We are very lucky to have a company that builds a 1911 pistol with all of the features it does for an affordable price. I have been in law enforcement since the mid 1970's and have owned quite a few 1911's including Colt and even parts guns on Essex frames. I took the plunge and went into debt and boought one of the custom guns from a big name maker. What a disappointment, gun would not shoot to point of aim. I had several good shooters try it and they had the same results. I called the builder and he offered to have me ship the gun back (my expense) and he would move the sights. Well, reckon what I had tried first myself!!! Both Kimbers I have owned shot great right from the start and I have never had a malfunction other than magazine induced in either gun. So I say Good Job Kimber!