There really isn’t much difference between the big name 1911 makers these days except apparently that Kimber has a really good marketing department. I’ve shot Kimbers, Colts, Paras, STIs, Springfields, etc. Out of that bunch, the only two that have worked 100% were the Para and the Colt. Does that mean I think that Para and Colt are objectively better than Springfield Armory and STI? No, it just means my samples ran a little better.