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Old 04-22-2016, 11:20 PM   #1
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Regular practice with the Micro Carry?

If I were to practice sort of regularly with the Micro now that she is a runner, is it just the recoil spring that gets replaced frequently?

I am not talking huge ammo counts. Maybe shoot it every other week with a box of 50.
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Old 04-23-2016, 06:10 AM   #2
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The recoil spring should be replaced every 1000 rounds, the main spring and firing pin spring are to be replaced at 5000 rounds.
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Old 04-24-2016, 11:14 PM   #3
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I have 230 rounds now since the new spring was I stalled for warranty. It sure does loosen up quickly!

You can hold the gun in your hand as if to shoot and jab forward and you can make the slide move back.
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That doesn't sound quite right.

While I do not own that exact pistol, I do shoot a SIG P238--to destruction. It's just as tight and accurate now as the day I bought it.

Design wise, the P238, the Micro and the Colt .380 ACP are all "cousins."
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That does sound a bit too loose. I would make sure everything is properly assembled.
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That's not right, something's wrong.
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Assembled properly. Everything functions. The spring has softened quickly!

Just ordered a Wolff Colt Mustang .380 11lb spring.
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Yikes! There's no way a spring that loose could drag a round off the top of a magazine and seat it in the chamber. Something is wrong there somewhere.
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Old 05-02-2016, 01:49 AM   #9
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Assembled properly. Everything functions. The spring has softened quickly!

Just ordered a Wolff Colt Mustang .380 11lb spring.
Just confirming the Wolff Colt Mustang springs fit the Kimber Micro Carry.

Just installed it but have not shot it. Tuesday I will take it out. It snugged up the slide tension so that a quick jab forward is not causing the slide to move back a little and clank forward again.
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Originally Posted by Chillis View Post
Just confirming the Wolff Colt Mustang springs fit the Kimber Micro Carry.

Just installed it but have not shot it. Tuesday I will take it out. It snugged up the slide tension so that a quick jab forward is not causing the slide to move back a little and clank forward again.
I am so surprised that the oem spring and slide behaves as you describe. We can't wait for a range report with that Wolf spring! Be sure to include ammo type used. Thanks.
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