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Old 07-23-2018, 03:29 PM   #1
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I am about to buy a micro 9 for mostly range shooting. A friend suggested that with such a light frame gun, the 7 lb pull on the trigger might be a too much to be able to hold the sights on the target consistently. Does anyone have an opinion on this? If so, is there any way to lessen the pull? I need to know by the end of this month in order to take advantage of Kimber's sale price on this gun (model #3700482) Let me know what your experiences are along this line and I'll make my decision. Thanks.

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Old 07-23-2018, 05:35 PM   #2
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no biggy...you won't be shooting 200 yards
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Old 07-23-2018, 05:50 PM   #3
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here are my results at 7-8 yards on an 8 inch paper plate, firing quickly...the distance for which I'd expect to use it. I'm sure I could hit a man-sized target out to 20 yards. (The flyers were my fault!)

By the way, I'm no Jerry Miculek.

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You can always start at that 7# trigger and see how it works for you. A good gunsmith could bring it down to the 4-5# range which is about as light as you might want to go for a carry gun.

Everyone is different and has different levels of experiences. I do prefer my carry and trail guns in that 4-5 range for the single action, 7 would feel pretty heavy to me.

My competition guns (Bullseye / Silhouette) break closer to 3. My Ruger 10/22 custom bench rifle is 1.75# but it takes a old hand to get use to it.

Start with the 7 and practice, practice, practice and see where it leads you.
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Thanks for the replies. I really like the looks of the micro 9, kind of a miniature 1911, which I also like. I've seen a lot of posts on trigger pull on this forum and they range from 4# to 9#. I've also seen posts on lowering it, so if it starts out at 7 or so, there are ways to get it down, if it's too much. I'll let you know how it works out. Thanks again.

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Mine came from Yonkers at 8 lbs and after close to 1K rounds down the barrel it's closer to 6 1/2 lbs now which is fine for me since it's an edc. Shoot the snot out of it and yours should do the same.
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It's not just weight, it's the "feel", and if you've been shooting a striker fired gun or a non-1911, it'll be so much shorter and break so much cleaner you'll love it.
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It's not just weight, it's the "feel", and if you've been shooting a striker fired gun or a non-1911, it'll be so much shorter and break so much cleaner you'll love it.
That's a mic drop!! well said
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I suggest you go to a LGS and see if they have a rental you could shoot or try dry firing one they have in stock.
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Originally Posted by Marshall View Post
Mine came from Yonkers at 8 lbs and after close to 1K rounds down the barrel it's closer to 6 1/2 lbs now which is fine for me since it's an edc. Shoot the snot out of it and yours should do the same.
Sounds like you just described mine. The more I shoot it the better it shoots and the more I love it.
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