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GJ1981
03-18-2011, 09:47
Well after waiting almost 7 months of an 8 week quote, I finally got my Baer back. After being without it for so long, getting it back reminds me why I bought a Baer. The one good thing, it didn't need reliability work, so everything that was done was for my comfort.

The following was done:

Install Chen Magwell Suite
Spare Extractor
Flush cut Slide Stop
Harrison Design Rear 04 Sight, opened to .150"
EGW Carry Bevel bushing and plug
Ionbond Slide
Metaloy HC Frame
Extended Mag Release
Cleaned up frame checkering

Everything turned out very nicely, I'm really liking the Chen MW. I would have gotten it over the Heinie on my CC if I had it to do over. I also think I'm going to switch to the HD sights over the 10-8's I have been on my other 1911's.

Time for the problems, yes, there are problems besides the wait time. The shop checkered the MSH at 30lpi instead of the 20 I requested, they used a Nowlin mag release rather than the Wilson I requested, and they didn't return the magazine I sent it with. I just can't win :faint:

They did clean up the checkering free of charge, which was nice. I don't care about the above mistakes enough to push the issue. I waited long enough that I'm not going to wait anymore.

I'm going to go to a buddies farm for my shooting this weekend, the one place where I can train outside of a range booth locally. I plan to take my CC for about 300 rounds and might do the same for the Baer. Who knows, I may just start shooting my Baer for my yearly test.


I might take some more pics when I get time, but for now:


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bobtail1911
03-18-2011, 09:49
sweet gun :wow:

TKR Reptiles
03-18-2011, 09:52
Looks good, but a 7 month wait is absurd.

GJ1981
03-18-2011, 09:58
a 7 month wait is absurd.

You're telling me, but everything is done now so I don't care now. I got my Baer back :supergrin:

TKR Reptiles
03-18-2011, 10:01
It is good that it's back to you, and the wait is over. Now go shoot the piss out of that thing!

drc767
03-18-2011, 10:02
Looks nice!!! Who did the work?

Rinspeed
03-18-2011, 10:08
Wow, that is very sharp.

Hokie1911
03-18-2011, 10:10
Damn GJ, that thing is sick. Sorry to hear that the string of bad luck continues. You're due for a break bro.

GJ1981
03-18-2011, 10:11
Now go shoot the piss out of that thing!

I plan to, I just received 8,000 bullets to load up. Just waiting to buy a new Dillon to make things easier

Looks nice!!! Who did the work?

Springfield's Custom Shop

GJ1981
03-18-2011, 10:14
Damn GJ, that thing is sick. Sorry to hear that the string of bad luck continues. You're due for a break bro.

Thanks, but things aren't going to change for me yet. I was planning a Vickers class but I can't attend the nearest one, so either I drive to NC or wait till next year. I was planning a for a class with Mas and the same thing happened.

Oh well, life is a...

TKR Reptiles
03-18-2011, 10:15
I plan to, I just received 8,000 bullets to load up. Just waiting to buy a new Dillon to make things easier



Springfield's Custom Shop


SACS took 7 months after quoting you 8 weeks?

Remind me NEVER to send any of my stuff there!!!

It does looks KILLER tho.

akapennypincher
03-18-2011, 10:19
You're telling me, but everything is done now so I don't care now. I got my Baer back :supergrin:

Who said 8 weeks, and dropped the BALL?:steamed:

GJ1981
03-18-2011, 10:21
SACS took 7 months after quoting you 8 weeks?


It took 6.5 months, almost exactly. I checked my dates again. Another project I had them do took around 4.5-5 months of a similar quote. The odd thing, there have been numerous builds that were done after mine that came back sooner. Not sure what the deal was.

They do good work, even though I've had issues with them. Your choice on who you use, I'm not out to make anyone's mind up.

TKR Reptiles
03-18-2011, 10:23
It took 6.5 months, almost exactly. I checked my dates again. Another project I had them do took around 4.5-5 months of a similar quote. The odd thing, there have been numerous builds that were done after mine that came back sooner. Not sure what the deal was.

They do good work, even though I've had issues with them. Your choice on who you use, I'm not out to make anyone's mind up.

Oh I know you aren't bashing em our anything. I am just one of those people that if someone gives me a time frame or a quote, they better stick to it. That is how I run my business' and just expect the same.

MD357
03-18-2011, 10:31
That kind of wait for a custom work isn't far fetched. The quote however was ridiculous. That's one of the best and cleanest looking guns I've seen on this board. Congrats.

glock2740
03-18-2011, 10:34
Glad to hear you finally got it back. Turned out great. :thumbsup: Sometimes it's worth the wait.

RMA
03-18-2011, 10:52
I am speechless ! That has got to be one of the nicest TRS's around. Job well done on your choice of options. Now after seeing how good of a job your Chen MW turned out I will give SA the ok to fit one on my CC I had just sent out to them. Looking foward to a range report and I am sure it will perform flawlessly being it is a Baer.

