I have noticed complaints on this forum (and all the others) about the quality of 1911 style firearms which has prompted me to post a message. Since I am in the market for a new, quality 1911 style firearm I am certainly considering a Kimber. After researching other manufactures I have realized that in every forum there are complaints and people that swear they will not spend there money on another (insert brand name). My general feeling is that all of the manufacturs make a decent quality product and all of them have their small quirks. The biggest complaint about the Kimber seems to be the sights (very minor in my opinion and easily corrected). I personally feel that if you buy a Colt, SA, Baer, or any of the other major brands, you can't go wrong. Of course these guns are made by people and mistakes are going to happen. Things sometimes are not going to work as they should, no matter how much you paid. Even though this is very frustrating, it is a fact of life. I guess the point I'm trying to get to is to buy the gun that suits you best. Don't read too much into the posts about malfunction and despair.