I posted up a few months back looking for advice on a 1911. You steered me to the Springfield Loaded, saying that if it is my only gun then the service Springfield offers would make it a smarter move than the Kimber I was looking at. Then I posted up a little while later with some questions about the quality of the gun I bought. Here were the pics. You guys said that even though they aren't really flaws per se, I should contact the customer service department and see what they say. "They'll take care of you" I think was the line. I just got my pistol back the other day... Boy did they ever.