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thecableguy
01-05-2011, 22:20
Looks like the Baer site was updated and no TRS models to be seen. They do have 3 new models not including the Cent. edition
Baer 1911 .38 Super Commanche
http://www.lesbaer.com/images/38-Super-Commanche.jpg

Baer 1911 Ultimate Tactical Carry 5" Model(supposedly TRS replacement)
http://www.lesbaer.com/images/NBU-Style-Carry.jpg

Shooting USA Custom Pistol 5" Model
http://www.lesbaer.com/images/Shooting-USA.jpg

http://www.lesbaer.com/Duty.html

This is the first I heard of the no more TRS models.

Hokie1911
01-05-2011, 22:27
I am liking this one...

http://www.lesbaer.com/images/RECON.jpg

Nickpisp
01-05-2011, 22:30
It's under the "10 California Legal Les Baer 1911's"

thecableguy
01-05-2011, 22:40
That 38 super has caught my attention. Yeah I saw that they are listed under the Cali models but nowhere else.:dunno:

thecableguy
01-05-2011, 22:46
I am liking this one..
http://www.lesbaer.com/images/RECON.jpg.

For some reason I don't like any of the rail models from the semi-custom shops. I don't care for the way the rails look. The only ones I think that look good are the Springfields.

glock2740
01-05-2011, 22:50
Then mine's for sale. It'll have black thin Alumagrips on it come mid January.

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

Only asking $7000...shipped. :whistling:






:rofl:

Nickpisp
01-05-2011, 22:51
Only asking $7000...shipped. :whistling:






:rofl:

I'll drive over there and pick it up for $1000. :rofl:

glock2740
01-05-2011, 22:57
I'll drive over there and pick it up for $1000. :rofl:
You're gonna have to at least come off $5000. Hey man, they don't make'em anymore, so it's a collector's item. :supergrin: Supply and demand. :rofl:

Glockdude1
01-05-2011, 23:02
http://i914.photobucket.com/albums/ac341/OU1911/TRSright.jpg

Only asking $70.00...shipped. :whistling:



Sold!!!

:tongueout:

bac1023
01-06-2011, 06:16
Then mine's for sale. It'll have black thin Alumagrips on it come mid January.

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

Only asking $7000...shipped. :whistling:






:rofl:

:rofl::rofl:

nolt
01-06-2011, 07:31
It's under the "10 California Legal Les Baer 1911's"

im wondering if thats not simply as a service to stocking dealers and current inventory.

Nickpisp
01-06-2011, 08:19
You're gonna have to at least come off $5000. Hey man, they don't make'em anymore, so it's a collector's item. :supergrin: Supply and demand. :rofl:


But yours doesn't have the FCS and is Hard chrome, that ruins the collector value. :rofl:

glock2740
01-06-2011, 08:39
But yours doesn't have the FCS and is Hard chrome, that ruins the collector value. :rofl:
NP3+. And since that is more rare than hardchrome, then it's a steal for $5000. And the no FCS was a Baer limited run. Only 10 ever made. Deal of the day folks. Deal of the day. :rofl:

drc767
01-06-2011, 09:33
NP3+. And since that is more rare than hardchrome, then it's a steal for $5000. And the no FCS was a Baer limited run. Only 10 ever made. Deal of the day folks. Deal of the day. :rofl:

But does it have the original box and high quality mags it came with new? :)

bac1023
01-06-2011, 10:13
But does it have the original box and high quality mags it came with new? :)

Yeah, that box certainly adds some series value. ;)

glock2740
01-06-2011, 11:27
But does it have the original box and high quality mags it came with new? :)
:rofl:I can get a pizza box and masking tape over the brand name and scribble Les Baer Custom TRS on it with a Sharpie. But that's gonna run an extra $15. I gotta cover the cost of the pizza ya know. But the factory mags are too good to let go of. So I can throw in some CMC's. :rofl:

Hokie1911
01-06-2011, 12:34
Joe has to use a Papa Johns box because the original Baer cardboard went on to a more permanent use... for Bun Bun....Joe's favorite pet hamster.

http://i815.photobucket.com/albums/zz78/annaphanthao/Hamster%20VN/DSC_0003.jpg

glock2740
01-06-2011, 13:05
Joe has to use a Papa Johns box because the original Baer cardboard went on to a more permanent use... for Bun Bun....Joe's favorite pet hamster.

http://i815.photobucket.com/albums/zz78/annaphanthao/Hamster%20VN/DSC_0003.jpg
Hey, Bun Bun needed the room. :rofl:

Wade-19
01-06-2011, 13:18
You're gonna have to at least come off $5000. Hey man, they don't make'em anymore, so it's a collector's item. :supergrin: Supply and demand. :rofl:

