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Posted: 1/22/2006 10:09:30 PM EDT
Are Chip McCormick parts CNC/barstock steel? I'm assuming no MIM used in his stuff...

Thanks,

DD
Link Posted: 1/22/2006 10:28:47 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/23/2006 11:09:12 AM EDT by ken_mays]
Depends. A lot, if not most, of his stuff is MIM. If it doesn't specifically say "barstock" or tool steel, it's safe to assume it's MIM.
Link Posted: 1/23/2006 10:37:39 AM EDT
Everything I've seen has been MIM.

Link Posted: 1/23/2006 12:02:59 PM EDT
I've installed a few chip McCormack grip safeties and thumb safties. All the parts have been MIM, and for the most part I don't have a problem with that. What is most troublesome is the fact that these parts don't seem to take a finish very well. Some parts come out a very light grey (instead of black), while others have the parkerizing rubb off very easily.
Link Posted: 1/23/2006 12:23:31 PM EDT
I really like his Extreme beavertail.

I don't care if it's MIM or not.
Link Posted: 1/23/2006 12:24:39 PM EDT
Most if not all the new stuff is MIM.

Before his involvement with Kimber, He had some tool steel parts.

Link Posted: 1/23/2006 1:42:10 PM EDT
I can say with absolute certaintly that his thumb safeties are MIM. I bought one to have installed on a custom gun and it broke during fitting. There was a rust spot right were the arm joined the main body of the safety. The gun was never even fired before it broke. I will not buy CMC parts now.
Link Posted: 1/23/2006 4:58:40 PM EDT
same here, had two thumb safetys bust on me, one i didn't even get a chance to fire after it was fitted, put the safety on, and only one side moved, the lug inside busted. the other busted when i went to put it back in after the ambi busted.
Link Posted: 1/23/2006 5:48:32 PM EDT
I like the ED BROWN safeties.

They are top notch.
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