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kodiak1973 11-10-2009 12:28 AM

Popped my 1911 cherry
 
Ok. So now I'm the proud owner of a 1911. I just picked up my Kimber Ultra Carry II. Now, I need need a little help from the "old hats."

On my first attempt to break it down, I managed to give it a couple of idiot scratches (also known as newbie scratches). If anyone knows a way to touch these up, I would greatly appreciate it. I don't want to be "that guy" at the range when I pull it out for the first time.

Thanks!

canebrake 11-10-2009 12:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kodiak1973 (Post 184226)
Ok. So now I'm the proud owner of a 1911. I just picked up my Kimber Ultra Carry II. Now, I need need a little help from the "old hats."

On my first attempt to break it down, I managed to give it a couple of idiot scratches (also known as newbie scratches). If anyone knows a way to touch these up, I would greatly appreciate it. I don't want to be "that guy" at the range when I pull it out for the first time.

Thanks!

Probably the Crescent of Shame. Here's the rub, live with it, or send it back for re-finish.

It even happens to WWII heroes!

http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/v...toreleft-2.jpg

PS The upside; This Kimber will be the last 1911 you scratch!

CA357 11-10-2009 12:37 AM

Unless it's going to be an unfired safe queen, don't sweat it. Shoot it and enjoy it.

Dillinger 11-10-2009 12:37 AM

Yep. Just about everyone does it the first time or two. That damn Slide Release gets everyone. :o

Get the weapon refinished or send to someplace like Robar where you can get the entire weapon recoated.

JD

BCOWANWHEELS 11-10-2009 12:40 AM

I,LL SAY ONE THING YOU STARTED with the best there is......

kodiak1973 11-10-2009 12:45 AM

Thanks guys. This is going to be a carry gun, so I guess I'm not going to worry about it right now. I'll wait til it accumulates a few more love marks then get a Robar finish on it.

Thanks for now making me feel like an idiot btw. I'll post some pics and a range report as soon as I get to the range!

BCOWANWHEELS 11-10-2009 12:47 AM

dont forget a set of ear plugs when going to the range.....

lonyaeger 11-10-2009 12:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kodiak1973 (Post 184226)
Ok. So now I'm the proud owner of a 1911. I just picked up my Kimber Ultra Carry II. Now, I need need a little help from the "old hats."

On my first attempt to break it down, I managed to give it a couple of idiot scratches (also known as newbie scratches). If anyone knows a way to touch these up, I would greatly appreciate it. I don't want to be "that guy" at the range when I pull it out for the first time.

Thanks!

Yeah, mine was about 360 degrees around on my first 1911, a Taurus. Depending on the depth of the scratch, some say that jeweler's rouge and elbow grease can make a difference.

BCOWANWHEELS 11-10-2009 12:54 AM

nope its there till you refinish it

Gatekeeper 11-10-2009 01:03 AM

Congrats on the new Kimber!! Hope you like yours as much as I like mine.
Looking forward to the pics and RangeReport.
http://scottkoval.com/images/fonz_thumbs_up.jpg


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