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Old 01-04-2017, 09:43 PM   #1
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Micro, or Micro Carry?

Does the name vary by the style bought? I thought they were all "Micro Carry" guns, but my new one only says "Micro" on the side, no "Carry".



The picture on the website where I bought it says "Micro Carry":



No biggie, but why the difference? Mine does have white dot sights and the flat spring. Those familiar with serial numbers can tell about when it was made.

Maybe I have a rare oddball, like a mint-made error coin!
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Old 01-04-2017, 10:07 PM   #2
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Mine says "Micro Carry" but didn't come with the night sights you have.
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My sights are not night sights, just white dot. I was wondering if they dropped the Carry word when going to white dot sights.
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On Kimber's website the .380 is called the Micro and the 9mm is called the Micro 9 so I would assume that those are the proper names.
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Mine is a Micro Carry and is no longer on the website. It's all black including the grips and came with all black sights and the older guide rod and spring. It's an older version of the Micro .380.
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Old 01-05-2017, 01:44 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by Chuck43 View Post
On Kimber's website the .380 is called the Micro and the 9mm is called the Micro 9 so I would assume that those are the proper names.
I'm showing the .380's are stamped "Micro Carry" on their site:

Kimber America | Micro | Handguns

But mine says just "Micro". Mine is centered under the ejection port, so it's not like they were going to stamp "Micro" after it, and forgot. :-)
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Just to clarify, I'm talking about the word(s) "MICRO" and "MICRO CARRY" that is stamped on the side of the gun.

My new .380 Micro, which is stamped "MICRO":



Image from website where I bought the gun, which is stamped "MICRO CARRY" (and so are those on the Kimber website):

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Old 01-05-2017, 08:52 PM   #8
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I'm thinking you must have a newer version? Maybe there've been some other changes to the slide as well that will improve performance. There's only one way to be sure Dallas...
Tell them I said "hey" at The Son's of Hermann Hall if you get down that way :-)

...in looking at the site the newest model I think it's the Desert Night is also stamped Micro.
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Old 01-07-2017, 03:56 PM   #9
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My Bell Air 380 model has "Micro" on the right side and "Custom Shop" on the left. FWIW, my sights are the standard black. I find it interesting that there is a variation with some slides worded "Micro Carry".
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Old 01-08-2017, 01:10 AM   #10
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Yes, it's strange to me as well. Mine says Micro on the right side, and has the Kimber logo on the left side, nothing else.
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