When I was at Kel-Tec last month, there was a guy with a brand new, never fired HC Slide. He was exchanging it because of a defect in the finish. Tina brought out two new HC slides for him to choose from. One finish was better than the other.Two Pistol Packer said:I doubt if you will SEE this issue in a HC version. even If there is NO QC on blued slides, those that are going to be plated, (extra cost outsourced to another company) will be double checked for defects before they go out.
If what you speculate is correct then that is really S.H.I.T.T.Y. QC. So what you're saying is that it's not ok to send off a "defective" part to pay to have it chromed (and charge the end user more) but OK to sell it blued?!?! If what you are trying to say is that the pre-HC slides get a better look than the others in this area, is still bad QC. How much longer does it take to check ALL slides for the defect?Two Pistol Packer said:
However, my point is that, because the HC slides are subjected to more scrutiny before shipping them out for chroming, (Why pay to have a defective part chromed?) You are unlikely to SEE this problem occur in a HC slide.
Have you ever SEEN a defective HC slide? Maybe, but not many.Why do elephants paint their toenails pink? SO THEY CAN HIDE IN CHERRY TREES!
Have you ever SEEN an elephant in a cherry tree? NO!
They hide pretty good, don't they?
Two Pistol Packer said:That slide looks perfectly normal. My two year old slides look exactly the same. Watch it if you want, but I would be surprised if any springs pop out.
Two Pistol Packer said:I was not aware that the machining marks on the inside of the rail had anything to do with the recoil spring popping out. Please explain.