I have a P229R in 9mm and it is a very well built gun! It fits my hands well now that I put the E2 grips on her. The original grips were just a little to wide but not real bad, depends on your hands.
As for shoot-ability, it's very smooth and very little felt recoil (9mm). Accurate once I learned SIG's sights. Easy to take-down and clean. What more can someone want?
I can not compare it to the Kimber as I do not own any.....