My 1911 started its life as a Kimber Custom TLE/RL II. I was not too impressed with the finish that it came with, it started wearing fast and the untreated barrel and inside of the magwell started rusting bad! Since this was my first firearm it holds certain sentimental value and it killed me to see it deteriorate that way. Since the 1911 100 year anniversary is upon us I decided to do something special and give it a makeover. So i sent it to Robar for them to work their magic and apply their NP3 Plus coating inside and out. Then i ordered some nice custom cocobolo grips from Esmeralda. Well she is finally done and i could not be any happier with the result. The finish is amazing and so is the grip quality. It looks like a BRAND NEW GUN! (Sorry for the crappy quality on the second pic, it was taken from a cell phone. I will add new pics when i take them with a real camera.