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Old 03-15-2019, 04:45 PM
OlHippy OlHippy is offline
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The Kimber Micro9

So I own 3 Kimber Micro9's. The wifey has a cool Bel-Air model, I have the Cabelas Exclusive and the rather pricey Micro9 Raptor. Well, after about 500 rounds thru the Raptor, it kinda disintegrated at the range. Parts everywhere. No injuries. It is currently back at Kimber. This gun was a failure out of the box for failing to go into battery. Kimber told me to break it in with 124 grain. OK. Nothing in the literature about that. But anyways, I wiil post as how Kimber handles this. I have had it just over a year and have not shot it much because of the failures. Anybody else have any serious issues with their Micro9's ? Thank you for reading.....
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Old 03-15-2019, 05:22 PM
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I have 2. One stainless that has run 100% since day one and a TLE that hasn’t been reliable and is not in my carry rotation.
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Old 03-15-2019, 09:45 PM
Teufelhunde Teufelhunde is offline
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I have an STG that I purchased used. It has been very reliable. I'm willing to bet that Kimber will take care of you. Make sure to return to let us know the outcome, please.....

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Old 03-16-2019, 08:38 AM
Glenn-SC Glenn-SC is offline
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I have a Micro 9 Raptor that has run 100% and is my preferred Carry Gun.
Kimber CS should take care of you without any issues.

PS: Mine has run with any ammo I've tried.
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Old 03-16-2019, 09:29 AM
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I had to return my new Micro. Would fail to go into battery 50% of the time. My customer service experience was very good. Called, got a return label that day, had the pistol back in 2 weeks. Iíve shot at least 400 rounds of various ammo not one fail of any kind.
I hope you get the same service.
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Old 03-16-2019, 10:43 AM
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I had lousy luck with my Micro 9. I ended up fixing all the problems my self and now I love the gun. I just hate Kimber.

Fail to go into battery was the smallest problem. That straightened itself out after 4 to 500 rounds.

David
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Old 03-16-2019, 10:51 AM
Rick in Oregon Rick in Oregon is offline
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Almost three years now with my Micro 9 (Two-Tone), over 500 rounds downrange without a single failure of any kind.

It's my primary warm weather EDC. In cooler weather, it's one of my Ultra CDP's.
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Old 03-16-2019, 03:31 PM
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I ended up fixing all the problems my self
Did you send the gun back to Kimber?
What was wrong with their CS?
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Old 03-16-2019, 08:47 PM
david_root2000 david_root2000 is online now
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The Kimber Micro9

The gun had a few problems. 9 lb trigger. The gun shook in my hands when I squeezed the trigger. I took it apart,the sear was crooked. Not even completely on the hammer hooks. I tried to make it work.

It shot to the right with 115 ball. I drifted the rear sight to the left a couple times. Then it shot POA with 115 and to the right with 124 or 147. After close inspection, the rifling did not make it to the end of the barrel, and the magazines popped out now and then.

I sent it back. They wanted $150 to rebuild the fire control that I screwed up. YES its my fault. I refused to pay. I already had $600 in the gun.

They sent it back with a letter saying it was unsafe. This was a new gun.

I replaced the sear with one from a Sig P938. I backbored the barrel in my lathe and re crowned it.

The gun shoots great now.

Draw your own conclusion.

Barrel before



Sear. Look at the tip


You are looking at the sear and hammer alignment before.


The 7 shot magazines pop put. Never had a problem with the flush fit 6 shot and that is what I use.

I should have not worked on it. They should have not shipped such a piece of junk.

Itís now as dependable as can be. I shoot it a lot and carry it more than any other. I can hit great with it.

I was not going to post this here, I posted it recently on another forum.

I just bought a used Target II with a Wegand frame mounted scope mount and Ultradot. Itís going to be a project gun. Slide is sloppy, so accu rails are the first thing it gets. It will probably get a new Kart barrel. I am a bullseye shooter.

David

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Old 03-17-2019, 03:58 AM
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What did you rework the trigger pull to when you fixed the sear?
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Old 03-17-2019, 08:23 AM
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My wife runs one and she loves it. The woodland night. No issues after 500 plus rounds.
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Old 03-17-2019, 09:23 AM
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What did you rework the trigger pull to when you fixed the sear?
The triggeer return spring was 2 lbs alone. The hole in the original sear was large for the pin. The trigger bar was rubbing and I had to twist it into shape so it mated square with the new sear.

I now have a safe 5 lb trigger, safty works great.

