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Old 09-27-2017, 05:52 AM   #1
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Ultra TLE II (2015)

I just purchased my first Kimber.
Picked up the Ultra TLE II for my edc, got a great deal on it so I was pretty stoked until I noticed this...



After taking a picture to send to a friend comparing the compact size of the pistol I noticed how poorly the aluminum frame matches the Stainless slide.
Is this normal? Seems at this price point it should match more closely. Under this lighting the frame almost looks white. I suppose this explains the trend towards 2 tone carry pistols
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Old 09-27-2017, 05:54 AM   #2
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well apparently photos don't work on this message board, here is the link to the photo.

https://imgur.com/95LnOU9
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Old 09-27-2017, 05:57 AM   #3
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Welcome to KT from Northeast, Pa. I don't own a TLE to tell you how well the slide and frame match.
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Welcome to the forum from northern Illinois Scipione, how about stopping by our "New Member Introduction" sub forum and introducing yourself to the membership?
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Old 09-27-2017, 06:06 AM   #5
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When you said TLE I was thinking black on black and in the picture on Kimber's site you can see a slight difference. You were talking Stainless and that's how they come with an aluminum frame. My Diamond Ultra is the same way.
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Old 09-27-2017, 06:22 AM   #6
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Yeah, after browsing the photos thread I suppose it is totally normal.
Well worth the reduction in weight, unloaded this thing feels like it could float away.
I just wish that the "professional" marketing photos didn't try so hard to conceal the true color of the pistol frame because I thought something was wrong!
This is what the pictures allover the internet look like...
https://imgur.com/yCyx9WV (Wow! A PERFECT MATCH)
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Old 09-27-2017, 07:09 AM   #7
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I have a 2016 Stainless Ultra TLE. Mine matches up pretty well.
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Old 09-27-2017, 07:15 AM   #8
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Hmmm, maybe it was just weird lighting. Love the grips btw
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Old 09-27-2017, 07:49 AM   #9
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Congrats on the TLE. I'm on target for one next.

After I pay off these last three.

This never ends does it? lol
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Old 09-27-2017, 03:10 PM   #10
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Looks normal to me. Your pic worked for me.
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