Boberg Arms Merges with Bond Arms
In a fairly quiet move by Bond Arms earlier on November 6th they announced their acquisition of the bull-pup semi-automatic pistol company Boberg Arms based out of Minnesota. Bond Arms, who is based out of Texas, is moving Boberg Arms immediately down to Texas for the production of their firearms and service work. There will be a disruption in service which can be expected, and Bond Arms has stated this should be resolved by the first of the year.
The announcement was made on both Bond Arms‘ and Boberg Arms’ Facebook pages, but other than that there has been very little attention.
This merger is unexpected to say the least because Bond Arms has never made semi-automatic pistols before, and Boberg Arms presents a challenge with their unique design. Boberg Arms’ pistols use magazines where the rounds are drawn out backwards and then pushed into the chamber. No feed ramp is required and there are lots of additional benefits.
- No Recoil Spring Required = Easier to Rack Pistol
- Less Recoil = Better Accuracy & More Enjoyable to Shoot
- Barrel is Stationary to Bore Axis = More Accuracy & Ft-Lbs of Energy
- Bullpup-Type Design Allows for Longer Barrels in Smaller Handguns
As you can see it is truly a unique design, but Bond Arms is stepping up to the challenge! Bond Arms has also stated that they will be taking the Boberg Arms technology and rolling out a new line of pistols under the Bond Arms name by the end of 1st quarter or approximately March 2016. This is a pretty fierce timeline to say the least. To be able to go from buying a company, transitioning them, taking over their service work, and using their newly acquired technology to produce a new firearm model all in under 5 months will be impressive if they pull it off.
The owner of Bond Arms is also looking to build up the market appeal of the Boberg Arms line of pistols. If he has his way, the MSRP will be driven down below $1,000.00 and some rosewood grips might be in the works.
Good luck to Bond Arms. The Boberg is a novel, but gimmicky, ( and I think finicky ) design & expensive to manufacture. The market is flooded with sub-compact 9mm handguns. The Kel-Tec PF9 & Diamondback DB9 still have issues.
I understand Bond Arms will sort out all the “finicky” supposed issues with past boberg designs.