Kimber’s Micro and Micro 9 pistols are flying off the shelves. They’re a hit! I think that’s for two reasons, well, three, actually.
First, they meet the standard that all concealed carry guns must meet. That is, they’re actually comfortable to carry. As Paul Helsinki always tells people, “Buy the gun that you will actually carry.” The Micro and Micro 9 meet this benchmark in spades. I’d argue that most “carry guns” on the market don’t but that’s a conversation for another day.
Second, they’re inspired by a popular platform. The 1911. People love old slabside, so they love the controls of the Mirco and Micro 9 which feature a 1911-based thumb safety, slide release and magazine release. You get all of the fun and functionality of a 1911 but not all the heft and size.
Third, Kimber has embraced the concept of personalization. Believe it or not, not everyone wants a black gun. Not that there’s anything wrong with having a black gun, but what’s wrong with a little color? What’s wrong with having some colorful options? The answer: Nothing.
With that in mind, here is the new lineup along with the pricing.
- The Micro Desert Tan (LG) (MSRP $747)
- Micro Rose Gold (MSRP $1,013)
- Micro 9 Rose Gold (MSRP: $1,061)
- Micro 9 Midnight (LG) (MSRP $790)
- Micro 9 Desert Night (LG) (MSRP $790)
- Micro 9 Woodland Night (LG) (MSRP $790)
“We couldn’t be more proud of the marketplace performance of Micro and Micro 9,” said Ryan Busse, vice president of sales at Kimber, in a press release obtained by GunsAmerica. “With the platform’s increased success, comes augmented consumer demand for the addition of these new line-extensions, which we’re happy to meet.”
We’ve actually run two gun reviews, one on the Micro and one on the Micro 9. Both reviewers raved about their respective pistol. You should check them out if you have any doubts about this gun. Oh, yeah, and reason number 4 that they’re so popular: They’re extremely well-built and reliable.
For my money my favorite in terms of looks is still the Bel-Air Blue. Wow! What a smart looking gun (It’s not part of the new lineup, it was released in 2015, I believe). But what floats my boat may not necessarily float yours. Good thing Kimber gave us plenty of options to choose from.
To learn more about the new Kimber Micro and Micro 9 series, visit the Kimber website.
Shop for your Kimber Micro or Micro 9 or both on GunsAmerica.