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Old 02-06-2019, 05:47 PM   #1
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What is the TLE

I know that it's similar to their other line of tle pistols. But mainly, what is the coating/finish on the tle? I doubt it's similar to the dc but I'm not sure what it is and if it's durable. Anyone know what the TLE is?
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Old 02-06-2019, 05:57 PM   #2
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TLE = Tactical Law Enforcement. I believe the TLE 1911's and the K6S TLE models both share the same "Matte Black" finish.
My guess on durability of that finish will be a crap shoot, 50/50. A regular stainless K6s probably show less wear in the long run. IMO
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Old 02-06-2019, 06:00 PM   #3
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Thanks for that. I am assuming that the TLE finish is basically the kimpro 2 finish which doesn't get rave reviews for it's durability. I have a k6s dc and it seems to be holding up pretty well.
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Originally Posted by jtmo3 View Post
Thanks for that. I am assuming that the TLE finish is basically the kimpro 2 finish which doesn't get rave reviews for it's durability. I have a k6s dc and it seems to be holding up pretty well.
I don't know some are listed as: Matte Black or Satin Silver and some are listed as: Matte Black, KimPro II or Satin Silver, Kimpro II.
I don't know if it does not say KimPro II if it really is or isn't or just a typo on the website.
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Ya, makes it kind of tough. With matte black, that doesn't tell me anything. Heck, it could be spray paint :-) for all I know. I guess a call to their cs is in order. Hopefully, they can tell me what it is.

Not to get off topic, but do you know if kimber sells a k6s in polished stainless anymore? I don't see one.
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Old 02-06-2019, 07:13 PM   #6
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Ya, makes it kind of tough. With matte black, that doesn't tell me anything. Heck, it could be spray paint :-) for all I know. I guess a call to their cs is in order. Hopefully, they can tell me what it is.

Not to get off topic, but do you know if kimber sells a k6s in polished stainless anymore? I don't see one.
The K6S DCR looks polished however I don't think it is really "polished." Website say the finish is: "Satin Silver"

May be some polished models out there I would check GunBroker, problem is prices on those could be higher than MSRP.
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