Hokie1911
03-18-2011, 10:55
That's about as much a TRS as Joe's Kimbers are "just a CDP, PC2, and UltraCarry". :rofl:

38 Super Fan
03-18-2011, 11:00
Well, at least it turned out very nice. :cool:

asiparks
03-18-2011, 11:45
:rock::rock::rock:
:bowdown::bowdown::bowdown:
'nuff said.....

Actually, sounds odd, but one of the things I think really makes it look good is Baer's slide serrations....makes it look really classic. Don't get me wrong, look great with any slide, but there's something there that just works better with 'em

Sarge43
03-18-2011, 11:48
It looks VERY nice, congratulations!
The quote time would have been a problem for me. I do not like being quoted one time frame, and the actual being nowhere close to the quote. I understand a delay (I could have easily done 10 weeks as opposed to the quoted 8 if they kept me in the loop on it), but to come in many times the quoted time frame is just ridiculous. I'm the kind that's okay with 7 months if that's what you tell me up front, but don't tell me 8 weeks and then take 7 months and expect me not to be a little miffed.
Anyway, she's beautiful, and you have her in hand now, so that's past.
I hope she shoots as well as she looks, if so, you've got a winner on your hands!
Thanks for the pics!
Sarge

G27RR
03-18-2011, 11:55
Glad you got it back, looks very nice. I like the magwell.

lawdog734
03-18-2011, 12:07
Very sharp gun and if it makes you feel better. George said they are telling people 12 months on new builds and yet he has customers that have been waiting 15 months....

Grappler112
03-18-2011, 12:10
Other than color that is absolutly perfect looking, and the color issue is a personal preference (don't like the two tone look)

GJ1981
03-18-2011, 12:59
Very sharp gun and if it makes you feel better. George said they are telling people 12 months on new builds and yet he has customers that have been waiting 15 months....

It will be 14 months here shortly for my last CC I have on order. I am partially to blame since I changed barrels midway. Had I kept the Kart, I'd probably have it today.

Waiting sucks, I'm just hoping my Novak gets done soon...or this SA. Anything will do.

lawdog734
03-18-2011, 13:10
In May I going to order a compact done to pro specs. I was going to get a tro1 as well but can't swing the price tag.

GJ1981
03-18-2011, 13:12
In May I going to order a compact done to pro specs. I was going to get a tro1 as well but can't swing the price tag.

I figured they'd be close in price. I thought the compacts cost more.

lawdog734
03-18-2011, 13:15
There was a $450 difference. I was going to order both at the same time thru George but my payment would have been like $450 a month. So I am going to order the compact first and maybe the tgo1 in a year or so.

okie
03-18-2011, 14:36
That's awesome for sure:thumbsup:

R0CKETMAN
03-18-2011, 14:39
Looks great and I'm not so much a two tone fan.

a45sArtwork
03-18-2011, 14:41
WoW! Looks really good man. Is the barrel coated with something?

polizei1
03-18-2011, 14:46
That came out awesome! I absolutely LOVE the naked slide. In fact, I was thinking about asking John if he could somehow manage that on my EMP but I don't think I could come up with those funds. :rofl:

Simply stunning!

svtpwnz
03-18-2011, 14:54
I am speechless ! That has got to be one of the nicest TRS's around. Job well done on your choice of options. Now after seeing how good of a job your Chen MW turned out I will give SA the ok to fit one on my CC I had just sent out to them. Looking foward to a range report and I am sure it will perform flawlessly being it is a Baer.

^^^This! That is just beautiful, and congrats on getting it back.

up1911fan
03-18-2011, 15:23
That Baer look's great, love the Chen Magwell.

awpk03s
03-18-2011, 15:42
Wow man... just wow. Love that pistol, it really looks like it came out nice! You have some real gems.

GJ1981
03-18-2011, 16:21
Is the barrel coated with something?

It was done in hard chrome too. I was going to have the lower in NP3 but decided on HC. It adds a nice contrast for the visual side of things.

carguy2244
03-18-2011, 17:47
Looks great. How much does SA charge to do that work to a TRS?

a45sArtwork
03-18-2011, 18:02
It was done in hard chrome too. I was going to have the lower in NP3 but decided on HC. It adds a nice contrast for the visual side of things.

Noice!

bac1023
03-18-2011, 19:03
Looks great!

thecableguy
03-18-2011, 20:41
GJ she looks awesome. Finally you got it back and you can put that whole ordeal behind you now.

20South
03-18-2011, 20:48
That is beautiful. I hate your experience was so horrible, but the final product is awesome!

Folsom_Prison
03-18-2011, 22:22
That 1911 is sweet!!!

jedi573
03-19-2011, 02:45
Looks great. I love the old-school two-tone look, and that magwell looks great. :)

Andy

knedrgr
03-19-2011, 13:22
this is a second Baer that I actually like. Glad it's back.

