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Old 11-21-2020, 07:01 AM   #1
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New Micro 380

I have several pistols, but only a few are not striker fired. Lately I've been interested in collecting and shooting all metal pistols like the Kimbers. I sort of like the small pistols also, even though the price of 380 ACP ammunition has been nuts for years!

I brought the Kimber home and it looks very good, very high quality and the appearance of something "artful" as opposed to a tool. I field stripped it as I always do before firing a new pistol, and was surprised to find it bone-dry, without much evidence of having been shot. I hope it was tested at the factory; may not have been. Anyway, I cleaned it anyway and lubed it. Then I spend maybe 20 minutes racking the slide and activating the trigger and safety just to "wear in" some parts. I hope to shoot it next week.
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Old 11-21-2020, 07:42 AM   #2
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Welcome to the forum [email protected], how about stopping by our "New Member Introduction" sub forum and introducing yourself to the membership. Tell us something about yourself, your interests, hobbies and where you're located.
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You have a GREAT start on break-in procedure! Run her wet, should be fine.

Welcome to the site from East Tennessee!
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Welcome to the forum from Northern Illinois. Let us know how it shoots.
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Old 11-21-2020, 11:21 AM   #5
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,,,welcome to the forum from north Alabama just shy of the Tennessee line...

...here's my experience with the Kimber Micro:
1. shoot the gun wet
2. sling shot load the first round of each clip during the breakin period
3. 300 to 400 rounds to breakin, I use RN FMJ
4. good tight grip no limp wrist
5. I have to watch my right thumb as it has a tendency to ride up on the slide and slow the recoil sequence and cause issues... (large hand, small gun)
6. enjoy... ...my Kimber Micro is a pleasure to carry and it fits just about anywhere...
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Old 11-21-2020, 07:08 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by [email protected] View Post
I brought the Kimber home and it looks very good, very high quality and the appearance of something "artful" as opposed to a tool.
I agree 100% with your assessment of the Kimber .380. I hope you enjoy it for years to come. Do everything that Oklahomabound says (advice above), and you should be a happy camper. I’ve had mine about 4 yrs now and carry it every time I am out and about. I don’t switch around in what I carry. The Kimber .380 is sufficient for me.
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Thanks for the welcome and advice. I'll update when I have a chance to shoot the 380.
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It's nice to have a new Micro .380 owner on board, welcome. Great advice from the faithful. Be sure to verify your pistol has the newer flat wire recoil assembly. The spring wire will be flat not round and there will be barrel groove milled in the guide rod end. You more than likely have the newer version. remember a good solid grip and the photos from the range :-)
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Welcome to the forum, enjoy your little gem.
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Welcome from CFL ..
I bought the same model SS few months back with new "upgrade" flat wire and barrel .. didn't like rosewood so I got black G10 grips ..
I paid $550.00 from Academy .. wonder how much now ?
I did exactly what Oklahomabound said .. runs great first time ..
Great buy ...
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