My father-in-law is considering buying a Kimber. His friend has one and has just about sold him on it. He is looking at the CDPII. After watching the video that was posted in another thread I forwarded it to him. Now when I talked with him last night he was unsure if he wanted it 45 or 9mm. My question is does the 9mm kimber seem to have the same issues as the 45 compact in the video. Is this a common problem in all compact 45s as the video suggest that it is. If he decided to go with a 45 what size would eliminate these issues. I know I have alot of questions but it will be his first gun and I'm ignorant on 1911 style guns. When he started asking about guns back in Nov I had suggested a revolver but sounds like he has decided to go with a 1911. I think part of it is a couple of his good friends have them. I just hate the thought of him buying a gun for personal protection that malfunctions alot.