Sheesh !!!!!! It's not like it's a CBOB ! Get real !!!:supergrin:

Nickpisp
01-06-2011, 13:51
Sheesh !!!!!! It's not like it's a CBOB ! Get real !!!:supergrin:

Yeah, a Baer won't get you into COTEP. :rofl:

Hokie1911
01-06-2011, 14:16
Yeah, a Baer won't get you into COTEP. :rofl:

Who needs COTEP when you get a cardboard box and a nifty patch?

http://www.lesbaer.com/images/patch.jpg

thecableguy
01-06-2011, 14:55
Yeah, a Baer won't get you into COTEXT. :rofl:

Fixed it for ya..:rofl:

glock2740
01-06-2011, 15:02
Who needs COTEP when you get a cardboard box and a nifty patch?

http://www.lesbaer.com/images/patch.jpg
Bun Bun has that patch framed on his living room wall. :rofl:

Hokie1911
01-06-2011, 15:04
Bun Bun has that patch framed on his living room wall. :rofl:

:animlol:

.45 Combat
01-06-2011, 15:19
Fixed it for ya..:rofl:

I like the man's guns but you know, at those prices I'll stick to a Colt and have a top smith work it over. My current SuperTac is going to be improved by a top smith and for much less.

Not, that I wouldn't want a TRS, but prices on these guns are way out there. But, again, I WANT ANOTHER HIGH END GUN.

It's those prices though. It's not a dig against anyone who has or wants another premium gun. I own two, (1) Wilson 1996A2 (2) Les Baer SuperTac.

Safe shooting.

Hokie1911
01-06-2011, 15:22
I think Baer's prices are pretty reasonable. :dunno:

glock2740
01-06-2011, 19:07
I like the man's guns but you know, at those prices I'll stick to a Colt and have a top smith work it over. My current SuperTac is going to be improved by a top smith and for much less.

Not, that I wouldn't want a TRS, but prices on these guns are way out there. But, again, I WANT ANOTHER HIGH END GUN.

It's those prices though. It's not a dig against anyone who has or wants another premium gun. I own two, (1) Wilson 1996A2 (2) Les Baer SuperTac.

Safe shooting.
You'll spend damn near $1000 on a new Colt, then spend AT LEAST $2000-$4000 grand to have a "top smith" work it over. :dunno:

thecableguy
01-06-2011, 19:17
I have always thought the Baer was the most bang for your buck when it comes to semi-customs.
Colt= +/- $1000
Now lets say for the sake of argument you send it to say here
http://www.harrisoncustom.com/Package.aspx?pid=20
Thats another 1750 so now you are at almost 2800 with shipping both ways.
Baer TRS= +/-2000 add if you want 1 1/2 group option @300= 2000-2400 and you get a hell of a 1911. JMO.

Hokie1911
01-06-2011, 19:18
Yeah, but TRSs are a dime a dozen. A Harrison Custom is something special and to me, worth the extra $800.

thecableguy
01-06-2011, 19:22
Paul that was meant for .45 Combat.
Originally Posted by .45 Combat
I like the man's guns but you know, at those prices I'll stick to a Colt and have a top smith work it over
I was just trying to show that the Bear for what you get are not over priced.

Hokie1911
01-06-2011, 19:27
Paul that was meant for .45 Combat.

I was just trying to show that the Bear for what you get are not over priced.

Ahhh ok. Like I said, I think the Baers are a great value for the money.

RetailNinja
01-06-2011, 21:29
Baer's guns are like Kimber's. He changes one minute feature on the roll mark or ads an ambi safety and it becomes a "new model". I see nothing new.

GVFlyer
01-06-2011, 23:58
Does this mean that he's lost Clint Smith's endorsement or that Les thinks that Thunder Ranch has lost it's marketability?

glock2740
01-07-2011, 00:41
Yeah, but TRSs are a dime a dozen.
If TRS' are a dime a dozen, I'd be willing to pay a buck for just one more. :)

DAT85
01-07-2011, 04:49
Does this mean that he's lost Clint Smith's endorsement or that Les thinks that Thunder Ranch has lost it's marketability?

It means that someone wasn't making enough money.:cool:

The "word"is royalties were involved.Someone didn't think they were getting enough royalties,someone thought they were paying too much royalties.
In either case,the TRS will continue without the Billboard and probably make LB more money in the long run.

DAT85

Rinspeed
01-07-2011, 08:35
Just for the heck of it I e-mailed Les Baer and here is the response I got. Not exactly a definitive answer but I guess it doesn't surprise me.





