I've had my Kimber Custom II for over two years. Reliable. It's my daily carry gun. If it had been a straight up choice with a Colt and a Kimber side-by-side for equivalent price, I'd have gotten the Colt. I was looking for a 1911 and the only one in the store was the Custom. I bought it. Love it. And Cane, thanks for the tip on Tripp. Best mags I've seen. All of my other mags have been relegated to range only.