Help fellow addicts!

Discussion in 'General 1911 talk' started by snwbrdr202, May 20, 2020.

  1. snwbrdr202

    snwbrdr202 Well-Known Member

    Sep 21, 2011
    Good afternoon gentlemen! I have finally saved up enough coin to add another specimen to the stable. I am not starting a “which is better” debate, because both of these pistols are top notch and are a lot of gun for the money. I have narrowed it down to Baer’s new heaveyweight premier II and an ACW Prime. I simply wanted to ask other addicts that if prices were equal, which you would choose and why? I have never been more on the fence about a pistol purchase, so I’m hoping y’all can make up my mind for me! I would really appreciate any input. Thanks in advance!
  2. 98cwitr

    98cwitr Member

    Apr 11, 2018
    Is this for a new gun or used? Will you carry it? Will this be a safe queen?

  3. BCD 45

    BCD 45 Well-Known Member

    Feb 13, 2019
    Not even a second thought, ACW Prime without a doubt!
  4. Magnumite

    Magnumite Member

    Feb 20, 2012
    I'd go with the Prime. I think you'll get more of what you are expecting. Same money...50% more gun in the things you can't see.
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  5. azguy1911

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

    Oct 22, 2015
    easy, so easy ACW Prime
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  6. snwbrdr202

    snwbrdr202 Well-Known Member

    Sep 21, 2011
    Apologies. New gun, no carry, lots of range time punching bulls-eyes :cool:
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  7. Austin_TX

    Austin_TX Well-Known Member

    Dec 3, 2014
    If I ever buy a current-production “semi-custom” 1911 again, it will be an ACW. I do like my Baer PII quite a lot, but this isn’t even a close question. ACW doesn’t take a backseat to any of the other semi-custom/high-end production shops, and the workmanship and attention to detail are far superior to anything from Les Baer. In my opinion, of course.
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  8. 98cwitr

    98cwitr Member

    Apr 11, 2018
    At that price point though, why not just throw a tad bit more at it and get a Nighthawk? i get done with the menu on their website and I'm at $3800 :D
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  9. 1911 crazed

    1911 crazed Well-Known Member

    Mar 11, 2019
    I have both and like both. If I had to buy one it would be the Prime Elite it has a better fit and finish to it. Again I still think you should buy the Prime Elite and start saving for the Heavyweight Baer. You won’t go wrong with either.
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  10. BCD 45

    BCD 45 Well-Known Member

    Feb 13, 2019
    You've got my vote 98, Get a NH & be done with it. IMO, the cheaper priced GRP or the Trooper smokes either one of these firearms. I guess you can tell I'm a huge NH fan!!!

    But the OP asked about only two & it would have to be the ACW if I had to choose between only the two.
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  11. AGENT P


    Jun 24, 2019
    Let me be the first to say...
    ACW prime!
    Oh wait count those votes again it appears after I said this a bunch of people went back and changed their answers. ;)
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  12. soverystout

    soverystout Well-Known Member

    Dec 26, 2019
    I have a LB Premier II heavyweight with 1.5 guarantee on order and I continue to think that the ACW would have been the better pick. hell, I'll just end up getting one of the prime elites as well.
  13. jcc7x7

    jcc7x7 Well-Known Member

    Nov 2, 2019
  14. nmbuzz

    nmbuzz Livin Large

    Apr 9, 2013
    How is this not which is better??
    Well... which is better?
  15. cgff

    cgff Well-Known Member

    Aug 24, 2015
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  16. TheCollector

    TheCollector Well-Known Member

    Aug 25, 2018
    Having/had both..... I prefer ACW.
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  17. Nick Rice

    Nick Rice Well-Known Member

    Feb 2, 2017
    I have a Les Baer and a Wilson. Ive never handled an ACW or even seen one in person but from what I have seen and read I'd say the ACW is on another level.

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  18. Badabing11

    Badabing11 I gotta have more cowbell

    Sep 6, 2015
    And another 50% more in what you can see.
  19. Dwe

    Dwe I'm a terminal 1911 Addict!

    Sep 4, 2011
    I like Baers, but I’m with him^^^^^^^ACW for the win!

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