Reviewed By: Richard H on 12/16/2020
My wife loves her Kimber Christmas gift , an up grade for her P238. Gun was shipped fast to my FFL dealer. Only negative thing to report should have purchased when price was $699.
Reviewed By: Christopher M on 07/07/2020
Feels like a mini 1911 and shoots like one too. Most mini 9's aren't very pleasant to shoot but this one is no problem. Fit and finish good and fed all ammo I tried. Only had it a short time but I was happy with the purchase.
Reviewed By: Boyd D on 06/25/2020
Really high quality pistol great finish ordered and had it 4 days later awesome job Buds
Reviewed By: Richard F on 06/05/2020
The Kimber micro 9 Raptor is my second Kimber handgun. Beautiful details from the custom shop...Buds handles transactions and shipping very smoothly...will definitely purchase my handguns and ammo from Buds...Thank you for the great experience!
Reviewed By: Paul V on 06/01/2020
The shipment was fast. The gun was great looking and the shooting was pretty smooth. It's a good pickup for those looking for a smaller gun that can fit in your pocket.
Reviewed By: Joseph G on 05/25/2020
Wanted a new carry I could count on. Was going back a forth with the p938 and I’m glad I went with the micro9 raptor!! Feels perfect in my hand. Shipping was super quick and product was just as advertised. Would highly recommend Buds and will tell my friends the same!
Reviewed By: Roger H on 03/12/2020
I bought this pistol for concealed carry. It is the fourth handgun I've purchased for that purpose and my current favorite. It is small and lightweight. I have taken it to a range twice and fired 350-400 rounds through it. It shoots well without much recoil. Ammo was mostly 124g FMJ, but also included a couple dozen rounds of JHP (124 & 138g). I had one misfeed somewhere in the first hundred or so rounds. Kimber only gives you one six round mag with this purchase, so I bought two 8 round mags. They don't seem terribly well made, and I could not get them to feed the first round if I loaded them fully. May be a break-in issue. Guess I'll find out. The difference between this Micro Raptor and other Micro 9's seems primarily cosmetic. I'm not sure it's worth more than some other versions, but I do like the cosmetics.
Reviewed By: Lawson P on 03/10/2020
Just got my micro 9 raptor although have not fired yet but the price and service from Buds guns was great very easy process on line shipped on time to my dealer will definitely buy from Buds for my firearm needs they have great prices on ammo Thanks Buds
Reviewed By: Michael T on 02/19/2020
Awesome gun. Fit and finish are flawless as was the buying process.
Reviewed By: Cole L on 02/15/2020
After reading so much about how everyone whose ever owned a Kimber absolutely praises the living heck out of them, and wanting a concealed carry with a little personality I ordered myself this little guy - and boy, was he finicky. Out the box, though I've heard you don't have to for 1911's (no idea why) I stripped, cleaned and oiled the crap out of it like I've done with all my other handguns before just to be safe. Opted for the 8 round mags as they have almost universally positive reviews. Out of my first 40 shots about 25 or so completely failed to eject. Major disappointment. Thinking it needed a little "breaking in" I took it home, cleaned it again, went back to the range with a fresh box of ammo and this time put 100 rounds through it with it failing to eject on just about every other shot - one mag actually jammed on every single shot. Called up Kimber and here's the kicker: They tell me I need to go a grain higher than 115 to give it that extra punch it needs to eject. Should've known. The results were as follows:
115 Gr. Win. FMJ - 140 SF, at least 80 failures to eject.
124 Gr. Brn. FMJ - 150 SF, 66 failures to eject.
147 Gr. Win. FMJ - 50 SF, 0 failures to eject.
While the 147 Gr. bullets managed to make it through all five mags without failing to eject, though at one point a round got caught up on the wall of the magazine causing the slide to lock back - no biggie. Though the 147 grain has a substantially greater kick than the others, it functions as it should through the Raptor. Also, true to it's reptile name, this little guy bites back. At some point while firing one-handed, a flap of skin got caught in the tiny gap between the frame and the safety lever, and pinched that little flap right off, and the little plastic mag extension thingy likewise has a tiny gap with a little give enough to pinch the first digit of my pinky. Though this may be the first gun where the type of ammo I run through it is the true decider on whether or not this firearm will function properly (I'm aware that this is a thing, I've just never had to deal with it before), I can't say this is a bad gun; It shoots straight and accurate, for a sub, that is. It's pretty and it works IF you get the heavier loads for it. As heaftily priced as it may be, it's not a bad purchase.