I wont even try to go into all the trigger and action involved as I'm totally new to the platform and have nothing to compare it to, but I do know that outa 150 rounds I had one malfunction and I'm 99.99% sure it was operator error and not the pistol. The slide stop locked back middle of the 8 round mag I had and it still had four rounds left in the mag. I didn't feel my thumb hit it, but when it locked back I looked at my grip and sure enough my big sausage was sticking up giving the thumbs high signal.
I was hoping for a 100% run and ended up with the one, but again I'm sure I somehow hit the thing with my thumb cause it never happened again. Like I said earlier, I'm new to the 1911 platform and can't really speak intelligently about all the intricacies of the weapon, but I can shoot and man this thing is as accurate as any pistol I've ever shot or owned. The trigger was awesome and I'm sure the match grade barrel helped my aim tremendously. I did some research over the weekend and did find a lot of hit or miss posting regarding the Kimber short barreled pistols being ammo finicky, but I plan on just running FMJ's as both range and carry and so far I'm confident it'll spit the FMJ's out as fast as I can pull the trigger. As a side note, I know some are gonna scoff at the thought of using FMJs as a defense load but IMO, a round that measures .45 and traveling at around 900 FPS will do the job period.
Right now I have my G36 and my Kimber Ultra C 2 are my only .45s and as it stands right now I like my Kimber way more than my G36. The trigger and accuracy are just that impressive; to me anyway. I kept one 50 round target to put in the box the pistol came in and I'll post the pics here to show. It took me a few rounds to get used to the trigger and sights. Mine has the flat black sights no white dots to help line up, but after a few rounds I was hitting what I was aiming at. Anyway, once again I guess I got a good one cause this thing felt like I could've run another box or two through it, but it was getting kinda hot. I was trying to stress the pistol with fast reloads and multiple mags but again the only problem was the slide locking back that one time, other than that, I'd say hellofa pistol!
As far as the 1911 platform. I'm sold! IMO, they're just more fun to shoot and just feel better in my mitts for what ever reason. I know for a fact I'll be adding more to my inventory and would encourage anyone on the fence to jump off and take the plunge. It's an awesome pistol design and just feels good to shoot. Here's some pics of one of my 50 round target. Outa 50, 49 were hits and one flyer. Most shots were from 4 & 5 round loaded mags.
Target info: Distance was 21' Range Temp. HOT! felt like 95, I don't like going to this range, but @ $10 an hour, I'll deal with the heat.
Here's another pic of the pistol.