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Old 11-10-2019, 01:38 PM   #1
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Micro 9 Facelift

My Kimber Micro 9 has been my rotational EDC now for about three years, carried IWB in an Adams Leatherworks rig. Decades of CC has taught me that smooth grips serve me best for this task for not hiking cover garments or tearing them up with aggressive checkering.

So....to match my two Ultra CDP's wearing the smooth micarta Kimber CC grips, I finally found a fellow that makes any grip you can dream up. He cut me a set of smooth G10 grips ball-milled to match my two other EDC's for my Micro 9, and did a very nice job of it too.

My little pocket rocket wearing her new grips:



Seems like a good match for my other CDP's, the one shown is the nine.



The Kimber factory rosewood grips are nice, but it never hurts to add that custom touch to a favored weapon, and this little gem has never let me down with a failure of any kind whatsoever. This is one of my Kimber 9mm's that got the "especial" barrel ramp treatment earlier this year......Flitz is our friend.



Probably should have looked like this prior to leaving the factory. But if it did, what would we have to dink about with?



Thanks to Michael Gailey of SGM Grips (Statesboro, GA) for the custom work with reasonable prices and great delivery. SGM offers exotic hardwood grips for about any handgun. The fit and finish was flawless...two thumbs up for SGM.
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Very classy.
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Those look great, nice touch!
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The Kid got it right. A very classy look.
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Very nice!!!!
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They look great. I’ve bought some nice looking grips that just didn’t look like I expected after they were installed. You picked an excellent match.
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Loving the new matching grips, you did good Rick.

Highly recommend SGM.
I contacted every grip maker I could think of (at least 15) to do some grips for my old Detonics. SGM was the only grip maker that was willing to do it. He did a great job IMO, couple weeks total and $90 bucks and I had my Zebrawood grips.
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Same here, Arland. I looked for a couple of weeks for the grips on the Micro 9. Kimber supplies them for the Ultra series, but no other models.

SGM is/was the answer, excellent in every regard. A great resource for grips not found anywhere else. Your Detonics looks great with the Zebrawood. Wish I had never sold my Combat Master back around '82 or thereabouts.....another self-kick in the arse!

Now it's time to get into the outback and empty some brass!
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First rate job! Very nice touches!
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