Kimber Micro

The Kimber Micro is one of the top pocket pistols in today’s market.

Kimber Crimson Carry

Kimber Micro Crimson Carry with Matte Black Slide, Satin Silver Frame, Crimson Trace Rosewood Grips, and 7rd Magazine.

The Kimber Micro is one of best small concealed carry pistols on the market.  It is one of 4 miniaturized 1911 currently on the market.  The first was the Colt Mustang, introduced in 1986.  This was followed by the SIG Sauer P238 in 2009.   SIG was so successful with its P238, in 2014, Kimber a major manufacturer of 1911 style pistols released its version of a miniature 1911, the Kimber Micro.  Seeing the success of SIG, Kimber, and Colt who restarted Mustang production, another miniature 1911 was released in 2018, the Springfield Armory 911.

The Kimber Micro looks like a SIG P238 or Springfield 911 from a distance, but a closer inspection will reveal many subtle differences.  The Micro’s slide is narrower and rounded at the top.  It also has a flared and lowered ejection port.  The beaver tail is longer and more upturned reducing the chance of hand bite.  The entire pistol is also de-horned and has no sharp edges.  SIG has a similar treatment on their P238 SAS and Legion models, but not on the standard P238.  The Micro’s magazines are slightly taller and the baseplate is more rounded and aggressively angled at the back.  This all results in a pistol that is easier to carry, draw, and fit in the shooter’s hand.

Like the SIG P238, the Kimber is offered in many versions and finishes.  Near the top of the Kimber Micro variant pyramid, is the Micro Crimson Carry, shown above.   This version has a two tone finish with a matte black slide and satin silver frame.  It also has tritium 3 dot night sights.  However, what really sets it apart is its Rosewood Crimson Trace Laser Grips.  These grips have a button integrated into the front that ensures a natural grip to fire the gun will activate the laser.  Another popular version is shown below, the Kimber Micro Two-Tone.  This version is the same as the Kimber Crimson Carry, except for the laser grips.  It has rosewood grips with very attractive checkering and a Kimber logo.

These guns are only .380 ACP in caliber, but modern bullet designs make the .380 ACP more effective than it was in the past.  Also, low recoil, from the steel and aluminum construction, coupled with excellent ergonomics and sights ensure that a high percentage of rounds will hit their intended target(s).  Finally The Kimber’s light weigt and small size make it very convenient to carry.  Having a gun with 8 rounds of .380 ACP (7 +1) on one’s person is far better than a 15+ rounds of 9mm sitting in a gun at home that was too heavy and bulky to be convenient carried.

Caliber - .380” ACP.

Barrel - 2.75”.

Slide - Stainless Steel.  Multiple  finishes including:  Matte Black, Satin Silver, and others.

Receiver - Aluminum.  Multiple finishes including: Satin Silver, Kim Pro II Gray, and others.

Action - Single Action, Short Recoil.

Grips - Multiple types including:  Rosewood, G10 and Crimson Trace Laser Grips.

Sights - Tritium 3-Dot and on some versions, Crimson Trace Laser Grips.

Magazines - 6rd or 7rd extended detachable box.

Kimber Micro Two-Tone

Kimber Micro Two-Tone with Matte Black Slide, Satin Silver Frame, Rosewood Grips, and 7rd Magazine.


Kimber Micros

Kimber Micro Two-Tone, top, and Crimson Carry, Bottom

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