A while back I picked up my very first 1911(A1) pattern pistol, a nicely broken in Kimber Custom II. Exhibit A Being the mechanical guy I am, I soon had it apart in a pile on my work bench with MidwayUSA open on the browser near by. Did some research and pinged a few 1911 enthusiasts I rub elbows with and ordered a new spring set, grips & screws, firing pin, & steel MSH. In the mean time I brought the slide, frame and a couple baggies of parts over to Tyler at Georgia Gunsmithing, LLC (formerly Ion Coatings) in Menlo, GA. Some of you already know Tyler, and if you don't he's a GCO member that hangs out here at GPDO as well. (ty1854). A couple weeks of anxiously waiting... and was able to pick it up at the shop yesterday afternoon. Put it back together last night. I must say, yet another beautiful thing about 1911 is the simplicity of design. Having only done it once before, I was able to put it back together w/o instructions or parts left over. Ok, slight correction, I had a FPB and spring left over, but that was by design. Here it is, with a fresh coat of flat dark earth Cerakote on frame/slide, and external parts in graphite black with matched sheen. New steel mainspring housing Now I just need to get it out back and put a box of ammo through it to break in the rails. Hat's off to Tyler, he does fine work and is great to do business with. I don't hesitate in recommending his shop for any coating/refinishing needs you may have.