And this post is not referring to Kimbers, but older makes of 1911s such as um...Colt.Not saying it couldnt happen, but it is not common. In the old days, frames rails could crack over the slide stop hole. Most makers now, cut that part of the rail out, so no cracking problem. Even if they did crack back then, it really did not hurt anything, but was a cosmetic issue with the owners.
I thought it was crap, my friend also has issues with Glocks. I have been at a range where a Glock did explode, but the woman a (police officer) was shooting wolf ammo which I know has been banned at two ranges I shoot at. I asked the range owner and he told me when he made the call to wolf they just asked how much and where do they send the check.
I have had three CDPs. The wear you are seeing is normal. That is the black anodizing failing. Not the frame. Not even close.I've got about 5,000 rounds through my Pro CDP. There are visible points of wear, particularly on the slide rails and where the guide rod base sits. I'm backing off shooting mine for practice purposes. It's a carry piece that you can't shoot much, basically. The slide and barrel don't show much in the way of wear at all, but the frame looks much older than it is.