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Old 02-06-2016, 08:46 PM   #1
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First range report - 2/6/16

Just shot 200 rounds this afternoon with Winchester 380 Auto 95 grain FMJ, 6 and 7 round mags.

There were 3 times the bullet wasn't fed to chamber correctly/completely after I changed the mag and released the slide to return to battery. Once I released the mag, racked the slide to eject the bullet, reloaded the mag, it worked fine. Other than that, everything ran well.

I will try different type of ammo next time.
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Old 02-06-2016, 08:55 PM   #2
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I had a similar experience the first time I took mine out, but I haven't had t happen since. Took it to the range today and it worked perfectly. I was using Remington 95gr.
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Old 02-06-2016, 09:08 PM   #3
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Not bad for the first trip. I trust you cleaned and lubed the little guy before going to the range.

I have had mine to the range with about 4-5 types of ammo. With each trip my Micro performs better. Todate the best ammo for me has been Federal Champion fmj rn 95gr. I am not saying it is the best ammo on the market; I am saying my Micro likes it the best...thus far. Perfect! I still have more types to trial.
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I do not own a micro but I have read many times the smaller handguns really like consistent firm grip. It helps the feed and ejection. You may already be aware of this. Just a reminder. Clean lube and shoot. Thanks for the report. Pictures of the gun and dead targets are always welcome on this forum!
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I did not mention it was a new gun. Should I need to clean and lube for the first shoot?
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Old 02-07-2016, 07:14 AM   #6
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nice start!

... sounds like you pistol is running well. I had the same problem with the first round loading while dropping the slide using Winchester white box target ammo 95gr FMJ. Not sure which Winchester 95gr you tried? In my case that has not happened with any other ammo. I would guess you'll have better results with another type too.
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I did not mention it was a new gun. Should I need to clean and lube for the first shoot?
... short answer "YES"
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Cannot, a new gun should be cleaned and lubed before making it's first range visit. During the break in period it should be cleaned and lubed every 100 - 150 rounds or after every range visit. Instead of using the slide stop to release the slide sling shot it, draw the slide back as far as it will go and release it. I think you will find that that will help with your loading problem.
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Old 02-07-2016, 08:20 AM   #9
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I always clean and lube after range visit. Never thought I need to do that with the new guns for the first shoot. That's good to know. Thanks.

Overall, I love this small gun and start looking for next Kimber.
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Old 02-07-2016, 09:03 AM   #10
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I had the same issue out of the box, even after cleaning before going to the range. I sent it back to Kimber. It is now my EDC. Great little pistol.
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