Les Baer Concept VI - Prior to Cleaning After 600-ish Rounds

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  1. WhoIsJohnGalt?

    WhoIsJohnGalt? We Are! Supporting Addict

    Feb 20, 2018
    A few recent range trips have seen this Les Baer Concept VI digest around 600 or so rounds with no formal cleaning. Normally I’m a stickler about cleaning guns ASAP after a range session - I decided to let this one run a bit for a change. If Uncle Les tells us to run a new one 500 rounds before cleaning, an older one like this ought to be just fine...and it was.

    Around the 200- and 400-round marks, I applied a few drops of Militec-1 to the slide rails and smeared a drop around the exposed barrel with the slide locked back. After each session, I wiped-off the external surfaces only.

    No failures / stoppages along the way - a happy yet not surprising outcome! The gun “felt” as smooth at the end of this multi-trip run as it did at the start.

    Posed here atop or near a fresh set of less-than-premium-grade store-brand paper plates are some of the dirty parts before cleaning commenced - this 1911 is now all shiny once again! :)



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  2. SparkyAZ

    SparkyAZ It is a dry heat, right... Supporting Addict

    Sep 11, 2012
    Lookin' good A! Thanks for the range report and Dirty Pitchers...
     
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  3. dimedog

    dimedog Well-Known Member

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    They just live to work...
     
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  4. Otherside

    Otherside Well-Known Member

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    Jan 26, 2019
    Les Baer newb question about you gun. What is Custom Machine under your grip about?
     
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  5. Greg45acp

    Greg45acp Double Secret Banned Supporting Addict

    Oct 31, 2016
    Good to see guns getting dirty on here. :cool:
     
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  6. WhoIsJohnGalt?

    WhoIsJohnGalt? We Are! Supporting Addict

    Feb 20, 2018
    A previous owner had a Stan Chen Customs Gen2 magwell installed. The Chen shop apparently marks the guns they work on that way. Interesting addition to the gun and a true commitment, as a small amount of grip frame material is removed so that addition of the magwell doesn’t increase the length of the grip. The VZ grips (hyenas on this gun) have to be machined a bit to fit. I’ll post a couple of pics of the magwell in a moment.

    I admit I’d never even heard of Stan Chen Customs before purchasing this pistol.

    Our own @Steve Owens can install these magwells.
     
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  7. WhoIsJohnGalt?

    WhoIsJohnGalt? We Are! Supporting Addict

    Feb 20, 2018
    A couple of Chen magwell shots and the gun posing with some Milt Sparks and Kistner Knives goodness.

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  8. bad2006z71

    bad2006z71 Well-Known Member

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    Jun 25, 2018
    After Rob fixed uncle les' monkey's mistakes, I absolutely love my 9mm UTC. If I feel like taking another risk, I would love a fixed sight Monolith 9mm.
     
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  9. Otherside

    Otherside Well-Known Member

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    Jan 26, 2019
    Thanks for info. Good looking Baer
     
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  10. WhoIsJohnGalt?

    WhoIsJohnGalt? We Are! Supporting Addict

    Feb 20, 2018
    Thank you, sir!
     

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