Innovative pistol maker Boberg Arms rolled out a .45 ACP version of their powerful concealed carry pistol at SHOT Show 2014.
Minnesota-based Boberg Arms last year made big news with their XR-9 reverse-feed technology pistol that promised more firepower in a smaller package.
Now, the company has a .45 ACP version. The new pistol was unveiled at the 2014 Shot Show.
“Everything we’ve learned about the XR9 series of pistols has been rolled into the new XR45-STM representing what is truly the world’s most powerful pocket pistol,” said Arne Boberg, president of the company.
The XR45-STM has an overall length of 5.75 inches and an astonishingly long 3.75 rotating locked-breech barrel. The gun’s width is a scant 1.080 inches and its 6+1 capacity of .45 ACP +P is indeed impressive given its diminutive size.
Boberg handguns function by placing the rounds in backwards to the magazine (they face forward) and they are extracted with the gun’s “tongs.”
The design allows the ejection port to be located further rearward, concealing a longer barrel while keeping gun length shorter. It’s efficient if nothing else, and has garnered a loyal following.
Good quality well-crimped ammo is a must as bullet separation can occur with cheap ammo. Other than that, shooters say the design is very tame on recoil—and accuracy quite excellent thanks to a “gain twist” rifled barrel, which is said to increase velocity and reduce felt torque.
MSRP is listed at $1199. The guns are Made in the USA.
Learn more at bobergarms.com.
Want to learn more about this unique pistol? Check out our Boberg XR9-S Review.
Recommended resources for concealed carry:
The Gun Digest Book of Concealed Carry 2nd Edition