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Well I am kind of torn on my next purchase. I am looking at getting either a Baer PII in blue with tac package, fiber optic front sight, mag well, extended mag release, naked slide, no fcs, and 1.5" groups. Or an Ed Brown Executive Target in blue with gold bead front sight, mag well, extended mag release, 10-8 flat trigger, single side safety and counter sunk slide stop pin.

Im having a hard time making a decision. So just for $hits and giggles what do you all think?
 

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I like Baers more than Browns personally, regardless of price. More of a utilitarian, no nonsense, eat red meat kinda pistol. The Brown is pretty. Both are nice, depends on your taste.
 

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I should say that I currently own 1 Brown and just sold another to fund this purchase (only sold the one I did because I wanted another 5" gun). The fit finish and accuracy is awesome! However I do have an interest in Baers.
 

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On paper, they sound pretty comparable, and probably pretty close in price as well when each is duded up with the
specified options. I suspect both would have to be ordered with equivalent wait times.

So.......it might boil down to whether you wanted to deal with a Baer which will probably be tighter than any 1911 than
you've delt with before and marginally, if that, more accurate, OR a very nice Brown which is probably cosmetically better finished than the Baer.

I have variants of both--Baer and Brown--and have become a Baer advocate for reasons that would probably be
irrelevant to most others. Flip a coin, there is no wrong answer.
 

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If pretty has anything to do with it, I say Brown.

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Ed doesn't list inventory or prices on the website anymore.. That tells me they're selling a lot more pistols than a year ago... Still.. I would think the Baer would be considerably cheaper.. Ron
 

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The quality of both guns is on the same level IMO. The Brown has a nicer finish, but the Baer is a better price point. I honestly don't think you would go wrong with either, just depends on how much you wanna spend.
 

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If price is not an issue then I would take the Brown.
If Value is part of the equation then its the Baer. No Question.
 

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There is definitely a point of diminishing returns once you sniff $2k. Is gun X that costs ____ more than gun Y worth the extra outlay of cash? Only the end-user can determine that (and the size of his bank account).
 

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I like EB because you can get it "production semi-custom". :rofl2:

Tell Les you want your TRS flush crowned with no FCS and he will tell you that he will flush crown it up your ass.
 

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I like EB because you can get it "production semi-custom". :rofl2:

Tell Les you want your TRS flush crowned with no FCS and he will tell you that he will flush crown it up your ass.
But order it from CJ, and except for the flush crown, you'll get it exactly the way you want it. :nod:
 

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There is definitely a point of diminishing returns once you sniff $2k. Is gun X that costs ____ more than gun Y worth the extra outlay of cash? Only the end-user can determine that (and the size of his bank account).
This times 100....!!
 
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