NRA Gun of the Week: Kimber Micro 9 CDP (LG) Pistol

posted on February 25, 2017

"In the assortment of good combat pistols available to the American shooter, these new Kimbers are going to earn a place." So says Wiley Clapp in his March 2017 American Rifleman evaluation of Kimber's new Micro 9 pistols. "If you like the M1911 style of automatic pistol in general, one of these 'little 9s that can get it done' might just be your choice." The model we selected for this week's NRA Gun of the Week is the CDP (Custom Defense Package) (LG), which sports Crimson Trace Lasergrips that feature Instinctive Activation—a button switch centrally located on the gun’s frontstrap. The pistol features a hard-anodized aluminum frame and a combat-style three-dot tritium sights, which makes the pistol usable at any hour of the day or night. Learn more about this newest Kimber in this video hosted by American Rifleman's Brian Sheetz. For more, visit
Kimber Mfg., Inc.
Model: Micro 9 CDP (LG)
Chambering: 9 mm Luger
Action Type: recoil-operated, semi-automatic center-fire pistol 
Frame: aluminum alloy, black anodized
Barrel: 3.15”; stainless, 1:16” LH twist
Sights: three-dot tritium; Crimson Trace Lasergrip
Magazine: six-round detachable box
Overall Length: 6.1”
Height: 4.07"
Width: 1.06"
Weight: 15.8 ozs.
MSRP: $1,142

Additional Reading:

Tested: Kimber’s Micro 9 Pistols
A Look Inside Kimber
Kimber Expands Micro 9 Lineup
Tested: Kimber Micro Pistols


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