I have had two tactical II series pistols not to mention over a dozen Kimbers. After buying the first one, I developed a "Break in" process that works flawlessly. Its patented, so do not share it with anyone.
Disassemble, put a thin coat of cheap white Colgate toothpaste on on the rails and the slide, the kind you get at hotels etc.
Re-assemble, run the action about 200 times, disassemble, clean and repeat.
Clean a last time, lubricate and voila
After the first go round, you should start to see some high / shiny spots begin to show. They are more prevalent in a gun with coatings (as opposed to a SS or Alloy and Stainless gun), these are often the cause of issues with new Kimbers.
I just bought a NIB Gold Combat yesterday and performed this very same procedure. The first 40 test fire rds were flawless, and they were reloads.
That said, I owned the gun you mentioned above, the frame is alloy on a steel slide. What are your intentions for it? Another Kimber no longer made is called a Gold Guardian. Only 300 made, but a beautiful stainless gun, hand finished with the same features as above minus the coatings. They can be had for the same $1100.00
If you seek something more economical, look at the Ruger. For $700, its not a bad pistol at all.
Whichever Kimber you buy, try the procedures above and I am confident it will alleviate the break in issues most Kimber owners have.