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Old 12-21-2012, 19:19   #1
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Thinking about a Les Baer....

I've decided to finally get a high quality 1911, but I'm torn between this two. I know two different sizes, but I like them both. So any input would be appreciative and current pricing would be very helpful. Thanks.

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

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http://www.lesbaer.com/CusCarry.html
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Old 12-21-2012, 19:42   #2
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Range gun, or carry gun? I like the Custom Carry myself. I prefer full size, especially in a Baer, and carbon steel.
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Old 12-21-2012, 19:52   #3
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A full size Baer is a more reliable Baer.
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Old 12-21-2012, 20:03   #4
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I've decided to finally get a high quality 1911, but I'm torn between this two. I know two different sizes, but I like them both. So any input would be appreciative and current pricing would be very helpful. Thanks.

http://www.lesbaer.com/StingerSS.html
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Old 12-21-2012, 20:45   #5
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Mostly for range and limited carry. I have an SR1911 and a Kimber, but wanted to get a high quality 1911 and maybe start collecting them. I usually carry my S&W M&P 45 mix and match daily now mix and match means compact slide on full size frame)
Does anyone have own either of these and feel like sharing pics, as I have not been able to actually feel one in person.
Thanks for the help.
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Old 12-21-2012, 21:49   #6
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Old 12-21-2012, 21:50   #7
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Mostly for range and limited carry. I have an SR1911 and a Kimber, but wanted to get a high quality 1911 and maybe start collecting them. I usually carry my S&W M&P 45 mix and match daily now mix and match means compact slide on full size frame)
Does anyone have own either of these and feel like sharing pics, as I have not been able to actually feel one in person.
Thanks for the help.
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Collecting high end 1911s is a real expensive hobby .
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Old 12-21-2012, 22:09   #8
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I've got a LW Commander sized Baer that is TOP NOTCH! But... it was built by Ted Yost when he was the master gunsmith at Gunsite.


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Old 12-21-2012, 22:23   #9
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Collecting high end 1911s is a real expensive hobby .
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Old 12-21-2012, 22:44   #10
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Old 12-21-2012, 23:08   #11
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Old 12-21-2012, 23:50   #12
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I would definately get the Custom Carry in carbon steel. The 1.5" guarantee is not necessary unless you are concerned with fractionally better accuracy, the standard 3" (group) will be much more accurate than your current 1911's.

I have two Baers and couldn't be happier with them, a TRS 1.5 and a 6" longslide. A good place for information is the 1911 forum. Some have had issues with Stingers, I won't comment as I don't own that model.

The Custom Carry, or PII for pure target, may be the best value in semi-custom 1911's.

Bought mine from Crazy John in Idaho for low prices.
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Old 12-22-2012, 00:14   #13
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Unless you're left handed I would go with the UTC over either of them.
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Old 12-22-2012, 10:20   #14
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First let me say thank you for the advice and the suggestion of looking at the 1911 forum. Lots of good info. You guys are probably going to think I'm nuts, but since I'm done buying AR platforms and I have money from a planned build that will not come to fruition (Maybe in the future). I'm going to go with the two following 1911s. One question (forgive the NOB question) but is it normal to fill out the order form for an Ed Brown Special Forces 5 inch and then they send it to your FFL or is this something some FFLs carry? Thanks for your help and yes this looks to be a very expensive hobby.

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http://www.edbrown.com/specialforces.htm
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Old 12-23-2012, 02:02   #15
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AJC Sports has a few different Baers in stock starting at $2599. http://www.ajcgunshop.com/ (281) 398-4867
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First let me say thank you for the advice and the suggestion of looking at the 1911 forum. Lots of good info. You guys are probably going to think I'm nuts, but since I'm done buying AR platforms and I have money from a planned build that will not come to fruition (Maybe in the future). I'm going to go with the two following 1911s. One question (forgive the NOB question) but is it normal to fill out the order form for an Ed Brown Special Forces 5 inch and then they send it to your FFL or is this something some FFLs carry? Thanks for your help and yes this looks to be a very expensive hobby.

This
http://www.lesbaer.com/CusCarry.html

and
http://www.edbrown.com/specialforces.htm
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Old 12-23-2012, 21:21   #16
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I have two of pistols like you are interested in getting; I have shot more rounds through them since I did my initial reviews, but you can see the pics.
The Special Forces has about 500 rounds thru it now.
The Baer UTC now has ~750 and is still incredibly tight.
I will refrain from using the word love, but I really like these two pistols.

http://forums.1911forum.com/showthread.php?t=329110

http://forums.1911forum.com/showthread.php?t=329087
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Old 12-23-2012, 21:33   #17
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I vote full size as well Baer has (deserved or not) a reputation of sorts that their 4 1/4" guns are less reliable. I has a 4 1/4" Baer, while very reliable it was not perfect.
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Old 12-23-2012, 21:41   #18
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I had a Thunder ranch special it was the best shooting 1911 I have ever owned. I had to sell it a few years ago after we shut down the family business:( and my funds got low.

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Old 12-24-2012, 01:41   #19
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What I know of Les Baer is all good. I have a TRS that I ordered without the front slide serraitons that has been 100% since day one. I now have over 7,000 rounds through the gun without a single issue. Best 1911 I have ever owned.
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Old 12-24-2012, 09:38   #20
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AJC Sports has a few different Baers in stock starting at $2599.




That's about $800 too high.
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