I waited until I got my extended magazines before I fired the cricket. My first time out, I fired about 150 rounds and had a great time. Little sucker was dead on!!!
Then I received my new VZ Grips and polished the hammer and sear. I was excited to hit the range for ROUND #2.
I brought 200 rounds with me for the 9 and the 45.
I did notice after my first trip to the range that the front sight of the Micro 9 was off to the left a smidge. I couldn't remember if it was that far left when I purchased it. I figured this was done purposely by Kimber during test firing and dialing the sights in. And no way it moved while firing. I couldn't move the sight regardless of how hard I pushed, so I thought nothing more of it.
The range frowns upon drawing from a holster... so I loaded up my 4 extended magazines, popped one in, racked, hung the gun by my side and simulated drawing from my waistband.
I emptied the magazine and had a nice grouping with all 7 shots in a 3-inch radius from 10 yards. EXCEPT... all 7 shots were 3 inches to the right of the bulls eye. WTF!!!!!
I moved the target to 7.5 yards... slapped another magazine in... emptied it. All 7 shots were 4 inches right of the target. WTF!!!!!
My friend laughed and asked if he should call 9-1-1 in case I was having a seizure. He knows I'm never off.
I looked at the front sight...
I pop another magazine in and empty it. 5 inches off the mark... DUE EAST!!!
I pop my last magazine in and empty it.
Yikes!!! That can't be good. The good news is... I shoot pretty well without a front sight. Better news... my trigger feels great and my new grips even better!!!
The best news... Kimber is taking care of it... including shipping.
The horrific news... I'll be without my cricket, worst case, for 5-7 weeks.