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Old 05-31-2020, 04:03 PM
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Just got my new les baer to the range sent about 500 down range 0 issues. One thing im concerned with is i have a little side to side play on the slide now is this normal? Has 0 play up and down only side to side.
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Old 05-31-2020, 06:41 PM
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There has to be room to move and slide. The real question is how did it shoot?
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Old 05-31-2020, 08:02 PM
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I thought it shot great was just curious if that was normal since everyone talks about how tight they are. Just has a slight movement side to side.
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Old 06-01-2020, 12:55 AM
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I’ve owned several Les Baer’s over the years. Your new LB has movement side to side, other do not. Some new LB lock up so tight you can barely rack the slide, other do not. Some new LB have safeties so tight you can barely engage them, other do not. So if you have any of these things or none, in my experience, it’s normal with a new Les Baer. Just shoot it.
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Old 06-01-2020, 09:08 AM
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So it appears to be reliable-excellent. Are you pleased with it's accuracy? If so, winner/winner chicken dinner.
If you'd like, post a couple of pics of the rear of slide where you are pushing on one side of the slide to demonstrate the gap b/w slide and frame, then repeat for the other side. If anything, others might chime in saying how this compares to theirs.
Still, since reliability is there and if you are pleased with accuracy it's a moot point.
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Old 06-01-2020, 09:38 AM
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Yep it was 100 % reliable probanly wont see much from a picture.. now i can easily rack the slide out of battery takes a littlw bit of force not much. When i get home ill post some pics. I thought it was more accurate than i am thats for sure. It is a 1.5 in model if that makes a difference.
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Old 06-01-2020, 10:00 AM
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Yep it was 100 % reliable probanly wont see much from a picture.. now i can easily rack the slide out of battery takes a littlw bit of force not much. When i get home ill post some pics. I thought it was more accurate than i am thats for sure. It is a 1.5 in model if that makes a difference.
Did you pick that up from Tombstone Tactical or somewhere else? The reason I ask is I just ordered the same one.
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Old 06-01-2020, 10:07 AM
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Ffl ordered from his supplier i wanna say guns america
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Old 06-04-2020, 08:04 AM
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Old 06-04-2020, 08:27 AM
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I cant get a picture of the play its so slight im gonna live with it and enjoy it!
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Old 06-04-2020, 10:05 AM
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I have read online reviews from people who have the 1.5 inch Baers and the did not lock up as tightly as the non 1.5 inch Baers. Maybe yours is like that.
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Old 06-04-2020, 06:54 PM
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I cant get a picture of the play its so slight im gonna live with it and enjoy it!
Very good to hear.
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Old 06-06-2020, 08:33 AM
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I have read online reviews from people who have the 1.5 inch Baers and the did not lock up as tightly as the non 1.5 inch Baers. Maybe yours is like that.
Yep, my 1.5" has always been relatively easy to rack and has always had a little play in the frame to slide fit. But the barrel to slide lock-up fit is like a vault, and when you think about it, the sights are on the slide, the barrel is mated perfectly to the slide, good things should happen?

The other important part of the accuracy is the ability to see! Sure wish my eyes were younger so I could take advantage of the accuracy.
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Old 06-07-2020, 05:00 PM
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Good to know got it out to the range today shot a few hundred rounds again without a single issue seems well broken in now. Only problem i have now is that i want another one!
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Old 06-08-2020, 09:45 AM
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I own a UTC, no play still very tight after a few years and few 1,000 rounds, they will last a life time.
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Old 06-09-2020, 10:38 AM
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Apply oil, and ammo.
Squeezing the trigger as often as you dare.
Try not to grin too much at your results in the presence of others .
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Old 08-13-2020, 07:32 AM
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Have a UTC with NFCS, tight has a bank vaul, shoots great, a few FTF in the first 500 rounds and smooth running after, hard to beat a Baer for quality and cost.
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Old 08-13-2020, 09:00 AM
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Some new LB lock up so tight you can barely rack the slide, other do not. Some new LB have safeties so tight you can barely engage them, other do not.
My new 38 Super Stinger is difficult to rack, but impossible to engage the thumb safety from the normal grip position. I look forward to the many 100's and 1000's of rounds it takes to smooth it out.
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Old 08-17-2020, 10:59 PM
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Ask Rob at Alchemy

It's a true hand built gun. Mine were bank vault tight in the beginning but each one had it's own character.

After unfortunately selling off two I have one remaining. That one ended up with Alchemy for a new bushing as the factory bushing was max spec but the slide was bored out slightly over max spec resulting in the factory bushing failing.

These things happen.

Bottom line if it works and you're happy it's fine. If it has issues sometime after 5-6k rounds then send it to a reputable smith and get it worked on. Either way the base gun is really solid and is truly unique.
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Old 08-18-2020, 08:01 AM
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