2. Err... I am an engineer, there are parts and there are parts. I have had MIM parts fail and if I shoot his gun enough one of them probably will. At that point replacing them would be difficult, I suppose I find the whole situation inelegant overall.
2. I don't like the look of the internals either, but he is the one who tried to mess with them.
3. I don't blame the gun for the cost, I clearly stated that one needs to beware of offhand comments to zealous gunsmiths.
4. He fixed the ejection issue, I suppose I was not clear in my language. I will go back and edit that.
Overall I hate when a gun does not work out of the box, but since I have had four Kimbers go back for IE conversions it does not completely rule out my buying another of the same brand. The out of spec internals does worry me, if I want to use it for a base gun then I am out of luck. Will Armscor replace my gun if I want to monkey with it at that level? Are we sure the new gun does not come from the same mold and is equally out of spec? I think these are legitimate concerns from someone who buys and shoots 1911's. I may be a piker compared to some on this forum but I own around 20 1911's right now, and at least 5 of them are custom builds.
I have been disappointed by 1911's before, I have not gotten around to posting those reviews yet. This review has a little more grousing but it is my experience with this product to date. I guess I am also let down by hearing such great things from this forum about them and then having the reality be at odds with that. I know it is an inexpensive gun with entry level features but the immediate feeding issues and the larger questionable state of the internals for possible upgrades leaves me flat.
Like so many who undertake arduous journeys, I left a city of wise men and came back to a polis of fools. Ignorance, like time, brooks no returns.