Contemplating Purchase...

Discussion in 'General 1911 talk' started by sjd78, Oct 21, 2011.

  1. sjd78

    sjd78 Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

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    Sep 29, 2011
    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?
     
  2. Quack

    Quack it's mmm, mmm good... Staff Member Admin

    Aug 15, 2011
    go for it...
     

  3. gocanes

    gocanes New Member

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    Sep 11, 2011
    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.
     
  4. sjd78

    sjd78 Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

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    Sep 29, 2011
    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.
     
  5. Bumper

    Bumper New Member

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    Sep 2, 2011
    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.
     
  6. claire

    claire Anger Management Graduate

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    Sep 22, 2011
    If pretty has anything to do with it, I say Brown.

    claire
     
  7. Hokie

    Hokie Active Member

    Aug 17, 2011
    I vote Brown, just because Ed is less cranky than Les.
     
  8. Kokopelli

    Kokopelli Schütze

    Aug 17, 2011
    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
     
  9. Trent

    Trent Site Founder Staff Member Admin

    Aug 15, 2011
    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.
     
  10. Dwe

    Dwe I'm a terminal 1911 Addict!

    Sep 4, 2011
    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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  11. Hokie

    Hokie Active Member

    Aug 17, 2011
    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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  12. Mechanized

    Mechanized He's a large "member" Supporting Addict

    Sep 24, 2011
    :lol::lol::lol::rofl2::animlol::faint:
     
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  13. Earlsbud

    Earlsbud Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

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    Aug 28, 2011
    What, no Dan Wesson then off to the uber smiff? If you put a gun to my head right now I'd say EB.
     
  14. Quack

    Quack it's mmm, mmm good... Staff Member Admin

    Aug 15, 2011
    What, no Fusion?
     
  15. Hokie

    Hokie Active Member

    Aug 17, 2011
    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.
     
  16. Glock2740

    Glock2740 1911 addict Staff Member Moderator

    Aug 16, 2011
    Baer gets my vote. :thumb:
     
  17. Glock2740

    Glock2740 1911 addict Staff Member Moderator

    Aug 16, 2011
    But order it from CJ, and except for the flush crown, you'll get it exactly the way you want it. :nod:
     
  18. Hokie

    Hokie Active Member

    Aug 17, 2011
    Holy crap. A Joe sighting. :tongueout:
     
  19. Trent

    Trent Site Founder Staff Member Admin

    Aug 15, 2011
    That is classic!!!
     
  20. awpk03s

    awpk03s Active Member

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    Aug 23, 2011
    This times 100....!!
     

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