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Old 12-02-2011, 04:51 PM
allin allin is offline
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 152
joining the baer folks


just purchased a new custom carry. i have always wanted a baer but just never pulled the trigger on one. well, i finally decided to join the family so here i am. i will follow up once i receive my new baer...can't wait!

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Old 12-02-2011, 05:35 PM
ripdog28 ripdog28 is offline
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Congrats, I have had my CC for a few weeks now and still touch it several times a day. Is this a problem? Shoot the crap out of it. I feel like shooting it daily.
It's better to live one day as a Lion than 100 years as a sheep.

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Old 12-02-2011, 06:59 PM
phanderson phanderson is offline
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The anticipation is a kind of love hate relationship. Love it that you are a new Baer owner but hate the fact you have to wait for it.
Congratulations. It'll give you years of trigger time.
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Old 12-03-2011, 10:58 AM
Live2Ride Live2Ride is offline
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Congrats! You'll be very please with your purchase.
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Old 12-03-2011, 11:31 AM
CoolE CoolE is offline
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Very nice first Baer,... LOL, I doubt it will be your last
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Old 12-03-2011, 12:06 PM
ltcdwb ltcdwb is offline
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Location: Liberty Hill, Texas
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Repeat after me, "Hello, my name is Allin. I'm addicted to Baer 1911s."
"To observe a Marine, is inspirational. To be a Marine, is exceptional." ~ GySgt Charles F. Wolf, Jr.

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Old 12-07-2011, 11:10 AM
kershaw317 kershaw317 is offline
Join Date: May 2011
Location: NC
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Originally Posted by allin View Post
btw...i am already considering buying new grips for it...anyone have any suggestions?
Many like vz grips, I will never purchase them due to... "personal issues".

Definitely check out Larry Davidson grips, he truely makes a quality product.

I have a blued custom carry, and I've tried about 5 sets of other grips which I love...but honestly I keep going back to the stock wood grips. Once I got used to the checkered wood...nothing feels the same. Plus I love the look too.

Good luck and enjoy your new Baer! Dont forget about those stock grips, I've got to sell a few sets cuz nothing satisfied me like they do
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Old 12-07-2011, 12:21 PM
jblackfish jblackfish is offline
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Location: Little Rock, AR
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I mentioned the VZ grips but Larry Davidson is good also. Be aware that many of the grips made from synthetic material can be quite "agressive" in their checkered finish so, if you have softer hands like me and shoot 200-300 rounds at a time, you may not want something that'll be that hard on your hands. If so, simply look for grips that have the less "sharp" points on their checkering regardless of brand. The VZ 320's are an example of a less aggressive finish - I'm not pushing VZ - I just happen to have that model.

Actually, one of my favorite grips to shoot with is the Hogue rubber panel - I like rubber grips and they're fairly cheap to boot. (I'm a fan of rubber grips anyway - wood looks the best, rubber grips the best. )
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Old 12-07-2011, 06:07 PM
allin allin is offline
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awesome...thanks guys for the suggestions.

also, kershaw317...if you're looking to get rid of any of those unwanted grips let me know and i might be interested.

i hate a kid waiting for xmas hahahaa...anyways, i will post back when she finally does arrive.
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Old 12-07-2011, 07:34 PM
garcia garcia is offline
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Since my baer cane in I forgot I owe a colt.
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Old 12-08-2011, 02:41 PM
baerhunter baerhunter is offline
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Location: On a ranch in Florida
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Hello Allin,
Congratulations on your new Les Baer.......I'm sure that once you shoot her, you'll never let go. You asked about new stocks.....if you like wood, and I do, give Esmeralda a try. Just go to her site (search on Esmeralda grips) and you can look over her entire inventory. To me, nothing surpases the beauty, warmth and tactile correctness of beautiful wood. Especially like the original double diamond pattern. Anyway, take care and keep us updated on your exploits with your new Baer.
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