New Les Baer Boss And Wesson Valor

Discussion in 'Range Reports & Reviews' started by Primal19, Apr 4, 2019.

  1. Primal19

    Primal19 Well-Known Member

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    Jan 13, 2019
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    Took my two new 1911s, a Dan Wesson Valor 5” and a Les Baer Boss to the range today. This is my first trip with the Baer and my second with the Valor.

    Les Baer Boss
    I bought this Baer used and it came with quite a few custom options including a blended magwell, hair trigger and extended mag release. It was flawless and accurate with both FMJ and JHP ammo. The adjustable rear sight with the fiber front make me look good at the range. I may wind up raising the trigger weight just a bit. Though I had no problems, 2lbs is a bit light for my tastes.

    Dan Wesson Valor
    On my first trip I thought the Valor was shooting a bit to the left. Now I think it’s just the slim grips with maybe a slight adjustment to the sights. I’m going to swap the grips out to full size for my next range trip. At ten yards, it was also exceptionally accurate.
     
    Last edited: May 9, 2019
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  2. HooDoo Man

    HooDoo Man Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Dec 26, 2017

  3. Cop_Out

    Cop_Out Pearl Pimp Supporting Addict

    Feb 3, 2017
    I like the Baer. Thanks for posting.
     
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  4. Sneaky One

    Sneaky One Well-Known Member

    Aug 14, 2016
    Great guns Enjoy them
     
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  5. Integrity Arms

    Integrity Arms 1911 Pistol Smith

    Mar 20, 2017
    Slim grips always tend to make me shoot to the left, I much prefer full grips. Very nice firearms sir congrats
     
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  6. fallenangelhim

    fallenangelhim chicken wings

    Jan 18, 2018
    Sold my Baer last year. Very fantastic gun. Getting a DW this month. Beautiful guns.
     
  7. Journeyman1234

    Journeyman1234 Well-Known Member

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    Feb 28, 2017
    Congrats on two sweet heaters! Enjoy!!!
     
  8. JM44

    JM44 Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Feb 2, 2018
    Two great heaters there! I have always liked these two models and have wanted them with mag wells but was never able to find them like that. Eventually I’m just going to have to do it myself I guess
     
  9. ZArugby

    ZArugby Kickin back a little Supporting Addict

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    Sep 15, 2016
    I always liked the boss. Nice guns.
     
  10. Primal19

    Primal19 Well-Known Member

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    Jan 13, 2019
    I like the Baer fit and feel. Definitely different than the rest. The Valor is nice too. I think I’ll like it better with full size grips.
     
  11. Bud White

    Bud White Member

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    Sep 4, 2018
    Nice Pair .. Love the Les Baers carry one every day
     
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  12. Bloodhound

    Bloodhound Well-Known Member

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    Apr 12, 2018
    Huge fan of both companies, and those are two fine examples of 1911 goodness! Thanks for posting some eye candy!
     
  13. razorbacker

    razorbacker Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Dec 2, 2011
    It would be hard to beat a Valor and a Boss for some range fun. Yeah, 2 lbs would be a little uncomfortable for my use.
     
  14. jfrey

    jfrey Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

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    Oct 10, 2012
    Love my Boss.
     
  15. Skebo

    Skebo Active Member

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    Mar 6, 2019
    Both are on my list of guns to buy. I have a stainless Valor which is one of the most accurate guns I own but I also want a duty finish one. I like the 2 tone on the Boss
     
  16. Bro. Pappaw

    Bro. Pappaw Well-Known Member

    Mar 18, 2016
    Love those pistols. Thanks for sharing.
     
  17. WC145

    WC145 Every day is Saturday and every night's a party!

    Jan 1, 2013
    My Boss is a great gun. I wouldn't want a 2lb trigger on any pistol, way too light for me!
     
  18. BCD 45

    BCD 45 Well-Known Member

    Feb 13, 2019
    2# trigger would be awesome of me. I'm used to shooting rifles in the low ounces, 4,6,8,10 oz.

    Never had a Baer but I want one particular Baer, a Black Bear 9mm. I've been waiting for one to come up for sale but I guess it isn't.

    Jim D
     
  19. WC145

    WC145 Every day is Saturday and every night's a party!

    Jan 1, 2013
    Super light triggers are a completely different thing in a pistol than a rifle. Precision bolt rifles that you're shooting from a stable position aren't the same as a pistol in your hand, easy to double under recoil, fire early, etc..
     
  20. BCD 45

    BCD 45 Well-Known Member

    Feb 13, 2019
    Yes sir,
    I understand that. I would never carry one with that light trigger, just for use at the range.

    Jim D
     

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