited. Last edited by: varoadking,
Thanks for the report - I just received the big mass email from the mothership yesterday about the near availability of another batch . . . and it's great to have purchasing decisions informed by your real-world feedback on how the recent guns are performing.
I hate it that varoadking is having problems with his new Onyx XR9-S. But anyone considering the purchase of a new "anything" should expect he/she might have to be a volunteer "beta-tester" for that product.
Knock on wood, but my Onyx XR9-S has performed perfectly right out of the box. The slide is easy to pull back, and SO FAR nary a failure to fire or malfunction of any kind.
I knew going in that I could expect unfound bugs showing up in my XR9-S as there are (in my estimation) still fewer than 500 of these suckers in the hands of private owners.
What I like about Arne is that he is quick to fix whatever goes wrong under warranty, and after dealing with the nightmare known as Beretta Customer Service/Warranty Repair some time back his attitude is refreshing to say the least.
I consider the XR9-S to be, at this stage, undergoing constant refinement as Arne see things that need fixing, or changing.. Since the first Boberg's were shipped there have been improvements in several areas, not the least of which has been in the barrels, trigger spring weights, etc.
For the cautious and conservative I'd suggest waiting to buy a Boberg XR9-S for a year and let more guns get in the hands of private owners, and get the advantage of the further "refinements" to come over that year of waiting.
Of course if a person put his/her name on the pre-order list for a new Boberg XR9-S TODAY it would probably be almost a year before his/her name reached the top of the list. I waited from early last November until just a few days ago for mine.
I'm betting Arne will get varoadkings XR9-S fixed to the gentlemans satisfaction. and not be long in doing it.
Arne is a quality individual, and no one wants a PERFECT XR9-S more than he does... And he continues to work toward that goal.
Just conversin', no offense to anyone.
We have had have less than 10 guns out there with sticky triggers that were not sticking during testing (out of about 550 guns shipped). We already have a repair ticket ready for varoadking's gun and will resolve the issue, as we have sucessfully done in the past. We are also working on addressing this issue long-term.
As far as the Freedom Arms ammunition separating - I am not familiar with this stuff, but requested the customer send back some deactivated components to see if they are crimping their ammo.
|King of Goodness|
I've little doubt myself...
My piece landed at the mothership this morning...
|King of Goodness|
Here is a link to Freedom Munitions:
I'll be sending you the components once I discharge the primers.
I picked mine up Wednesday and after familiarizing myself with the gun and then cleaning and lubing it, I went to the range the following day.
I had intended to shoot several magazines through my Kahr K9 and then shoot the XR9-S but it was blazing hot on the range so I quickly abandoned that plan and went right to the XR9-S.
When I began loading the magazines, it just seemed wrong to be loading bullet nose first from the rear of the magazine! It also felt strange to be loading the first round directly on top of the magazine spring.
Chambering a round was a pleasant surprise after being accustomed to the very stiff springs on my Kahrs. As others have mentioned, the reset is rather long but very distinct and unmistakable. I was pleased with the trigger and have no plans to switch to a lighter spring at this point.
I fired one 50 round box of Aguila 115gr FMJ without incident and called it a day due to the oppressive temperature.
I'm looking forward to running some other ammo through it sometime next week. I think I'm going to like this little gun a lot.
This tread has been very quiet of late. Thought I would add something for consideration. I am generally pleased with my Boberg XR9-S. However, I have found my most recent purchase will likely become my EDC pistol, a Kahr PM9 Black slide w/ Night Sights over my Boberg. Primarily because it handles everything I can feed it reliably, with a Pearce finger extension it feel great in my hand and the sights and sight picture are improved. It also cost $300 less than the "shorty". It has plenty of stopping power when I shoot +P ammunition, for example Gold Dot 124gr.+9 Short Barrel ammunition.
The Kahr is a bit longer, but is very comfortable in my XR9-S Remora holster. Next week, I intend to fire (15) types of defensive JHP ammunition and (5) FMJ ammunition. I fired 160 rounds so far and experienced one jam in my first of (5) magazines used and than none after that. I wish I could say the same about my "shorty".
I always like offbeat, new and different designs. This checks all of those boxes. I am a little worried about stoppages if the bullet and case seperates, but I still like the concept.
I have to agree that this is a flaw and it makes me cautious to carry the pistol.
A couple of recent orders filled for the Shorty
DLI in cordovan with cognac ostrich leg. I was skeptical of this color combo but it is what the customer wanted. Turned out to be gorgeous in my opinion.
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I am not BIPOLAR. I don't even like bears.
Big River Leather
Handcrafted Gun Leather and Accessories
I have liked these since the first article I read on them...Unfortunately my retirement demands that I wait until I find a used one, if that ever happens. Wish I had one of these when I was on patrol...
"When the Cambrian measures were forming, They promised perpetual peace.
They swore, if we gave Them our weapons, that the wars of the tribes would cease.
But when we disarmed They sold us and delivered us bound to our foe,
And the Gods of the Copybook Headings said: 'Stick to the Devil you know.' "
- Rudyard Kipling, The Gods of the Copybook Headings, 1919
While you're waiting, consider a Kahr CM9.. $400.00 and sweet. I like mine so much I plan to buy another one when my (previously favorite) Ruger LC9 sells.
How does this shorty Boberg compare to the Rohrbaugh R9S?
Size wise or the whole ownership experience?
A review of the new XR9-L
Alternate title: Shorty gets a big brother.
Wow, I really want one of those now.
Me too. It pains me to send this one back after putting almost 300 rounds through it and ammo supply being as tight as it is.
Review Summary is done.
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