Originally Posted by MD357
Scratches happen if you actually use/carry your 1911. If it really bothers you then hand over your mancard and call up Robar, Metaloy, etc.
Yep, if you're gonna carry it and gonna shoot it, it will get some scratches and dings. It bites, but is part of life.
I boggered up the slide of my almost brand new Ed Brown by having a knife clipped in my front pocket and using an opened bottom holster one day at the gravel pit. The butt of the knife must of been hitting the slide and wore through the GEN-III finish in quick order. I was bummed out, but no damage to the function of the pistol.