IMO Kimber makes some great pistols. Personally don't have any experience with the 9mm 1911's, only have owned a Pro Carry II and Stainless II in 45. I did have to send the Pro Carry to Kimber once due to having issues loading hallow point, but their customer support was great and fixed the issue. The Stainless II has been perfect from day one. Found another thread more geared to 9mm's though... Kimber 9mm Reliability? - 1911Forum
Hope this helps.