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Old 03-18-2011, 09:47   #1
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My "New" Baer TRS

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

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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Old 03-18-2011, 09:49   #2
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Old 03-18-2011, 09:52   #3
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Looks good, but a 7 month wait is absurd.
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Old 03-18-2011, 09:58   #4
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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
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Old 03-18-2011, 10:01   #5
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It is good that it's back to you, and the wait is over. Now go shoot the piss out of that thing!
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Old 03-18-2011, 10:02   #6
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Looks nice!!! Who did the work?
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Old 03-18-2011, 10:08   #7
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Wow, that is very sharp.
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Old 03-18-2011, 10:10   #8
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Damn GJ, that thing is sick. Sorry to hear that the string of bad luck continues. You're due for a break bro.
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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

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Looks nice!!! Who did the work?
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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...
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Old 03-18-2011, 10:15   #11
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I plan to, I just received 8,000 bullets to load up. Just waiting to buy a new Dillon to make things easier



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SACS took 7 months after quoting you 8 weeks?

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

It does looks KILLER tho.
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Old 03-18-2011, 10:19   #12
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You're telling me, but everything is done now so I don't care now. I got my Baer back
Who said 8 weeks, and dropped the BALL?
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Old 03-18-2011, 10:21   #13
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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.
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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.
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Old 03-18-2011, 10:31   #15
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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.
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Old 03-18-2011, 10:34   #16
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Glad to hear you finally got it back. Turned out great. Sometimes it's worth the wait.
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Old 03-18-2011, 10:52   #17
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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.
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That's about as much a TRS as Joe's Kimbers are "just a CDP, PC2, and UltraCarry".

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Well, at least it turned out very nice.
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Old 03-18-2011, 11:45   #20
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'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
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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!
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Glad you got it back, looks very nice. I like the magwell.
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Old 03-18-2011, 12:07   #23
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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....
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Other than color that is absolutly perfect looking, and the color issue is a personal preference (don't like the two tone look)
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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.

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