Winchester LE (I'm assuming Ranger) is great ammo.
As for the snobs, I drive a Honda that frequently outranks luxury cars in reliability and safety tests, and I'd put even money on your $400 Ruger running circles around a $1,000 Kimber out of the box.
Beretta PX4 .40 S&W | Beretta 92FS 9x19 Para | Rock Island Armory GI 1911 .45 ACP | Sig Sauer P6 9x19 Para | Colt Python 4" .357 Magnum | Colt 1968 Det. Spec. .38 Spc. | Ruger LCP .380 ACP | Daniel Defense M4V1 5.56x45 | Alpine M1 Carbine .30 | Steyr M1895 8x56 | Ruger 10/22 .22LR |1943 Izhevsk Mosin-Nagant M91/30 7.62x54R | Remington 870 12GA