So I have been buying 1911's like no tomorrow. But I always stayed on the cheaper end of the pool (to me that's $600 or less). Then I decided to go to what I thought was a more "premium" brand and bought a Kimber Pro Carry 2 for about $750. I know a lot of threads on the net have them listed as problematic and unreliable, but mine has been perfect from day 1.
Today I put another 100 rounds through her, including 50 rounds of Tulammo (cheap crap). Not one jam, not one issue. I am shooting them out of the Kimber factory 7 round mag and a used fake Colt 8 rounder I bought used. This thing is a sewing machine. No matter how fast you shoot, it just goes bang. And the accuracy, well, see for yourself. The below is 35 rounds at 7 yards. I was shooting about as fast as a normal person would count 1-2-3-4 etc. A couple mags faster than that. I am PLEASED!
The only change planned is a Kimber solid trigger with no holes. I just don't think big holes are a good idea on a carry weapon. Big if, but what "IF" something got in there, the gun might not go bang. So anyways, I hope this helps someone decide on Kimber. Great gun and the only 1911 I have had thus far without a single issue.