Well, I am sorry to hear that. It sounds like their quality has gone down recently. I am VERY happy w/ my 2 slides. But I sent in a TRP 1911 to have the frame chromed and the entire slide covered in his cobra coat. They did a horrible job. Many of the small parts on the frame had copper colored marks, and the cobra coat came out terrible. Some of the parts did not fit well either.[b said:Quote[/b] (mambro @ Mar. 08 2006,4:51)]Well, yes... and no. I did get it back within 10 days of sending it to them. They even did an expedite to get it to me sooner (Friday 2/24) than it should have taken. That's the good news. The not so good news is that I noticed a couple of "imperfections" and sent it back to them the following Monday without ever putting it on my frame or dropping the barrel into it.
I noticed a small "swipe" of an area on the flat of the slide just below the extractor that appeared to be where the "brushed" finish (or polish) didn't get done and still showed matte (satin.) It carried a little bit into the rear serrations. On the underside of the slide just in front of the decocker (plunger opening), there is what looks like an "air bubble" that popped or perhaps was where a pin to hold the slide up while it was being hard chromed. I didn't get a good picture that shows the "swipe" (you had to be at the right angle and in the right light) but here are a few I took before putting it back into the box:
The pics don't do justice to the "brushed flats" work either. The brushed flats option does not produce an ultra-mirror finish... it's a bit more subtle than that... and looks pretty nice IMHO.
I was bummed to send it back, and it was nice of them to do an expedite without me specifically asking them to, really it was, but I had my expectations a little higher. I am confident they will get it back to me done right.
I expect it to show up very soon. They would have had it in their hands for the second time on Feb 28, 2006 at 1:15 PM (so says FedEx tracking.) When I get it back...again... I will be sure to post some pics.