I have a year old Kimber Custom II, and all I can say is, #%*!$*!!! I would and wouldn't recommend this pistol to people who are tinkerers or used to working on 1911s. During detail stripping, cleaning and some minor upgrades I've already found three pretty big flaws for me: -Mainspring housing is plastic, and cracked. (Replaced with steel) -Grip bushings have not been staked and came out with the grip and grip screws. I had to ruin one to replace the grips, so now waiting on new Ed Brown bushings. -Plunger tube not staked. In high volume shooting, I'm just waiting for this to come loose. I'll probably stake it now just to be safe. After seeing this lack of attention to detail, I'm just waiting for the Firing Pin Safety to fail somehow... These are very simple things to remedy, and this should never have left the factory like this. For a recreational shooter who shoots maybe a thousand rounds a year, I would say it's OK. But if you beat this thing up in matches or any sort of defensive training class, it's only a matter of time before it shakes itself apart on you.