HELP! Huge decision!

Discussion in 'General 1911 talk' started by snwbrdr202, Nov 2, 2018.

  1. snwbrdr202

    snwbrdr202 Well-Known Member

    Sep 21, 2011
    Good morning, and Happy Friday gentleman! The addiction is calling me again! I have the option to purchase an Ed Brown Special Forces for 2K on the nose but was also looking at the possibility of purchasing another Baer around the same mark. I was under the impression that Brown's cost quite a bit more than 2K. My humble collection consists of a Baer UTC and Wesson Valor. I LOVE the feel of my UTC and personally I think it's special to have that break-in period to really get to know your gun. The problem I run into is that there are no shops around carrying Ed Brown firearms, so I can't simply go to my local gunshop and compare the two. My question is simply this: is 2K too good of a price for an Ed Brown Special Forces to pass up?! Should I take the "variety is the spice of life" approach and go for it? I know I won't be disappointed with the Baer, but I would love to love the Brown...if that makes sense. Any input or ideas would be much appreciated.
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  2. TheCollector

    TheCollector Well-Known Member

    Aug 25, 2018
    $2k (Brown)... new, used?

  3. snwbrdr202

    snwbrdr202 Well-Known Member

    Sep 21, 2011
    Brand new sir!
  4. simonp

    simonp Well-Known Member

    May 27, 2016
    Personally I’d go Baer

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  5. Dangerous Brian

    Dangerous Brian Pigtails and butter please...

    Dec 9, 2013
    Yeah Baer, without a second thought.
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  6. TheCollector

    TheCollector Well-Known Member

    Aug 25, 2018
    $2K new is a good price... You have a Baer.. and a DW.... why not a Brown?

    Of course, I'm not a good influence... My name says it all. :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
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  7. Whiten

    Whiten Well-Known Member

    Jun 9, 2017
    I would watch the Addicts classifieds for a pistol with some work. There has been a lot of great deals on used pistols. There was a Baer with Stan Chen work that sold for the 2k.
  8. snwbrdr202

    snwbrdr202 Well-Known Member

    Sep 21, 2011
    Yes sir! I have seen a couple of steals on our forum, but I really like the intimacy of breaking in a gun...especially a Baer.
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  9. Journeyman1234

    Journeyman1234 Well-Known Member

    Feb 28, 2017
    It seems like you found a very good deal and if you really want to get that pistol, then get it. You can always sell it if you don't like it, and you would be getting it for a very good price.
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  10. jaydoc

    jaydoc i'm riding a turtle!

    Aug 10, 2012
    I would get the Ed Brown. You will like it’s slightly different personality from the Baer. Both great guns though.
  11. azpoolguy

    azpoolguy Well-Known Member

    Jul 4, 2013
    Some one had been drinking the Kool-Aid.
  12. snwbrdr202

    snwbrdr202 Well-Known Member

    Sep 21, 2011
    I’ll admit, it tastes good brother!
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  13. Joe C

    Joe C Custom Pistolsmith Sponsor

    Sep 11, 2011
    There is nothing "special" about a gun having issues for the first 500 round with the excuse being break in. That being said, I'd buy a Baer over a Brown any day.
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  14. snwbrdr202

    snwbrdr202 Well-Known Member

    Sep 21, 2011
    I agree 100%. I guess I was lucky with my UTC at 500 rounds without hiccups. Let me specify that I like that it takes a solid effort to rack the slide of a new Baer, but I like it even more after you dial the pistol in with a few hundred rounds and get the “ball bearing” feel. Expensive no doubt but enjoyable! I guess I’m answering my own question :cool:
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  15. Mistman

    Mistman Well-Known Member

    Feb 5, 2015
    If Uncle Joe say's Baer over Brown anyday, well, that's all I'd need to hear........
  16. boatdoc

    boatdoc Well-Known Member

    Aug 3, 2015
    .Baers are tighter and seem to out shoot many other brands IMHO. @2k a Brown SF is a good deal but why so cheap? new ones are usually over 3 grand.
    hope you enjoy whatever you decide to buy
  17. azguy1911

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

    Oct 22, 2015
  18. snwbrdr202

    snwbrdr202 Well-Known Member

    Sep 21, 2011
  19. FWoo45

    FWoo45 Well-Known Member

    Jan 13, 2017
    Someday I would like to get a stainless brown just to try but otherwise I'd go Baer. If I lived in a free state and had $2k burning a hole in my pocket I would watch the classifieds here. You can get some really sweet pistolãs in that price range, lightly loved, from another member.
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  20. Babboonbobo

    Babboonbobo Avatar is back to my favorite things!

    Nov 18, 2014
    If it was a SS commander size I would go with Brown (because I need one) otherwise you like Baer? Go with Baer

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