I have been a long time fan of 1911's, but for years have just not bought one......I guess I couldn't justify the price. Well I finally took the plunge and bought my first 1911, a Kimber Team Match. Found it barely used in perfect condition and at the right price.
So far I don't know why anyone would complain about a Kimber. Was told the previous owner only shot 50 rounds through it....which I can believe considering the condition and the fact that the adjustable sights were WAY off. So I cleaned and lubed it and went right to the range. Put 200 rounds through it my first day....2 different brands of FMJ(winchester white box and blazer, 50 each), 80 rounds of reloads (loaded a little light), and then 20 federal hydroshocks. NOT ONE SINGLE MALFUNCTION of any type. And here I thought I would come across all kinds of FTE and FTF in the first 500 rounds!
Went to the range again a week later (with NO cleaning of the Kimber, on purpose) and shot another 100 rounds of WWB. Again, perfect everytime I pulled the trigger.
Not only am I am happy with the looks of this gun (I changed the grips), but it is the most accurate handgun I have ever owned! So, I guess you can count me in as another happy Kimber owner.