I recently purchased a Kimber super carry pro HD .45 1911. This is far the most expensive Kimber I have ever owned but not as expensive as a full blown custom like a Wilson Combat, Les Baer, Ed Brown etc. I must say I am impressed with the quality. I cleaned the gun of factory oil before firing and proceeded to run 162 rounds of ball 230 FMJ through without any problems. I cleaned again and fired an additional 350 rounds of the same ammo non stop. I had a friend loading magazines as I continually fired until I reached the 500 round mark. The gun performed flawlessly in the hour or so we burned through the ammo. I took the gun home and completely disassembled it taking out every spring and part and giving it a complete cleaning before re-assembling. The gun itself is all steel so it is heavy. The fit and finish are very nice. Slide to frame fit is very tight yet easy to cock. There are no sharp edges anywhere so it should be great for carry. It has a recessed cocking shoulder on the rear sight so you could cock it one handed if needed. It has night sights. There is a recessed area under the trigger guard that makes plenty of room for grip area. The grip itself has been bobbed and its very nice to actually see a metal, not plastic mainspring housing on a kimber! The scale pattern combined with the aggressive grip checkering and the trigger guard recess make it very grippy and easy to hang on to. There is no firing pin block which makes complete disassembly and reassembly easier. Has an Ambi Safety which is easy to take apart. It has the Kimpro II finish on it which looks great. I am skeptical to see how it holds up. I wish they would have just blued this gun as I have had Kimpro flake off pretty easy before on some aluminum framed guns. I am not sure what the Kimpro II difference is. It has a nice trigger pull. I misplaced my scale so I cant test it but it feels around 4 to 5 lbs. I did not do an accuracy test as it continually hit a 14" x 14" steel plate at 25 yards. That is minuet of bad guy as far as I am concerned and thats good enough for me. Pros; Very ergonomic, very easy to hang on to Runs Flawlessly when very dirty Nice Trigger No firing pin block Cocking shoulder on rear sight Ambi safety for southpaws Metal mainspring housing Cons; Heavy gun Price tag Next test will be to run hollow points of different mfg's and see how it performs.