I have a SIG P238 that Ibought new. I installed an aftermarket trigger and mainspring. It shoots EXCELLENT.

I bought th Micro 9 because it has laser grips. They do not make them for a P938 or any other 9mm the same style.
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Old 03-18-2019, 07:15 PM
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Yes the gun went back to Kimber and there were no issues with their CS. At least not yet. This gun has given me so many problems I asked for my money back or a replacment. We will see how this plays out.
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Old 03-19-2019, 07:16 AM
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I have had the gun for a couple years. Its been a couple thousand rounds. Last week I took it out and the CT laser grip quit working. I changed the batteries. Still no joy. I went to the CT sight to see how to send them in for repair. It said call this number for an RMA to send them back. I called the number. She asked my Zip code first and what was wrong. I told her. She said "did you turn the switch on the left side?" I said yes, wen i first got the gun the switch was wonky. It would turn on and off on its own, no detent. As time went on, it straightened itself out. She asked the rest of my address and said new grips were on the way and a box to return the old ones. I was elated. This has nothing to do with Kimber, but worth saying. I have 4 guns with their grips.

OlHippy, I hope you get satisfaction.

David
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Old 12-22-2019, 08:56 PM
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I own three. Two have gone back to Kimber for the same issue. That is the magazine falls out while shooting. Kimber fixes both very quickly. Just disappointed in Kimber since I have never had any issues with any other of the 30 pistols I have owned.
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Old 12-23-2019, 08:44 AM
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Aside all the problems I had, Yesterday I shot a 25 yard timed and rapid center at 25 yards. 50 shots 147 FN coated lead bullets with 3.4 grins Unique. All shots were inside the 9 ring which is about 4 or 5". I used the laser. Love the gun, hate Kimber. I am now upgrading my carry gun to a Shield 45.
I learned to wrap my pinky under the 7 shot mag so it does one pop out. I carry it with the 6 shot that never comes out loaded with Critical Defense 147.

David

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Old 01-02-2020, 04:37 PM
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I have the Raptor micro 9. This is my second. First one went back to Kimber 2 times. Both times it was for the magazine dropping out while shooting. Tried right and left handed, as well as other people shooting it.
Kimber replaced with a new raptor.
The problem was the magazine well, mag release and the size of the Kimber mags left too much space to hold the mag in. The second Kimber worked 80% .
The final fix for me was to use only Sig's magazines. They mic'd out a little larger than Kimbers. To make them fit the Micro 9, all that is needed is to pop off the plastic finger rest and use a file to just remove the rounded edge of th plastic and re install.
I have 4 to 5 hundred rounds fired with no mslfunctions
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Old 01-22-2020, 03:25 PM
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My Micro9 Crimson Trace has been a bit picky with going into battery. It is getting better as I run more rounds. Currently in the 600-700 rounds fired range.

I inflicted my own issue with a soft hammer strike by over lubing it. Sorry, I just don’t think a little oil hurts anything. But after reading here and elsewhere I cleaned it thoroughly and put just a bit of PB Blaster graphite on it. About 100 rounds now since any more issues.
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Old 01-22-2020, 04:41 PM
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I also own the brand America loves to hate. My Micro 9 has been perfect. Points and shoots great. Not ammo sensitive. Love it.
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Old 01-22-2020, 10:08 PM
Teufelhunde Teufelhunde is offline
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Ten months now and not a report of what happened...................
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Old 02-08-2020, 08:19 AM
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I guess all the reports of problems with micros is why I hesitate to buy one. My biggest question is though that I read many posts describing the problem owners had with one or two guns and then bought a third. HUH?
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Old 02-11-2020, 11:07 AM
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I have 3 micros. Havent had the first problem with any of them. They get shot regularly and cleaned.
Seem to eat anything I put into them.
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Old 02-19-2020, 08:25 PM
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Micro 9 Raptor

Mine runs great so far, 400 rounds through it, couple of failures to return to battery in the beginning, runs like a top now. Been my EDC for a few months now. I like mine, seems like a mixed bag of results though.
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Old 04-02-2020, 07:14 PM
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Wow !!! I cannot believe I posted this 3 years ago. Man, time needs to slow down a little. Kimber offered to replace the Raptor Mico9 with any gun of my choice up to the MSRP of the Raptor. Anything higher comes out of my pocket. I chose a Stainless ProCarryII in 9mm. I am super super happy. Kimber CS rocks ! IMHO.
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Old 04-03-2020, 09:59 PM
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Glad to see that you finally returned to let it be known what happened, and glad they took care of you.......and has that ProCarry met your needs?

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