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carguy2244
11-19-2010, 19:18
Okay, if the GC No Name is better than a LB TRS, why?

bac1023
11-19-2010, 19:20
I'm not sure it is, but I do love the NN.

I don't own a TRS to compare it to. :sad:

lawdog734
11-19-2010, 19:22
I'm not sure it is, but I do love the NN.

I don't own a TRS to compare it to. :sad:

Same here, but if somebody wants to send me their Baer I'll be more that happy to compair the two.:supergrin:

nolt
11-19-2010, 19:31
im on the other side with a TRS and no GCNN to compare it to.

to me the TRS is just a good deal on a no-nonsense well-made reliable working mans 1911.

the NN appeals to me in that it likewise isnt churched up to the degree that alot of other semi custom guns are, but it is considerably more expensive than the TRS.

do you have any preference on checkering? cuz theyre pretty much on opposite ends of that spectrum.

carguy2244
11-19-2010, 19:53
I have a TRS and it's a very good shooter. I never saw a NN, except in photos. I ask why the NN is better, because I saw a Guncrafter thread where someone said it's better than a TRS. Personally, again, as a shooter, I can't imagine what a gun could do to be a better shooter than a TRS. That's why I'm asking.
Thank you.

Do you guys hear voices too?

bac1023
11-19-2010, 20:06
I like it better than my Baer Concept V and think its very comparable to my SRP.

drc767
11-19-2010, 20:38
I have both. I think the TRS is an excellent pistol for the price point ($1,500-$1,700), but is not in the same league as the NN for several reasons. They are both similar in the fact that they are both very reliable pistols. The No Name is a much more refined, nicely finished pistol. The TRS shows machine marks and is a solid, no frills working 1911 with a blued finish that starts to show wear from the minute you take it out of the box. The Guncrafter is much more of a refined finished pistol. The attention to detail with the No Name is much more evident. It is, in my opinion, the best bang for the buck in its price point $2,300-$2,500...The Melonite finish is about as tough of a finish as you could ask for. Bottom line is this......both are very solid pistols, the Guncrafter is just a better finished pistol with much more attention to detail on the build. I have absolutely no problem whatsoever with the TRS.....it is a great pistol. That being said.......I would take the No Name over the TRS any day of the week without giving it a second thought.

Hokie1911
11-19-2010, 21:08
That's a pretty healthy price jump for comparison sake. I would gladly own either.

AZ Husker
11-19-2010, 21:28
Pro rate a pack of smokes per day. You've got more than enough for the NN plus a case of ammo.

Rinspeed
11-19-2010, 21:32
I have both. I think the TRS is an excellent pistol for the price point ($1,500-$1,700), but is not in the same league as the NN



I'm not really sure how to respond to that statement except to say that the Baer 1911s have a very proven track record. Not to say there aren't shooters out there that have high round counts through their Guncrafter 1911s but they are far and few between. :dunno:

MD357
11-19-2010, 23:20
Hopefully one of these days I'll pick up a NN and be able to tell you. I'll never sell my TRS though, I've shot every type of crap ammo I can find through this gun and it eats it like candy.

cole
11-19-2010, 23:40
The GN Commander has moved near the top of my 4.25" dream list: http://forums.1911forum.com/showthread.php?p=2914585. I prefer the Officer frame (e.g. LB Stinger), but might make an exception for the NM. Moot really as I'll never have those funds... won't keep me from dreaming.

drc767
11-20-2010, 04:37
I'm not really sure how to respond to that statement except to say that the Baer 1911s have a very proven track record. Not to say there aren't shooters out there that have high round counts through their Guncrafter 1911s but they are far and few between. :dunno:

Fit, finish, refinement is not even in the same league. I have never had a malufunction with either of them. The TRS is about as basic a semi-custom fighting pistol as you can get, and is a great pistol. That being said, I would not pay $2,000 for one. The GC is well worth the price because it gets much more attention to the build....is much more hand fit, filed, machined, ect. Ok.....so the Baer has a longer track record. If that is the only criteria, the TRS wins.

jjdubious48195
11-20-2010, 08:31
I have an SRP, a Ed Brown, a Wilson Combat CQB, and a Colt. But after shooting and breaking down the Guncrafter and looking at it first hand. No words can describe just how sweet the Guncrafter is. FYI, I called ysterday and talked to who I am pretty sure was ALEX and he told me that there WILL NOT BE A PRICE INCREASE IN 2011.

bac1023
11-20-2010, 16:51
I'm not really sure how to respond to that statement except to say that the Baer 1911s have a very proven track record. Not to say there aren't shooters out there that have high round counts through their Guncrafter 1911s but they are far and few between. :dunno:

Its going to take GC a loooong time to match Les Baer's reputation. They're off to a good start though. :)

carguy2244
11-20-2010, 22:15
As a shooter...a shooter.

