01-05-2015, 06:51 AM
Join Date: May 2014
Frustrated with Super Carry Ultra HD
Range visit yesterday. Should've been a good thing - brought another couple with us, shooting at a brand new location for our LGS.
First problem - in preparation for the range I took my EDC (Super Carry Ultra HD) out of it's holster to install the new BLACK slide stop that Kimber sent last week. Hoping this will fix my problem & will also look much better than the Stainless one they sent last time. Instead of this being a quick part swap, I notice MY GUIDE ROD IS MISSING!!!! Mr. Chickadee manages to disassemble the pistol for me & we decide to borrow the guide rod assembly from my Tactical Ultra to make the Super Carry functional.
At this point I'm pretty angry that my pistol has simply come apart during carry sometime since the last range visit & I have unknowingly been staking my life on a pistol that didn't warrant that level of trust.
Good news: Super Carry functions flawlessly with the new slide stop (& borrowed guide rod assembly).
Bad News: Left grip is loose - the ones I bought from SGM & Mr. Chickadee installed with Locktite using a regular sized bushing & slim screws (the regular screws were too long but the regular bushings seemed to fit OK, Michael at SGM had told me he couldn't do these grips as slim, but apparently they aren't standard thickness either).
Second Problem: Taking a better look at the loose grip we discover it's actually rocking side to side. Mr. Chickadee removes it & discovers the holes for the bushings aren't the correct size, causing the grip to not sit completely flush on the frame. The Right grip is fine. He attempts to install the slim bushings I bought from Strike Industries & finds that the threads on the bushings aren't done well & have now caused a problem with the threads on my frame. He doesn't have the correct size tap to fix the threads on the frame. My pistol is now disabled because of grips that don't fit right & bushings that were listed as 'designed in California' but the fine print states 'made in China'.
The good news - My Trusty litttle Sig P238 is available to take over as EDC while we sort all this out.
If everything seems under control, you're just not going fast enough.