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Took my new Solo cdp to range today for its first run, shot 70 rounds with out a hitch. shot 50 rounds 124 grain Hornady hollow point and 20 rounds American Eagle FMJ purred like a kitten. Love the feel has a mule kick but would expect that with such a short barrel so much for the pros now the cons after 70 rounds I broke down the gun to clean and found the slide rail had had all the black finish wore off on the first inch or so. I was not a happy camper according to manual Kimber does not guarantee the finish . Spent $1200.00 for the gun I'm not a happy camper. other than that it is a fine weapon. has any one else had this problem
 

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Pictures would help regarding the worn black finish. Mine has worn off some of the finish on the rail where it is not visible when assembled. I think this is pretty common. I have three other semiautos and they also show wear where the frame and slide meet. Believe this is natural.
 

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not happy with finish

Thanks for the reply Warthogge as you said it does not show when assembled only when slide is locked back. I guess I expected the finish to last more than 70 rounds. I have a Springfield EMP 9MM with over 500 rounds thru it with no sign of finish ware I would expect the same from kimber.
 

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I like Kimber for so many reasons. And hate them for a few. One is KimPro on alloy frames. It sucks. I refuse to own their alloy guns. I wish they o back to the days of old and hard anodize again.
 

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I use Slide Glide synthetic gun grease on all semi auto handgun frame/slide/barrel contact areas. I find synthetic grease cuts down frame wear.
 

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The alloy frames have been good so far, have not heard of any problems. Just watch the cleaning fluids on plastic grips, it could cause removal of finish and color.
 

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Took my new Solo cdp to range today for its first run, shot 70 rounds with out a hitch. shot 50 rounds 124 grain Hornady hollow point and 20 rounds American Eagle FMJ purred like a kitten. Love the feel has a mule kick but would expect that with such a short barrel so much for the pros now the cons after 70 rounds I broke down the gun to clean and found the slide rail had had all the black finish wore off on the first inch or so. I was not a happy camper according to manual Kimber does not guarantee the finish . Spent $1200.00 for the gun I'm not a happy camper. other than that it is a fine weapon. has any one else had this problem
I've noticed some marking from sliding the safety up and down.....
 
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