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    Dual Purpose Thread For The Kimber Micro 9

    Got it out today for the maiden voyage. Loaded up the five mags...1 at 6, 1 at 7 and 3 at 8 rounds. Figured I would use a combination of reloads and SD ammo with the hands loaded rounds being 115 grain Brazos coated RN loaded with Titegroup. Also had some Xtreme PHP reloads, IMI JHP and Federal SD factory ammo.

    The first shot at 15 feet was dead center...happy camper. The second and third were off and to the left, expected with a new and very snappy mini pistol. The next round would not chamber...ejected and tried another. After I field stripped the gun I was glad that the following round did not chamber. The first clue was powder in the magwell.

    Apparently the fourth round bullet had jumped the case and lodged in the barrel just at the back of the chamber. The wood dowel that I had in the back was too big and so the session was over with the Micro 9.

    My first thought was that the COAL was too long and the bullet snagged on the rifling. The next was that the crimp was deficient. Once back in the man cave I found a fiberglass rod about 1/4" and sawed off a 10" hunk for this job and future use.

    Here's some pics of the bullet and it certainly appears that the crimp should have been sufficient. The COAL for all of the other rounds in the mags measure at 1.14" or less (1.13)

    What are you folks thinking?

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    My first question is how much effort did it take to remove the stray bullet? Was that a cast bullet? Measure that bullet at the bearing surface and compare to a unused one. Check that they are still the same diameter. Post results.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kmw1954 View Post
    My first question is how much effort did it take to remove the stray bullet? Was that a cast bullet? Measure that bullet at the bearing surface and compare to a unused one. Check that they are still the same diameter. Post results.
    The first rounds that fired were the same, Brazos coated 115 grainers. It didn't take a lot of force to knock it clear.
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    Not sure how many or how often you've been loading those but I would check neck tension on a few. That bullet shouldn't have pulled out from the case that easy. Which is why I suggest measuring a pulled bullet and an unloaded fresh bullet. See if the bullet is being sized down while seating. Lead will not spring back at the same rate as the brass will.
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    I fired 60 of the same round in the Hi-Point 995 TS and another 75 in the Canik today. No issues in either gun and they were quite accurate. I will have to run a bunch of factory rounds I think to see how it behaves.
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    Could be like my Witness with a very tight chamber and very little leade in the throat.

    While down in McHenry one afternoon I stuck one in my Witness and couldn't free up the slide. Finally with Brian's help he was able to eject the unfired round. He used a lot of force to get the slide open and the bullet still didn't pull loose.
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    1st thought: How did the ammo do on the plunk test? I once had a Walther 9mm that I had to load "short". I didn't like the fact that I had to load specifically for the Walther. The bullet ogive doesn't look squatty fat. Pic #4 shows a projectile with a nice adequate crimp ring. How's your hand grip on the offending Snappy Tom?
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    Quote Originally Posted by nevadabob View Post
    1st thought: How did the ammo do on the plunk test? I once had a Walther 9mm that I had to load "short". I didn't like the fact that I had to load specifically for the Walther. The bullet ogive doesn't look squatty fat. Pic #4 shows a projectile with a nice adequate crimp ring. How's your hand grip on the offending Snappy Tom?
    They seemed to plunk fine, although I have no experience to know how much of the case is supported in the chamber. They rolled in and out with no indication of interference with the rifling. I was also surprised with the crimp ring evident. It is consistent around the diameter of the bullet even though not all photos show it well. They are seated and then finished with a Lee FCD.

    There is always the chance with a new lightweight pistol, and it is at some 15 oz empty, that I could have let up on the grip. Could a lack of a firm grip under recoil result in bullet jump?
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    Good discussion..Maybe you need to break that pretty puppy in with some 124 grn factory, to ensure it runs.
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    Just a thought ..... this could have been a round with only a primer and no powder.

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