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Old 02-24-2019, 02:47 PM   #1
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headspace issues?

bought a new micro9 stainless. got four missfires out of first 80 rounds. My guess is it has excesive headspace. with round chambered you can hear it bouncing inside chamber when shaking a handgun. I would be happy if other users will check their handguns and confirm if this is normal for other Micro 9 handguns. I made a small experiment, applied paper tape to the bottom of cartridge to see how many layers will cause to lock slide out of battery. took twice as much layers as was required for Glock 43. needless to say I am dissapointed. Will appreciate any input from fellow Kimber fans.
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What exactly is your definition of a “missfire”? Are rounds chambering and not going “bang” or is something else happening?
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Welcome to the forum Levan9x19, my suggestion would be for you to contact Kimbers Customer Service on Monday and describe your problem to them. They could best advise you as to what the problem could be and correct it for you.

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Did you inspect the fired brass?. Was the rd moving side to side or forward and back? Sorta hard to guess without more info.
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Does your ammo say .380 on the end?
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Old 02-24-2019, 10:01 PM   #6
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Does your ammo say .380 on the end?
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Welcome to the forum Levan9x19, my suggestion would be for you to contact Kimbers Customer Service on Monday and describe your problem to them. They could best advise you as to what the problem could be and correct it for you.

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What exactly is your definition of a “missfire”? Are rounds chambering and not going “bang” or is something else happening?
light strikes. on three different ammo brands. not enough power to fire the primer. light dimpling
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I wasn't joking.
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Old 02-24-2019, 11:04 PM   #10
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Hi, LEvan.
Your experiment sounds legit, but I don't have a Micro 9 to experiment on. The first thing I think of with misfires is a dirty firing pin channel. Since you don't know if there's machining swarf or goopy lubricant in a new gun, I'd pull the firing pin and clean out the channel with a q-tip. It's easy and takes five minutes.

The next thing would be firing pin safety. But I'm not sure how you yank it on that gun, and it's probably something best left to the factory, anyway.

Clean the firing pin and channel. It's the most probable source of problems.
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