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Anybody know of an aftermarket source for sights. Mine has a .150" but needs to be .190". I called Kimber today as they showed a .180" on their site, which would be a start, but they won't send one and told me to send the gun in so they can test the accuracy. Not going to happen as I've got a good one and who knows what I'll get back. If there's none available I just might have to machine one of my own. Thanks.
 

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why start now...lol
Exactly. The Brainchild I spoke to also insisted that Kimber only makes the one size sight for my pistol, the .150" tall one. I had to look it up and give her the part number of the .180". I wanted to ask her if it was her first day on the job but I just let it go.
 

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Mine on my micro Rapide are fantastic... why the change?
Also it’s a micro not really the target bullseye firearm
 

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POI is 3" high with all bullet weights.
My Micro 9 was the same way. Way off. They paid to take it back and changed to a different sight and fixed it and shipped it back to me.

While their quality control leaves something to be desired they seek to make up for it with terrific customer support. Don't suffer in silence. Just let them fix it.
 

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My Micro 9 was the same way. Way off. They paid to take it back and changed to a different sight and fixed it and shipped it back to me.

While their quality control leaves something to be desired they seek to make up for it with terrific customer support. Don't suffer in silence. Just let them fix it.
Thanks Mike, I might just do that.

I heard back from Dawson and they don't plan on making any sights for the Micro 9. They say there's not enough interest.
 

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I was about to give up on my Micro 9 because I could not shoot it accurately.

Finally called the factory and sent it back. It came back accurate.

The EVO was accurate from the start and I have had zero problems with it.

Don't hear much about the EVO these days, mostly see Micro 9 complaints.
 

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Called Kimber again and talked to someone in support this time. Since I calculated my pistol needing a .190" sight, I asked what they would do if their .180" sight doesn't correct the high POI when I send it in. He told me that it would more than likely be within their "acceptable" accuracy range however if for some reason it wasn't then they'd probably have to replace the barrel, slide, or both. I decided to make a sight rather than chance sending it in and getting something back that may not be as reliable as it is now.

So I spent the morning in the shop and have a new sight 75% done. Before I finish it I'll be hitting the range to figure the exact height for my carry ammo.
 

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I had the same problem with my Micro 9. I bought a replacement front sight online. Can't remember where. Then found out Kimber uses a different dovetail cut, so I had to hand fit mine with a very small 3 corner file. Took mt three sights before I got the right height, so I got good with the file. Tip I ground the teeth off one side of the 3 corner file, and that helped so I wasn't cutting where I didn't want to be.
 

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I really like these xssights more than the truglo and they don't appear to sit up as high.

Does anyone else use them and what are your thoughts?
Depends on their purpose. Target gun, Truglow. Carry Gun XSBig Dot. The big dots are very fast to acquire when drawing from the holster and accurate enough to hold a 3" circle rapid fire out to 10 yards. Three Dot sights are better for bullseye shooting. The XS is a Combat Sight.

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Depends on their purpose. Target gun, Truglow. Carry Gun XSBig Dot. The big dots are very fast to acquire when drawing from the holster and accurate enough to hold a 3" circle rapid fire out to 10 yards. Three Dot sights are better for bullseye shooting. The XS is a Combat Sight.

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Thank you Albert, I will use on my carry and my eyes are not what they used to be. I like the idea and its faster for target acquisitions so I think i'll go with the XSbig dot. I feel its easier to align than the truglo. Obviously I'll need to take to a gun smith to install, correct?
 

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Thank you Albert, I will use on my carry and my eyes are not what they used to be. I like the idea and its faster for target acquisitions so I think i'll go with the XSbig dot. I feel its easier to align than the truglo. Obviously I'll need to take to a gun smith to install, correct?
I did mine on my Glock 26 myself. Sometimes depends on how tight the dovetails are you might be able to do it with a punch or you might need a sight tool. A good Smith should be able to get you up and running fairly cheap.

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