So, I was out shooting today with my brother and a friend on some family land, I was off at our Polaris Ranger reloading some magazines for my Compact CDP II, which my brother was off shooting a little ways off, and all of a sudden he starts yelling my name and says we have a problem, and when i holler back what he says "your gun just fell apart!."
So i get over there, and hes holding my pistol, with the slide off the frame, the slide stop in his hand and the left side of the and frame in the other hand. So I take it and look and the safety snapped off the side of the gun. He said it was shooting fine, and when he shot the last time the slide returned to battery and the safety just snapped off, and then the slide stop fell out, and the slide came off with the guide rod and spring still in it(luckily didn't fall though). I cant tell if there is any frame damage or not, I've never detail stripped it, so I don't know what it looked like before the safety broke.
I got this gun back in december, so its under warranty. SO I'm going to call Kimber Monday morning to tell them what happened and hopefully UPS it out sometime Monday. While they have it I'm going to get them to get the rust off the barrel, since I never did send it in when i noticed it a week after i got it, and I'm going to get them to fix whatever is causing to gun to fail to return to battery, which oddly enough happens only when the gun is clean(like within the first 20 rounds of shooting it).
While they have it I'm considering getting the "custom shop" to add a grip safety with a memory bump(I've been able to try out a few 1911s with them lately and have grown to appreciate them). Are there any other things I could/should get done while they have it right there???? because the Kimber site doesnt show what the "custom shop" options are, and i'm not about to call someone and ask for an entire list of what they provide.
I am planning on applying for my carry permit in the next couple weeks(funds permitting), and this is going to be my primary carry weapon, so hopefully I'll have the gun back before the 45 day wait period is up