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Semi-Auto Handguns / Kimber Micro 9 Review
« on: April 12, 2020, 11:22:38 AM »
Yesterday, I broke out my new Kimber Micro 9 that I won in a raffle. Let me first get some things out in the open so you have an understanding where I'm coming from.

1) I've never been a fan of the 1911 style frame and mechanisms. I don't care to have a single action handgun.
2) I don't like the fact that I have to cock the hammer back in order to fire it.
3) I don't like the fact that in order to not have to worry about cocking the hammer, I can leave it back and the safety "on".

While the safety is positive on or off, I MAY not hear or feel it go from safe to fire if I hit it, knock it, etc. while carrying. I don't care to be shot with my own firearm especially having the concerns I have.

Now, the gun. The magazine is very easy to load. While the spring is enough to feed, it is really easy to load up even at the 7th round. It's easy to rack. I like that. It feels good in my hand and I have big hands.

When I shot it, I felt like it had a little more muzzle flip than my 45 taking in consideration the differences between the 9mm and 45 or even my Taurus G2C and G2S 9mm. I like the trigger. There is very little travel in the trigger and when you hit the back part of the travel, it does not take much to send it. That's something I would have to get used to.

My first 2 rounds were low and to the right. Keep in mind, with my XD 45 and Taurus's, I'm good to go so it caught me off guard some. When I shot it some more to try and figure out what I was doing wrong, I found that I needed to have a better grip on it and concentrate a tad more than I do with the others. Again, I need to shoot it more.

CLEANING - Once I figured out how you proceed to take the gun apart, (Thanks YouTube), it was a bit aggravating but I got it. Cleaning is easy. Putting it back together? Wow!

When you slide the slide back on the frame, you have to push a pin down so that it goes under the slide. The problem is, my fingers are a little big and there for the slide would not come back far enough to hold the pin down so I had to use a glock punch to hold it down while putting the slide back. Then, you have to push the slide back until you see the hole in the barrel through the side of the gun, insert the slide lock just a little, push the slide back a bit more and then push the slide stop the rest of the way in. It's not bad but it's not what I would call easy either.

I want to give the gun a chance. I really do. My immediate reaction is to sell it and get something else but I don't know that I will ever own another Kimber and it was really the first expensive thing I have ever won for $18 investment. I may just keep it in the house and not carry it.

I know there are people who swear by them, the 1911 style frame and that is perfectly fine. Everyone is different. We shall see.

Give me your input, experiences, likes, dis-likes, opinions. I'm open.


Semi-Auto Handguns / New to Kimber
« on: April 08, 2020, 11:44:56 AM »
I've always been a Springfield, Glock, Ruger type guy when it comes to Pistols. My friend owns Walkertown Pawn and Gun and he recently started a raffle for a Kimber Micro 9 and jumped in and bought 3 spots at $6 a spot just because. Later that night, he messages me and lets me know that I had won. I didn't believe him at first but then watched the video of the drawing and be damned, I WON. I've never been a fan of the 1911 style frame let alone Kimber because they are a higher end gun in my opinion. If I was going to buy a higher end gun, I would buy a H&K.

So, here we are. It's new so I'm not wanting to shoot it but how will I know if I now want to carry that instead of my XD45? I guess I'll shoot it. I'm going to video my shooting it and I'll post it on here.

What are YOUR thoughts on Kimber?


Forum News / Deleted Accounts
« on: April 07, 2020, 11:06:02 PM »
I had to go in and do a mass deletion and with that, I had to delete legitimate accounts. I apologize. Just re-register. I added a 3 question verification process and hopefully this will take care of the problem.


Forum News / SPAM
« on: April 07, 2020, 09:22:54 PM »
If you have seen any spam, I am working on it. I have enhanced the registration where new member have to answer 3 questions and working with my hosting provider to delete the "bad" users as they have it where I can't right now. Sorry for any problems.


First, sorry I've not been visible/active on my own forum. My wife is in the medical field and she has been slammed busy and stressed, I've been trying to get it through my uncles head that he needs to stay home due to his underlying health conditions, etc. So, now on to the elephant in the room. CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19:

While I do not totally understand the "rush" and hoarding, I do understand to a degree and even helped out my local gun shop myself buying a Taurus G2C 9mm and crap load of mags for my AR. Not to mention a friend of mine and I went in and bought 3000 rounds of 5.56. One thing I learned in all of this is that even the Dem and Libs are buying firearms. Case in point.

We went to ProShots  Saturday a week ago and in came an Asian couple wearing Biden hats. They were new to the gun world. They talked to a staff member and then went into the range a few lanes down from me. The staff member was showing them both the gun, how to shoot, aim, etc. and after spending a good amount of time with them, left to return later. A week later I went to Academy Sports to pick up some stuff at the Gun Counter and turned around and guess who was there looking at firearms in the case? You got it. I just shook my head and left.

Later in the week, I'm hanging out with my good buddy Joe who owns Walkertown Pawn and Gun and it was C R A Z Y. He was on the phone, on HOLD with NICs for an hour and ten minutes before anyone picked up to now address his 3 checks he needed. This was NOT counting those who had the CCW's and didn't need a call in. It was crazy. All the local gun shops were slammed packed. Colfax Gun and Ammo, Academy Sport, Pro Shots, all of them. When I was at Academy, they had 2 shotguns left and a rifle that was $1300. The display case was full of pistols but what they had in the case was what they had. Nothing in the back as far as stock. Ammo is scarce. PERIOD.

So, saying all of this, it was kind of funny that those who were or are against firearms were buying or trying to buy. I hope they got to see what it could be like later down the road. People aren't playing when it comes to protecting themselves and their families. I don't tell people what I have nor do I ask others what they have. If they wanted people to know they will tell them but let's just say I wasn't prepared but I am about 3/4 of the way there now and have learned my lesson.

The one thing that I've thought about it is; will the "non-gun" owners try and sell their gun when this is over or settled down making it a buyers market at some really good prices? I think so. Maybe some will keep theirs and at the same time, lay off these no non-sense laws they are trying to pass or get passed. Who knows. All I know is that people have gone bat shit crazy and overboard to a degree. People are so not educated on this virus. The queston also is, is there more to this than what they are telling us? I think so. As of this writing, we're not done people so don't let your guard down. Mandatory lockdowns I feel is coming and those who don't have food will go to extreme lengths to feed themselves and their family. I get it but we have to watch ourselves and OUR family. Just stay alert.

Finally, let's get YOUR opinion? What have YOU done in the past week? Ideas? Pass them on.


Rules. PLEASE READ / Rules
« on: March 13, 2020, 01:08:42 PM »
Please read ALL of the rules. We want this to be an enjoyable forum for EVERYONE, have pleasant conversations, debates but respect everyone.

1) No cursing, swearing, name calling, defamation of members.

2) Illegal content, purchasing/buying will NOT be tolerated on this board. I am retired from a Law Enforcement Agency and I will cooperate with any and all investigations involving members of this forum. If it's questionable, don't do it, say it or post it.
3) Photos will be allowed but if there is inappropriate images posted, it will be deleted and ONE warning will be given to the member(s). On the second incident, member will be contacted and removed.

4) Political Posts. Because I believe in the First Amendment, Free Speech is encouraged however, we are all adults and we all have different opinions and beliefs. Just because someone does not agree with your stance or party affiliation does NOT give you the right to defame them, call them names, badger them, bully them, talk down to them, you get the point, right? IF not, make it easy for me and the moderators and don't join or remove yourself now. I will NOT tolerate it AT ALL! Consider this your first and last warning regarding this issue.

5) Don't be a troll. I will not tolerate that either.

6) Be respectful. I think I've already said that before. There are going to be newbies here just as there are going to be people with experience. We all started somewhere. Just because a question is asked and it may sound dumb or stupid to you, doesn't mean that person is dumb or stupid. If you can help them, do so. If you don't want to help them, fine, don't say anything derogatory. We are talking about FIREARMS on this forum and we all know that an inexperienced person with a gun can be dangerous and deadly given the right circumstances. I am 50 years old and I learn something every day when it comes to firearms. Just please, be respectful of everyone and help when and where you can.

7) DO NOT POST YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION! Phone numbers, email addresses, physical address, other peoples address and/or phone number. You're asking for trouble if you do and my old saying is; IF you ask for it you may get it." I pay for a add-on that protects this site but I cannot protect it if you post it for all to see. Protect this information like your protect your family, guns and gear.

Other rules may be added later on as needed, so keep checking back.

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