About 4 weeks ago I purchased a NIB Kimber Custom Eclipse II. After shooting it for the first time, while cleaning it, I noticed a rough unfinished area inside of the barrel. Didn't really seem to affect accuracy but since it wasn't right I sent it back. The bbl was replaced and the gun was promptly sent back to me (total turn around was 72 hrs). Needless to say, I was quite impressed. For about the next 500 rds the gun functions as it was supposed to without a hitch. Last trip to the range I noticed my front sight went dark (really not an issue for the type of shooting I do). After about 100 rds the gun would only fire 1 round then it would "lock up". I'm not sure what was going on, but the trigger wouldn't "reset" correctly. Even though the gun was in battery pulling the trigger did nothing, I had to pull the slide back about 1/4 inch and release it to "reset the trigger". This happened with all of my mags and under no condition could I fire two consecutive shots. Somewhat dissappointed I took my gun home to do a detail cleaning thinking that it may just be some grime in the workings. While cleaning it I noticed a somewhat large chip missing from the recoil lug with another chip that looked about ready to fall out. This really bothered me because I wanted a quality 1911 style firearm that I could rely upon and now I felt that I couldn't trust this gun at the range let alone with my safety. I debated on what to do all last evening as I finished cleaning my gun and reassembling it. This morning I took my Kimber and three other guns I hardly use and traded them in on a Wilson Classic Stainless. I took my new Wilson over to the indoor range and after owning it about 10 minutes and putting about 50 rds through it the slide release snapped in two. Took it to the service counter and they promptly gave me a new slide release all the while telling me how they have never seen a Wilson malfuction with so few shots fired (seems if there's a defect to be found, I'll find it). After that small mishap, the gun functioned flawlessly. Hopefully I now have the 1911 I'm looking for (Guess I'll find that out in the weeks to come). I'm not posting this as a "flame" against Kimber because I know of many people that own Kimber pistols that function exceptionally (a large factor in my initial decision to buy one) and if I were looking to purchase another pistol, I certainly wouldn't overlook Kimber because of my one incident. Evidently I got a lemon and my feeling is "if I can't trust it there's just no sense in owning it".