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Old 09-02-2018, 07:19 PM   #1
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Poor accuracy Micro 9

I have a Micro 9 Stainless with CT lasergrip. It has had about 150 rounds fired of 3 different brands of ball ammo. 150 is not much but it shoots consistently low and left. At 11 yards, it is about 6 inches off on a 45 degree angle from the intended target. The CT laser is located roughly where the rounds hit the target. Unfortunately, I cannot see the laser beam in the sunshine at my outdoor range. I have practiced dry firing at a target set up in my garage and this tells me the laser shows low and left of the sights. I am not assuming the laser is perfect but it does support my range results. My technique is surely not perfect, but the results are consistently low and left.
I can see that the front sight is not centered on the machined flat on the barrel. It is fair to expect that flat to be centered on the barrel. Has anyone else seen this?
The front sight is fiber optic and the rear is white dots. Why would it be off so much vertically?
Thank you for your input.
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Old 09-02-2018, 07:28 PM   #2
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I have the same gun. I need to cover the target with the green dot to have proper elevation. It's called a combat hold. Front or rear sight can be drifted.

Is your gun inaccurate (large groups), or not shooting to POA?

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Old 09-02-2018, 09:24 PM   #3
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David,
My shots are grouped low and left when I aim at the center of the target. I believe the size of the grouping is caused by me. The pistol seems to be consistent.
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Old 09-02-2018, 10:33 PM   #4
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I don't have the laser, but I have the same sights on mine. Mine is also shooting low, slightly left, but more so just low.
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Old 09-03-2018, 05:11 AM   #5
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Old 09-03-2018, 05:30 AM   #6
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My plan at this point is to have a friend shoot my pistol and I will shoot his and compare the results. Then contact Kimber as needed.
My front sight is offset to the right relative to the machined flat. Is yours centered?
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Old 09-03-2018, 05:51 AM   #7
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I find that after about 100 rounds through my Ultra I will start to pull the rounds low and left. As I’m right handed it was pointed out to me that as my wrist got tired I would start tightening my grip to compensate and all rounds would go low and left. There is a chart readily available on the net that shows where your rounds will hit depending on your grip.
Perhaps it will help. Perhaps not. Keep us informed.
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Old 09-03-2018, 07:07 AM   #8
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Thanks, Wingnut. I have found lots of articles regarding grip. I will do the research.
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Old 09-03-2018, 02:28 PM   #9
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I have the same problem as Wingnut. The more I shoot my newest micro 9, the more it moves low and left. I think my problem is because of the excessively hard trigger pull. It is well over 8 pounds. I get tired and start to push or drop my wrist. In other words, I start to anticipate the bang. If the pull doesn't loosen in the next too hundred rounds I'll be calling Kimber.
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Old 09-04-2018, 05:05 AM   #10
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I read some articles specifically about low and left (right handers). They do not provide any unique or surprising answers. It comes down to this: find the best grip, trigger control, and don't flinch when anticipating the fire. I have placed a target on the garage door (inside!) and practice dry fire from eight yards. I am able to relax, place the laser beam on the target, and keep it close through trigger pull. I have also determined how to align the sights. I don't yet know if the laser is correct. It will be two weeks before I can report, as I am going on vacation.
I bought my piece with a laser since it was only a small amount but was not sure if it was worth that. I can't see it in sunlight and trying to keep my trigger finger from blocking it is a pain. However, it is a great tool for the dry fire practice.
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