Two weeks ago I finally put the money together to buy my brand new Kimber Pro TLE II. The Pro means 4" bull barrel, the TLE means Meprolight night sights, and the II means a firing pin block safety feature (series 80). I never fell in love with my Springfield Loaded 5". Too often the next round would get caught on the ramp. Perform ALL the time or I get rid of you. I went to Johnson Creek Gun Club in Portland, OR as a friend's guest. And that is where I fell in love. Before the first trip I gave it a thorough field strip and cleaning. The lock-up on this one is really tight. The take down requires an odd paper-clip thingy, though. It is a little odd, but straightforward. The bull barrel is clearly hand fitted to the slide by looking at the machining marks. The grips, which are currently rubber, are quite thick and will probably call for a replacement to slim-lines, but then I have smaller hands. The single-side safety wasn't convenient for my southpaw friend, but it worked perfectly for me. The sights are so much easier to acquire than my SA's sights because the tritium inserts have a white circle around them. The 1" shorter radius than my government model did not seem to affect the accuracy, but the decreased weight (from 40 oz. to 35 oz.) made a HUGE difference in one-handed firing. The manual describes the break-in period as 1) clean it, 2) fire 200-250 rounds, 3) clean it, 4) fire 200-250 more rounds. I just returned from step 2 to give my thoughts. The indoor range required targets to be at the full length so the targets were 50 feet away. Not my favorite for a break-in period, but oh well. I'll be shooting with Tackleberry at his range for the second round so I'll probably be able to keep it a little closer. I fired with Winchester white box 230 grain FMJ for the first 100 rounds. 50 rounds in the left target and 50 in the right. I was pretty pleased at 17 yards to keep such tight groups without a bench rest. My brass ejected somewhat forward into the galley instead of laterally or somewhat backward as I'm used to with other guns. The guy next to me was happy about that. After this first 100 rounds I had a couple of loading failures that were cleared by just slamming up on the mag lightly. I fell in love with this gun within the first 100 rounds. Then I opened a couple boxes of Blazer Brass 230 grain FMJ. I was less than impressed with this ammo. I'm glad I started with the other ammo so I knew that this was crappy ammo and not a crappy gun. I believe I had 1 more failure during the 2nd set of 100 rounds, same type of loading failure. The slide always locked open, even on the MIM slide stop. That is the first part that will be replaced. Any other suggestions for known Kimber MIM parts that should be replaced, please let me know. All in all, I am very pleased by this new gun. The all-black finish means it is not flashy, which is great. I had one guy ask, "Is that a .45?" But nobody seemed to be fawning over my flashy gun. It was just one more black gun. It was probably the best black gun in the range, though.