Kimber introduced the Micro 9 in 2016, and it became an immediate hit with the concealed-carry crowd. Weighing less than a pound and chambered for the 9mm cartridge, the gun’s manual safety, magazine release and slide stop are all located in the Browning-inspired locations. Though it is not a miniature 1911 internally, the gun is intuitive for its fans to use without packing the size and weight of “Old Slabsides.” My test sample produced groups around 1.25 inches wide at 10 yards and was 100-percent reliable with all of the high-performance defensive loads I used.
But what made me a fan of the Micro 9 is just how well it shot during field exercises. I set up a paper USPSA target at 7 yards and ran failure drills, firing a double-tap to the body with a quick follow-up shot to the head. The Micro 9’s sights are big enough to present a very bold sight picture, and the trigger, while a bit heavy at 6.75 pounds, is crisp and manageable with a firm reset. Running this drill over and over again, trying to increase my speed each time, I felt like it was nearly impossible to miss with the little gun.
With its flush-fitting magazine, the Micro 9 has a capacity of 6+1 rounds. Kimber also offers a slightly extended seven-round magazine for the gun that will allow the shooter to place all three fingers on the frontstrap. In short, I found the Micro 9 to be an extremely well-made gun capable of excellent accuracy and flawless reliability.
Micro 9 Popularity
Apparently I am not alone in my praise of the gun. Kimber officials told me that the company has stopped production of the striker- fired Solo Carry pistol to devote more production time to the Micro 9 and all of its variations.
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The Micro 9’s trim dimensions and light weight might tempt you to just drop it in a pocket or waistband. But you have to keep in mind that this is a single-action pistol that should be carried with the chamber loaded, the hammer cocked and the thumb safety applied. For these reasons, a responsible concealed carrier should use a properly designed holster to contain the Micro 9.
We invited three different holster makers to send us concealed-carry rigs for the Micro 9. Clinger Holsters, Alien Gear and Vedder Holsters all rose to the challenge.
Alien Gear Cloak Tuck 3.0
This latest Cloak Tuck evolution incorporates spring steel, ballistic nylon and neoprene to create a flexible and comfortable holster platform. Alien Gear utilizes tough glass-filled nylon belt clips for this rig that are adjustable for ride height and cant. Its outer layer, thermo-elastomer Alien Skin, has a rough and grippy texture to keep the holster in place and provide protection from wear.
Alien Gear ships the holster with a bag of extra hardware, including extra green spacers to adjust the distance between the polymer holster and backing. Retention can be adjusted by tightening the holster shell screws. Once everything is adjusted to your liking, Alien Gear recommends using thread locker to prevent them from loosening.
The Cloak Tuck is designed to be worn at the 4:30 position or just above the user’s back pocket. The manual advises against wearing the gun at the 6 o’ clock position or small of the back as an injury could result if the user were to fall on the gun.
The Cloak Tuck 3.0 is a tuckable design, so the user simply tucks the shirt between the belt hooks. The holster’s neoprene backing also provides an unexpected degree of user comfort. Finally, Alien Gear offers a 30-day free test drive. If you don’t like the holster, you can send it back—no questions asked. The company also offers free shell trades. In the event you switch to a different carry gun, send Alien Gear your old shell and it’ll send you a replacement shell for your new gun free of charge.
Clinger No-Print Wonder
Clinger Holsters provided us with a sample of its No-Print Wonder (NPW). This IWB rig has a Kydex holster with opposing leather and Kydex tabs designed to pull the pistol close to the body. Clinger calls this patent-pending technology Cling Tabs. The NPW is a tuckable design, meaning your shirt can be tucked around the gun and the belt-retaining clips, completely concealing the gun without another layer of clothing. The holster retains the Micro 9 via a dimple at the front of the triggerguard.
linger Holsters eschews leather sweat guards on its rigs because “leather is not sweat proof.” Instead, the company prefers to surround and protect the pistol with sweat-proof Kydex. The NPW can also be adjusted for ride height, cant and retention.
Clinger Holsters is so confident that you’ll like the NPW that the company offers a zero-risk guarantee. If you don’t like the holster, you can return it for a full refund. It also comes with a free lifetime warranty.
Vedder LightTuck IWB
Vedder’s popular LightTuck IWB rig has a very small footprint and is very durable thanks to its Kydex construction. The Micro 9 locks into the holster with an audible “pop,” letting the user know the gun is securely holstered. There’s a screw just in front of the triggerguard that can be adjusted for retention, and there is an integral sweat guard that extends to the rear of the slide on the left side of the holster.
Vedder uses a unique J-shaped belt hook on the LightTuck IWB, and it allows users to adjust the holster for ride height and also offers 30 degrees of cant either way off center. The shape of the J-hook also allows for the carrier to tuck their shirt over the holster.
The LightTuck IWB can be used for appendix carry or moved all the way to behind the hip. Its minimalistic design and versatility is amazing! Finally, Vedder claims that it can make your holster in three days or less, and it offers a 30-day money back guarantee as well as a lifetime warranty.
