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Old 03-09-2019, 11:53 AM   #1
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It won't be long !!!

...I just had an Email show up from Kimber. The EVOs are shipping out!!! Get your popcorn ready :-)
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Old 03-09-2019, 04:03 PM   #2
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Brace for impact of barrage of new members posts, whine, whine I spent a lot of money and my brand new EVO won't fire a full magazine without a malfunction. No I didn't inspect, clean and lube or read the manual, I'm an expert long time, exmilitary/LEO, or young YouTube viewer. I didn't need it.
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Old 03-09-2019, 10:36 PM   #4
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I ordered an EVO SP from Sportsmas Outdoor Super Store on Wednesday-arrived Friday. Today was Saturday, and I took it out for a first try. First I took it apart for a quick look and a light lube. I also picked up a couple more magazines-i can confirm that the Micro 9 7 rd mags are exactly the same-i bought two of them, they are the same mag. Also, I bought and tried a Micro 9 flush 6 rd mag. It fit, fed and worked just fine-no problems. I kind of like it in the EVO
150+ rounds without so much as a hiccup. I shot fast, slow, and dumped full mags. Also put one in the chamber then a full mag for 7+1. No problems. I shot Federal AE 147 gr FMJ and Winchester NATO 124 gr FMJ. I tried some Sig Hollow point carry rounds-just fine. I did NOT have any 115gr FMJ with me to try
Gotta say-shoots flat, feel great-recoil very manageable. 147gr felt a bit better to me. I only shot paper at 8 yds today-but found it very accurate, with a predictable low point of impact at that range.
I took my Sig P365 with me today-the EVO is almost identical in size (the 7rd extended mag makes it bigger when the Sig has the flush mag in)
They shoot similar-and compare well to me. Similar recoil, point of impact, sight picture, etc.
Pros for the Sig-the grips and texture, and in a metal frame fan. For the Sig-well, I love the hand feel...and 10+1
I’m a lefty-both work well for me

All said-I thought I was gambling a bit to grab one of these so soon...mine is great-very good build quality, and man, did it shoot well. Zero malfunctions is a great start
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I ordered an EVO SP from Sportsmas Outdoor Super Store on Wednesday-arrived Friday. Today was Saturday, and I took it out for a first try. First I took it apart for a quick look and a light lube. I also picked up a couple more magazines-i can confirm that the Micro 9 7 rd mags are exactly the same-i bought two of them, they are the same mag. Also, I bought and tried a Micro 9 flush 6 rd mag. It fit, fed and worked just fine-no problems. I kind of like it in the EVO
150+ rounds without so much as a hiccup. I shot fast, slow, and dumped full mags. Also put one in the chamber then a full mag for 7+1. No problems. I shot Federal AE 147 gr FMJ and Winchester NATO 124 gr FMJ. I tried some Sig Hollow point carry rounds-just fine. I did NOT have any 115gr FMJ with me to try
Gotta say-shoots flat, feel great-recoil very manageable. 147gr felt a bit better to me. I only shot paper at 8 yds today-but found it very accurate, with a predictable low point of impact at that range.
I took my Sig P365 with me today-the EVO is almost identical in size (the 7rd extended mag makes it bigger when the Sig has the flush mag in)
They shoot similar-and compare well to me. Similar recoil, point of impact, sight picture, etc.
Pros for the Sig-the grips and texture, and in a metal frame fan. For the Sig-well, I love the hand feel...and 10+1
Iím a lefty-both work well for me

All said-I thought I was gambling a bit to grab one of these so soon...mine is great-very good build quality, and man, did it shoot well. Zero malfunctions is a great start
Welcome to the forum MikeC. How do the triggers compare and is the EVO worth the extra money ?
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Welcome to the forum MikeC, nice range report. How about stopping by our "New Member Introduction" sub forum and introducing yourself to the membership?
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Old 03-10-2019, 06:33 AM   #7
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Great news Mike, let's hope the trend continues. Congratulations on being the first documented EVO owner!!! Remember to post up the pics with your next range report :-)
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MikeC, welcome to the site from Tennessee. Congrats on the EVO.

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Nice report. I look forward to EVO buyers confirming my hunch that the EVO will be a home run for Kimber outside of their 1911 platform. We'll see...
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Cool that Kimber decided to use the same magazines as the Micro 9. Saves on tooling, and makes it more convenient for users.
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