My Kimber CDP is a fantastic pistol-light, reliable, accurate. However, I would never buy another one, nor would I recommend anyone else buy one. You see, there is the Kimber "secret." The secret is that, if you do not field strip the pistol EXACTLY (and I mean exactly) the way that is describred, it is impossible to get the pistol apart, or back together. Even if you do follow the directions to the letter, it is extremely difficult. There are many smiths out there that will make you a fine 1911, that you can easilly field strip. Kimber evidently cannot, or will not do that.