Not to rain on his parade, but a real Kimber Dealer will loose their affiliation with Kimber for advertising anything other than retail prices. They can sell for whatever they want to, but Kimber has a strict MAP policy. By throwing prices out there along with retail, it "appears" he's discounting quite a bit because dealer can't and don't do that. They might be decent pricing, but I can tell you this, a Master Dealer gets much better pricing.It's not in the Houston area, but even with the FFL charges, I've never seen a lower price.
Check out www.chltx.com/KIMBERS.php
His website is kinda slow, but that's about the only downfall. I purchased an Ultra Carry and a Grand Raptor from him and he also did my CHL class. He's good people.
Sid (Spectre) is a Master Dealer, and his prices cant be beat on Kimbers. I work there in my spare time, and am sorry to hear your friend had a bad experience as they are a great bunch of guys, and have seen them bend over backwards to make things right, if you wouldnt mind can you shoot me a pm about it?The last time I was in Spectre Firearms (on Spring Cypress near 249), they had a decent selection of Kimbers. You might want to call before you haul.
I have to add, though, that Spectre did recently jack around a friend of mine on some night sights he'd purchased along with a new Kimber.