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Has anybody noticed the Micro Carry that was added to the Kimber site at the beginning of the year? I believe it was debuted at the 2011 shot show and from what I recently read is scheduled for release in January 2014. I'm not a fan of the .380 but I'd probably pick up the stainless version if I saw it in my LGS.
 

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It's a pricey 380. But pretty. I owned a few colt mustangs over the years.
 

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I saw it at the shot show this year. Nice looking gun, about the size of the Ruger LPC. If my memory serves me right smaller than a Sig P-238. I like the .380s pocket guns, for ease of carrying and concealing. Living in Las Vegas general uniforim of the day is shorts and tee-shirts most days. The Sig is my favorite for carry and use a Remora clipless holster.
The Micro is a little late coming to the party. I have two Ruger LPC's one Sig P-238 Equonix and a Kel-Tec P3At. in .380.
Last April I found a Solo CDP LC that I have wanted since introduction a few years ago. I wish I had listened to all of the bad revues, they have come true.
 

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I was thinking exactly that, an easily concealable gun for those hot summer days, also make a good back up gun. I wonder why Kimber showcases new products 2 years before they're ready to go into production?
 

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Good question! I think there a day late and a dollar short on this. Every gun manufacture got on this band wagon years ago. If its like the Solo (hopefully not for Kimber) it will be a few years before they are readily available. Then will it have good reviews. I think that the Solo has hurt the Kimber name. Mixed reviews mostly bad, good looking gun but not reliable, it requires premium 124 or 147 grain ammo, and it still has failures to eject Other manufacturs do not. My Kel-Tec ( that I dislike) eats anything goes bang every time, and cost me about $1000.00 less.
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More info on the Micro. Kimbers price list as of January 1, 2013 (received at the shot show) lists the Micro CDP having a retail price of $1121.00 almost twice that of a Sig P238. The Micro CDP LG retails for $1406.00
The Solo CDP LG retails at 1223.00 almost $200.00 less.
 

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More info on the Micro. Kimbers price list as of January 1, 2013 (received at the shot show) lists the Micro CDP having a retail price of $1121.00 almost twice that of a Sig P238. The Micro CDP LG retails for $1406.00
The Solo CDP LG retails at 1223.00 almost $200.00 less.
Kimbers website lists the Micro Carry Stainless for $679.00, for the $442.00 savings I can live without the night sights, two tone finish, fancy grips and ambi safety.
 

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I have to question the need for a premium priced deep concealment gun. They are prone to rust/corrosion from body sweat and extreme wear conditions similar to a duty gun. When I can have two LCP's for the price of one Micro Carry, and I have very little to worry about, maintenance wise, why bother?
I like my Ultra Carry. Probably the best 45 I will ever own. I don't need to supplement it with another expensive piece.
 

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I'm glad we're having this discussion, when I bought my handguns concealed carry was the last thing on my mind. Concealed carry and everything that pertains to it is new to me. I live in the last state to allow concealed carry and while it is now law we can't expect the first permits to be issued until sometime in the first quarter of next year. Until recently I never owned a holster, this is all a new game for me so I appreciate your comments.
 

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Chuck, Your Stainless Micro Retails at $679.00, Dealers Cost on it is $564.00 and if he is a master Kimber dealer he will pay $499.00.....
If you were to go With a Sig P-238 Equinox You would get the night sights ETC. I paid about $650.00 for mine, and love it. I carry it daily in a Remora clipless holster. I have never had a problem. No stovepipes, FTE, FTF's. I wish I spent the Solo money on Sig's P938.
The Kimber Micro is the same weight and barrel size 2.7" as the Ruger LCP. Most of the gun show dealers are selling the LPC for about $250 to $279.00.
 

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I have to question the need for a premium priced deep concealment gun. They are prone to rust/corrosion from body sweat and extreme wear conditions similar to a duty gun. When I can have two LCP's for the price of one Micro Carry, and I have very little to worry about, maintenance wise, why bother?
I like my Ultra Carry. Probably the best 45 I will ever own. I don't need to supplement it with another expensive piece.
I really agree with this line of thinking. To each their own and all that good stuff, but carry guns live a rough life. That's not to mention that should you ever be forced to use it you'll most likely be without it for a long time as it stands a good chance of becoming "evidence." Who knows what kind of care it will receive during that time.

I'll spend whatever it takes for reliable, however there are a lot of great carry options much cheaper than this example.
 

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Thanks for the heads up on the Sig, I'm going to find a dealer in my area and check them out. I think my Kimber Super Carry Pro is going to be my main carry gun once I get my CC permit. Aside from regular cleaning and spring replacement it's been bullet proof, I've got almost 3000 rounds through it without a hiccup. I'm just looking for something a little smaller for those occasions that call for something a little smaller then a 4" .45.
 

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I should state that the Sig P-238 is almost the same as a Colt Mustang! For my money the Sig is a better choice the Sig comes with night sights the Mustang does not and is the same price or more!
 

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I would not consider any gun ready for concealed carry if it didn't have night sights.
 

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I don't know if I agree with that Chuck. I look at it this way; sights are great for ensuring the ability of the gun to place a round where I want it. But on a defensive weapon, if I'm far enough away to need sights, I'm probably far enough away to avoid or evade the conflict.
 

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Looking at the big picture I couldn't agree more with your statement, if a conflict arose my first thought would be to get the hell out of there but we have to define on an individual basis exactly what far enough away to avoid or evade the conflict is.

I'm 70 years old and in what I would call above average shape for my age, I actually go to the gym twice a week and workout. But I also have two bad knees and it's a rare day when I can walk without a noticeable limp. How far away do you think I would have to be in order to avoid or evade someone? I'd be willing to bet that my distance is going to be a lot bigger then yours and yours is going be bigger then my 35 year old son who participates in triathlons for fun.

I pray I never have a need for a carry gun but if or when I do I want it equipped the way I feel it will be most useful to me. Besides I don't think the addition of a set of nights sights are going to slow me down any more then I already am.
 

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While you're right that the sights are not going to slow you down, we're actually talking about "point shooting". The next time you go to the range, try it. You'll be amazed at how 70 year of pointing your finger at things has taught you to also point a gun well.
Here's an exercise I use. Standing about 3 feet from the target, draw your weapon, fire two rounds and step back 2 paces. Fire two more rounds and step back again. Fire two more then holster your weapon. Your aiming point is center mass or the center of the target. The exercise is to simulate self preservation in a confrontation. Try it again, only this time step to the right as well as back, or to the left.
I'm not trying to talk you out of the sights or to convince you of anything. With the possible exception of relying on the sights. Night sights are a great addition to any gun, but one should never learn to depend on them.
BTW, you're only 5 years older than me.
 

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pbsdaddy thank you but unless I obtained access to some private land that exercise while probably very useful would be out. There is no range that I am aware of in this state that will allow you to wear a holster let alone draw from one or point shoot. If you'd like to remain on the range that you paid for you will aim all shots and you will pause for a second preferably 2 or more between shots. The state of Illinois is a Democratic dictatorship.
 

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Chuck, Wisconson is to your north, about 50 miles. Take an afternoon and go. Have some fun!
I moved west in 1970, mostly because of the politics, coruption, and graft in Chicago.......
 

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Chuck, Wisconson is to your north, about 50 miles. Take an afternoon and go. Have some fun!
I moved west in 1970, mostly because of the politics, coruption, and graft in Chicago.......
You're right, It's been a while since I've been up there. My son and his family want me me to Michigan by them but I'm the sole caregiver for my mother (95) and she won't move.
 
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