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sawgrass
12-08-2012, 21:27
A Les Baer Stinger has been on my mind for some time now. Faawrenchbndr asked me a few good questions and made me pause before I spent my money. That worked out well because I stumbled upon a Springfield Pro without any wait.

About the same time I happened to be the first one to respond to an ad for an older all steel Springfield Compact. It's a CCO. I'm torn that it is too 'original' to mess with. At least for now. It kinda stinks that it had it's pretty little box with it.

My initial ache was for a Les Baer Stinger 45acp in stainless. That ache has not been satisfied. But the more that I read, I'm wondering if the Stinger in 38 Super might be the way to go for a 1911 that I intend to carry.

I'm 5'2" tall. Please don't tell me to stick with a full size 1911 for carry. I don't want to wear bigger clothes and I don't want to feel like I'm in a three legged race.

What do you think?

faawrenchbndr
12-08-2012, 21:30
I think you need this,.........

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c341/faawrenchbndr/Springer%20Compact%2045/17fc118191650dad03082fb9e7c39ef5.jpg

sawgrass
12-08-2012, 21:36
I think you need this,.........

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c341/faawrenchbndr/Springer%20Compact%2045/17fc118191650dad03082fb9e7c39ef5.jpg

You are killing me with that picture. I look at the blued Compact and I think, I could have one of those. Do you have a pic of the end of the barrel? Is he taking any work? The Compact is almost unfired, I'm so torn. I do want a CCO to carry one way or the other. Then some TT leather...:cool:

I need a side job.

bac1023
12-08-2012, 21:39
I've learned over the years that if you don't get exactly what you want, you'll never satisfy the desire. :cool:

sawgrass
12-08-2012, 21:48
I've learned over the years that if you don't get exactly what you want, you'll never satisfy the desire. :cool:

That's what I'm starting to believe and it's your fault.
I didn't even know what a 1911 was until I stumbled upon you pictures. I used to be happy collecting Winchester model 67's and searching for Beretta single stacks.

It bugs the heck out of me that I don't seem to have a local LB dealer.

If there is any consolation, you can justify a few in between purchases.

matt_lowry123
12-08-2012, 21:48
I think you need this,.........

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c341/faawrenchbndr/Springer%20Compact%2045/17fc118191650dad03082fb9e7c39ef5.jpg



I've seen that pic a few times. Is that yours? It's bad ass!!

Officer's Match
12-08-2012, 21:52
A SS Stinger in 38 Super would be ridiculously sweet.

bac1023
12-08-2012, 21:55
That's what I'm starting to believe and it's your fault.
I didn't even know what a 1911 was until I stumbled upon you pictures. I used to be happy collecting Winchester model 67's and searching for Beretta single stacks.

It bugs the heck out of me that I don't seem to have a local LB dealer.

If there is any consolation, you can justify a few in between purchases.

Do you still have that nice Beretta 87?

At least I think it was an 87...

bac1023
12-08-2012, 21:56
A SS Stinger in 38 Super would be ridiculously sweet.

No doubt :cool:

sawgrass
12-08-2012, 21:59
Do you still have that nice Beretta 87?

At least I think it was an 87...

I have the 89, which is seemingly more uncommon.

sawgrass
12-08-2012, 22:01
Bac I've been waiting for a sig line for a long time.
Do you mind?

glock2740
12-08-2012, 22:09
That's what I'm starting to believe and it's your fault.
I didn't even know what a 1911 was until I stumbled upon you pictures. I used to be happy collecting Winchester model 67's and searching for Beretta single stacks.

It bugs the heck out of me that I don't seem to have a local LB dealer.

If there is any consolation, you can justify a few in between purchases.
If you're wanting a Baer, of ANY kind, call CJ. You WILL NOT find a better deal. He's a sponsor on Addicts. aka, Crazy John. :cool:

glock2740
12-08-2012, 22:15
I've seen that pic a few times. Is that yours? It's bad ass!!

Yes. That is Greg's bad ass Chuck Rogers SA. :cool:

sawgrass
12-08-2012, 22:18
Thanks. I have talked to him on the phone and he seems like a great guy. We ended up chatting about all kinds of things.

I really only want one 'other' CCO right now so I want it to be the right one. I had the STI Guardian but it wasn't the right one, so I sold it after about a week. I'm not ready to change the Springfield Compact and I keep coming back to a LB Stinger. Your pic of you GI CCo is beautiful. But I can't justify another grand over the LB. I guess I'm going through the process of making up my mind and I need a little help.

glock2740
12-08-2012, 22:21
Thanks. I have talked to him on the phone and he seems like a great guy. We ended up chatting about all kinds of things.

I really only want one 'other' CCO right now so I want it to be the right one. I had the STI Guardian but it wasn't the right one, so I sold it after about a week. I'm not ready to change the Springfield Compact and I keep coming back to a LB Stinger. Your pic of you GI CCo is beautiful. But I can't justify another grand over the LB. I guess I'm going through the process of making up my mind and I need a little help.
Yeah. He can be kinda "chatty" but is a really nice guy. :cool: Have you ever given the DW CCO some consideration? GREAT gun. And VERY accurate.

