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Old 11-11-2016, 03:46 PM   #1
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Range Report Micro 380, Micro 9, UC2

Well, I usually get to the range at least once a week, but it's been 3 weeks since my last time out. I went to a brand new range that just opened this week in Peachtree City, On Target Gun Range. 10 pistol lanes, 6 rifle lanes with a large retail area. Meggitt target retrieval system, but not the one with the computerized training programs. I've mentioned before that I am 5' tall...I could not reach the clips to put my target up! I don't like that, the only other place I've had this problem is at Autrey's Armory in Fayetteville. I have to either get a RSO or my shooting neighbor to help me every time a target goes up or down. Oh well.

First up my UC2 sapphire, I love this pistol, shoots amazing, never have problems with it and it shot flawlessly today too. 75 rounds Blazer Brass 124 gr.

2nd up Micro 9 shot 75 rounds Blazer Brass 124 gr without any failures and did not get hit anywhere with ejections. What I did notice is that I do not like having my pinkie finger hanging. I hope the Kimber extended mags will be available soon.

3rd and this one wasn't all that great, the Micro 380. Let me say, that I really like this pistol, I like the look, the feel, the way it shoots with such low recoil. With the extended mag if fits well and is easy to hold on to.

I shot 50 rounds of Federal 95 gr FMJ and had 5 failures. I think it has to do with the ejections, I had 2 ejections that got pushed into the breech by the next round. The other 3 failures did eject, but they caused the next round to misload and were wedged nose up at the breech. I think when it is ejecting it's clipping the next round??? What do you think? I'm not giving up on this pistol, but I am calling Kimber on Monday and if it needs to go back again, so be it but I hope they can correct it this time. I was bombarded by ejections to the top of the head, the forehead, eyeglasses, and cheek. This did not happen with the M9 or UC2.

I forgot to take pictures, the new range is very impressive looking and people are friendly. My favorite range is still Sharpshooters USA in Roswell. If any of you Georgians are ever up for an outing, I'd like to give Stoddard's in midtown a try. They are supposed to the computerized Meggitt system there, it's interactive and fun to train on.
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Old 11-11-2016, 03:59 PM   #2
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Nice range report. Snowtao wants to shoot my Sapphire Ultra again, didn't remember you had one. El wants to buy a Sapphire real bad.
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Nice range report. Snowtao wants to shoot my Sapphire Ultra again, didn't remember you had one. El wants to buy a Sapphire real bad.
I told her in another thread that she could shoot mine, but she never responded. I think she likes you better than me!
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I told her in another thread that she could shoot mine, but she never responded. I think she likes you better than me!
No, maybe she just didn't see the other post.

She has a lot of irons in the fire.
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I'd send the .380 back again and ask that it be replaced! I'm getting a failure about 1 in every 200 rounds with mine and am unhappy about it, 5 out of 50 is completely unacceptable. I'd be PI$$$$$$$ED :-)
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Originally Posted by starnovi View Post
I shot 50 rounds of Federal 95 gr FMJ and had 5 failures. I think it has to do with the ejections, I had 2 ejections that got pushed into the breech by the next round. The other 3 failures did eject, but they caused the next round to misload and were wedged nose up at the breech. I think when it is ejecting it's clipping the next round??? What do you think? I'm not giving up on this pistol, but I am calling Kimber on Monday and if it needs to go back again, so be it but I hope they can correct it this time. I was bombarded by ejections to the top of the head, the forehead, eyeglasses, and cheek. This did not happen with the M9 or UC2.
When you call Kimber they will take your trouble report and send it to the gunsmith but I'd suggest you include a detailed written description of the problem your having and a picture or two of of any jams you're running into. Just tuck it into the case with the gun when you ship it off to Kimber.
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A very well detailed range report and Prof. Marshall gives you an "A".

You could have had an "A+" had you included pictures....

Great job and glad the Micro 9 isn't dinging your cranium with spent shells any longer....
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When you call Kimber they will take your trouble report and send it to the gunsmith but I'd suggest you include a detailed written description of the problem your having and a picture or two of of any jams you're running into. Just tuck it into the case with the gun when you ship it off to Kimber.
Thanks Chuck. This might be excessive, but when I use the Micro 380 on the range, I take out a pen and pad to keep a detailed report of ammo and tally of failures by mags, which I have numbered 1-2-3. So, I pretty much have a record for each time I used the M380 since I got it back from Kimber the last time. I will put it all together and include it with the pistol and mags. The only thing I didn't do while on the range was take photos of the failures. I'm going to clean everything tonight and probably hit the range tomorrow, maybe just use the 380 and I'll get a couple of photos then.
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Originally Posted by starnovi View Post
Thanks Chuck. This might be excessive, but when I use the Micro 380 on the range, I take out a pen and pad to keep a detailed report of ammo and tally of failures by mags, which I have numbered 1-2-3. So, I pretty much have a record for each time I used the M380 since I got it back from Kimber the last time. I will put it all together and include it with the pistol and mags. The only thing I didn't do while on the range was take photos of the failures. I'm going to clean everything tonight and probably hit the range tomorrow, maybe just use the 380 and I'll get a couple of photos then.
That's not excessive in my book, I call it being smart. I've been keeping notes on my guns and magazines since I started shooting.
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Another trip to the range with the 380

I got back to the range today with my Micro9 and Micro 380.

9MM 50 rounds of Atlanta Ammo 115 gr fmj
no failures to load or eject, but twice on the last round the slide failed to lock back.
50 rounds Blazer Brass 124 gr.fmj
no failures at all. I did, however get hit to head a few times with some brass.

Now to the 380:
75 rounds Blazer Brass 95 gr. FMJ
Actually, started off pretty well shot about 30 rounds without any failures then I had 4 failures to chamber, and today I took pictures! I used 3 mags, two mags had 1 failure each and the last mag had 2 failures. I was getting beaned to the forehead and face constantly, my husband said my ejections where flying in front of him on the next lane.

So, I'm hoping that some of you may have some insight into my problem from the photos. They are similar to what occurred yesterday, except yesterday I had a spent cartridge lodge into the barrel and had to pry it out.

Dang, photos are sideways and upside down. First target is Micro 9, second is Micro 380. The NRA instructor told me that I was releasing my finger off the trigger after each shot and not to do that, so I'm trying not to, but every once in a while I get off a surprise 2nd shot without meaning to, so those are the wild shots you may see.
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