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Grip safeties come in two radius cuts (referring to the necessary cut made to an original frame tang), a .250" radius and the "Clark/Wilson Compound" radius.

IIRC, Kimber uses the Clark/Wilson radius while Springfield uses the .250"...

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STAINLESS?

Their website says it isn't. How the heck would I refinish it then? ...and what the heck is black oxide? The guy at the gun shop said it was some kind of park. A paint on finish maybe? That isn't really what I had in mind when I bought it. Why would they use a stainless frame anyway? :confused:
 

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Stainless frames

STRIKEHOLDTROOPER said:
..... Why would they use a stainless frame anyway?
This is the answer I received from Kimber when I asked them about using stainless frame on the Custom Target.

"...Stainless frames are used when necessary to supplant production needs on our black oxide models....."
 

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So, in other words, when they run out of frames, they start using stainless ones because they figure that they're going to cover them up with their black oxide stuff anyway...great.:mad: So what is black oxide? Is Kimber the only one who could refinish a black oxide frame? I'd go with another finish but what would go on a stainless frame? What about boron carbide? Will that go on stainless? I want the frame to match the slide but I'd rather not refinish the whole gun if I don't have to.
 

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good point, Vandal, one I hadn't considered... I have absolutely no hands on experience with their II series... Though I would suspect one could alway remove the "excess" parts. The FP safeties do not make the pistol more safe in any reasonable argument compared to the non-II series pistols.
 
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