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Old 04-02-2010, 09:36 PM   #21
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Here is a good start to show people! I've been letting EVERYONE know. I will be calling back on Monday after the Easter holiday, and hopefully getting some results. Makes me even more mad to see a gun carried for months have even less wear on it than mine has had in 14 days or less a leather holster.

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Old 04-02-2010, 09:48 PM   #22
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Bit of advice, I know you are mad but bite you tongue, Ask Ann to speak to Dennis politely and talk to Dennis very nice, not in a mad mood and he should be able to help you.

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Old 04-02-2010, 10:50 PM   #23
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Well of course. I'm always polite on the phone, until I don't need to be anymore.

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Old 04-10-2010, 05:34 AM   #24
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UPDATE!!!! Had the gun shop I bought it from call them, and they got the same run around BS.

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Not to question your story there GL, but that's no kind of holster wear I've ever seen...
Looks more like the gun was maybee "tucked" into the 20/80 split of the bench seat on an F150 and dragged along the exposed metal below the padding on the seat?
Been carrying a Kimber w/Kim Pro finish for 8 years and shes got a bit of wear near the muzzle but nothing on the sides and certainly nothing down to bare metal?
I only say this because I once got upset with a gunsmith who replace the grip escuchons on one of my 1911's. When I picked up the gun I noticed a bunch of marring on the port side, jumped to conclusions and made a bit of an AZZ of myself. On the way home I realized that the "post surgery" back brace I was wearing had steel rings running down sides at the kidneys and that these rings, not the gun smith, had marred the slide of my gun...

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As I said before, less than a year old, 8 rounds fired, carried for less than 14 days in a full leather holster, the stored in a safe. Not the normal wear for a $2400 gun.

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UPDATE!!!! Had the gun shop I bought it from call them, and they got the same run around BS.
I've read the posts here and I've just gotta ask you why you didn't take the advice that was given and speak with Dennis?
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Hes wasn't in when we called. The gun shop is calling to get someone a little higher on the chain...

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As I said before, less than a year old, 8 rounds fired, carried for less than 14 days in a full leather holster, the stored in a safe. Not the normal wear for a $2400 gun.
Ok, keep on em. I can't say I'm an expert on gun finishing but I have managed enough commercial construction to know that if a bare metal surface is not prepe'd properly, finish adhesion will fail. It usually does so by "flaking" off giving the finish a bubbled, chiped or flaked appearance which it sounds like you have. I'm guessing by the condition of both your slide and frame, that Kimber had a bad run, probably due to an automation failure in the prep proceedure prior to the application of the finish. Anyone who handles the finish process would recognize this at first glance so if it were me, I'd ship the gun back to Kimber with a request that it be looked at for "adhesion failure". If everything is as you describe, I can't imagine they would not take care of it. I also chalk the current problem you having up to the "sweet lady", you've thusfar been speaking with.

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I hope their CS takes care of you and I hope that the $2400 you paid was tax and all! That gun has an MSRP of $2319, and that's from Kimber, who would have the highest price of anyone. Able's sells it for right at $2000 with free shipping and my gun shop can usually beat their price by $100-$200. Good luck with the CS issue. If they want to charge you to refinish it, I'd tell them to take a hike and send it off and have a hardchrome or perma kote finish done to it. Or for cheap, you could always just have it bead blasted, since the slide and the frame are both stainless steel.

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