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Old 11-10-2009, 12:28 AM   #1
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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!

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Old 11-10-2009, 12:34 AM   #2
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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.

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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!



PS The upside; This Kimber will be the last 1911 you scratch!
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Unless it's going to be an unfired safe queen, don't sweat it. Shoot it and enjoy it.

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

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

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

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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!

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

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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.
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Congrats on the new Kimber!! Hope you like yours as much as I like mine.
Looking forward to the pics and RangeReport.

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