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  1. General 1911 talk
    I recently saw one of these for sale having never seen one before. They are quite the attractive pistol and was thinking one would eventually look good in my stable. Since I don’t have a 1911 in 9mm, this seems like a good choice for my first one. The thing, aside from being attractive to...
  2. General 1911 talk
    Hello, I wasn’t sure where to post this, so I will start here. I apologize if this is not the appropriate venue, admin please delete if that is the case. I am in the process of purchasing a Baer UTC in Hard chrome. I have found one that is in good condition with about 200 rds through it and...
  3. New Member Introductions
    I've been lurking for a few months now, decided it's time to say hi. I was introduced to this place, and my addiction to 1911's, by my physical trainer. We discovered a mutual interest in firearms, since then we have spent a lot of time lifting weights and talking about guns. Needless to say I...
  4. General 1911 talk
    Hi folks, I took my new LB pistol to the range yesterday and ran the recommended 500 rounds through it. I always break my Baers in during one range session, and don't clean them during the process. When I'm done my hands are always full of sludge, which I call Baer paws. .
  5. General 1911 talk
    Anyone put a Ed Brown slide stop in a Les Baer? Drop in fit? Work well? Any info would be great.
  6. Gear Talk
    Check out these crazy Les Baer grips! I don't have a horse in this race, but Jon has all kinds of incredible grips right now! Les Baer Full Size Half Checkered Maple Burl Magwell grips #1 | highfiguregrips-1
  7. General Firearm Discussion
    I am considering buying a LB Monolith or Heavyweight Monolith from CJ. My question to any that have handled or shot both is what does the balance equate to? I shoot a lot of DA revolvers and am used to that feel is it similar to say an 8" full underlug, 6"? HW Mono feel like an 8" and the...
  8. General 1911 talk
    I've been trying to get a hold of 1911 heaven for a couple of weeks now and no luck. Does anyone know what is going on with them? Seems like the website hasn't been updated since Feb 18th.
  9. General 1911 talk
    I bought my first Baer around 2000. While I taught both my sons to first shoot a handgun with my late father's 1981 S&W 686 they both quickly progressed to being fans of the 1911s I shared with them. My older son, now an E7 Flight Medic and NCOIC of his unit of the National Guard (17 years in...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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?
  13. 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 ...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
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