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Had some bad luck with my first Micro 9. Had it back to the factory twice & finally sold it.

Have the Full size Black Ice in 9mm so I thought I would give the Micro 9
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I handled one of them at a LGS here in town the other day. Fit and finish were excellent. I have a base model micro 9 and could not be any happier with it. They make absolutely perfect carry guns, in my humble opinion anyway.
 

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Enjoy that little guy... I bought one for my Xmas present to myself.. Had a few problems at first but all good now and it’s my carry....
 

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I really like the looks of the Rapide Black Ice, I might have to pick one up, good luck with it.
 

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I'm liking that more all the time however the rear sight looks odd (to bulky) for a compact pistol...
 

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I love everything about mine.. the sites are fantastic.. trigger nah.. but hey livable.. drilled slide yep cool.. serrations in slide are a little sharp.. all n all good piece.. and a keeper for a long time for me... it’s my daily carry.. best of all it’s a one hand dead on at 35 yrds and closer
 

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I have yet to buy a new Kimber without issues. Cleaned it & Flitzed the rails. Cleaned it some more & lubed it up before
hitting the range with it this morning.

Loaded the one mag I have with 124 gr. Rem. UMC. Sling shot the first round. BANG! second round loaded ok but, but no bang. Hand
racked the round out & pulled the trigger. BANG! for the next 5 rounds. Loaded it up again with 5 rds. this time & BANG! second round,
no bang. WTF? Ran about 30 rounds with the same results. It was like the trigger wouldn't reset. Had 10 rounds left, so I ran a mag of
SIG SAUER 147 gr. JHP. First round, BANG!. Second round no bang. As I went to rack the slide, I noticed the safety was on. Not all
the way, but enough to keep it from resetting the trigger. Reloaded the mag & carefully pulled the trigger, making sure my thumb was
nowhere near the safety & BANG! BANG! BANG! I was unconsciously hitting the safety every time. Finished up all the ammo I had with
me & all went BANG!

Never had a safety that sensitive before. I will have to make some adjustments to my grip to prevent this from being a problem. Wish I had
more ammo with me, but I'm trying to limit how much I shoot.

Hoping this was the problem. The little bugger is quite accurate, & the recoil is surprisingly mild. Will try some 115 gr. next time out.

Anyone here have similar issues with the grip?
 

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Lots of shooters allow their left thumb to ride high whwn shooting two handed.
Sometimes it rides the slide, causing issues.

With a small pistol, that has a 1911 style safety this can also cause the thumb to contact the safety.

Honestly, both Kimbers I have shot (Ultra Carry II .45 and a 10mm Target II) were flawless out of the box. However, both of those are actual 1911s.
 

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I used to shoot all my 1911’s with my thumb on top of safety so it’s forced down, no chance of it snicking on. When I bought my Sig P938 and my Micro 380 I changed my shooting grip just for that reason. Safety is too small to ride and my thumb was too high on the gun and would snap the safety up. I now use a tucked thumb grip on all my hand guns and no more problems.


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Hard to change my grip after 50 years of shooting. For that reason I doubt this pistol will ever be in my carry rotation.
 

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Hard to change my grip after 50 years of shooting. For that reason I doubt this pistol will ever be in my carry rotation.
Nothing to it, as long as you have your trigger control mastered a couple range trips using the new grip and you’ll be dialed in. I think I actually shoot better since it’s a tighter grip.


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Hard to change my grip after 50 years of shooting. For that reason I doubt this pistol will ever be in my carry rotation.
Even old Devil Dogs can learn new tricks.
Just lower the thumb position of your suppprt hand.
It's not a new grip.
Its a slight correction which you should use with every auto loading pistol.
If your support thumb rides the slide or engages the safety, your grip is the issue, not the gun.
 
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Never had a safety that sensitive before. I will have to make some adjustments to my grip to prevent this from being a problem.
I have a target 22 (different mfg) with the single flaw the safety is all-too-easy to touch. It took a few training sessions but now there is little issue since minor adjustment to my grip. Just part of the 'enhanced awareness package' a shooter needs to develop, IMHO.

Congratulations on your new Kimber.
 

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I think a better technique for me would be to keep my pinky off of the gun. Would lower my grip & keep my thumb knuckle away from the safety.
I carry a Colt Mustang in the HOT months for better concealment. It has a flush mag & I can only get 2 fingers on the gun. Gonna try that next time out.
 
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