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  1. Sold/Expired Classifieds
    I'm listing this for my buddy @William Lear Smith and Wesson partnered with Clint Smith of Thunder Ranch to reintroduce the iconic Model 22 in 2005, this fine example sports the 4" barrel that is chambered for God's caliber .45 ACP. This is a super low serial # TRR0005 It's finished in a...
  2. General 1911 talk
    Hey all. Just curious about why Les Baer isn’t making the Thunder Ranch 1911 pistols any longer. Looks like Nighthawk is now making them. The new one from Nighthawk is a bit different with the cocking serrations, but it’s still a great looking 1911. I’m sure it performs without a bobble...
  3. General 1911 talk
    I have yet to see either pistol mentioned above in person, but I am curious about the two. I'm wanting to get a 9mm 1911 and have narrowed down to these two. I like the style and capacity of the TRS but I have always carried a full size and the Thunder Ranch 1911 in 9mm is a looker as...
  4. Sold/Expired Classifieds
    PM me what you have and how much you need to part with it. I am looking to buy my first nighthawk (all Black preference). Work has been crazy these last few weeks and I have missed out on a few. I figured I was would ask if anyone had one they aren’t using anymore or were planning to sell. My...
  5. General 1911 talk
    I'm looking at ordering a NH Thunder Ranch. I don't know that I need any other options but I am considering a blended magwell. Good idea or wrong for this model?
  6. Sold/Expired Classifieds
    Sold pending$$$ I love this gun, however, in order to cover incoming stuff, I’m posting this gently used .45 cal Les Baer Thunder Ranch Special with no FCS. Complete with slightly pluming slide. Big surprise! It comes with all the standard gucci cardbord box and two crappy Les Baer mags...
  7. General 1911 talk
    I’m going back to Thunder Ranch soon and I’m starting to get the trip planned out. Last time I flew to Reno and then drove north. I’m thinking of flying to Boise and driving to Oregon for the class. Anybody take that route? Looks like Route 20 for most of the trip. Thanks
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. Range Reports & Reviews
    Just returned from a trip to Thunder Ranch where a friend and I took the 3-day DH1 class. Clint Smith and his team did a wonderful job teaching and reinforcing the fundamentals to us, as well as teaching us some new things along the way; the class consisted of 14 participants that were pretty...
  11. General 1911 talk
    Found this on GI interweb for sale. Peculiar Wilson. States that only 50 of these were produced. First thing is I was unaware that Wilson produced a 1911 Thunder Ranch. Second is that it plainly says Caspian on the frame. Looks very clean in pictures...
  12. General 1911 talk
    Just saw this posted online by Thunder Ranch - sounds interesting, and staying tuned.
  13. Range Reports & Reviews
    About mid last week, I decided to purchase my first Milt Sparks Summer Special 2 holster. Brownells was out of stock, so I did a lazy Google search to find another seller. (I didn't even think to check to see if Milt Sparks had any ready to go.) I ended up at the Thunder Ranch website, which...
  14. Sold/Expired Classifieds
    What would be a great addition to your 1911 collection? A Smith & Wesson model 325 Thunder Ranch in 45acp! This revolver has the smoothest double action on a Smith that I’ve ever handled - better than all 6 of my Performance Center N frames. The 325 TR comes with the original bag, rail and...
  15. Sold/Expired Classifieds
    Finally shot this today, and it’s just not my thing. It’s an awesome pistol, one of the smoothest DAs I’ve felt. Super light for a larger wheel gun. Have the paperwork, TR soft case, safariland OWB and a belt moon clip carrier. Also includes a ton of moon clips with a removal tool. I did install...
  16. 1911 Gear
    Just received my thunder Ranch milt sparks 1at and I am impressed as usual with quality it is super tight much tighter than my summer special so it will take some time to break in.
  17. 1911 Gear
    Just ordered one of these I was already waiting on a 1At and this popped up so I had to have it. Always been a fan of the classic 1AT and similar style holsters.
  18. Sold/Expired Classifieds
    Looking for someone willing to part with a Baer TRS
  19. 1911 Photo Gallery
    Not a very good pic (inexpensive camera) stock LB Thunder Ranch with Spyderco Paramilitary blade.
  20. Rifles & Shotguns
    I bought this rifle after last deer season to have a lighter option for hunting, having carried my M1As the last couple of years. Finally got to shoot it last week when I was shooting the AR57. It's a pretty nice rifle for the money, has a great trigger, an 18" fluted barrel that is threaded...
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