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Old 09-23-2016, 02:20 PM   #1
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Question on Pro CDP II finish

Afternoon gents. After all too many years I'm getting back into shooting. Many years ago sold my inventory including a Colt Gold Cup and a Colt Python (sigh) to name a few. Time to replenish.

Looking at a .45 ACP. Have my eye on the Pro CDP II. Also, considering Colt Combat Elite, another Gold Cup and S&W 1911 PC. It will be a shooter and not a CCW.

Finally my question. I noticed on some videos it appears the black finish on the lower part of the gun has a tendency to scratch. Now I know sometimes it could be the result of a bonehead move or excessive wear, but does that aluminum finish scratch very easy? Thanks in advance.
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Old 09-23-2016, 02:27 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum from northern Illinois jmr986 I don't have a Pro CDP II but I have an Ultra CDP II that has seen it's fair share of holster time and the finish is holding up just fine.
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Welcome to the forum from northern Illinois jmr986 I don't have a Pro CDP II but I have an Ultra CDP II that has seen it's fair share of holster time and the finish is holding up just fine.
Thanks for the warm welcome and info Chuck. Right next door in Northern Ohio
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Boneheads are known to be..... just that.
They usually sell or trade their creative tallented skills and bitch about a Kimber finish forever.
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Welcome from Northeast, Pa.

I can't tell you about the finish but Kimber makes a fine 1911. Wear or no wear, I bet you'll love the way it shoots.
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Welcome to the site from Tennessee! Like Chuck, I also have a Ultra CDP that is EDC going on four years now, still looks new.
All companies pistols if used will show wear sooner or later.
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My Pro CDP II is my EDC and the holster is a Galco Kingtuk. If you use a hybrid, like this, it's likely you will get some holster wear along the front of the trigger guard and any other areas that slide against the Kydex shell.

I practice a lot of holster draw, so a LOT of in and out in the holster has worn away some of the black finish in small areas. Best bet to retain the finish is to make sure you have an all leather holster, or maybe nylon. Either that, or I'm just a clumsy fool who has ruined the finish of a great (and great looking) firearm.
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