Okay, again, Don't Believe Everything You Read on the Internetz!! It's Sirrius Bidness....
I have owned three Kimbers ( I bought their bargain basement Custom Target II, I bought their .22lr 1911 model and I bought their Custom Pro Shop Raptor II ), bought between the years of 2003 and 2007. In that same time, two co workers also bought Kimbers, one of whom bought the same bottom rung Custom Target II and the other bought The Kimber Desert Warrior ( which is kind of an expensive pistol ). In that same time, the owner of the gunshop that I work at, Brett Evans, bought a Kimber Eclipse II ( though it was about a year old and from a customer who needed the cash ).
Of those pistols, I am the only one who sold one of my pistols, the Pro Raptor II TO the guy who bought the Desert Warrior.
Now, in all the time I have owned my Kimbers, I have NEVER heard of such a ridiculous claim that one in five is bad and needs custom work.
In all the time that I have worked in the shop, which has been part time for about 5 years now, we haven't taken any Kimbers in for "custom repair" and the only work we have done are trigger jobs, sight change outs and we installed one aftermarket tactical rail on a guys Kimber.
Now, we are NOT a 1911 shop anymore. Brett doesn't do 1911 work unless it's for rifle customers who have been good customers. But of the people we deal with, several of them have the money to own Kimbers, and probably do.
Having said that - I would be HIGHLY SUPRISED if there was anything other than jealous haters posting about Kimber and all their "problems".
Kimber, for my money, is turning out the best built, full featured weapon for the price.
Although feel free to solicit some opinions from other folks and see what they think. But ask them about if they own one of their weapons, or if they are merely a hater....