As you can see, all three manufacturers go out of their way to guarantee customer satisfaction and provide lifetime warranties. Visit their websites to discover what holster might best suit your concealed-carry needs. Be armed, be aware and be responsible
The Nighthawk TRS Comp Pistol
The new TRS Comp pistol from Nighthawk Custom is a full-sized, government frame 9mm double stack built around a match grade barrel and a monolithic slide. It’s built to compete and starts at $4,599.
The TRS Comp comes standard with a recon rail under the barrel and a dimpled rear cocking design that offers ample traction when racking the slide. It also sports unique dimpled frame and slide textures that match the grip pattern.
The TRS Comp is Nighthawk Custom’s first full-size pistol designed around a double stack frame. It features a 17+1 capacity and incorporates Nighthawk’s Fire Hawk compensator, which boasts a precision-designed port that reduces muzzle flip for quicker follow up shots.
This model also features a unique dimpling texture found throughout the slide and grip, which provides ample grip while being snag-free during holstering. The TRS Comp uses a 14K gold bead front sight that does an excellent job catching light, coupled with a Heinie Ledge Black rear sight for quick target acquisition.
The pistol also features Nighthawk Customs’ Interchangeable Optic System (IOS), which is a dedicated dovetail machined onto the slide and allows for optic mounting with adapters. This system allows for an interchangeable series of sight options to quickly switch rear sights in a matter of seconds.
Interchangeable Optic System
Nighthawk Custom’s Interchangeable Optic System allows a user to switch from a plate with a traditional rear sight to a red-dot optic in seconds. This feature is especially beneficial for concealed-carry practitioners who want to train with a red-dot but still carry a traditional rear sight.
Nighthawk’s unique IOS system involves milling the top rear section of their slide to interface with an interchangeable series of sight options, including a Trijicon RMR and other red-dot sights. This low-profile system also incorporates a suppressor-height rear sight as a backup to the optic’s front sight.
The TRS Comp features a match grade 5.00′′ barrel on a government sized frame with a monolithic slide, a full-length dust cover and an integrated single-port compensator. This combination reduces muzzle flip and delivers faster follow-up shots on the range, a must-have for competitive shooters.
The TRS Comp is finished in black nitride for a sleek, durable look. The lightweight aluminum trigger possesses a serrated flat face and a gold bead front sight does an excellent job catching light, providing quick target acquisition. A Heinie Ledge Black rear sight completes the package.
Match Grade Barrel
One of the most important features of any match pistol is a properly fitted barrel. A true match grade barrel will have zero play in the muzzle or at the hood, and it should glide into battery smoothly without any drag or snag on the slide.
This is achieved by carefully fitting the barrel to all of the chamber hood contact surfaces and the lower locking lug. Once this is done it will have a true target fit and shoot groups that rival a 1911 handgun.
The TRS Comp is the first Nighthawk Custom model to be designed around a double stack frame, offering 17+1 capacity and using their integrated compensator, the fire hawk. The compensator has a precision port that reduces muzzle flip and helps shooters stay on target for follow up shots.
Unique Dimpled Texture
The TRS Comp is the newest addition to Nighthawk’s line up. It is a high-end double stack 1911 that packs a 17+1 punch, as well as a lot of style and class. It also happens to be the most accurate and durable gun in its caliber. It also comes in a variety of colors and finishes, from matte black to high-shine chromium. Its crown jewel is the aforementioned patented integrated compensator, which may be the best thing to happen to your sidearm in years. It is a real head turner, especially for those who don’t usually opt for the sexy gun. The aforementioned gizmo is accompanied by a precision designed port in the rear of the slide that reduces muzzle flip without sacrificing a hefty amount of power. The aforementioned gizmo features a matching name badge aft of the slide, as well as a match-grade 5″ barrel and a full-length dust cover with accompanying nifty-fun accessory rail.
AGP Arms PC Charger Brace
The PC Charger is a pistol chambered in 9mm, and it can take Glock magazines. It is very popular and has become more of a sought-after gun than the original carbine.
Many owners of the PC Charger equip it with a brace to give it stability. This makes it a lot more shootable.
Ruger PC Charger
Ruger’s PC Charger is a pistol-caliber carbine (PCC) that combines the fun and utility of an AR style pistol with the reliability and accuracy of a high capacity AR. Designed to take both Ruger Security 9 and Glock magazines, the PC Charger is a highly customizable weapon that makes a great range gun or home defense tool.
Adding a brace to the PC Charger increases its stability and makes it more shootable. The brace can be attached to the MIL STD 1913 rail on the back of the pistol.
The SB Tactical FS1913 Brace is one of the best PC Charger braces available today. It is made of a polymer material that offers quick deployment and a lightweight profile.
This brace is perfect for a shooter who is new to pistol braces, and is looking for a compact and inexpensive option. It is also a good choice for people who are already familiar with the design and use of a buffer tube.
