Just came in to a used Kimber Classic Gold Match. Pistol appears to be in good shape, no real scratches etc. Of course it sports the plastic mainspring housing, and while some folks may be ok with that I personally don't care for them. Anyway, I tore it down and was really disappointed in the condition of some of the parts. The trigger to frame fit was excessively sloppy, the hammer hooks were uneven and not square, the sear nose was not shaped properly (the primary and secondary angles were separated by a third very uneven angle), the ambi safety was bent away from the frame on the plunger tube side, the slide stop was not finished evenly on the round end, and it suffers from the dreaded barrel bump. Now I can fix most of all that but the gun was $995 used and retails new for close to $1300. Is this just the way it is nowadays? I guess it's a good thing really, keeps all the pistolsmiths in business. I was just disappointed. A little extra expense and it will all be fixed up. But really it's the same as Colt, you're paying for the name not the quality.