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Kimber Micro .380

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by edison bulb, Dec 23, 2015.

  1. edison bulb

    edison bulb Portland, OR Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone here have a Kimber Micro .380? It's been awhile since they've been released and wonder if any owners have encountered any problems. Gorgeous pistols...

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  2. Pandaz3

    Pandaz3 Cornelius, Oregon NRA Lifetime Member Platinum Supporter Gold Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    A wild number of responses. I too think the Micro series to be very pretty. I'm just 380 poor at the moment and the Browning 1911 380 has first on the waiting list for me. With seven 380's on hand, I'm just going to have to pass.
     
  3. edison bulb

    edison bulb Portland, OR Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, the power of the .380 is limiting and the round capacity too...but despite this, I think I may need to get one come tax season :D
     
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    riden2low Lincoln City New Member

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  5. JSJPDX

    JSJPDX East Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter

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    I have one but haven't been able to shoot it much. Got it from a member of this forum and he neglected to mention that the front sight was loose in the dovetail. It looked good when I bought it but promptly fell off the first time I shot it. My first Kimber, may be my last.

    The sights appear to be factory so even used I wouldn't expect to have problems from a company with a higher end production reputation. Still haven't had time to address the issue, just use my Colt in the interim.
     
  6. edison bulb

    edison bulb Portland, OR Well-Known Member

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    That's too bad about the sight! I figure all companies have bad lemons. Hopefully Kimber can make it right immediately and without too much hassle.
     
  7. jblake00

    jblake00 North Oregon Coast Active Member

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    My neighbor picked one up used, and had to send it back to Kimber. It would FTF and FTE About 3 times per magazine. He had me try a few mags just to eliminate the shooter. Still had trouble running, so he sent it in. 2 weeks later we went back out to try and it worked just fine, but he wasn't comfortable with the pistol anymore. It's a shame really, beautiful gun, but had terrible problems and an odd trigger.
     
  8. edison bulb

    edison bulb Portland, OR Well-Known Member

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    Sad to hear :/

    My Kimber Pro TLE II had FTF issues which has since been fixed. At this point, thousands of rounds later with no problems, I feel comfortable carrying it.



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  9. jblake00

    jblake00 North Oregon Coast Active Member

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    I am by no means a Kimber hater like some out there. Both my neighbor and I have Kimbers that we love and haven't had any issues with, they are 1911 style guns however. As good looking as the Micro is, it won't ever be in my collection. I think Sig offers a better gun in the p238/p938 for less money.
     
  10. Dons1911

    Dons1911 Hayden, Idaho New Member

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    We have a few Kimbers and have had minor problems with only one of them. As for their customer service, I found it to be outstanding! The problem was not on the Micro. That little gun has run flawlessly since we bought it. Granted, it doesn't get a lot of use, but we do have over 500 rounds thru it with out any issues. I would encourage anyone who has an issue with a Kimber to give them a shot at fixing it before bashing the manufacturer as a whole. Just saying, they build a lot of guns and things do get by quality sometimes. I had to send an Ed Brown back to them for a quality issue. They fixed it lickity split, as did Kimber, and I am happy with both. WeI still own the Micro, but I kinda lost it to my wife! She likes the size and carries it often. We also have a Sig 938, and have shot the Sig 238. We prefer the Kimber, and while it can be bought right, it's still more moolah than the Sigs. It's all preference at that point.