Regardless if you go with the Kimber or another brand, there is still the question of full size or shorter. Two considerations, how does it feel/balance in your hand & is it for carry & how you will carry it.
I feel little difference in recoil between my full size & my commander size. But, I feel a great deal of difference in the balance in my hand. I prefer the commander. Even better is a light weight commander or a CCO. But, there is more difference in recoil between those & the full size, because of the weight difference.
The length, while carrying, comes into play more if you spend a lot of time seated or in a vehicle. Then, where & how you carry may be an issue. Comes down to it, only you can determine what fits you. Your saving grace may be th fact that 1911s are addictive, so you'll probably end up owning both!