This one has a set of VZ Operator's, Harrison Extreme short black solid trigger and a Chuck Rogers' flush crowned barrel.
http://i914.photobucket.com/albums/ac341/OU1911/IMG_3594.jpg

http://i914.photobucket.com/albums/ac341/OU1911/JoeOU1/IMG_3595.jpg

http://i914.photobucket.com/albums/ac341/OU1911/Gunsonthedeck007.jpg

Ruggles
12-08-2012, 22:46
I've learned over the years that if you don't get exactly what you want, you'll never satisfy the desire. :cool:

Yeppers, and with 1911 it is even worse IMO. I know that say one each of a Kimber, Ruger and Springfield 1911 make more "sense" than a single Wilson for the same money. But I still want the Wilson and if I did not buy it I would eventually anyways. I am weak.....

sawgrass
12-08-2012, 22:52
Yeah. He can be kinda "chatty" but is a really nice guy. :cool: Have you ever given the DW CCO some consideration? GREAT gun. And VERY accurate.

This one has a set of VZ Operator's, Harrison Extreme short black solid trigger and a Chuck Rogers' flush crowned barrel.
http://i914.photobucket.com/albums/ac341/OU1911/IMG_3594.jpg

http://i914.photobucket.com/albums/ac341/OU1911/JoeOU1/IMG_3595.jpg

http://i914.photobucket.com/albums/ac341/OU1911/Gunsonthedeck007.jpg

A couple of my LGS had an occasional DW. I haven't seen or held a DW CCO yet. I'm not opposed to the idea.
What do you think the differences between the DW CCO and a Springer are? And I am considering 38 Super for a carry gun. My understanding of this round is basically that it is a faster 9mm and you gain a round or two. ??

glock2740
12-08-2012, 22:57
A Les Baer Stinger has been on my mind for some time now. Faawrenchbndr asked me a few good questions and made me pause before I spent my money. That worked out well because I stumbled upon a Springfield Pro without any wait.

About the same time I happened to be the first one to respond to an ad for an older all steel Springfield Compact. It's a CCO. I'm torn that it is too 'original' to mess with. At least for now. It kinda stinks that it had it's pretty little box with it.

My initial ache was for a Les Baer Stinger 45acp in stainless. That ache has not been satisfied. But the more that I read, I'm wondering if the Stinger in 38 Super might be the way to go for a 1911 that I intend to carry.

I'm 5'2" tall. Please don't tell me to stick with a full size 1911 for carry. I don't want to wear bigger clothes and I don't want to feel like I'm in a three legged race.

What do you think?

I wouldn't worry over altering one. I have an early SA TRP Champion and have done a few thing to it and am about to have it hardchromed to boot. :cool:

From this...
http://i914.photobucket.com/albums/ac341/OU1911/trpc1-1.jpg

To this...
http://i914.photobucket.com/albums/ac341/OU1911/100_0376.jpg

(one on left)
http://i914.photobucket.com/albums/ac341/OU1911/100_0379.jpg

bac1023
12-08-2012, 22:57
Yeppers, and with 1911 it is even worse IMO. I know that say one each of a Kimber, Ruger and Springfield 1911 make more "sense" than a single Wilson for the same money. But I still want the Wilson and if I did not buy it I would eventually anyways. I am weak.....

Most of us are pretty weak here, so you're in good company, my friend. :supergrin:

bac1023
12-08-2012, 22:58
Bac I've been waiting for a sig line for a long time.
Do you mind?

Not at all, please do :cool:

bac1023
12-08-2012, 22:59
I have the 89, which is seemingly more uncommon.

Oh, that's right. Very cool indeed :cool:

bac1023
12-08-2012, 23:08
I wouldn't worry over altering one. I have an early SA TRP Champion and have done a few thing to it and am about to have it hardchromed to boot. :cool:

From this...
http://i914.photobucket.com/albums/ac341/OU1911/trpc1-1.jpg

To this...
http://i914.photobucket.com/albums/ac341/OU1911/100_0376.jpg

(one on left)
http://i914.photobucket.com/albums/ac341/OU1911/100_0379.jpg

Very nice, Joe :thumbsup:

glock2740
12-08-2012, 23:08
A couple of my LGS had an occasional DW. I haven't seen or held a DW CCO yet. I'm not opposed to the idea.
What do you think the differences between the DW CCO and a Springer are? And I am considering 38 Super for a carry gun. My understanding of this round is basically that it is a faster 9mm and you gain a round or two. ??
I'm a .38 Super fan. The DW CCO has an aluminum frame, which I prefer for a CC 1911. But you can't go wrong with a SA. There are enough high quality and hot 9mm SD loads out there, that the tad faster .38 Super with ALOT less options, doesn't make it a plus IMO. The DW CCO, unfortunately, isn't offered in 9mm (which is dumb IMO) and is also not available with a checkered frontstrap, which I prefer over the chainlink.

