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sawgrass
01-21-2012, 14:41
I tend to be attracted to stainless guns. However, I wanted one black 1911. I've been reading about finishes, asking Bac questions etc.
I stumbled upon this about a week ago. Read some more and decided to
go buy it today. I hope that I can contact Les Baer and find out exactly when it was made. The night sights are dim enough that I'm guessing it's 7-10 years old. It's in good shape though and doesn't appear to have been shot very much. It's getting shot tomorrow!

Looking through the paperwork I found a sheet that I missed earlier. It's a price list from January 19, 1998. So that's a clue as to the age of the gun. Does anyone have any idea if these could be the original grips on a Baer SRP from that time? Front fiber optic??

faawrenchbndr
01-21-2012, 14:57
Very nice,........

sawgrass
01-21-2012, 15:06
Very nice,........

Thank you. I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with that loaded!

glock2740
01-21-2012, 16:17
Congrats! :cool:

Travelin' Jack
01-21-2012, 16:20
As a fellow stainless guy, I must say that gun is gorgeous. I really dig the black trigger as well, and that surprises me.

crystalphoto
01-21-2012, 16:33
You always did have good taste! Beautiful Baer!

Nicko
01-21-2012, 16:42
Nice.

BigDeeeeeeee
01-21-2012, 17:45
Looks good!

R0CKETMAN
01-21-2012, 18:13
Maybe the best value out there in a 1911...even 14 years later. Nice one you got there.

38 Super Fan
01-21-2012, 18:23
Congrats, very nice piece. :thumbsup:

B.Reid
01-21-2012, 18:29
We will need a range report.

sawgrass
01-21-2012, 19:18
Thanks guys. I feel like a little kid on Christmas Eve. I can't wait to shoot
it tomorrow. I'm going to bring the TRP, a Novak Colt and the SRP.
Sitting on the couch I think the Baer has a better trigger than the Novak.

BTW, one of my friends was with me today and bought her first 1911.
We know what that means...:rofl:

glock2740
01-21-2012, 21:14
Thanks guys. I feel like a little kid on Christmas Eve. I can't wait to shoot
it tomorrow. I'm going to bring the TRP, a Novak Colt and the SRP.
Sitting on the couch I think the Baer has a better trigger than the Novak.

BTW, one of my friends was with me today and bought her first 1911.
We know what that means...:rofl:
Can't wait to hear how the 3 compare. :cool:

R0CKETMAN
01-21-2012, 21:45
BTW, one of my friends was with me today and bought her first 1911.
We know what that means...:rofl:

we're going to see pics of her in a bikini holding it?

bac1023
01-21-2012, 21:57
Very nice, Rhonda.

Congrats on a top notch 1911.

Just get a set of cocobolo grips from Baer and you'll be good to go. :)

bac1023
01-21-2012, 21:58
we're going to see pics of her in a bikini holding it?

:animlol:

sawgrass
01-21-2012, 22:03
we're going to see pics of her in a bikini holding it?

No silly, she's going to need a bigger safe! She's shot enough to know about hot brass.

Very nice, Rhonda.

Congrats on a top notch 1911.

Just get a set of cocobolo grips from Baer and you'll be good to go. :)

Thanks Brian. Do you have any ideas/opinions on the fiber optic front sight? I'm anxious to call Baer and get the skinny on this gun. I'd like it to be as original as possible.

bac1023
01-21-2012, 22:06
No silly, she's going to need a bigger safe! She's shot enough to know about hot brass.



Thanks Brian. Do you have any ideas/opinions on the fiber optic front sight? I'm anxious to call Baer and get the skinny on this gun. I'd like it to be as original as possible.

I don't think either the front sight or the grips are original, but I may be wrong. :dunno:

sawgrass
01-21-2012, 22:12
I don't think either the front sight or the grips are original, but I may be wrong. :dunno:

The gun shows very little wear. The black is mostly still on the barrel. I'll let you know what I find out. I continue to consult and enjoy your buyer's guide.

okie
01-21-2012, 22:19
That's a beautiful pistol, Rhonda honey, many congrats:hugs::kiss:

sawgrass
01-21-2012, 22:37
That's a beautiful pistol, Rhonda honey, many congrats:hugs::kiss:

Thank you Mark and a big hug back to you.

bac1023
01-21-2012, 22:38
The gun shows very little wear. The black is mostly still on the barrel. I'll let you know what I find out. I continue to consult and enjoy your buyer's guide.

