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Old 05-14-2010, 01:37 PM
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What are the finer points of Les Baer 1911's




I've owned Colt's and Springfield's but I've never own an Les Baer. What you please bring me up to speed on them. I'm looking at a TR model or Custom Carry.
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Old 05-14-2010, 01:49 PM
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Nice tight fit, extremely accurate, durable as all get out.
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Old 05-14-2010, 02:04 PM
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- Under cut triggerguard
- Can't rattle out the "Star Spangled Banner"
- Kart barrel
- 3" @ 50 yards guarantee or 1.5" @ 50 yards
- No MIM
- Doesn't need to be cleaned often
- Reliable and durable
- The "snick" into battery
- Oh yeah, the FIT.




Lastly, hey, it says CUSTOM on the side.
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Old 05-14-2010, 03:12 PM
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Try and get some one to build a 1911 with all new parts that shoot as good as a Baer. The accuracy and reliablity is amazing and makes the price range seem like pocketchange for what you get.

I bought my TRS hoping to be able to badmouth it. I just cant find a reason to do anything but praise it.
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Old 05-14-2010, 05:05 PM
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Thay work beyond your wildest dreams.
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Old 05-14-2010, 05:23 PM
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The accuracy, which comes about from top quality major parts and hand fitting.
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Old 05-14-2010, 05:25 PM
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Thay work beyond your wildest dreams.
Built for function, not looks. Feels good, shoots every time. A usin' gun for a person who needs a 1911 to shoot rather than for lookin' at.
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Old 05-14-2010, 05:34 PM
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Built for function, not looks...
But keep in mind, they sure look good!
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Old 05-14-2010, 07:36 PM
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Pros:

Reliability
Accuracy
Durability
Hard fit
Price
Resale

Cons:

Blue finish durability is an issue for some people.

Sometimes tight lockup is an issue for some people.

500 rd recommended break-in is an issue for some really stupid people.

Mags. They ain't the best.

Bottom line, it's shooter's gun. It wants to be shot. It needs to be shot. It likes being shot. It must be shot. It will make you an addict for the brand if you do not apply to the "Cons" above aside from the mags.

The TRS might be the very best bang for the buck fighting gun ever made out of a factory IMHO.

Congratulations on your Baer, I'm glad you have now decided to buy one. Might I suggest fellow forum member Hammond as your source?

Stand by, I will make you a membership card shortly. If you behave, a hat may be allocated but we cannot make any promises due to the fact that the Baer Elves might be busy purposely sabotaging the under 5" models so some slingshot and some don't. In this case, no card or hat shall be dispensed.

This is non-paid non-advertisement.

Please, carry on.
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Old 05-14-2010, 09:27 PM
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It is a bargain for the combination of hand fitting....

and hard fit barrel. Although some find it objectionable, if someone has the patience to break in the gun, they are usually rewarded with a surprisingly reliable gun considering that it is made very tight and as accurate as most any gun out there.

Of course, there is an occasional Les Baer gun with problems, but no gun maker seems immune to occasional problems. Although stats aren't available, Les's percentage of problem guns doesn't appear to me to be higher than the other makers of more expensive guns.
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Old 05-14-2010, 10:53 PM
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Of course, there is an occasional Les Baer gun with problems, but no gun maker seems immune to occasional problems. Although stats aren't available, Les's percentage of problem guns doesn't appear to me to be higher than the other makers of more expensive guns.
True. The slide stop on my TRS broke at the 4K mark. It was fixed and shipped both ways for free
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Old 05-14-2010, 11:07 PM
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I'm not sure it's possible to choose between the TRS and CC and not feel a bit bad. I went with a TRS, and now I want a CC really badly.

The Blued finish isn't something I'm a huge fan of, but once I sent my TRS in for IonBond DLC coating, I'll know if I've found the ultimate answer for a CCW pistol.
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Old 05-14-2010, 11:38 PM
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[QUOTE=Plexi;2677977]Pros:

Reliability
Accuracy
Durability
Hard fit
Price
Resale
Blue finish
tight lockup
it's a shooter's gun.

The TRS might be the very best bang for the buck fighting gun ever made out of a factory IMHO.
Please, carry on. QUOTE]

OH Helll Yeah!!!! +100% Ya can't slap the smile off a TRS shooter!
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Old 05-15-2010, 09:31 AM
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My TRS is the best $1600 I've ever spent.
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Old 05-15-2010, 04:36 PM
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It is probably the best guns in their price range, and better than some brands that cost more.
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Old 05-15-2010, 04:39 PM
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Couldn't tell ya.....

And I picked up a P2 in 9mm yesterday. Already have a CC, and a TRS is on the way.
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Old 05-15-2010, 05:22 PM
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Accurate and reliable right out of the box.
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Old 05-15-2010, 06:26 PM
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you can sure pay much more for a semi custom 1911...but why?
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Old 05-15-2010, 06:33 PM
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you can sure pay much more for a 1911...but why?
That is very true. Above the 1,500 to 1,900 dollar range you are paying much more for every minuscule "improvements". Most of which is nothing more than pure cosmetic refinements and "bling".
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Old 05-16-2010, 09:48 PM
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Another point that nobody mentioned is that all Baer guns are essentially the same gun as far as quality goes.

The difference is in:

1) barrel/slide length
2) checkered frontstrap
3) checkered mainspring housing
4) type of sights
5) stainless or carbon steel
6) metal finish
7) dustcover length
8) frame size
9) single sided vs ambi safety
10) thin v standard grips
11) number of mags that come with the gun

I'm sure there's something I missed.

Botom line is that a $1600 MSRP baer is just as accurate and reliable as a $2500 baer. Almost any baer can be ordered with the 1.5" group option.

There are no good, better and best models. They are all the same quality.

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Old 05-16-2010, 09:51 PM
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You forgot that one is a Officer frame...the Stinger.

Other than that IMO you are correct. I know others will disagree and maybe are right, but I agree with you
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Old 05-17-2010, 02:12 PM
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- The "snick" into battery
What is "the "snick" into battery"?
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Old 05-18-2010, 01:09 AM
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The Les Baer guns are like the guns coming out of the Springfield Custom Shop, not the regular production line like the Loaded, or even the TRP. Though the TRP is sort of in between.

It's not fair to compare a LB to a standard production line gun and even the best of those, the Loaded, will fall short.
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Old 05-18-2010, 04:48 PM
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The loaded isn't even american made.
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Old 05-18-2010, 05:59 PM
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What is "the "snick" into battery"?
I was referring to the sound made when Baers go into battery. It is so tight for the first couple thousand rounds it makes that sound. I do miss it though since mine don't make it anymore.
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