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Old 06-25-2019, 01:59 PM   #1
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...hit 5K today :-)

Yup, today I hit the 5K mark with my little Kimber. I went ahead and put a new recoil spring in last night as I was in the 1Kish point on the old one. The attached photo shows the old vs new. The new one feels noticeably stiffer. Last ammo order I added some .380 ACP or 9mm Browning as S&B refers to it. The 92gr FMJ to be exact. I fired 50 rounds to each target. My Micro liked it just fine, no problems of ant sort, another 100% outing :-)
...target was at 7 yards
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Old 06-25-2019, 02:09 PM   #2
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Wow... 5k rounds with a small .380 is a quite a lot. I doubt my LCP will ever see that round count.
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Old 06-25-2019, 02:19 PM   #3
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I doubt my Ruger LC9s is going to get anywhere near this round count either, not in my hand anyways, ouch. My Micro has the stock rubber grips and is a soft shooting pistol. I haven't checked the trigger pull but I'll be surprised if it comes in at over 5lbs? It's fun little gun to shoot :-)
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Originally Posted by cousinmark View Post
My Micro has the stock rubber grips and is a soft shooting pistol. I haven't checked the trigger pull but I'll be surprised if it comes in at over 5lbs? It's fun little gun to shoot :-)
Mark--- Wow, 5000!

I have a S&W M&P Bodyguard 380 that will never see 500. It's unpleasant -- trigger and grip are bad fits for me.

Can you please post a picture of your Micro with the grips showing?
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Old 06-25-2019, 03:38 PM   #5
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Inpressive. I only have one gun that's over 5000 and it's a S&W Model 10 that used to belong to the Stafford Co. VA Sharifs dept.
Probably have 10k thru it anyway.
Maybe more. On your way to 10k
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Old 06-25-2019, 03:53 PM   #6
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That's a serious number for a small defensive pistol. I have two that would go way beyond 5000 but both were competition guns that saw a lot of practice rounds back in the day.

One is my 90's Kimber Classic that has been used for IPSC & USPSA and I'm about to do it's fourth or fifth re-spring. I got one of the Wilson flat spring kits that everyone here talks about. I also got one for the Sig TACOPS I picked up at a gun show last year. It's used but doesn't appear to be high mileage but what the hell the new spring kits aren't expensive.

I'd guess my Clark Ruger Bullseye gun is way over 5000, that's only 10 bricks. It's probably closer to 20-25K. I've had it since 1981. I've shot it in NRA Bullseye, silhouettes, and as a squirrel gun. My finger prints are worn into the front strap.
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Old 06-25-2019, 03:56 PM   #7
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...here you go Bigdog. This is the basic Micro Carry but has had night sights installed by Kimber. I believe the rubber grips are still available.
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Thanks Mark!
I have those grips on my 5" Kimber 45. They're great!
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Old 06-25-2019, 05:18 PM   #9
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I have about half that much on my .380. After shooting full size guns awhile its tuff picking up that little gun and shooting it well. I always said the small size with short barrel teaches you good finger control because it doesn't take much of twitch to throw your shot off target.
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Originally Posted by WillyD View Post
. After shooting full size guns awhile its tuff picking up that little gun and shooting it well.

This is an easy fix . the trick is to get bigger targets and move them closer . works great ...
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