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Old 03-18-2019, 12:31 PM   #1
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Question Kimber Sapphire finish

Does anyone know the type of finish used on the Sapphire? They are beautiful firearms and I'm looking at a Sapphire Pro. I won't be wearing it in a holster so how well does the pretty finish hold up? Does it get muzzle wear from firing or chips from the finish around the ejection port?

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Bought my wife the Sapphire Pro for Christmas 2016. 500 rds. and 50 additional slide racks later, the finish still looks NIB. YMMV.

No, it probably won't be carried in a holster, but it would certainly be an interesting barbecue gun.
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Originally Posted by BCD 45 View Post
Does anyone know the type of finish used on the Sapphire? They are beautiful firearms and I'm looking at a Sapphire Pro. I won't be wearing it in a holster so how well does the pretty finish hold up? Does it get muzzle wear from firing or chips from the finish around the ejection port?

Thank any of you for your opinions or thoughts.

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PVD= Physical Vapor Deposition, processed Film Coating.

https://www.techmetals.com/pvd/?gcli...SAAEgJPT_D_BwE

My Sapphire Ultra with almost 1000 rounds still looks just like the day I brought it home. It was among the first 4 or 5 that the Addiction purchased. It is pretty much only a range pistol. It has never seen the inside of a holster. It seems to be pretty sturdy, a lot more so than I expected.
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