1911 Firearm Addicts banner

les baer

  1. 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...
  2. General 1911 talk
    Hi All, Something I've been researching a lot recently is hard fit vs hand fit 1911s. It seems like there is a general consensus that a hard fit is required for absolute accuracy while hand fit is a prerequisite to being considered semi-custom/custom. My question is is hard fit ALWAYS required...
  3. General 1911 talk
    Anyone have a Chen SI magwell on a Les Baer? Specifically looking to put one on my Ultimate Recon. Is there a lot of fitting required or do they fit fairly well as a drop in part?
  4. General 1911 talk
    Hello all, I'm new here but I've been reading and watching lots of videos about 1911's and I'm pretty sold on getting one. Not interested in polymer guns anymore. So I'm here seeking some advice/opinions. There's 3 that seem to catch my eye, with one being different than the other 2. 1 ...
  5. General 1911 talk
    I've heard that the early Hillsdale frames have different dimensions than the frames since the move to LeClaire. I've owned early guns before but no longer do. Looking at photos it seems the checkering extended around to the flats/front of the grips on the early guns. Is there a thread...
  6. Sold/Expired Classifieds
    Addicts, got this in a trade a here on Addicts... again, moving some items I'll never use/shoot because I still have no job and currently having the funds on hand is more important than having cool toys... In addition to that, I am honestly just not a Les Bear 1911 guy. This gun should be NIB...
  7. General 1911 talk
    Good evening gents! I’m having a hell of a time deciding between two builds: a chrome Baer Ultimate Master or a chrome Guncrafter No Name optioned nearly identically (no FCS, no magwell). This is such a first world problem, but a massive purchase for me at this time nonetheless. I’ve been...
  8. Sold/Expired Classifieds
    Happy Thanksgiving fellow addicts! I had this up for sale for a few days and pulled it thinking that I’d have regrets, as it’s a real beauty (albeit a little chubby). The only reason that I’m selling her is to fund a new build. I have for sale a brand new & unfired Les Baer Premier II...
  9. General 1911 talk
    Like most of us, I've had various semi-auto handguns in various formats over the years. I'd tried a basic 1911 and enjoyed it...but kept thinking of the things it "needed" for me to be happy with it. Ex. checkering, beavertail gs, magwell, etc. I found myself sticking with the guns I was...
  10. General 1911 talk
    I wanted to share a brief exchange I had with the RO at yesterday’s steel match after the first stage as a way to say “Thanks!” to this great group of individuals for widening my horizons. My wife and I bought our first 1911 from a fellow Addict in June and now own four (all purchased here) plus...
  11. Range Trips & Reviews
    It was good to get out and shoot today as it has been 10 days since I had a range session, work is killing me (in a good way). I decided to pull the LB Stinger out of the safe and along with my nightstand gun the NH Counselor. Every time I shoot this Counselor I'm blown away, it's an amazing...
  12. Sold/Expired Classifieds
    Looking for the AR10 in .308. Thanks!
  13. Sold/Expired Classifieds
    Hello, I am looking for a Les Baer TRS. Will consider UTC and Custom Carries in 45. Just shoot me a message with a couple pictures description and your price! I will get back to you asap. Thank you!
  14. General Firearm Discussion
    I purchased a Les Baer Boss last year from a fellow Addict. I've considered selling it a few times but it looks like I'll go ahead and hang onto it. I would like to change the grips. Not really digging the look of the factory LB grips, especially against the contrast of the blue slide and hard...
  15. Range Trips & Reviews
    Finally got to shoot the Brimstone today, and all I can say is WOW, very smooth, very accurate and just feels so good in the hand. If I didn't know any better I'd say someone measure my hand and built the gun to my personal specifications. This first target are the very first 2 magazines I ever...
  16. Sold/Expired Classifieds
    This worked out pretty good last time I did this, so let’s see how it goes this time. I’ve got my eyes on a few different guns from Les, Ed, Wilson and Nighthawk. However unless I’m doing trades this will be the last gun I buy for a while due to building a new house and funds being tied up. Let...
  17. General 1911 talk
    My first 1911 was a S&W stainless 108282 model. At the time I didn't know any better (this was over 10 years ago) and I was not impressed. Then I discovered STI 1911s and for the past decade I have acquired quite a few. The 1911s and the customer service associated has always been fantastic...
  18. Range Reports & Reviews
    Picked up my EDC X9 yesterday but didn't have time to get to the range. The sure feels good in hand & ran 100rds 115gr Speer fmj with zero issues. 18rd & 15rd magazines filled completely without difficulty. The 18rd would not insert fully & lock with slide in battery. The 15rd'ers would...
  19. Sold/Expired Classifieds
    Out of my collection, 1995 Les Baer Ultimate Master Para, 45acp Hard chrome, exc cond, Per Les Baer info 131 made with serial number WG28XX, not original owner so unknown round count. Looks to be low round volume, bore in exc cond, ramped barrel. Les Baer info in 1995. "Top of the line pistol...
  20. 1911 Photo Gallery
    Thanks to Jon @Highfiguregrips for these beauties. Had them earmarked for a blue/black gun but tried them on the stainless Concept and thought they gave the gun some pop. Now I need another set for my original intention.
Top