We are still taking orders for the TR 5" model, but all the other TR models are discontinued.
The new Ultimate Carry model is the same as the TR without the TR logos and markings.

Johan Beer
01-07-2011, 13:51
http://www.lesbaer.com/images/RECON.jpg

Man, you would think that they would fit the grip safety a little better on a gun they are showing off on their site! That's pretty bad.

glock2740
01-07-2011, 15:38
Man, you would think that they would fit the grip safety a little better on a gun they are showing off on their site! That's pretty bad.
I dare you to call Les and tell him that. :rofl:

rem2429
01-07-2011, 18:30
I wonder if we will see a TR smith and wesson 1911, and I wonder what the new gun will cost.

nastytrigger
01-07-2011, 18:42
I wonder if we will see a TR smith and wesson 1911, and I wonder what the new gun will cost.

Taurus TRS 1911.

SouthpawShootr
01-07-2011, 18:55
Taurus TRS 1911.

:shocked::rofl::animlol:

Johan Beer
01-07-2011, 20:40
I dare you to call Les and tell him that. :rofl:

I guess it's just a "different build philosophy", right? :rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:

glock2740
01-07-2011, 20:57
I guess it's just a "different build philosophy", right?
I guess you've never dealt with Les. I would just love to hear what he had to say to you, if you called and told him that. Anyone who has ever "not seen it Les' way", will agree. :supergrin: He can be a tad difficult. :rofl:

Johan Beer
01-07-2011, 21:02
I guess you've never dealt with Les. I would just love to hear what he had to say to you, if you called and told him that. Anyone who has ever "not seen it Les' way", will agree. :supergrin: He can be a tad difficult. :rofl:

I'm not trying to get in a pissing match with you, and I'm sure Les is passionate about his pistols, but that grip safety is fit horrendously.

Would you be happy with that fit? I wouldn't be. There is clearly no hand finishing, just parts put together. I guess that's why Baers are only slightly more expensive than Brazilian Springfields.

glock2740
01-07-2011, 21:16
I'm not trying to get in a pissing match with you, and I'm sure Les is passionate about his pistols, but that grip safety is fit horrendously.

Would you be happy with that fit? I wouldn't be. There is clearly no hand finishing, just parts put together. I guess that's why Baers are only slightly more expensive than Brazilian Springfields.
Slow your roll there catdaddy. I was making a joke. Les is a crabby old dude and would go off regardless of what you thought. I do agree with you, that in that picture, from that angle, it doesn't look as good as the others. That being said, I doubt Baer would put a poorly made gun on their website and seriously doubt he would let a poorly fitted one get out of his shop. Now, if you do want to start a pissing match, and not just with me, try to compare ANY Les Baer gun with one of the cheaper SA guns, and you'll just end up embarassing yourself. When I said that I dared you to call LB and tell him that, if you've ever dealt with him, then you would understand why I ended that sentence with a :rofl:.

Johan Beer
01-07-2011, 21:28
Slow your roll there catdaddy. I was making a joke. Les is a crabby old dude and would go off regardless of what you thought. I do agree with you, that in that picture, from that angle, it doesn't look as good as the others. That being said, I doubt Baer would put a poorly made gun on their website and seriously doubt he would let a poorly fitted one get out of his shop. Now, if you do want to start a pissing match, and not just with me, try to compare ANY Les Baer gun with one of the cheaper SA guns, and you'll just end up embarassing yourself. When I said that I dared you to call LB and tell him that, if you've ever dealt with him, then you would understand why I ended that sentence with a :rofl:.

OK, I'll slow my roll. I was just saying.....

Rinspeed
01-07-2011, 21:58
There is clearly no hand finishing, just parts put together. I guess that's why Baers are only slightly more expensive than Brazilian Springfields.






:upeyes: :upeyes:

Hokie1911
01-07-2011, 22:10
Baer is about as modern as a Harley Davidson...or the horse. Sheesh. I mean, c'mon....it's a 100 year old out-dated design anyway. :dunno:

Glockdude1
01-07-2011, 22:11
Taurus TRS 1911.

:rofl:

Johan Beer
01-07-2011, 22:45
:upeyes: :upeyes:

Did you see that pic? Tell me someone hand fit that. Please.

And, yes, a similarly equipped Springfield does cost only a couple hundred dollars less.

Hokie1911
01-07-2011, 22:49
Sometimes you get more than you pay for...

http://www.everydaynodaysoff.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/HKbulletsBackwards.jpg

DAT85
01-08-2011, 04:34
QUOTE=Johan Beer;16603175]Did you see that pic? Tell me someone hand fit that. Please.

