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Old 01-18-2019, 07:09 PM   #1
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Did not see info on what grain ammo everyone is shooting thru their Micro 9's. I think I heard somewhere Kimber recommends 124gr. Mine seems to handle 115gr pretty well but am not beyond buying different ammo if people are having better results!
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Kimber recommends 124 and 147 for break-in.


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Old 01-18-2019, 10:24 PM   #3
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I've used only 115 gr. for hundreds of rounds without a single issue. Unless I missed something when I read the Micro 9 owners manual, it did not recommend a particular gr. round, just a high quality ammo that meets SAAMI standards. On another page it recommended high quality American made ammo. I just tend to follow the owners manual in most cases and it usually works out.
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Old 01-18-2019, 10:48 PM   #4
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Only got a couple hundred through my new(to me) Micro 9, but it seems to suck up every thing I feed it.....
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Old 01-19-2019, 01:49 AM   #5
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I have a Sig P938 not a Micro 9. For target practice I use whatever quality Brass ammo I find a deal on. Lately I’ve been using a lot of 115gr. If 124 or 147 are on sale for the same price as 115gr then that’s what I’m buying. For self defense ammo I stick to 124 and 147. Maybe I’m fortunate because all my 9mms work with all 3 grain ammo.
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Old 01-19-2019, 07:58 AM   #6
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Thanks guys. I have always used 115gr in all my 9s .I just wondered if there was a great benefit in using a heavier round.
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Old 01-19-2019, 10:25 AM   #7
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I use Win 147gr JHP
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Old 01-19-2019, 04:05 PM   #8
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This is one of those "odd questions" that makes me scratch my head. There are reasons to use a lighter or heavier bullet. Dealing with energy, expansion, and range. The reasons to choose a bullet weight do NOT include any sort of public opinion measure. I have shot everything from 110g through 150g, factory and handloads. You want to choose a bullet that generates the penetration and expansion you want, the range and recoil you like, and most importantly, one that works flawlessly in your specific gun.

This is sort of like asking a boater what prop he is using to get the speeds he is reporting, it doesn't mean a thing for YOUR boat, even if it is the same exact model and motor. Still several variables to influence your results.

Main thing is the bullet has to be reliable in your gun, and it has to produce the necessary performance for self-defense use. Everything else has to be secondary.
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Old 01-19-2019, 04:51 PM   #9
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I shoot 147gr in my Micro 9 to match the heavy bullet requirement in my modified 9mm S&W 637-2 (in order to prevent face erosion of the titanium cylinder). Keeps me from accidentally using light rounds in the modified Smiths.
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Old 01-19-2019, 09:42 PM   #10
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I also have a 637. However, mine is a .38 special, never seen a 9mm version. Not a fan of rimless revolvers myself, although I suppose they are OK. Have seen a couple of conversions offered over the years, never owned or fired one.

That being said, your worry about bullet size is probably pointless. BIG difference in pressure levels between the usual .38 spl ammo and the 9x19 round. I doubt bullet weight is your biggest issue there.
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