I have owned 4 Kimbers. One Custom II, a Pro Carry HD, a tactical Pro II, and an Ultra Carry II. The only one that I ever had problems with is the Ultra Carry. I had several FTF and failure to return to battery with JHP's. So I think that it all depends on which gun you get, but it seems to me like Kimber is putting out more lemons lately than they did a couple of years ago. They need to follow Springfield's example of Customer Service and they would probably have more happy customers. I stopped buying Kimbers after this past year and went to Dan Wesson bobtail commanders. Now that gun is worth the 1000 dollars I laided out for it.