Kimber Micro Amethyst | SHOT 2017

Kimber Micro Amethyst

Kimber Micro Amethyst

The Micro line of pistols from Kimber combines simple straightforward operation with the mild recoil and small size of a carry .380. Meant as a sort of miniature 1911 for everyday carry and dependable reliability, the Micro series and the Micro 9 series in 9mm are small and lightweight without sacrificing function or elegance.

Standard Micro features include a 2.75-inch stainless steel barrel, 13.4 ounce weight, ambidextrous thumb safety, and a lowered, flared ejection port for flawless ejection.

New for 2017 is the Micro Amethyst in an eye-catching purplish finish with tritium night sights.

Kimber Micro pistols come with either a flush-fitting 6-round magazine or an extended 7-rounder. When it comes to ultra compact carry guns, it’s going to be tough to beat these.



Shelby Murdoc

Murdoc is a freelancer who writes at various publications and web sites including Shooting Sports Retailer and GunPundit.com.


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  • TheNotoriousIUD
    • Mystick

      “Charlie Murphy…. let’s have a shooting competition. You and your crew versus me and the Revolution… afterwards we’ll have pancakes.”

      • TheNotoriousIUD

        “Skins versus blouses!”

  • TheNotoriousIUD

    “When it comes to ultra compact carry guns, it’s going to be tough to beat these.”

    Without seeing detailed specs how is this anything but a rebranded Sig P238?

    • 2ThinkN_Do2

      And what is the Sig, a rebranded Walther? Personally, I prefer the Kimber Micro 9 over the Sig P938 SAS. Though I like the extended mag base pad better on the Sig mags.

      • TheNotoriousIUD

        I prefer a .380 over the nine.
        Get shot with one or the other and tell me the difference.

        • 2ThinkN_Do2

          9mm is less expensive to shoot more often. The difference in recoil is neglible.

  • Andrew

    I can’t be the only one who thinks these are fugly as hell, right? They look like TheYankeeMarshall’s Pimp Gun project except the sad thing is that these are sold unironically.

    • Mystick

      You are not alone.

  • T Rex

    “Meant as a sort of miniature 1911”, that’s deceptively misleading because the absence of a grip safety means the Kimber Micro is not “sort of” a 1911, but instead is “sort of” a Colt Mustang or “sort of” a Sig P938 and like those pistols the lack of a grip safety renders the Micro considerably less safe for condition 1 carry.

    • Hinermad

      Good thing I read this before I blew my foot off with the P238 I’ve been carrying for four years.

      • T Rex

        The increased risk of a negligent discharge while carrying a single action semi auto with no grip safety can be mitigated by quality holsters and sufficient muscle memory from adequate practice and training, absent those it’s all about luck and never making a mistake with an unforgiving firearm design. By the way, if your luck ever runs out it will likely be your leg or your butt, not your foot.

        • Hinermad

          Quite right. Both of those are much larger targets than my foot.

          But you’re also right about training and practice. It took me a while before I was comfortable carrying the P238, and especially drawing it. Even though it’s not the best SA trigger, it still needs to be respected.

  • 2ThinkN_Do2

    I wouldn’t agree with that. Sig didn’t offer to pay for return shipping fee for a defective product till I asked them about it. And I’ve had to return two of them due to defects. On the other hand, never had to request service for any of the Kimbers I’ve owned.