Issues with the manufacturer Kimber, absolutely not, on a number of occasions they have gone above and beyond, including frame replacements at their expense!
As far as the product, I own three (that are lost at sea) that when properly broken in and maintained like spring changes, etc, no problems! Some problems are due to operator error or in most cases magazines.
I have replaced certain parts with Wilson Combat parts to increase the life of my firearms. For instance Kimber requires a recoil spring change at 800 rounds, I go through 800 rounds in a month, so the right choice was a Bill Wilson flat wire silicon springs that last up to 4,000 rounds. So far, so good!
For accuracy, middle of the road price and what I consider great quality, Kimber gets a 10.
Don’t get me wrong if I could afford, three Bill Wilson, or NightHawk or Les Baer’s No doubt that would be the direction I would go. I do feel that my chosen EDC will save my life!
This is what my little Ultra Raptor can do at 7 yards, rapid fire, PMC 45A 230 grain ball ammo, indoors, under stress. Did this on numerous occasions. In the hands of a more qualified person, I’ve seen 5 of 7 rounds placed in the same hole at 7.5 yards, after seeing that, I knew my EDC choice was perfect.