I picked this up on Thurday and it was hard waiting till today to try it out. I did spend the time getting to know it better though. I read and re-read the manual just to be sure I didn't miss something. I tore it down and inspected all the parts and pieces. The only thing I noticed is that the slide lock had a little bump/burr on the shaft, which didn't seem like it was in a spot where it should matter for anything. The night sights are very bright. I have tritium sights on a few other guns and these are the brightest of the bunch. The grip pattern is a little different than what the Kimber website showed but still nice and super grippy. I gave the gun a thorough cleaning and lubed as per the guide, which leaves it pretty wet.
The range wasn't busy today and thankfully no one was shooting their ARs - even with plugs and muffs, those rattle my brain if I have to stand next to them for too long.
Sooo, the plan was to shoot a box of each brand with a clean and lube in between.
50 rounds. Flawless. Good grouping.
50 rounds. FTF X1.Failed to slide lock X4 (out of 7 mags). OK grouping.
50 rounds. FTF X2. Failed to slide lock X3 (out of 7 mags).
25 rounds. Flawless. Excellent grouping.
The slide lock issue may be my fault though the smith thought it was the ammo. I'll be more attentive to where my stong side thumb is resting next time. Overall, I'm pretty satisfied with the results for the first trip out. The gun is a tac driver and I know the Fiocchi and Hornady will work. If I had had issues with these "better" brands (JMHO), I might have been disappointed. The Blazer Brass results were not unexpected. The American Eagle....never had problem with the brand in my larger guns. My Sig ammo is due to arrive on Monday, so I'l run a couple of boxes of that through it next weekend.
I did notice when cleaning that the recoil spring has gotten distorted/bent (can see it in the pic below). It still seems to seat OK. I plan on trying out the heavy (12 pound) spring next time and with the Blazer Brass to see if it makes a difference on how that stuff runs.
Micro Carry DC with G10 grips, ambi safety and night sights:
The G10 grips have a wood grain look and feel very "grippy" in the hand:
Six pound spring (bottom). Twelve pound spring (top):
I shot a total of 175 rounds of fourdifferent brands of ammo:
21 feet with rest: