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Old 08-17-2015, 08:23 PM   #1
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Picked up my Micro Raptor today.

First impression, it's green.
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Old 08-17-2015, 08:30 PM   #2
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First impression, it's green.
Green?????????



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Old 08-17-2015, 08:46 PM   #3
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Sure don't look like this.
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Old 08-17-2015, 09:37 PM   #4
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I see what you are talking about. Here's some pictures of my silver frame kimbers. The biggest difference is the micro is a matte finish and the others are a shiny gloss finish. But I will agree the color is different I think because of the matte or flat silver finish.
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Old 08-17-2015, 10:09 PM   #5
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I was hoping it was just bad lighting in the previous pics I had seen but its not. It's a definite green hue.
If that's satin silver I'm a flying tiger.
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According to the catalog 3 and 4" Raptors have a non reflective finish,Raptor II andStainless Raptor II have brush polished flats. The Grand Raptor II has Highly- Polished flats. I think the non reflective finish is what gives it a little different tint. I saw one in a gun shop and I liked the look. Of course I like all Kimber Raptors then again I like most all Kimbers so my opinion may be biased.
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I was hoping it was just bad lighting in the previous pics I had seen but its not. It's a definite green hue.
If that's satin silver I'm a flying tiger.
WOW!! That IS green!! As much as I like all things Raptor, I just am not too sure of that look!!! I like the first picture you posted (obviously from the Kimber website) a lot better.

I just don't have the words to describe my disappointment at the looks of your new pistol. It has a toy-like appearance to it. Just ain't so sure about that pistol. Sorry GR, but it ain't right!!

BTW, you are not a flying tiger!!!
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Anytime it bothers you, send it to me. I cannot see the color of a pistol while it's holstered, so a strange color won't bother me a bit...
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Old 08-18-2015, 03:37 AM   #9
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Originally Posted by glokrok View Post
First impression, it's green.
glokrok,

Take a little time and shoot it and you will do what I did with mine, you will fall in love with the "little guy" then color won't matter.

I took a close look at mine and it has more of a "gold" color than green, maybe it's a "chameleon" or a "mood" micro that changes with our mood.

I know you will end up liking it!
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I know what you mean glockroc. I bought a black Micro and mine appears purple under certain conditions and lighting. Most of the time black but when you buy something it either is or isn't. I too was disappointed. Fortunatly is stay and appears mostly black. But I know where you are coming from. I carry mine for purely function but if you are looking at the aesthetics is is troublesome.
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