No it was the quilt that slowed it down enough so that it wouldn't exit.
Well I'm glad we have open discussion on this and work towards the possible cause. You started the thread with that intent...or so I thought. Looks as if you'll be dumping your Micro 9 in favor of a Walther...but those of us that do own and like the Micro 9..we would be interested as to what is wrong with the gun.Don't know and don't care going back to Mom and then to LGS for trade.
As the conversation evolved, so did the circumstances leading up to the death of the mattress. There's no way for you or I to be sure without examining the gun, but I'll bet it comes back from Kimber and they will have reamed the chamber and polished the barrel.we would be interested as to what is wrong with the gun.
I think something isn't adding up. Engaging the safety cams the hammer back off the sear, and then drops it onto the sear again when disengaged. The sear will not allow the hammer to fall unless the trigger is pulled. You'd have to have two mechanical failures at this point for that to happen.For your info I did drop mag and rack slide. Just didn't notice that the round in chamber didn't eject. I then pulled trigger to drop hammer and because safety was still on it didn't drop. Then when I took it off safe it went bang. I had just unloaded my Walther and didn't think to clear area on bed so I could tell that the one in chamber didn't eject. Also the slide is so stiff on the Micro I probably short stroked it and that is why it didn't eject.
I guess I can't wrap my head around why you "pulled the trigger?" Seems like this hammer dropping thing has come up before but I can't remember who it was. I don't think that member had a discharge like you did. Any body else recall that happening?I agree. But gun still malfunctioned. And yes I got it to do the same thing again. Only this time with an empty chamber. After racking the slide I pulled the trigger and then dropped the safety and the hammer dropped. So it is going back it MOM and then to local gun shop as trade bait. I will be getting a Walther CCP M2.
I've re-read it multiple times; doesn't change a thing.
Before sending the gun down the road, see if you can duplicate what happened (empty gun) as Albert described above. It could also be a weak extractor or incorrect extractor hook profile that's not pulling the case from the chamber. How many rounds have you fired in this weapon?
As far as not having the strength to rack the slide comfortably, perhaps a revolver would be more suitable for your needs. But as you appear to be about 48 years young, also consider the S&W Shield 9mm, as it's key feature is an easy to rack slide that your wife may appreciate too if she's so inclined.
Having an AD is embarrasing to anyone. Having the sand to post your mistake tells us all that you're an up-front guy who has most likely learned from the experience, and that's what really matters. Carry on.
I'm not going to make a judgment on this that you did anything wrong.While trying to unload my Micro 9 in my bedroom I dropped the safety and when I did the hammer dropped and gun went off. Now I have a hole in the mattress and ruined my wife's homemade quilt.
Discounting the fact that you still had a round in the barrel, I am not going to make a judgment here. I have a friend who is a long haul driver. He had his micro on the seat and apparently it got wet. When it dried he found it and went to pull it out of the holster. He said that because the holster had shrunk, it took the gone off safety as he pulled it out and the hammer fell and put a 9mm through his hand.While trying to unload my Micro 9 in my bedroom I dropped the safety and when I did the hammer dropped and gun went off. Now I have a hole in the mattress and ruined my wife's homemade quilt.
Again, without multiple safety features all failing at once, this is impossible. Take the slide off the gun, and with the hammer resting in the down/un-cocked position pull the trigger. Notice the little hook shaped ejector moving back and forth? It corresponds with a plunger in the slide that allows the firing pin to move only when the trigger is held rearward.Wrong wrong wrong. I pulled the trigger to get the hammer to drop, then I realized that the safety was still on and thumbed it down. I didn't have my finger on the trigger. As far as the chamber still having a round in it I think I short stroked the slide and it just rechambered the round. And I will report what Kimber found when I get it back. I am calling them tomorrow to get an rma.
We have a member on here whose major complaint with the Micro 9 is that the safety is swept off to easily and to often leaving him uncomfortable in carrying it cocked and locked. I believe he owns both a Micro and a Micro 9. Even with that happening with both of his Micro's often he has yet to mention a ND. I can offer this assessment.. I instruct CPL classes to novice and experienced folk... the two safety violations I consistently see are muzzle and trigger discipline.. with trigger discipline leading the charge. To be honest, the novices are safer than the experienced folks Though my heart goes out to anyone who is injured or has injured someone else due to a ND.. 99 times out of 100 it was due to their own negligence. The first 1/2 hour of my presentation covers gun handling safety which emphasizes to NOT point a firearm at anything you're not willing to destroy and keep your finger OFF the trigger until you are on your target.Discounting the fact that you still had a round in the barrel, I am not going to make a judgment here. I have a friend who is a long haul driver. He had his micro on the seat and apparently it got wet. When it dried he found it and went to pull it out of the holster. He said that because the holster had shrunk, it took the gone off safety as he pulled it out and the hammer fell and put a 9mm through his hand.
This is the second issue I have heard of this.
Personally, I have no problem carrying the gun with the hammer down. The firing pin needs inertia to pop it through the carrier hard enough to penetrate the firing pin. The firing pin sits far away from the primer.
You are correct. That's the FIRST rule of gun safety..ALL GUNS ARE LOADED. I was referring to the two I see violated the most during my course. I have a list of range commands that now include "finger!" and "muzzle!".You forgot one that lead to this ND. Always check the chamber for a loaded round.
Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk