Most Common Kimber Micro 9 Problems

The Kimber Micro 9 is a good gun for concealed carry and back-up use. It is small, lightweight and accurate.

It’s a very popular concealed carry weapon due to the fact that it’s easy to conceal and its low recoil makes it very accurate.

The Micro 9 is smaller than most subcompact pistols and has been compared to a derringer.

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There are a few things about this gun that cause me some issues, which I will outline below. If you are looking for your first 9mm, then this is not the gun for you.

The Kimber Micro 9 is a very small pistol. While this may seem like a plus, it has several drawbacks that aren’t immediately apparent.

1) It’s difficult to disengage when firing left handed.

2) It’s easy to bump and disengage the safety by mistake while firing or handling the firearm.

3) One magazine

The biggest problem with this gun is that it comes with only one magazine. So you might want to get an extra one.

The next problem you may encounter is that there are no instructions on how to load the magazine properly. If you don’t load just right, the round will fail to feed and will jam up your pistol.

This handgun also suffers from some minor design flaws, like the fact that it’s difficult for left-handed people to shoot it and remove the magazine can be very hard for people with bad wrists or hands.

If you’re looking for a very concealed weapon, then this might not be the best choice for you as it is pretty big for such small caliber ammunition.

The safety on this pistol is a bit of a pain in the ass because it’s really hard to disengage.

It also doesn’t make sense for right handed shooters because when you disengage it, your hand will be in the path of the slide.

I’m not sure why they made the safety like this, but it’s very hard to disengage, even if you have small hands.

The magazine release is also very stiff and instead of being on both sides of the gun like a normal glock, it’s only on one side.

This makes it really hard to reload if you’re shooting left handed, which makes sense since they don’t sell Micro 9s in southpaw configuration.

I think most people would chalk up these issues as just being part of shooting a small gun, but there are plenty of other guns that are easier to shoot than this one.

The sights on the micro 9 is bad and I am constantly having to re-zero them after every range trip. They’re also very hard to see in dim lighting.

Also, they are made of plastic, so they will break if you drop the gun or if you catch it on something while pulling it out of your pocket.

The trigger pull on this pistol is very long and heavy. The trigger reset is also quite long.

These two factors make this an unsafe gun for beginners. This can be overcome by buying the optional kimber trigger shoe..

The magazines are very expensive at $38 each from . The magazines aren’t compatible with kimber 1911 mags either, so forget about finding a cheap source of extra mags from ebay.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Is Kimber Micro 9 Reliable?

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Kimber Micro 9 is reliable. Kimber Micro 9 has a decent track record for reliability. The gun is pretty accurate and easy to conceal.

2. It is OK to dry fire a Kimber Micro 9?

Yes, you can dry fire a Kimber Micro 9. Dry firing is practice shooting without ammo. You can do it with the slide locked back or forward, it doesn’t make a difference for dry firing.

Just aim and pull the trigger as if you were shooting it to break in your gun or practice sight picture or trigger squeeze.

3. Can I Shoot 9mm Luger in My Kimber Micro 9?

Yes, you can shoot 9mm luger in your Kimber Micro 9. It’s designed to shoot the full variety of ammunition including hollow points and +P loads.

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If you plan on carrying this gun as a primary self-defense weapon, you should practice with ammo that you plan on carrying with the gun because some ammo may not work well in your model of pistol while other ammo may work perfectly fine.

The Kimber Micro 9 started it life as a custom gun for a man who wanted something that would be easy to conceal.

What resulted is a gun that is small enough to fit in a pocket but still packs a punch.

The Kimber Micro 9

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The Kimber Micro 9 is about the same size as the Colt Mustang. It has an overall length of 6.5 inches and is 4 inches tall with a barrel of just 2 inches.

It weighs only 13 ounces which makes it very easy to carry in your pocket or purse.

The Micro 9 features adjustable sites, an ambidextrous magazine release and an ambidextrous slide release. It also comes with three back strap sizes so you can adjust it for your hand size.

Because of its size some people may get concerned about the recoil from such a powerful cartridge fired from such a small gun and they may feel it might be too much for them to handle.

But according to Guns and Ammo Magazine, the recoil on this gun is less than the average compact semi-automatic pistol.

This pistol has become a favorite among both men and women alike for it’s size and ease of use, but don’t let it’s size fool you, it can hold its own with larger pistols in terms of function and reliability.

Although it is very small in frame these are not pieces of junk by any means.

They are well made, accurate, reliable weapons that come with a lifetime warranty. If you take care of them they will take care of you.


The Kimber Micro 9 is a very popular handgun, and there are many people who have little to no problems with it.

But there are also more than a few people who have ran into some issues with their Micro 9s.

The Kimber Micro 9 is a small, reliable and accurate firearm, but it does have some problems.


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