Originally posted by Dane Burns:
Stainless is harder to work with milling wise but doesn't make a better gun overall in a 1911 except for the rare hard use and rust issues. Galling is still a problem with any stainless. Springfield's is harder than Kimber's and has less of as problem IMO. In many ways neither is the base for the idea gun.
Is the Kimber Compact Stainless a good choice for concealed carry? What would need to be done to bring reliability up to par?