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Bond Arms Bullpup
« on: August 07, 2017, 10:45:40 AM »

Just picked this up -- a loaner for review purposes.   Bond Arms is now manufacturing the former Boberg XR9.  I have handled a Boberg before, but never fired one.  Looking forward to giving this one a try.

Definitely different.
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Re: Bond Arms Bullpup
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2017, 11:17:21 AM »

When you get your review done, let us know as I would be interested.

The Boberg XR9's were pretty good guns.  I have several and they all work great and are easy to shoot and quite accurate.

I really wanted the XR45 to work for me but the ergonomics are horrible.  It was rushed to market way too early as Arne was wanting to leave his marriage and his Wife was as active in the Company as he was so he was forced to get employment elsewhere.  Sad, as far as I was concerned, Arne was the company.

Bond took their time in getting production up and going, over 2 years, so I hope they have it right.  I wish them well.

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Re: Bond Arms Bullpup
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2017, 12:09:30 PM »
I think it COULD be a good idea but it's just not for me.
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Re: Bond Arms Bullpup
« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2017, 01:13:06 PM »
Hey Duane, are those real wooden grips on that?
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Re: Bond Arms Bullpup
« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2017, 01:20:00 PM »
Hey Duane, are those real wooden grips on that?

Yes, real wood.  Very nice looking.

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Re: Bond Arms Bullpup
« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2017, 02:35:43 PM »
I rather like the wood grips, but if it were my company, the BOND BULLPUP9 sure could have been done in better taste and size, i.e., smaller. I like things classier I guess and not so "boasting".  But, that's just me. . . . . what do I know. . . . . .
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Re: Bond Arms Bullpup
« Reply #6 on: August 07, 2017, 03:33:10 PM »

MRC -- my apologies!  Somehow I deleted your response with a misguided mouseclick that was not "undoable."

So sorry...

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Re: Bond Arms Bullpup
« Reply #7 on: August 08, 2017, 05:10:18 PM »
There is a member here, I will let him speak up rather than mention his name, who I THINK told me he has consecutive numbered guns. He is a VERY private person.
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Re: Bond Arms Bullpup
« Reply #8 on: August 13, 2017, 02:01:14 PM »
I always wondered how these things carried. With at least half the gun behind the trigger guard, that only leaves a small amount to fit into a holster, thus making it flop or at the very least be awkward to draw, IMHO. Anyone have experience with this, please post your thoughts/comments.

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Re: Bond Arms Bullpup
« Reply #9 on: August 13, 2017, 02:18:37 PM »
I carried one for maybe 6 months in my right front pocket.  I carried it in a DeSantis Super Fly made for a PM9.

It was not a very good fit so it rode high in my pocket which made drawing the gun quite easy.  The Super Fly's are 'sticky' enough that they just do not move in my pocket at least.  Both the Solo and the PM9 are easier to carry than the Boberg so I switched to carrying the Solo.

The Boberg is probably the best shooter of the three, but they are all very good guns and easy to shoot.

I would not recommend the Bond Bullpup if you are looking for a pocket pistol but the Boberg was an easy shooting, accurate, and reliable pistol.

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Re: Bond Arms Bullpup
« Reply #10 on: August 16, 2017, 05:24:05 PM »
equityman goes for the reverse feed 45 ACP.

http://www.gunbroker.com/item/676935917

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Re: Bond Arms Bullpup
« Reply #11 on: August 16, 2017, 07:34:28 PM »
Wow . . . . . I have to give him a phone call now and bust his chops!  lol.
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