Is the GC NN equal to/less than/better than a LB TRS as a shooter? It's nice that the GC is so refined and pretty, but I'm not looking for a second girlfriend.

Will the GC do anything the TRS won't do in terms of reliability, accuracy, and durability? Am I missing any of these characteristics with my TRS compared to the NN?

Rinspeed
11-20-2010, 22:46
As a shooter...a shooter.

Is the GC NN equal to/less than/better than a LB TRS as a shooter? It's nice that the GC is so refined and pretty, but I'm not looking for a second girlfriend.



Pretty is good and pretty is nice for taking pictures but the proof's in the pudding. :dunno:

MD357
11-20-2010, 22:53
Will the GC do anything the TRS won't do in terms of reliability, accuracy, and durability? Am I missing any of these characteristics with my TRS compared to the NN?


Both guns I'd wager will last longer than you care to shoot and are more accurate than you can probably reproduce. There's several high round count thread reports on 1911forum with Baer. My guess is that the NN would do the same.

bac1023
11-21-2010, 04:49
Both guns I'd wager will last longer than you care to shoot and are more accurate than you can probably reproduce. There's several high round count thread reports on 1911forum with Baer. My guess is that the NN would do the same.

I would certainly think so as well.

drc767
11-21-2010, 05:57
Will the GC do anything the TRS won't do

I am not sure what you are looking for, but my NN is making me a cup of coffee right now.....My TRS has never done that. Does that help answer your question? :)

carguy2244
11-21-2010, 06:19
My neighbor has a NN. He was holding her real close in public the other day, and the slide was BUTT NAKED.

Of course I figured if the NN is going out naked in the middle of the day, I ought to invite her over for a beer while my neighbor's at work. I had to see what she felt like.

So she came over...naked slide again... at first I thought she was 45...but she's 50! A real MILF (Magnum I'd Like to Fire).

drc767
11-21-2010, 06:37
My neighbor has a NN. He was holding her real close in public the other day, and the slide was BUTT NAKED.

Of course I figured if the NN is going out naked in the middle of the day, I ought to invite her over for a beer while my neighbor's at work. I had to see what she felt like.

So she came over...naked slide again... at first I thought she was 45...but she's 50! A real MILF (Magnum I'd Like to Fire).


I would be real careful......she may not be what she (?) is telling you. There is no such thing as a NN .50 GI. :)

Tactical black
11-21-2010, 07:12
The TRS looks nice for the money but the finish wouldn't hold up down here well at all. So by the time you upgrade the finish you're at $2000 plus for a gun. Which isn't too bad but I would say an additional $300 looks to get you a better gun.

Hokie1911
11-21-2010, 07:55
I am not sure what you are looking for, but my NN is making me a cup of coffee right now.....My TRS has never done that. Does that help answer your question? :)

:rofl:

BlayGlock
11-21-2010, 10:13
http://i687.photobucket.com/albums/vv239/BlayGlock/Les%20Baer%20TRS/BaerTRS001-1.jpg

http://i687.photobucket.com/albums/vv239/BlayGlock/TDP%20and%20NN/GCNNBaerTDP010.jpg

TRS vs No Name. A tough choice, however, the NN I have is fit and finished a little nicer. I would pick the NN for the upgraded finish (melonite vs blued), sights, checkering as well. They are both gret guns, and it really just comes down to a personal preference. The TRS is a beautiful gun as well.

glock2740
11-21-2010, 12:14
I am not sure what you are looking for, but my NN is making me a cup of coffee right now.....My TRS has never done that. Does that help answer your question? :)
:rofl:Mine's fetching me a beer. I'd take the GC NN over the Baer also, but I'd like to own that Baer someday as well.

http://i914.photobucket.com/albums/ac341/OU1911/HC3.jpg

Pure sweetness. :hearts::thumbsup:

Hokie1911
11-21-2010, 12:39
Again, you are comparing a $1,800 Baer TRS against a $2,500 No Name. I would think a higher-end Baer, Brown, Wilson, NH, etc in that price range would be more of an apples/apples comparison. That's like comparing a $1,000 Trojan to the TRS. Both tremendous values and pretty hard to beat at their respective pricepoints....but not in the same class.

carguy2244
11-21-2010, 19:45
But is the NN a better shooter?

BlayGlock
11-21-2010, 20:05
But is the NN a better shooter?


Ive only had 3 Baers to compare against my one No Name. However, I think the NN has a better trigger out of the box than the 3 Baers. And the grip saftey on the TRS can rub a blister on my hand during extended sessions, I do not know why. Baer guarantees a 3" 50 yard group from rest. I can keep a full magazine with each pistol on a 3x5" index card at 25 yards if I do my part. Ive done that with my Baer in the past and with my NN yesterday.

