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Old 03-05-2020, 06:29 PM
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Aftermarket grips for Baers?

Who offers Baer-sized replacement grips/stocks?
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Old 03-05-2020, 07:07 PM
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These guys do -https://www.highfiguregrips.com/les-baer-1911-grips While I donít have any for my Baers, I have a Colt that wears their grips...
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Old 03-05-2020, 07:16 PM
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I've got 6 Baers. I've got Esmeralda's or VZ's on all of them. Never had any issues with fit.

What kind of issues are you expecting,?
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Old 03-05-2020, 07:38 PM
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Not expecting issues, per se, just have read in the past that Baer's slightly "out of spec" grip size have prompted some makers to create "Baer spec" grip panels.
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Old 03-05-2020, 07:53 PM
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Old 03-05-2020, 08:05 PM
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I have a set of cocobolo grips from Highfiguregrips on my Baer Custom Carry. Outstanding
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Old 03-06-2020, 03:26 AM
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Not expecting issues, per se, just have read in the past that Baer's slightly "out of spec" grip size have prompted some makers to create "Baer spec" grip panels.
Correct, the grip on Baer frames is longer (front to back) than other 1911's. If you install standard grips like VZ's on a Baer, there will be a noticeable and unsightly gap from the edge of the grip panel to the front strap checkering. Some people don't care, but I do. It just doesn't look right IMO.

I've custom ordered 3 sets of grips from SGM Grips in the last year and they are great. The checkering on their grips is CNC cut texture with carbide tools and as a result they have much better "bite" than some of the other grips on the market that are laser cut. They offer various woods and G10 in a variety of colors with numerous patterns to choose from. I know I sound like a shill, but they really are that good!
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Old 03-06-2020, 08:17 AM
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I second the High Figure Grips recommendation. Just got this set of box elder burl grips from them for my Baer Boss the other day. Beautiful grips that fit perfectly, and Jon is great to work with.
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Old 03-06-2020, 03:55 PM
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I second the High Figure Grips recommendation. Just got this set of box elder burl grips from them for my Baer Boss the other day. Beautiful grips that fit perfectly, and Jon is great to work with.


Who did the work on your Boss? Love the ball cut!


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Old 03-06-2020, 10:18 PM
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I have some custom grips made for the Baer grip frame, made by Sarge at The Finer Grain, but I heard recently that Ryan’s retired.
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Old 03-07-2020, 07:48 AM
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Correct, the grip on Baer frames is longer (front to back) than other 1911's. If you install standard grips like VZ's on a Baer, there will be a noticeable and unsightly gap from the edge of the grip panel to the front strap checkering.
If fact this answers my long time question. Why do Baers and I would add Springfield Armory 1911's fit my hand (I can feel the difference) better than other makers Wilson, Brown, Nighthawk etc? I have noticed the gap you mention from the grip to the front strap and never considered the reason, but it does make sense.

If anyone could point me to other threads or info on the slightly out of spec Baer frames thickness/width would be much appreciated.
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Old 03-07-2020, 09:09 AM
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I have to go along with High Figure Grips as well. I really like mine
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Old 03-07-2020, 04:28 PM
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If fact this answers my long time question. Why do Baers and I would add Springfield Armory 1911's fit my hand (I can feel the difference) better than other makers Wilson, Brown, Nighthawk etc? I have noticed the gap you mention from the grip to the front strap and never considered the reason, but it does make sense.

If anyone could point me to other threads or info on the slightly out of spec Baer frames thickness/width would be much appreciated.
The front strap on Baer frames is 10mm side to side at the radius, whereas most other 1911's have a 14mm front strap. As such, it is "rounder" at the front.
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Old 03-07-2020, 04:46 PM
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Who did the work on your Boss? Love the ball cut!
Thanks. Joe Chambers did the extra work on it.
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Old 03-07-2020, 07:56 PM
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Yes, because les has his own crazy specs for his guns!

Try fitting a new trigger! You will be filing the top and bottom of the shoe for hours.

Any 1911 grip will fit, but what I find his his plunger tube is fatter and you need to take a Dremel with a small sanding drum and increase that curve that goes over the plunger tube a hair.
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Old 03-07-2020, 09:39 PM
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The front strap on Baer frames is 10mm side to side at the radius, whereas most other 1911's have a 14mm front strap. As such, it is "rounder" at the front.
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Old 03-09-2020, 04:14 PM
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Cherokee Hills also will make a set for a Baer. They've made 2 sets for me.

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Old 03-19-2020, 09:29 AM
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So outside of them maybe being a bit thinner is there any other differences that would prevent using standard 1911 grips on a baer ? Are the grip screws the same and the same locations ?
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Old 03-19-2020, 11:38 AM
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Those grips are georgous!
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Old 03-19-2020, 09:45 PM
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Cherokee Hills also will make a set for a Baer. They've made 2 sets for me.

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Damn; it donít get much better than that!
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Old 03-19-2020, 09:46 PM
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So outside of them maybe being a bit thinner is there any other differences that would prevent using standard 1911 grips on a baer ? Are the grip screws the same and the same locations ?
Yes. Iíve put standard stocks on my Baers with no fitment issues at all.
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Old 03-20-2020, 08:54 AM
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Well I fit a set of spare g10ís to my TRS yesterday and they indeed fit, bit the heads of the screws for the oe TRS grips are much larger. So I used a set of EGW Stainless screws and they were fine. The g10ís are not as thick as normal 1911 grips but are quite a bit thicker than the oe TRS grips and much grippier. If they do what I want I may buy a set of nice cocobolo grips for it, still just making it mine, weíll see.
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Cherokee Hills also will make a set for a Baer. They've made 2 sets for me.

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That is a gorgeous set of grips!
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Old 03-22-2020, 12:38 AM
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That is a gorgeous set of grips!
Thank you, all. They're my favorite set of grips (and I have quite a few...)

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I second the High Figure Grips recommendation. Just got this set of box elder burl grips from them for my Baer Boss the other day. Beautiful grips that fit perfectly, and Jon is great to work with.


Super looking gun.

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