STI gets the nod. I own an STI Trojan in 9mm and a Kimber Pro Raptor II in .45ACP. While both are 100% reliable, the fit on the STI is better.
You can find different opinions on any board, but I disagree that STI is better quality than Kimber.
I own a flawless Kimber and have only shot my friends STI, so I'm not and exert on the STI.
Both shot w/o a mishap for me and they handled about the same.
Just my .02
STI hands down!
Kimber pistols always look nice and are usually fitted with plenty of bells and whistles, but the fit and guts of the gun just don't compare IMO. STI does a stand up job with their fittings and their triggers out of the box are amazing. Having said that, I do not own either one of these guns, but I have shot several of both makes. STI's for the most part are more accurate and tighter than any other pistol that I have ever handled.
For me, I will take all the pistol and none of the BS....
STI is better but not the same price
kimber makes more 45acp's than anybody else
STI hands down. Kimber spends their money on marketing and not QC.
Definitely STI over Kimber. I own a Kimber Pro Raptor II. My STI Trojan is much smoother. Both are reliable and accurate.