Originally Posted by kytowboater
I think le bear (spelling??) and nighthawk and Ed brown are the tops?? Not positive maybe someone who owns the top tier brands will shed some light.
The so called "big four" in the semi-custom market are Wilson, Ed Brown, Nighthawk Custom & Les Baer (in no particular order).
As to the OP's question....
Are they "worth it"? Is a completely subjective question. Nothing against Kimber or Springfield Armory either (I own an SA Loaded model) but comparing it to my EB Kobra is apples and oranges. My EB Kobra is the finest firearm that I have ever owned (so, to me, yes it is "worth it").