As many of you have read in a previous thread, I had a Colt Defender. I took it to one of the supposedly best Colt gunsmiths in the state to have an
Ambi-safety installed and a reliability job performed. I won't rehash all of the gory details, just suffice it to say nobody was happy with the outcome.
The gun was NOT reliable. I took it to the range several weeks in a row and returned to the 'smith for FTF, FTE, ambi safety falling off etc etc. AFTER it had gone back to the 'smith 3 times, and over 500 rounds trying to get comfortable with it as an EDC. I was unable to do so.
Today I decided enough was enough after only being able to get 2 rounds downrange in 30 minutes of trying. I went home, cleaned the gun did a bit of
research on prices and went a dealer I found on Gunbroker. I traded the Defender, and took a bath once I told him of the problems. I could not in good conscience sell a gun and not tell them of the issues.
The bright side? A brand new Kimber Ultra CDPII :) it is a beautiful looking gun and as soon as I get a chance (tomorrow) I'm going to try it out.
The down side? I am not going to be able to sleep tonite knowing I lost $1000 between the guns and the gunsmithing charges. any ideas? I'll post pics when the wife gets back with the camera.
Thanks for the advice in the previous threads! Stay safe out there!