I've owned both SA's and Kimbers. I still own my Kimbers but sold the SA's with no remorse. I carry a CDP II as my CCW. The Kimbers are far superior to the SA's in fit and finish however, I see both as being very reliable. As for Para, I think they are a great gun. There have been some recent articles in gun mags about their reliability and all of the info is positive, especially with the LDA trigger (not in the Sim Hawg). Read some of the posts in the Para area of the forum. I think some guys have had problems with their cust. service. That said, you're much more likely to hear about poor services than good service.