Ruggles
12-08-2012, 23:25
I'm a .38 Super fan. The DW CCO has an aluminum frame, which I prefer for a CC 1911. But you can't go wrong with a SA. There are enough high quality and hot 9mm SD loads out there, that the tad faster .38 Super with ALOT less options, doesn't make it a plus IMO. The DW CCO, unfortunately, isn't offered in 9mm (which is dumb IMO) and is also not available with a checkered frontstrap, which I prefer over the chainlink.

I carry my .38 Super as much if not more than any other 1911 I have.

http://i48.tinypic.com/23qxt6x.jpg

http://i48.tinypic.com/fld2ye.jpg

http://i47.tinypic.com/2s9zqbq.jpg

http://i48.tinypic.com/11sjpc1.jpg

The Wilson I have on order now is a 5" .38 Super. I really love the round. Maybe more so than the .45 ACP in the 1911. From the recoil, functioning and even the sound I just love the little .38 Super :supergrin:

sawgrass
12-08-2012, 23:29
I'm a .38 Super fan. The DW CCO has an aluminum frame, which I prefer for a CC 1911. But you can't go wrong with a SA. There are enough high quality and hot 9mm SD loads out there, that the tad faster .38 Super with ALOT less options, doesn't make it a plus IMO. The DW CCO, unfortunately, isn't offered in 9mm (which is dumb IMO) and is also not available with a checkered frontstrap, which I prefer over the chainlink.

My LGS has a LadyHawk in 9mm. I don't want a 9mm. My current EDC is a Beretta single stack INOX 9mm or tomorrow because it's going to snow tonight a G19.

My favorite caliber is 45acp. I'm just beginning to entertain the thought of 38 Super because I want to be sure when I finally buy a carry 1911. Another LGS called me and said they are getting a DW Guardian in. I don't know if a full size grip will work as well. A stiff belt makes all the difference but I hate it when it pokes me in the ribs.

I do however need to post a pic of my OWB Stingray 1911 barbeque holster for you guys to see.

sawgrass
12-08-2012, 23:31
I carry my .38 Super as much if not more than any other 1911 I have.

http://i48.tinypic.com/23qxt6x.jpg

http://i48.tinypic.com/fld2ye.jpg

http://i47.tinypic.com/2s9zqbq.jpg

http://i48.tinypic.com/11sjpc1.jpg

The Wilson I have on order now is a 5" .38 Super. I really love the round. Maybe more so than the .45 ACP in the 1911. From the recoil, functioning and even the sound I just love the little .38 Super :supergrin:

Beautiful!

faawrenchbndr
12-09-2012, 05:47
A Stinger in 38 Super would be flippin sweet.
They shoot great, but I really do not care for Les' finish.
If Les would offer a matte blue finish, I'd be all over one!

bac1023
12-09-2012, 08:12
A Stinger in 38 Super would be flippin sweet.
They shoot great, but I really do not care for Les' finish.
If Les would offer a matte blue finish, I'd be all over one!

Yeah, Les Baer is generally a little behind the others when it comes to finishes. However, he doesn't charge as much either.

glock2740
12-09-2012, 08:56
My LGS has a LadyHawk in 9mm. I don't want a 9mm. My current EDC is a Beretta single stack INOX 9mm or tomorrow because it's going to snow tonight a G19.

My favorite caliber is 45acp. I'm just beginning to entertain the thought of 38 Super because I want to be sure when I finally buy a carry 1911. Another LGS called me and said they are getting a DW Guardian in. I don't know if a full size grip will work as well. A stiff belt makes all the difference but I hate it when it pokes me in the ribs.

I do however need to post a pic of my OWB Stingray 1911 barbeque holster for you guys to see.
I belive Dave of DRC Firearms still has this for sale. I believe this is THE gun you are looking for. :cool: Great guy to deal with too. I've bought quite a few guns from Dave over the years. Also, and this would be very cool,(I almost did it myself :)), would be to get a Guardian in 9mm and have a .38 Super barrel fitted for it. Best of both worlds. 9mm for range work and the .38 Super for carry. :thumbsup:

http://www.1911addicts.com/showthread.php?6684-1911-s-Wilson-Combat-Baer-Harrison

I had Chuck do a similar thing to a fullsize Kimber of mine.

http://i914.photobucket.com/albums/ac341/OU1911/38Super3.jpg


http://i914.photobucket.com/albums/ac341/OU1911/213.jpg

sawgrass
12-09-2012, 09:23
Damn every gun in that link is exceptional!

bac1023
12-09-2012, 10:13
Damn every gun in that link is exceptional!

No doubt :)

MD357
12-09-2012, 10:43
A .38 super CCO sized 1911 is nearly a perfect carry 1911 IMO.

glock2740
12-09-2012, 10:54
A .38 super CCO sized 1911 is nearly a perfect carry 1911 IMO.
I agree. The .38 Super is a great round and the CCO is THE best format for a 1911 carry gun IMO.

bac1023
12-09-2012, 11:07
I agree. The .38 Super is a great round and the CCO is THE best format for a 1911 carry gun IMO.

No doubt

It is the only round that was actually designed for the 1911.