It looks great, Rhonda.

The SRP is my favorite Baer 1911.

sawgrass
01-22-2012, 14:54
I took the SRP, the Novak Colt and the TRP to the range this am.
I can't tell any difference in the Colt trigger and the Baer trigger.
I have to really concentrate or they both shoot before I'm ready.
I'm so used to resetting the take up on my other guns, it takes work
to not shoot early with these two guns. I'll post a pic of the first 8 shots
at 10 yds out of the Baer and the first two magazines out of the Colt also at 10 yds.
.
I love them both. Sadly they made the TRP feel 'just ok'.

bac1023
01-22-2012, 15:24
Great shooting, Rhonda :cool:

Spiffums
01-22-2012, 16:17
Just throwing this out there. You know SA has Black Stainless right hehehe. Good looking shooter there.

crystalphoto
01-22-2012, 16:38
Great shooting, Rhonda :cool:

Ditto, this!

sawgrass
01-25-2012, 09:49
Thanks guys.
I called Les Baer this am.
The gun was built in 2003 and was built with the 1 1/2" accuracy guarantee. The lady on the phone was very nice and very willing to
tell me about the gun. She was most helpful and patient answering my
questions and giving me prices. I would like to get the sights replaced and
have a short match trigger installed. If they do it, they will coat it to match
the gun.

+1 for Les Baer customer service.

fnfalman
01-25-2012, 10:44
Are you sure you don't want the pink "custom" M1911 from American Guns? Haha!!!

How about some more report & review on the Novak Colt?

limbkiller
01-25-2012, 16:04
Great shooting SG. Congrats on the new gun.

bac1023
01-25-2012, 16:12
Thanks guys.
I called Les Baer this am.
The gun was built in 2003 and was built with the 1 1/2" accuracy guarantee. The lady on the phone was very nice and very willing to
tell me about the gun. She was most helpful and patient answering my
questions and giving me prices. I would like to get the sights replaced and
have a short match trigger installed. If they do it, they will coat it to match
the gun.

+1 for Les Baer customer service.

Cool :cool:

Very glad to hear

sawgrass
01-25-2012, 22:15
Are you sure you don't want the pink "custom" M1911 from American Guns? Haha!!!

How about some more report & review on the Novak Colt?

You wouldn't like the Colt, it isn't 38 Super.:supergrin:
I haven't seen the pink 1911. I'll google it for the laugh and hope it
doesn't make me nauseous.

nolt
01-25-2012, 23:04
baers rock

nice catch

fnfalman
01-25-2012, 23:55
You wouldn't like the Colt, it isn't 38 Super.:supergrin:

I only have two .38 Supers but four .45 Autos. However, I do expect the numbers to change in favor of the .38 Super.

I haven't seen the pink 1911. I'll google it for the laugh and hope it
doesn't make me nauseous.

Here's the episode on Youtube.

American Guns | Hand Cannon / Pink Pistol - YouTube

okie
01-26-2012, 09:09
Them people at Gunsmoke need to be checking guns to see if they are loaded or not:upeyes:

sawgrass
01-26-2012, 09:10
It wasn't as ugly as I expected.
I'll stick with stainless or black. It makes it much easier to accessorize.

okie
01-26-2012, 10:56
I took the SRP, the Novak Colt and the TRP to the range this am.
I can't tell any difference in the Colt trigger and the Baer trigger.
I have to really concentrate or they both shoot before I'm ready.
I'm so used to resetting the take up on my other guns, it takes work
to not shoot early with these two guns. I'll post a pic of the first 8 shots
at 10 yds out of the Baer and the first two magazines out of the Colt also at 10 yds.
.
I love them both. Sadly they made the TRP feel 'just ok'.
Please remind me to never make you mad Rhonda honey. Awesome shooting:hugs::kiss:

ca survivor
01-29-2012, 12:35
very nice Baer, enjoy.....now about the grips.....never mind !!!