I found a link on this site for a new SS micro 9 with CT grips for $589.00. I ordered it. Today I signed papers and got to shoot it for the first time.
I took it apart on the counter and could see plenty of oil on the rails, so I decided to try it out.
I had 100 NATO 124 Gr brass case and 50 Browning 115 FMJ.
First shot , the slide went back in slow motion, and forward the same way. It went into battery and the first round was a success. The next one was the same way. I fired the whole magazine with out a problem. The next few magazines worked OK, a couple times I pushed the slide home with my thumb. Not a big deal, its a new gun. After the first few magazines, it perked up and shot just fine.
I tried a few magazines of the Browning 115 FMC. Only one problem. The second round from the magazine popped up and did not go into the extractor groove, so I had the bullet started in the chamber, rear of the case trying to come out the top of the port. I pushed it down and in.
The slide went into battery. No problems after that.
I blame this on a really stiff magazine spring. I ordered 2 spares from Kimber, a 6 shot and a 7 shot. The later one was tough to load all 7 in. The spring was WAY stiffer than the other 2 magazines.
So I fired 80 of the 124 and 15 of the 115 on its first outing.
Its going to be a beautiful shooter.
I bought my girl a Micro Carry 380 with CT grips. It looks just like it, only a bit bigger.
Sights are regulated fine for horizontal Shoots just a bit to the right, will get them moved tomorrow.
Laser turns on when I am shooting. I kept turning it off. It was close to POI, but not right on. I saw no need to mess with it today. Back to the range tomorrow. I have some WW 147 HP, some more 124 NATO, and a bunch of Remington 115 FMJ.
After tomorrow, it gets a good cleaning.
Trigger is stiff. Not the kind that will wear in, the kind that needs a little cleaning up. Lots of Creep and pulls hard. I will check it with my scale tomorrow after another 100 rounds.
Holding the hammer back and pull the trigger shows the sear spring is about right. I can see the sear is only touching the hammer on one side. Not a problem.
It was a good buy.
Pic of my first magazine at 7 yards.
I looked at the Sig P938. No laser option. I also looked at the Sig P365. I am not a striker fired guy. I have a full size Target 1911 and a LW Colt Officers Model, and a Sig P238 (380).
Kimber won for a lot of reasons.