45 Tack Driver

Discussion in 'General 1911 talk' started by HooDoo Man, Dec 19, 2018.

  1. HooDoo Man

    HooDoo Man Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Dec 26, 2017
    I want a Full size 45 tack driver. Under 3k. Les Baer Pre.2, Ed Brown, DW, Springer? Have a Springer 9mm worked over by Wilson and it kicks ass but I don't want to hassle sending it out and waiting 5 months. The biggest hold up I'm in the People's Republic of Kalifornia. Any suggestions or am I having a pipe dream?
  2. FWoo45

    FWoo45 Well-Known Member

    Jan 13, 2017
    I have both a LB custom carry and DW CBOB. Both are on the roster and both can out shoot me.

  3. Joe C

    Joe C Custom Pistolsmith Sponsor

    Sep 11, 2011
    I'd suggest a WMG but it is slightly more than your budget.
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  4. FWoo45

    FWoo45 Well-Known Member

    Jan 13, 2017
    Or you can start with one of the aforementioned guns and turn it up to a WMG as funds allow. That would be my vote. :)
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  5. mikegalway

    mikegalway CEO of DILLIGAF industries Supporting Addict

    Feb 23, 2014
    Keep an eye on our classifieds . Good deals do come up . Wilson , NHC , Guncrafter , DW etc.
  6. Guy Montag

    Guy Montag Well-Known Member

    Oct 24, 2014
    HooDooMan for what you're already prepared to spend, saving a bit more for a WMG as the man himself Joe C suggested is the best gun advice you're going to get all year. Spare yourself the work and move right into the fast lane, this is a no-brainer IMO.
  7. Win Wolcott

    Win Wolcott Well-Known Member

    Jan 22, 2016
    I have seen some good buys on Ed Brown Exec Target. On roster, super shooters, and can be found around $2k these days. I shot IDPA with several, one gen 3 and one stainless, for a few years and loved them
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  8. Peahi

    Peahi New Member

    Jul 28, 2018
    I only recently got back into shooting in the last year...and man...Love my LB. The gun roster is so oppressive for us in CA. Just make the jump to the Les Baer...pay a little more now and get it. If you don't, you will regret it and end up spending more buying it eventually.
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  9. Win Wolcott

    Win Wolcott Well-Known Member

    Jan 22, 2016
    WMG can’t ship to CA.
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  10. 3Baers

    3Baers 1911 oldie

    Oct 9, 2011
    Baer Premier II with 1.5 inch guarantee.

    You won't be disappointed.
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  11. FWoo45

    FWoo45 Well-Known Member

    Jan 13, 2017
    But you can ship your gun to Nebraska. Just sayin. I'd clear it with Joe first but it can be done.
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  12. boatdoc

    boatdoc Well-Known Member

    Aug 3, 2015
    any Baer will do but this^^ is a guarantee to be just what you want
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  13. boatdoc

    boatdoc Well-Known Member

    Aug 3, 2015

    welcome to the show. enjoy what is allowed in your commie state or move ;)
  14. ZoidMeister

    ZoidMeister Consider my signature line before replying . . . .

    Dec 4, 2014
    I have always wondered what these "tacks" that require a .45 ACP 1911 to "drive" look like, haven't you?

    Photos of your tacks?
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  15. TheCollector

    TheCollector Well-Known Member

    Aug 25, 2018
    If it aint a tack driver... don't use it!
  16. apipeguy

    apipeguy Well-Known Member

    Feb 28, 2014
    My PII has about 20,000 rounds through it and is still as tight and accurate as it was after 1,000. I pretty much only shoot it one hand bullseye now and so the round count has slowed up quite a bit, but I will never let it go.

    You could also look at Rock River Arms.
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  17. IANative

    IANative Well-Known Member

    Feb 10, 2013
    Nine CA-legal Baers:

    Ultimate Master 5"
    PPC Distinguished Match
    P II 5"
    P II Super-Tac
  18. Dwe

    Dwe I'm a terminal 1911 Addict!

    Sep 4, 2011
    This^^^^^ x2
  19. cgff

    cgff Well-Known Member

    Aug 24, 2015
    My initial response was going to be WMG, Alchemy Prime, LB, reading deeper and seeing you are in Cali I’d go more LB, S/A pro? DW.
    Then there is always an E-mail option to Joe-C
  20. HooDoo Man

    HooDoo Man Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Dec 26, 2017
    Really leaning to the LB Pre II at this time. Thank you all for the input. As of this Communist State in occupied USA, I'm retiring in a year and 1/2 or so. I'm defiantly out. AZ, TX, UT, ID NV. Still looking. But that's another post. I'm going to Heaven cause I've served my time in Hell.
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