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Kimber Micro 9 Range Report
My wife and I took her new Kimber Micro 9 to the range for the first time today. Based on my research, I was expecting some malfunctions while we ran enough rounds through it to break it in. General consensus has been 500 to 1,000 rounds. We took 300 rounds with us to give it a good start. First impression: it is definitely friskier in the hand than the Shield 9's we are used to, but is still easily controllable. We actually both shot better with it than we do with our Shields...I shot significantly better. We were taking turns, running a couple of magazines at a time each through it. We didn't make it to 300 rounds. After about 70 rounds my wife decided her wrist had had enough of a workout for the day. I went through about 100 rounds before deciding to call it a day. We did have a handful of occasions where it failed to go completely into battery, but a push with the thumb got it into battery. Looking back, I don't think that was the fault of the pistol. It happened twice to my wife shortly before she decided to stop. It happened to me several times, all when my round count was approaching 100 and after we had stopped taking turns. I think every failure to go into battery was the result of limp-wristing due to the workout our wrists got from firing 9mm rounds out of a tiny pistol. We were firing Remington military and law enforcement training ball ammo. I also tried a magazine of my preferred carry ammo, Remington Golden Saber 147GR hollow-points. Based on what I had read, I did not expect the Micro 9 to like those. To my surprise, it ate them with no problems. Recoil was a bit livelier, but that is to be expected with 147GR vs. 115GR. Overall I am very satisfied with it's performance on the first trip to the range.