Texas Bulldog
03-19-2011, 14:55
Wow what a BEAUTY!

RMA
03-23-2011, 06:04
How does she perform with all the new upgrades?

Cobra64
03-24-2011, 03:28
Wow! One of the nicest, cleanest 1911s I've seen. Well done. :cool:

samuse
03-24-2011, 07:48
Good lookin' TRS for sure.

The Custom Carry I ordered back in Sept came in two weeks ago.

Just a little over five months. Not sure what happened??

Hokie1911
03-24-2011, 08:04
Good lookin' TRS for sure.

The Custom Carry I ordered back in Sept came in two weeks ago.

Just a little over five months. Not sure what happened??

I talked to George last week about a LB Custom Carry build and he said 18 week build time.

GJ1981
03-24-2011, 08:14
The Custom Carry I ordered back in Sept came in two weeks ago.

Just a little over five months. Not sure what happened??

SA Custom Carry? If so, :shocked: at that wait time.

I still have one on order from Jan 2010...they just don't like me I guess.

samuse
03-24-2011, 08:47
SA Custom Carry? If so, :shocked: at that wait time.

I still have one on order from Jan 2010...they just don't like me I guess.

Yep. Springfield.

I ordered it Sept 10 and it shipped out March 09. So exactly 6 months.

I'll try to get some pics up here in a little while. It came with a full length guiderod.:dunno: Is that normal?

GJ1981
03-24-2011, 09:05
Yep. Springfield.

I ordered it Sept 10 and it shipped out March 09. So exactly 6 months.

I'll try to get some pics up here in a little while. It came with a full length guiderod.:dunno: Is that normal?

That's crazy. I ordered both my CC's in Jan/Feb2010 and I'm still waiting on one. I made one change (Kart to Bar-Sto barrel) on my last one in Aug 2010 and I'm still waiting. I'm going to have to do some digging/*****ing I guess. If there's another 1911 in my future, I'm going with Wilson or one of the other shops :miff:

I don't know why they'd use a FLGR standard, seems odd since they usually cost a little more than a GI.

Rinspeed
03-24-2011, 10:09
they just don't like me I guess.



Ya think. :whistling: :supergrin:

GJ1981
03-24-2011, 10:36
Ya think. :whistling: :supergrin:

Pfff, they sure liked my money though.

I think they don't like me because of my awesome Mohawk and stylish gold chains.

Hokie1911
03-24-2011, 10:40
Pfff, they sure liked my money though.

I think they don't like me because of my awesome Mohawk and stylish gold chains.

Maybe they read your jibba jabba badmouthing their fancy pistol. :rofl:

GJ1981
03-24-2011, 10:44
Maybe they read your jibba jabba badmouthing their fancy pistol. :rofl:

Or the jive I gave them on the phone over their non-functioning pistol :whistling:

Hokie1911
03-24-2011, 10:46
Or the jive I gave them on the phone over their non-functioning pistol :whistling:

Did you say "I pity the fool that sends it back" if it doesn't work?

GJ1981
03-24-2011, 10:50
Did you say "I pity the fool that sends it back" if it doesn't work?

No, I said "I pity the foo who doesn't build a 1911 to run out of the box, but I don't pity the foo who deserves a size 13 up the..."

samuse
03-24-2011, 16:24
I think they don't like me because of my awesome Mohawk and stylish gold chains.


It's a good style when you're totin' a 45.

I tried it but I couldn't pull it off. I'm too skinny and white.:shocked:

quantico
03-25-2011, 00:44
Lost mag , wrong line rate and way longer than quoted... I thank you for the warning.

GJ1981
03-25-2011, 08:24
I tried it but I couldn't pull it off. I'm too skinny and white.:shocked:

It's OK, not everyone can be as awesome as I am :supergrin:.


Lost mag , wrong line rate and way longer than quoted... I thank you for the warning.

Well, they did send me a mag, though it was still the wrong one :faint:

I'll agree on the last two parts, something is very wrong with others getting stuff done before me despite the fact my orders had been in months before theirs.

Hokie1911
03-25-2011, 08:34
I'll agree on the last two parts, something is very wrong with others getting stuff done before me despite the fact my orders had been in months before theirs.

http://www.motifake.com/image/demotivational-poster/0911/its-a-conspiracy-conspracy-foil-hat-demotivational-poster-1259201750.jpg

GJ1981
03-25-2011, 08:37
Too bad I can't caption this how I want, but "DAMN RIGHT" is fitting.


http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_Xeqk8ZPAg9w/ScphRdwsbyI/AAAAAAAABK0/f3qjZYBciXw/s400/0_TyroneBiggums.jpg

Glockster17
03-25-2011, 21:33
Looks awesome. Love the magwell. --Rob