Well.. Never hurts to start a discussion about a new firearm hitting the market, and I could find no mention of the Boberg XR9-S here so I thought I'd just start one. The Boberg XR9-S is a new, unique 9MM sub-compact that has been under development for the past 8 years or so, and is finally in production and the first batches are being shipped. For those who have an interest I would recommend a visit to the Boberg site (www.bobergarms.com). You can find out almost anything you need about the new XR9-S. Boberg advertises the XR9-S is the "World's Most Powerful 9MM pistol", in that it's unusual and unique design allow for a longer barrel in a shorter platform. The result is 25% more "muzzle energy" than any other pocket pistol of it's type. The Boberg will never win any beauty contests, think "Bulldog" in style. But, the XR9-S is built of top quality materials, and priced accordingly. Think "Rohrbaugh, or Solo" in price. It's a "nitch" pistol, similar to the Rohrbaugh in 9MM and the Seecamp LWS380. I believe one look at the various video's of the XR9-S, it's unique way of chambering a round and how soft is the recoil, and how accurate it is, will get your attention, or you wouldn't be seen in public with one if it were given to you. It's that different. For me personally, (and the good Lord knows I don't need more 9's) I want one, and I want one to the extent I'm on the pre-order list. Along with several hundred other folks. My understanding is that several gun magazines will be reviewing the new Boberg XR9-S over the Christmas holidays, so if you have an interest, look out for them. There are many, many very good 9MM pistol options "out there".. (I have a couple myself), and "out there" at a much lower price. I would be the last person to say the Boberg XR9-S is worth two or three times your favorite current 9MM sub-compact choice, but logic has never played much of a role in which guns I happen to love and desire, so it's not a big surprise to my bride that I'm wanting one.. I'm sure most of you will take a look at the new XR9-S, see how it "looks" and how much it "costs", and take a pass. But I'm guessing there might be a few folks here, like myself, who just love guns, and when a new one "calls our name" we just have to have it. And the Boberg XR9-S IS calling my name.... I'm still a couple of hundred names down the pre-order list, so no telling how long before my name comes up, but when I get mine, I'll test her out, and come back and tell you about it. Just making conversation. Jesse P.S. At least now when you are thumbing through the gun magazines at WalMart while the honey is Christmas shopping and you see an article about the new Boberg XR9-S you'll know what you're looking at..