The AGP Arms brace kit for the Ruger PC Charger is the best way to upgrade the standard stock and barrel. The brace is the logical extension of AGP’s acclaimed pistol grip Gen 2 stock and handguard, allowing users to customize their pc charger to their own specifications. The brace is the brainchild of a dedicated team of military and law enforcement personnel, many of whom have been in the trenches for longer than most of us will ever know. Featuring a modern twist on a classic design, the brace is an understated delight. Its most prominent feature is a cleverly engineered gearbox that enables the user to rotate the entire gun by hand, and then lock it into place using a single pin. The aforementioned pin is mounted in the rear of the gun, where it is tucked under a protective cover for safekeeping. In keeping with the aforementioned design, the brace is also anodized black for a look you can be proud of.
SB Tactical is the inventor of pistol stabilizing braces. They were started in 2012 by Army veteran Alex Bosco after he designed a brace for his disabled friend so he could continue to shoot.
SB Tactical was the first to introduce adjustable pistol stabilizing braces. This was a big win for the industry and gun owners alike.
After getting pre approval from the ATF, they began selling pistol braces for AR/AK style firearms, CZ Scorpions, H&K MP5 designs, 1913 rails, and more.
The SBA3 is one of the best pistol braces on the market and offers 5-position adjustable adjustment, ambidextrous QD sling attachment points, and a Velcro strap to connect to your arm for one-handed shooting.
The SBA4 is another great choice and offers a sturdy M4-style strut, 5-position adjustable, and an integral QD sling socket. This is an excellent option for a Ruger PC Charger gun with a Glock drum, but it also works well on any pistol without a buffer tube.
Midwest Industries is a family owned and operated company that manufactures quality parts, uppers, lowers, rails, barrels, furniture and muzzle devices for AR platforms and many other firearms. They also have a number of innovative products and services that make them a great choice for those looking to upgrade their firearms.
Probably the most useful item that they manufacture is their Combat Rail Handguard in hard coat anodized 6061 aluminum. It features eight functional M-LOK slots and two anti-rotation sling swivels. Its hefty price tag might be a turn off, but its high performance and robust construction is well worth the outlay.
What you might not have known is that they also make the pc charger brace aka the FS1913. Basically the same as the name aforementioned but a lot more durable and the brace actually folds to a compact size for easy transport. They even include a nice looking sling with an integrated bottle opener to boot.
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Mambas are venomous snakes of the family Elapidae, which also includes coral snakes and cobras. They live throughout sub-Saharan Africa.
Black mambas are venomous snakes that are found in Africa. They can grow to up to 14 feet in length and are one of the longest venomous snakes in the world.
They are very fast and aggressive, and their venom is particularly deadly for humans. It takes only about 20 minutes for a bite from a black mamba to kill a person.
They live in grassland, savanna and rocky slopes of southern and eastern Africa. They are primarily diurnal and prey on small rodents. They have excellent vision and a highly developed sense of smell.
Green mambas are found in coastal areas of eastern Africa including Kenya, Mozambique, Tanzania and South Africa. These snakes are venomous, which makes them extremely dangerous to humans.
They are a diurnal species, which means they are active during the day. They also spend a great deal of time in the trees and rainforests of western Africa, where they live amongst the forest canopy and thickets.
This snake preys on birds, lizards and small mammals. Its venom isn’t as powerful as the venom of the black mamba or the red mamba, but it can still kill.
Green mambas breed during the rainy season. Females lay eggs, which hatch in about 10-12 weeks. Males seek out and compete for females by following a scent trail or by wrestling or dancing. These combats aren’t biting, but rather a way for the two snakes to establish dominance over each other.
The red mamba is a species of snake that lives in Africa. It is related to the black mamba and can be found in various countries throughout the continent.
It is a medium-sized snake that can grow to be 2 m long. They are mainly found in tree hollows and termite mounds.
They are very venomous and kill their prey quickly. Their venom is highly toxic and can affect the breathing, heart and muscle function of the victim.
They can also paralyze their prey, which they then swallow. They feed primarily on birds and small mammals.
The mamba is an African snake. There are four species: black mamba, green mamba, red mamba and yellow mamba.
The Eastern green mamba (Dendroaspis angusticeps), formerly known as the white-mouthed mamba, is a venomous snake that lives in coastal regions of East Africa. It is found from Kenya south through Tanzania, Malawi, and eastern Zambia.
The eastern green mamba is a shy snake that avoids humans when possible and only strikes if provoked or cornered. Its habitat is fragmented in parts of its range and it is listed as Vulnerable by South Africa due to habitat destruction and deforestation.
Mambas are notorious for their speed and aggression, and they come in a wide variety of species. They are a common sight in Africa’s rainforests, and all have deadly venom.
Of the four types of mambas, the most venomous and dangerous is the black mamba. Known for its lightning-fast speed, erratic behavior, and painful bite, it can strike multiple times in a matter of seconds.
Its venom is highly neurotoxic and cardiotoxic, with fasciculins present to paralyze the muscles of a bite victim. The venom can kill a victim within hours of a bite.
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