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Wallet holster for XR-9

Just saw this company makes a custom wallet holster for the XR-9. Has Anybody tried these?…Continue

Started on Friday

Light firing pin strikes
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After not firing my XR45-S for a few months, I took it to the range and all of a sudden the firing pin is not striking the primer hard enough to ignite the primer. It will dent the primer and one…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Major Johnson Feb 26.

Mounting an optic?
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Has anyone tried to mount any sort of optic like a red dot or reflex sight on any Boberg? If so I'd love to know who did the work, what optic was used and how it turned out.Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Major Johnson on Thursday.

Causes and solutions for live round ejections?
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I have the 45 and a number of us have reported live round ejections. I believe that this happens with the 9's also. My live round ejections are of the type where after a round is fired, the empty…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Major Johnson Mar 4.

 

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Wallet holster for XR-9

Just saw this company makes a custom wallet holster for the XR-9. Has Anybody tried these?http://kevinsconcealment.com/product/boberg-xr9-s/See More
Friday
Major Johnson replied to Mark Dante's discussion Boberg Subcaliber Device... .25 cal Plinker
"That's the route I had to use, and I owe so many thinks to Mark for personally guiding my order through the system to get it to me just in time before the legal window closed."
Thursday
Major Johnson replied to Mark Dante's discussion Who has been shooting their XRs lately?
"I purchased the Underwood Xtreme defender in both 45+P and 45 Super but have not had any chance to try them yet. How id Underwood's crimping? Any case separation issues?"
Thursday
Major Johnson replied to Major Johnson's discussion Mounting an optic?
"I have not tried it yet. My "gun hobby" time has been taken up with other projects lately. I still have not had the opportunity for any actual trigger time with an optic on and handgun and before I touch the irreplaceable Boberg, I first…"
Thursday
Art Courville replied to Major Johnson's discussion Mounting an optic?
"Major Johnson - Did you ever try out a red dot?   Just curious . . . "
Jul 4
Art Courville replied to Major Johnson's discussion Mounting an optic?
"That sounds like a good plan.  If you like it on the glock, you can swap the optic to the boberg and upgrade the glock, which has better options for a carry gun (i.e. get your slide milled or get a replacement slide with pre-cut mount for the…"
Mar 5
Major Johnson replied to Major Johnson's discussion Mounting an optic?
"Art, I really appreciate all your advice here. What I think I'm likely to do is buy the sight along with the adapter for my Glock then if I like it, find the right adapter for the Boberg.  I'll have to try the dot and circle next to…"
Mar 4
Major Johnson replied to Major Johnson's discussion Causes and solutions for live round ejections?
"I would also add that unlike other automatics, you cannot manually load a round in the chamber with your fingers and get the slide to close over it, or chamber a round by inserting a full mag with the slide back and then letting the slide go…"
Mar 4
Major Johnson replied to Major Johnson's discussion Causes and solutions for live round ejections?
"Yes, It's just like any other automatic in that respect. Remove the mag and rack the slide. I suggest pulling the slide back vigorously. The ejection port is pretty small compared to the size of a live round so if you don't do it fast…"
Mar 4
Victor Albeta replied to Major Johnson's discussion Causes and solutions for live round ejections?
"Regarding round ejection, how is a live round extracted from the chamber when testing feeding? Remove the mag and rack the slide?"
Mar 4
Art Courville replied to Major Johnson's discussion Mounting an optic?
"When I initially started using a red dot, I was looking for the best combination of reliability, size and cost.  The Trijicon red dots have a reputation for being the most robust, and if you want something for a carry gun that you depend on you…"
Mar 3
Major Johnson replied to Major Johnson's discussion Mounting an optic?
"BTW which reticle did you pick. Are you happy with your choice?"
Mar 3
Major Johnson replied to Major Johnson's discussion Mounting an optic?
"I have every expectation that a red dot will work for me exactly as you suggest. While I have aimed one in a shop, unfortunately I have never had the opportunity to actually fire one.If it works well, I'll probably switch over to potics for my…"
Mar 2
Art Courville replied to Major Johnson's discussion Mounting an optic?
"My hands aren’t huge, but they aren’t small.  The shape of the back of the grip wasn’t comfortable for me, so I re-profiled it by adding a spacer at the top that is held in place by the grip tape.  While It’s not an…"
Mar 2
Major Johnson replied to Major Johnson's discussion Mounting an optic?
"Thanks so much, Art. You did a beautiful job. It's so nice to see pics of an XR 45 that isnt mine. You must have some pretty good sized hands to want to thicken the backstrap even further with the grip tape. So, bottom line, does the optic help…"
Mar 2
Art Courville replied to Major Johnson's discussion Mounting an optic?
"Here are some pics:"
Mar 2

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Alternative grips for 45-S

I am embarking on a quest to find, or even create, a set of grips for my new 45-S. I'm sure Arne has done a great job finding a grip size and shape that is the optimum compromise to fit the needs of the gun and the hands of a wide variety of users. My hand however, would get a better grip if the arched section on the rear of the grip were less pronounced/protruding. The flat mainspring housing on a 1911 also fits my hand much better than the arched version that most seem to prefer. Has…

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