I picked up a used Kimber TLE II a couple of weeks ago. My first real experience with a Kimber. So far, very impressed with the gun, especially at this price point. Close to 200 rounds of factory ball ammo, no problems feeding or ejecting. I had to do a little work in the thumb safety to prevent it from hurting my thumb, and the grips were a bit too aggressive for my tastes. But those were very easily fixed.
Will carry this one some. Not a fan of the finish they use, wears pretty fast, but no big deal, I like the look of a well loved gun. On the fence as far as the Swartz style firing pin safety, makes more sense than the Series 80 stuff, but will most likely disable it. Firing pin safeties on a 1911 seem to be more of a solution looking for a problem (in my opinion).
The fit of the gun is certainly as good or better than some of the semi custom guns out there. It is not perfect, but good overall.
Some “dirty” gun pics…
I do have to say, I have missed shooting a 1911 in the prophet’s (JMB) caliber.