Les Baer Does Anyone Else Find it Difficult...

Discussion in 'Range Reports & Reviews' started by WhoIsJohnGalt?, Jan 20, 2019.

  1. WhoIsJohnGalt?

    WhoIsJohnGalt? We Are! Supporting Addict

    Feb 20, 2018
    ...to STOP shooting their Baers?!

    I plan on a set amount of ammo each range trip...yet find myself stuffing another 100-200 rounds of that somewhat heavy .45 ACP ammo in the range bag anyway “just in case.”

    ...oh, wait. Does this mean I’m an ADDICT?!

    ;-)

    Baer eye-candy thrown-in just for fun...Concept VI with assorted Sparks and Wilson items.

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  2. El Perdido

    El Perdido Fictional Western Sage

    Oct 3, 2011
    I hear ya. I always take 300 rounds to the range, and it takes all the will power I have to stop at 200. Sometimes though...

    Baer Eye-Candy thrown in because I am mega-proud my carry pistol and I like to show it off...
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  3. B81

    B81 Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2018
    I have to admit, so far I'm impressed with my LB Custom Carry.

    I was hesitant about buying a LB because of their unconventional grip geometry and some bad reviews suggesting questionable barrel fitting practices.

    It turns out that grip geometry works for me, despite my small hands. I still need a short trigger, as I do on other 1911's, but I don't have any problems getting a good firing grip. I really like the undercut trigger guard, and the way it helps me to get just a little higher grip on the gun. These are obviously personal assessments, and not something that will apply to everyone.

    I'm still not sure what to conclude about the barrel fitting. I don't have the background to properly asses the barrel fit. I can say that I'm not experiencing any accuracy or reliability issues at this time. But I don't know if the way the barrel is fit will result in premature failure. For now I'll just keep shooting it. If it breaks, I guess I'll just send it off to @Steve Owens to be fixed.

    EDIT: My concerns regarding barrel fit are mainly derivative of this thread: https://www.1911addicts.com/threads/baer-down.36128/. I want to be clear about where my concerns were coming from, as I know how comments like mine have a way of growing and distorting as they spread through the Internet. Please do read the thread linked above and draw your own conclusions. Also keep in mind in a few key facts: (1) this is only one example of God knows how many Les Baer guns that have been put to hard use, (2) the gun that failed continued to run reliably after failure, and (3) the OP didn't notice the broken barrel leg until he field stripped the gun for cleaning, which the OP didn't do very often.
     
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  4. azguy1911

    azguy1911 I'm done buying guns, I'm just a bystander now

    Oct 22, 2015
    while they may shoot great, they are just to utilitarian for me - I enjoy 1911's for their beauty as much as anything and I find Baer's flat out ugly
     
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  5. tac45

    tac45 What me worry ? Supporting Addict

    Mar 4, 2012
    Pretty isn’t important when using a 1911 for its intended purpose,
    Baers are the workhorses of quality 1911 pistols, there not showponys .
    I find them to be built like a tank ,dependable and a extremely accurate hard use pistol and my go to when stepping in harms way.
     
  6. Ethanol Red

    Ethanol Red Make it a double Supporting Addict

    Jul 12, 2015
    I need to get one. That’s all I can say.
     
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  7. WhoIsJohnGalt?

    WhoIsJohnGalt? We Are! Supporting Addict

    Feb 20, 2018
    Just for that, my Baer exposes its bare, gaping magwell to you!

    LOL - meant in good fun. To each their own - many Baers are indeed a bit subdued, perhaps, compared to other brands (the work a previous owner had performed to this gun notwithstanding) - that’s one of the things that draws me to them, myself...


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  8. B81

    B81 Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2018
    Now there's a magwell that will give you wet dreams.
     
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  9. WhoIsJohnGalt?

    WhoIsJohnGalt? We Are! Supporting Addict

    Feb 20, 2018
    Along those lines, then, I hope this next pic does not violate censor standards. Magwell with full...um...insertion...

    (Ha!)

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  10. A45GUNNER

    A45GUNNER Well-Known Member

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    Jun 8, 2012
    I've liked this pistol since the first time it went up for sale-very nice gat sir!
     
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  11. WhoIsJohnGalt?

    WhoIsJohnGalt? We Are! Supporting Addict

    Feb 20, 2018
    Thank you! Every time it goes to the range (which has been increasingly often) I’m more glad I hung on to it.
     
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  12. A45GUNNER

    A45GUNNER Well-Known Member

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    Jun 8, 2012
    It's a keeper
     
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  13. BennyAdeline

    BennyAdeline Official Hi-Point Brand Representative

    638
    Nov 26, 2018
    I’m into beautiful guns too, that’s why I carry glocks ;)
     
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  14. BennyAdeline

    BennyAdeline Official Hi-Point Brand Representative

    638
    Nov 26, 2018
    Great gun and great set up, buddy!

    I really like Baers, I enjoy their “no frills” look, and Ive found they shoot lights out most of the time.

    You’re going have a long and fun relationship with that gat.
     
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  15. Journeyman1234

    Journeyman1234 Well-Known Member

    659
    Feb 28, 2017
    To each their own, but I love how my Baers look, feel, and shoot.
     
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  16. El Perdido

    El Perdido Fictional Western Sage

    Oct 3, 2011

    I'll live with this kind of "ugly" thank you very much...

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  17. tac45

    tac45 What me worry ? Supporting Addict

    Mar 4, 2012
  18. BigSkyGuy

    BigSkyGuy Well-Known Member

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    Dec 25, 2018
    I have a hard time getting over just how ugly my Baer is... 20190108_202738.jpg
     
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  19. WhoIsJohnGalt?

    WhoIsJohnGalt? We Are! Supporting Addict

    Feb 20, 2018
    @BigSkyGuy, love that sub-1,000 s/n - awesome! My Hillsdale TRS is 3,500-ish IIRC.
     
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  20. BigSkyGuy

    BigSkyGuy Well-Known Member

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    Dec 25, 2018
    Why thank you much sir!

    There is another addict that might miss it a [email protected]
     
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