Did you know UPS has a feature where you can track the location of an arriving package in real time, as it moves about town inside the delivery truck? I sat on my couch like a kid at Christmas, watching for two hours as the truck wound its way through this neighborhood and that, before finally pulling up in front of my house and disgorging my Micro 9.
The driver laughed, as I was standing in the street holding my iPad as he rounded the corner. He remembered me from six or seven months ago where I was too impatient to wait and tracked him down to a parking lot during his lunch break, in order to get my Colt Delta Elite which was returning from Wilson Combat after a trigger job.
Anyway, I raced inside and busted open the box. Inside was my Micro 9 (fitted with a new orange plastic holdopen tool), test target and paperwork.
The photos tell the tale. The paperwork claims the front sight was replaced to correct the accuracy problem, the magazine catch and spring were replaced to correct the magazine-falling-out problem, and the abysmal trigger pull was ‘per factory specs’. There is no indication if any work was performed to get it there, but whereas before it was about 9 pounds, give or take, now it’s just over 7 lbs. It’s noticeably better than before, but still bad. I will reinstall my M*Carbo springs and see if that improves things.
The test target was fired at a range of 10 yards and shows a well-centered group. The test ammo was Hornady XTP 147gr +P, notably hotter and heavier than the American Eagle 115gr FMJ I’ve been using to break the gun in.
The proof will be in the pudding–hopefully I can achieve point of aim with my reloads which will use Speer 124gr TMJ and 124gr Gold Dot Hollow Points.
I am quite pleased with Kimber’s responsiveness to my issues, and the speed with which they addressed them. Assuming I’m able to achieve something resembling the accuracy they showed, and assuming the magazine will remain in the gun now, it’s much closer to perfect than it was when I first started.
I still want to see if I can further reduce the trigger pull, as it is still too heavy for my tastes (although it’s quality seems to have been improved, from a subjective standpoint).
What this thing really needs now is another thousand or so rounds pumped through it to fully break it in. And I’m looking forward to that!