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Old 08-11-2017, 06:04 PM   #1
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I'm interested in comparing some pros and cons of these models. If you have either a Micro .380, Micro 9, or Ultra Carry model, I would appreciate your input! I've been carrying a compact 9 mm Glock for about three years now and am ready for a change of pace. I am looking to carry this next gun in the pocket. Therefore, your opinions and experiences relating to pocket carrying are most appreciated.

Additionally, I'm interested in collecting some data regarding these hand guns. So if you have any of these models and a pair of dial calipers, please consider helping a fellow out. In addition to the particular model you have, I'm interested in the following measurements, which are not available from Kimber's website:

1. The length of the slide, from muzzle to back plate.

2. The width of the slide (but not including the safety lever).

3. The width of the grip, at its widest point.

4. The height of the rear sight.

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Welcome to the forum from northern Illinois ninjamin7, how about stopping by our "New Member Introduction" sub forum and introducing yourself to the membership?
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Welcome to the forum from GA. Well, I have all 3 of those pistols and before I go off to measure them, there may be someone else on here that already knows that information....so I'll wait a bit. The first thing that comes to my mind though is that the Ultra Carry is at least 10 ounces or more heavier than the 2 micro pistols. So really don't think you would want to carry that in your pocket, I wouldn't anyway. Guess it depends on your preferences and size and how much your pockets can hold! Other thing is the Ultra carries 8 rounds and the micros 7 rounds. The 2 micros seem much more manageable for pocket carry. I'll check in later, if no one has given you measurements, I will do my best to get them for you when I get home later.
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Here are a few snaps of Kimbers spec chart from their 2017 catalog. Sorry that is a lot to type on a phone
Or a link to the digital version would be better?
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If you want to pocket carry I would suggest the Micro 9.
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Originally Posted by JC45 View Post
If you want to pocket carry I would suggest the Micro 9.
I tend to agree.

True Concealed Carry......

Micro 9.............
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I never owned a .380, I have shot a few but I personally don't want a smaller caliber gun that costs more to shoot. That's why my choice would be a Micro 9.
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Originally Posted by ninjamin7 View Post
I'm interested in comparing some pros and cons of these models. If you have either a Micro .380, Micro 9, or Ultra Carry model, I would appreciate your input! I've been carrying a compact 9 mm Glock for about three years now and am ready for a change of pace. I am looking to carry this next gun in the pocket. Therefore, your opinions and experiences relating to pocket carrying are most appreciated.

Additionally, I'm interested in collecting some data regarding these hand guns. So if you have any of these models and a pair of dial calipers, please consider helping a fellow out. In addition to the particular model you have, I'm interested in the following measurements, which are not available from Kimber's website:

1. The length of the slide, from muzzle to back plate.

2. The width of the slide (but not including the safety lever).

3. The width of the grip, at its widest point.

4. The height of the rear sight.

Thank you!

Ninjamin7. Welcome to the site from Tennessee. I was looking for my paper catalog when I saw Mini Me post. All the measurements you seek are in the paper or online catalog you can download. I don't own a Micro Carry (380) or Micro9 but I do own several Ultra's and one is a 9mm Ultra Carry and I don't need measurements to know that pocket carrying a Ultra is NOT a good idea. Unless you are standing and walking all the time and never sitting or driving a vehicle. You might could pocket carry an Ultra in a cargo pants pocket?
You didn't carry your compact 9mm Glock in your pocket? Did you?
Seems like your just "thinking" about pocket carrying, back in the day I carried a Detonics Combat Master in the back pocket of my Levi's, it was not fun nor enjoyable, finally bought a IWB leather holster.
If you must, Micro Carry 380 would be easiest to pocket carry, Micro9 would not be any more difficult to pocket carry and offer a higher level of protection caliber wise.
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Hi Ninja and welcome from AL. I carry the Micro 380 and my husband carries a Micro 9. The M9 is about 1/2" longer at the slide/barrel and it is about 10oz. heavier. Being a small woman, the 380 is perfect for me. He is relatively tall so can carry the M9 in his pocket without problems. My brother is short (5'6") so to pocket carry he chose the 380 because the 9 was wearing holes in his pocket. I don't think you could go wrong or be disappointed with either the 380 or the 9. Look forward to hearing your decision.
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Originally Posted by 2sharp2 View Post
You didn't carry your compact 9mm Glock in your pocket? Did you?
No, I carry that IWB at 3:30 on the clock.

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Seems like your just "thinking" about pocket carrying [...]
I do have full intentions to carry a pocket-sized gun. My daily environment has changed and I want a more deeply concealable weapon that is at minimal risk of printing. Whether it actually ends up in my pocket or not is a mater of "where can I put it that is most concealed?" So if you or anyone has a thought as to a more concealable place, I'm all ears! (But carrying one *anywhere* is better than none at all.)
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