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Has anyone had experience with having the slide Duracoated by HD-HS2000.com? I really like the leupold brown and titanium. Since they break down the slide will this affect the warranty?
 

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Disclaimer of Liability

Springfield Inc., disclaims any liability for personal injury, property damage or economic loss caused in whole or in part by
hand loaded, reloaded, remanufactured or defective ammunition. Under no circumstances will Springfield, Inc. be liable
for personal injury, property damage or economic loss resulting from unsafe handling of the firearm, or unauthorized

modifications of the firearm.
This warranty and disclaimer is subject to all applicable laws, some of which may limit its terms.

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i had them coat a 9mm sub for me, i really liked it, and it worked great, i also sent it to SA for a problem , they sent it back fix and never said a work ?? just sayin, maybe since it was an internal break and had nothing to do with the coating ?
 

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Most likely they wont fuss about it. But they CAN. It's like not having a front plate on your car in California. Most officers won't light you up but they definitely can and some will.
 

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Federal law protects consumers against overzealous manufacturers denying warranty claims for reasons unrelated to the actual claim (the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, et al).

So, Springfield's fine print says that you cannot make unauthorized modifications to your gun. Cool, no big deal. So, lets say say you have your gun duracoated. Down the line, the firing pin retaining pin shears off, and you send it in for a warranty claim. Springfield can't legally deny that claim based on the fact that your gun was duracoated. How can painting a gun make the pin shear? By the same token, say you have aftermarket night sights installed on your gun. It's a modification to the gun, right? See where this is going?

They usually only deny warranty claims if the item you are asking them to fix has been modified with aftermarket parts, or if an aftermarket part was the direct cause of another part failing. It's like putting an aftermarket exhaust on your truck, and then the dealership denying your warranty when the front CV joint blows out. They can't do that since the CV joint has nothing to do with the exhaust.

As for the other question, James does GREAT work. He uses KG GunKote almost exclusively now, which is a more durable coating IMO, and the results are fantastic. I'm sending him my new XDS here in a couple of weeks to get a two tone job done and get TFO's installed. Not sure if I want to go with Leupold Brown, FDE, or Titanuim Grey...but I'm sure that whatever I choose will turn out great.
 

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When I had my XD duracoated I also had them duracoat the mags so they wouldnt be shiny any more somthing to keep in mind.
 

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Thanks

Thanks everybody for the help and ideas. Not sure where the ad came from in my original post but I didn't add it.
 
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