Stick to the cheaper models. Don't spend semicustom levels of cash on a Kimber. The TLE, Custom, and Pro models are decent. Easy to fix up. Needs some upgrades if you're going to be picky about combat reliability. -mags -sights -a few small parts, etc.etc. I like Kimber better than Springy. I like Colt better than both right now, at least Colts XSE, Rail, and Special Gov. models.