Production not up to speed.
I've been noticing for the past six months or so how difficult it is to find Kimber handguns anywhere. I have three shops near me that are Kimber dealers and they all sell out nearly as fast as they get them in. I did a random search on the internet and Bud's Guns, for instance, offers 88 different choices of Kimber handguns yet they are out of stock on all but six of them. I wonder if sales are really this good or their production just isn't up to speed.
Cabelas and Sortsman's Warehouse here have ton's of them. The empty spots after Christmas were the XD, XDm 5.25, Glock 17/19 and Springfield 1911's and the 1911 R1.
If you think Kimbers are hard to find, try to find a Ruger SR1911 at even MSRP much less a decent lower price....JJ