Who's trying to rob me? Just about anyone. Since I live in Europe, we need to import Kimber. So I end up being robbed by your state and/or commerce department for the export license, customs in my country and my local dealer, who also needs to make a profit.
If I want to buy a new 1911 for a reasonable price, my options are very limited. Taurus ($900) or Norinco ($435-$535). Kimber, STI,SVI and the likes cost an arm and a leg.
Life sucks, get over it.
Rimfire club member #106