Kimber’s Micro Carry pistols are incredibly popular. What’s not to like about an ultra-compact, 1911-style pistol chambered in the easy-to-shoot .380 ACP? These pistols are easy to carry discreetly while offering enough stopping power for most self-defense situations. Of course, to satisfy demand, Kimber keeps increasing the number of variants available in its Micro lineup, with three new offerings this year.

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The most noteworthy Micro is not even a .380 ACP! Kimber has pulled out all the stops to unveil the Micro 9—a 1911 that is only a tad larger than the company’s .380s but packs 6+1 rounds of the more powerful 9mm. Stainless steel, two tone and Crimson Carry (fitted with Crimson Trace Lasergrips) versions will soon be available.

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Two other .380 ACP Micros have been introduced: the RCP (Refined Carry Pistol) and the DC (Deep Cover). The RCP features a smooth slide with a trench cut down the middle on top for quick targeting at close range. It has no other sights, but Crimson Trace Lasergrips are available. The Micro DC is an all-black version of the Micro with high-visibility sights.

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  • I’m very interested in the Stainless Micro 9mm…however, what would clinch it for me would be a Micro variant of the Crimson Trace Lasergrips with the green laser. The improved visibility and rapid targeting that a green laser provides can make a huge difference, particularly in full daylight, where a red laser falls at the periphery of the visible spectrum, and is often ‘washed out’ in fully lit conditions.