O.K., here's the deal.
Several weeks ago, I purchased a brand new Kimber Pro-Carry SLE, and before even firing it, I sent it off to one of the well know pistolsmiths to have it refinished with a high-tech finish.
The gun came back a week ago, and it looks great, but when I went to place the factory magazine in the gun, it goes in VERY hard. It really seems to be binding on something. I can get it to seat with a pretty stiff pop on the bottom of the mag, and once seated it seems to be o.k., and it pops right out when I push the mag release, but it just doesn't seem right that it should require so much force to seat the mag.
I have a number of other semi-auto handguns, although this is my first 1911, so I have a feel for how a magazine seats.
So what do you think ? More likely a defective factory mag, or is it possible something was put in wrong, or left out after the refinishing job ?
I have ordered some additional mags., and it they go in as hard, I think I will take it into a gunsmith.
Thanks in advance for the input.