And, yes, a similarly equipped Springfield does cost only a couple hundred dollars less.[/QUOTE]


Have you actually HELD or LOOKED at a LB product in person or are you going solely upon pictures?

And lets not let this thread turn into a "SA VS LB" thread.:sigh:

DAT85

Rimcrew
01-08-2011, 12:42
Sometimes you get more than you pay for...

http://www.everydaynodaysoff.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/HKbulletsBackwards.jpg

:yawn: Riiiight, step away from the scotch. For the cost of that over priced boat anchor, I can buy two Glocks that will perform just as well... :rofl:

Sure glad I was able to pick up a TRS BEFORE they became collector's items! (not to mention that mine is super-collectable as it was made in IL, and everyone knows they are of better quality). :shocked: :supergrin:

Quack
01-08-2011, 12:46
Good riddance to the TRS :tongueout:

glock2740
01-08-2011, 12:55
Good riddance to the TRS :tongueout:
Don't you mean TRP?:dunno:

































:tongueout::rofl:

Quack
01-08-2011, 12:57
Don't you mean Hard Chrome?:dunno:




yep, that too

quantico
01-16-2011, 19:18
I hope you guys are just messing around. Baer has been a quality based gun company for a long time and the reputation they have is value qualty and accuracy. I don't own one or sell them but give the man and his company some respect. It comes well earned from what I know.

Hokie1911
01-16-2011, 19:26
:yawn: Riiiight, step away from the scotch. For the cost of that over priced boat anchor, I can buy two Glocks that will perform just as well... :rofl:


Ease down, Maverick. There's nothing worse than good sarcasm wasted on the ignorant.

If you like square shaped Austrian Tupperware...good for you. :thumbsup:

Carrots
01-16-2011, 19:43
Ease down, Maverick. There's nothing worse than good sarcasm wasted on the ignorant.

If you like square shaped Austrian Tupperware...good for you. :thumbsup:

Indeed. And this joke is on you because Rimcrew owns half a dozen Baers, and as I recall you are still "saving up" for your 1st cookie cutter :rofl:

Hokie1911
01-16-2011, 20:05
Indeed. And this joke is on you because Rimcrew owns half a dozen Baers, and as I recall you are still "saving up" for your 1st cookie cutter :rofl:

It was a joke. Hello. I am actually a big fan of Baer. But I'm sure Rimcrew will sleep better knowing you've got his back. :supergrin:

...and how exactly does him owning 6 Baers have anything to do with his comment about Glock vs HK? :dunno:

For the record, my posting of the HK pic was clearly meant as a joke because not everyone is aware that HKs can fire however you like to load your mag....and you don't have to pay extra for that. :supergrin:

gconan
01-16-2011, 20:06
Man, you would think that they would fit the grip safety a little better on a gun they are showing off on their site! That's pretty bad.

His grip safeties are fit perfectly.

Rimcrew
01-16-2011, 22:24
There's nothing worse than good sarcasm wasted on the ignorant.

Sure there is; poor attempts at sarcasm written by the terminally ignorant is far worse, as you so clearly demonstrated.

Let me help your IQ clear the 80 hurdle; the :rofl: means it's a joke. :tongueout:

Hokie1911
01-16-2011, 22:30
Sure there is; poor attempts at sarcasm written by the terminally ignorant is far worse, as you so clearly demonstrated.

Let me help your IQ clear the 80 hurdle; the :rofl: means it's a joke. :tongueout:

You win. :bowdown:

MENSA must be so proud of you.

Rimcrew
01-16-2011, 22:35
You win. :bowdown:

I know.. :rofl:

Can we shake hands now and talk about Baers?

Hokie1911
01-16-2011, 22:37
I know.. :rofl:

Can we shake hands now and talk about Baers?

:rofl:

Agreed. Let's see yours.

:needspics:

Rimcrew
01-16-2011, 23:04
Agreed. Let's see yours.


Ahhhh, isn't that just a tad bit personal, this early in our relationship? :supergrin:

Hokie1911
01-16-2011, 23:13
Ahhhh, isn't that just a tad bit personal, this early in our relationship? :supergrin:

Just because we're holding hands doesn't mean we'll be taking warm showers together until the wee hours of the morning. :tongueout:

Rimcrew
01-16-2011, 23:17
Well, in that case, check out the hideous grip safety fit on my Stinger. Les should be ashamed:

http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o298/kellyfletcher1970/Stinger/Various009.jpg?t=1295241053
http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o298/kellyfletcher1970/Stinger/Various011.jpg?t=1295241222

Just trying to get this hosed up thread back on track! :rofl:

irontexan27
01-18-2011, 18:40
I read this and about had a heart attack. Then I saw the UTC, and couldn't be happier to see the TRS leave.