BlayGlock
11-21-2010, 20:07
Also the Baer comes in a cardboard box and the Guncrafter in a nice Condura case that doubles as a range bag. :rofl:

MD357
11-21-2010, 20:56
:rofl:Mine's fetching me a beer. I'd take the GC NN over the Baer also, but I'd like to own that Baer someday as well.

http://i914.photobucket.com/albums/ac341/OU1911/HC3.jpg

Pure sweetness. :hearts::thumbsup:
Quit posting that. :innocent: I want another commander.

jt-glock
11-22-2010, 19:55
Anyone have the Guncrafter in the .50 cal version? I'm looking for something different and was curious about this.

bac1023
11-22-2010, 19:58
Anyone have the Guncrafter in the .50 cal version? I'm looking for something different and was curious about this.

I'll never own one, but they're very well built 1911s. :)

glock2740
11-22-2010, 20:06
I'm getting the feeling that I'll be able to tell the difference between the GC NN and the LB TRS pretty...:whistling: I have a chance to get a TRS with no FCS in NP3+ and am really thinking hard about it. I need it like a hole in the head, or maybe another hole in the head, :supergrin:, but I've always wanted a LB and the TRS is the most appealing to me. I will say this though, it's gonna have to be one HELL of a gun to compete with the GC NN.

chrisman17
11-22-2010, 20:11
Never considered GC NN until I came back to the GT 1911 forum, now it's officially on the list. I love the hard chrome matte.

bac1023
11-22-2010, 20:14
I'm getting the feeling that I'll be able to tell the difference between the GC NN and the LB TRS pretty...:whistling: I have a chance to get a TRS with no FCS in NP3+ and am really thinking hard about it. I need it like a hole in the head, or maybe another hole in the head, :supergrin:, but I've always wanted a LB and the TRS is the most appealing to me. I will say this though, it's gonna have to be one HELL of a gun to compete with the GC NN.

Why not an SRP, Joe?

They cost a little more than the TRS, but I feel its the best gun Baer builds.

glock2740
11-22-2010, 20:24
Why not an SRP, Joe?

They cost a little more than the TRS, but I feel its the best gun Baer builds.
Well, I have a chance to get a pretty good deal on the TRS. Plus, it's already been NP3+ treated and doesn't have FCS and doesn't appear to have very many rounds through it. I do like the SRP too though. I would love to have a Baer with the 1.5" guarantee, but that's not a deal breaker.

Fire_Medic
11-23-2010, 19:05
Quit posting that. :innocent: I want another commander.

Don't look at their new 50GI commander.......:whistling:

bac1023
11-23-2010, 19:19
Don't look at their new 50GI commander.......:whistling:

Yeah, its the Model 3. :)

Fire_Medic
11-23-2010, 20:00
Yeah, its the Model 3. :)

We got some print in the mail today at the shop......I was :wow:

bac1023
11-24-2010, 04:26
We got some print in the mail today at the shop......I was :wow:

Its been out for a while now, actually.

Fire_Medic
11-24-2010, 07:50
Its been out for a while now, actually.

Yeah I know, just hadn't seen much on it. Haven't been online too much because of all the work hours between both jobs.
:wavey:

lawdog734
11-24-2010, 08:32
Anyone have the Guncrafter in the .50 cal version? I'm looking for something different and was curious about this.

There is a guy at the local gun show that has been trying to sell a model 2 with both a 50 and 45 barrel. It is also hard chromed for $2800. Anybody want to buy a kidney or a left testicle?

Hokie1911
11-24-2010, 08:36
There is a guy at the local gun show that has been trying to sell a model 2 with both a 50 and 45 barrel. It is also hard chromed for $2800. Anybody want to buy a kidney or a left testicle?

With twin girls, I would think you could do without either nut at this point. :rofl:

lawdog734
11-24-2010, 11:34
With twin girls, I would think you could do without either nut at this point. :rofl:

Like you, my wife usually hasthem in her purse anyway:whistling:

Hokie1911
11-24-2010, 11:37
Like you, my wife usually hasthem in her purse anyway:whistling:

After Mrs Hokie has my testicles bronzed, she got tired of them jingling in her purse....so now she has them proudly displayed dangling from the rearview mirror of her Honda Odyssey. :shakehead:

thecableguy
11-24-2010, 11:45
After Mrs Hokie has my testicles bronzed, she got tired of them jingling in her purse....so now she has them proudly displayed dangling from the rearview mirror of her Honda Odyssey. :shakehead:

:rofl::rofl:

nolt
11-24-2010, 11:58
lolirl

Quack
11-24-2010, 12:12
There is a guy at the local gun show that has been trying to sell a model 2 with both a 50 and 45 barrel. It is also hard chromed for $2800. Anybody want to buy a kidney or a left testicle?

i think he'll be sitting on it for a while. hmmmm...maybe i can trade something straight up for it :whistling: