I recently started a thread where I indicated that I had become interested in a 1911 resulting from a tactical training class I had recently attended, where many in the class shot a 1911, and seeking advice on what to consider buying. I got a lot of good feedback, which is appreciated.
This is a follow-up thread to that one. After doing a lot of research, on line, based on the advice given, my perception is that the 1911 Model in general is plagued with malfunction problems of one kind or another. It appears as though it is expected that the gun will not function properly out of the box and will have to be sent back to the factory for repair. My experience with other guns I have bought is that they have been good out of the box, with little, if any, malfunction problems.
So, one of my questions is whether my perception about the problems with the 1911 is correct? I would really love to buy a 1911, but not if it is going to cause me a lot of grief.
I am considering buying a Kimber Pro Carry II in black or stainless because it seems to be within my price range, and suitable for carry. I realize that the Compact and Pro Carry models are not top of the line Kimber models, and wonder whether I will be making a mistake?