Les Baer `1911 Heaven purchasing experience

Discussion in 'General 1911 talk' started by Bluffton1240, Oct 10, 2018.

  1. Bluffton1240

    Bluffton1240 New Member

    Jul 25, 2018
    Can anyone comment on their experience in purchasing from 1911 Heaven. Looks like the have very reasonable prices on Les Baer and an impressive inventory. Any idea where they are located? If I do not immediately reply please forgive me. We may lose power due to Hurricane Michael. Thanks all.
  2. Old Sea Dragon

    Old Sea Dragon Well-Known Member

    Feb 10, 2018

  3. Babboonbobo

    Babboonbobo Avatar is back to my favorite things!

    Nov 18, 2014
  4. gun_fan111

    gun_fan111 Well-Known Member

    Mar 23, 2014
    Unless something changes in the last couple of years, I would have no issues buying from John. Bought two Baers from him before, one In Stock and one Custom Order. Went smooth.
  5. JNW

    JNW Well-Known Member

    Apr 19, 2017
    Haven’t bought a gun from them, but have talked to them and they were very helpful and knowledgeable . They’re located in the boonies of Idaho, but I think you can stop in if you call ahead.
  6. WWB

    WWB Administrator Staff Member Admin Moderator Supporting Addict

    Apr 11, 2015
    No thanks for dealing with CJ.. I will not do business with him again.
  7. Wheels No More

    Wheels No More Long gone

    May 12, 2015
    Bad Juju man bad juju.
    But some have gotten a deal from him.
    I just don't care for his cut throat way of doing business.
    Never ask a question you aren't prepared to hear both sides on. :p
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  8. Bluffton1240

    Bluffton1240 New Member

    Jul 25, 2018
    Can you elaborate. If not I understand.
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  9. Bluffton1240

    Bluffton1240 New Member

    Jul 25, 2018
    Can you elaborate. If not I understand.
  10. Bender

    Bender Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Aug 15, 2011
  11. Bluffton1240

    Bluffton1240 New Member

    Jul 25, 2018
  12. WC145

    WC145 Every day is Saturday and every night's a party!

    Jan 1, 2013
    I special ordered a new Hemi from CJ in January, got it at cost, it was delivered in the time frame promised exactly as ordered. I wouldn't have any problem buying from him again.

    ETA: No idea what the "cut throat way of doing business" comment refers to.
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  13. stlgecko

    stlgecko Gecko Lives Matter

    May 24, 2014
  14. CT72

    CT72 Well-Known Member

    Sep 2, 2015
    John is located in Cour De Lane Idaho. I’ve had great dealings with him and plan on doing many more with him. He loves to visit, very straight forward on the best deal he’ll swing and honest. There’s many great supporters on 1911 Addicts too. I’ve had great luck with them. It doesn’t hurt to price them all out. It kinda comes down to what you want and what’s in stock.
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  15. Wheels No More

    Wheels No More Long gone

    May 12, 2015
    Okay I'll explain it this way.

    Best way I know to tell it.

    He's been kicked off of a lot of forum's for his shenanigans.
    Including this one !!

    That's not to say you can't buy a gun from him. You certainly can, some do some don't. I'm in the absolutely not column.
    That said....some people will deal with the devil to save a buck !!
    Last edited: Oct 11, 2018
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  16. NPV

    NPV Well-Known Member

    Nov 15, 2017
    I bought my first Baer from him when I was pretty new to the 1911 scene. He gave me an awesome price and was a pleasure to deal with.

    With that being said I have heard more than one horror story with others that purchased from him. Because of that I have chosen to no longer do business with CJ. I would much rather spend a couple bucks more and deal with Jerry Hammond.

    P.S. if you do give CJ a call grab a coffee or beer cause it's gonna be a while.
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  17. Wheels No More

    Wheels No More Long gone

    May 12, 2015
  18. july19

    july19 Womb? Weary? He rests. He has travelled. Supporting Addict

    Sep 16, 2013
    I’d buy from him again. He has problems with GI - not his customers.
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  19. straitR

    straitR Well-Known Member

    Nov 26, 2014
    Same, and my thoughts exactly.
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  20. RS.

    RS. Well-Known Member

    Dec 21, 2017
    Three guns purchased. No issues. Would purchase from again.

    I second the, “grab a coffee when you call.” He has the gift of gab.
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