10-09-2020, 04:37 PM
Join Date: Jul 2020
Location: Ga and FL
Not a happy Kimber owner
As you can see by my signature, I own a few. The Micro is a great gun. it has worked great from day one. No complaints other than it is small and hard to grip. I knew that going in and its size is one reason I bought it.
The Micro 9 has been my least favorite. Its a bit too snappy and...the mags won't stay in nor will the slide lock on empty. Yes, I know this is a common issue. It is on its way back to Kimber for repair. (Kimber Customer Service is fantastic by the way!!)
I had issues from the get go with the Ultra Carry 2. After COMPLETE disassembly, an over night soak in Hoppes and a new recoil spring I thought all my issues were solved. I've put about 500 rounds through it since. It is now VERY fussy about what mags will feed and it occasionally fails to feed. Sometimes is half loads, other times it just skips the load all together. it is far from reliable. I do have another recoil spring set, but if its going to eat them every 500 rounds, I will be very disappointed.
The Custom two worked great out of the box. For the most part it still does. It has about 3000 rounds through it now. AND.....its starting to fail to feed. Probably ready for a recoil spring as well. Unfortunately I recently picked up a Remington R1S. OMG is that a nice gun. The Kimber feels so cheap next it it is not even funny! And it is far more accurate than the Kimber.
So between these things eating recoil springs and the CHEAP plastic main spring housings, I'm not a happy Kimber owner. (I did not realize they were plastic until I did the full teardown of the UC2). I replaced the housing on the Custom 2 with a Wilson Combat unit with mag well. I have one on order for the UC2. What other corners did they cut with these? Why does the Remington feel so much smoother than the Custom?
I completely tear down, soak, scrub and oil my guns after every range trip. (About twice a week.) What can I do to make these things more reliable? Any suggestions?
Micro .380 Two Tone
Micro 9 Two Tone
Ultra Carry II Two Tone
Custom II Two Tone
Sig Sauer P238
Ruger Vaquero .45LC, 8 1/2" barrel
Mossberg 930....with mods......
Ruger 10/22....with mods.....
Unfortunately they were all recently lost in a boating accident in the Gulf of Mexico.