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Old 10-03-2019, 10:59 PM   #1
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My Micro 9 trigger pull is currently 4 Lb 9 oz.
I'm thinking of dropping it another pound.
Any thoughts?
Would you guys do it, or leave it as is?
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Old 10-04-2019, 06:21 AM   #2
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Thoughts? Would I do it?

Micro 9 is a carry gun. Bad idea. No.

What would possess someone to think that modifying a single action trigger on a carry gun to under 4lbs was something worthy of consideration?

Kimber advertises Micro 9 factory trigger pull at 7lbs. Have you already been fooling with the trigger to get it down to "4lbs 9oz"?
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Old 10-04-2019, 06:23 AM   #3
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For a smaller carry gun like the micro 9 I think your trigger pull is where it should be. Lighter is not always better but smoother is. Working on travel and smoothness could make that 4lb 9oz feel a lot lighter then it actually is. In a SHTF situation you're not going to notice if it's 3lbs or 15lbs as long as it goes bang.
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Old 10-04-2019, 06:27 AM   #4
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Yup, modified. And why is it a carry gun?
Due to weight, I carry my Micro .380 or my Airweight 9mm J-frame. They are much lighter than the Micro 9. I do enjoy shooting the 9 though.

Thanks for the input.

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Why is the Micro 9 a carry gun?

I'll avoid answering that question to spare Chuck some moderating.

That said, if you intend to use the Micro 9 as a range toy and not for self defense purposes then my answer would be: Unlikely to see any appreciable difference in accuracy no matter how much lighter the trigger is modified from what it is now, although you could see some difference in double-taps. Still, the Micro 9 is such a poor choice for recreational use compared to alternatives I simply wouldn't bother.
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Old 10-04-2019, 12:31 PM   #6
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?? I've only been to a range two times in my life - when my wife and I got our carry permits.

I prefer farms and/or woods for fun shooting.
Used to use a J-frame for squirrel hunting (worked OK for that, but not as well as a 12 gauge). I would think that the Micro 9 would work about as well as the J-frame for squirrel. Biggest downside is that you can't shoot unless the squirrel has a tree trunk behind it.
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JIM, I'm not a "range guy" either, much preferring to do all my recreational shooting in the Oregon outback, just out my front door.

That said, I'd opine that reducing the trigger pull weight on that Micro 9 is a very bad idea if you do ever intend to use it for CC. God forbid you actually ever had to use it for the intended purpose, the last thing you want is to have the prosecutor discover you've made it into what they'll call a "hair trigger". From my LE experience, it puts you in a very bad legal light....I've seen it myself.

But on the lighter side, squirrels with small, dinky pistols? You bet! When I'm out in the aforementioned outback, many times I'm toting my Kimber Ultra with the Compact Rimfire Conversion aboard. Ground squirrels are not safe out to about 35 yards, and jackwabbits to 52 yards.....the farthest I've ever wacked on with the little Kimber.

Pesky alfalfa-eating ground squirrel, we call "Skippy" in these parts:



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And just for the record, I'm a J-Frame fanboy too.
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Old 10-04-2019, 04:34 PM   #8
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Hi, Rick. Me too. I've got three 12.5 Oz airweight 637-2 J-frames converted to titanium 9mm cylinders. I've been hooked on J-frames since the 1960s. My favorite gun. I like the Micro 9, but don't plan to carry it for defence. I prefer the Micro .380 for that. In my opinion, you don't carry any gun for defence that it would bother you to lose it (evidence).
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Rick, I really need to visit Oregun, way more fun than shooting paper.


Jim, I agree with others a light weight trigger pull for a EDC pistol is a bad idea. My old 70 Series Colt Government model is the only pistol I own that has had a professional trigger job. I used it for target practice and 3-gun matches back in the day. It's trigger pull is crisp and in the 2 1/2 to 3 pound range. It is a "hair" trigger way to light for self defense work.

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"Jim, I agree with others a light weight trigger pull for a EDC pistol is a bad idea".

Since my Micro 9 isn't an EDC, why is that pertinent?
When I asked the question about opinions on further lightening the trigger from 4-9 to 3-9, EDC wasn't a part of it. I get it that light trigger pulls on defence weapons may not be a good idea, but that isn't relevant here.
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