I am thinking of buying a kimber 1911 but the warranty surprised me somewhat. I am pretty new at buying guns so I might be way off base thinking that the warranty should be, IMO better or longer. Is this the norm? I noticed that Taurus has a lifetime warranty. That's my kinda warranty. I know allot of folks on this forum own kimbers & I don't mean to step on anyones toes but if these guns are so good why does the mfg. not stand behind them a little more? When I bought my new Honda I was asked if I wanted the extended warranty. I said why, these cars are supposed to last forever, right? Then I said no to the $$$$ extended warranty. Have many of you guys & gals had to send their guns back to kimber after the one year warranty was up or do these guns not need a long warranty? I really want one or more of these guns. Maybe, if something is going to go wrong it will go wrong within the one year?