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  1. General 1911 talk
    Good morning Addicts! I AM NOT beating a dead horse with another “which is better?” thread. I’ve owned both Baers and Wilson and have always been happy with both! My question to you fellow enthusiasts is given the current climate and pricing, is there any reason why you would go Baer over Wilson...
  2. General 1911 talk
    I was looking at these markings on this frame and slide, wondering if this gun was exported and reimported. Anyone see anything like that on a Baer before? I know there is a pretty good following in the Philippines. These markings are small, but they remind me of stuff sent out of Germany...
  3. Range Reports & Reviews
    I was finally able to get both of these recent acquisitions out of the Kali DOJ jail and out to the range on Friday. Since the forecast called for torrential downpours to start on friday and going until??? I decided to grab both and head out to try and get some time in before the rains. I will...
  4. Competition 1911's
    The old Brown-Baer shot great at last Sunday's match so I'm going to shoot it at this coming weekend's big veteran's charity match. My rusty reloads the other day reminded me that I foolishly let my last Chen SI mag well go with the Colt Competition I sold last year. I checked Chen's site but...
  5. General 1911 talk
    So, since I have been neglecting my 2002 Hillsdale Baer Stinger, tomorrow will be Stinger Day at the range. I usually use 230gr boolits though it, but might try some 185's again. Which boolits do you prefer in a Stinger?
  6. General 1911 talk
    Good afternoon gentlemen! I have finally saved up enough coin to add another specimen to the stable. I am not starting a “which is better” debate, because both of these pistols are top notch and are a lot of gun for the money. I have narrowed it down to Baer’s new heaveyweight premier II and an...
  7. Sold/Expired Classifieds
    Want to Buy: - Les Baer - 6" Longslide in 9mm ONLY Preferring no front serrations, in hard chrome or stainless finish and with Aristocrat rear sight, but will consider any 6" Les Baer 9mm variant. Not too quick on PMs. Preferring a text as initial contact, then will resume communication with a...
  8. General 1911 talk
    this was posted on another forum, I'd be remiss not to share the creative talents at work...If the owner is on this forum, then "sorry" Not sorry. it is for sale. In Florida. And remarkably, all this custom work can be yours for about the same price as a regular pre owned Baer !!!!
  9. General 1911 talk
    I searched around and it probably isn’t important; however, how many Thunder Ranch Special Baers were made in Hillsdale? How many total in Iowa? I have see numbers on Iowa guns ~5500 if I remember. who has the lowest and highest number from each location here. just fun and my continuing...
  10. Sold/Expired Classifieds
    Now as @dtelston found his Thunder Ranch and I won’t be stepping on his toes... I am looking for a Les Baer Thunder Ranch. Not concerned with condition (prefer a user/shooter/ holster wear well loved) as I am looking for a carry piece and I don’t want to have it be too pristine that I don’t...
  11. 1911 Photo Gallery
    Box Elder Burl on the LB Boss! I've had my eye out for something different for this gun and having seen so many of HFG's grips on member's guns I checked out their site and found these on their Les Baer page. Jon added a bevel and pin cutout, refinished them, and had them in my hands in...
  12. General 1911 talk
    Don't know why, but this is very interesting to me...mostly due to the slide work. Any experts have an idea on the timeline that Les might have been doing this? https://www.gunbroker.com/item/857506938 I wonder how much accurizing/tightening would've been done at the time. If I were the...
  13. General 1911 talk
    My very first custom pistol was a Les Baer Stinger in stainless that I bought I think 2007-2008 time frame. Over the years I have owned Wilson, NHC, GI and Springfield, but there is something about that Baer that keeps calling me back. I sold it a few years later, but my memory is of super...
  14. Sold/Expired Classifieds
    Hello, This is a catch and release. Never fired by me or previous owner. Everything as is from factory. Asking $1350 shipped.
  15. Sold/Expired Classifieds
    Les Baer Earlier Hillsdale, Build,VZ Grips, Special Baer Coating Really Nice Pistol...$1995 Shipped For Quick Sale
  16. General 1911 talk
    I just purchased a used Nighthawk T3 stainless here on addicts but a possible opportunity has come up for a very clean Hillsdale Baer TDP that has been sent to ACW for a little work: New sights, ACW rear and tritium front, EGW barstock slide stop, EGW flat bottom firing pin stop, Full...
  17. General 1911 talk
    Was discussing with another member what makes Hillsdale guns more desired. I've got a couple of them and have no idea why they would be more desirable. Other member also has no idea, help us out here please. Edumacate us. From a phone call to the company it was determined one of mine is...
  18. General 1911 talk
    I was surprised to see where the price went. I'm pretty ignorant about 9x23, but I was watching this auction out of curiosity. https://www.gunbroker.com/Item/830105574
  19. Sold/Expired Classifieds
    I have something special coming in soon and need to move some pistols to make room. I’m consolidating threads to be a reasonable patron of this fine forum and the Classifieds section. Same deal for all three: No trades please, funds can be sent via any commonly used method, I’ll ship quickly...
  20. General 1911 talk
    Knowing that the Baer Ultimate Tactical Carry, in its standard form, is basically a (now former) Thunder Ranch Special sans the Thunder Ranch logos - when did the UTC model come about? Was it an off-shoot of the launch of the TRS, or does it predate the TRS? Just a question of curiosity -...
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