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Old September 8, 2012, 03:24 PM   #1
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les baer - which .45?

Baer 1911 PPC Open Class .45 ACP -OR- Baer 1911 Premier II, 5" Model, .45 ACP

i shot the premier II & liked it. besides a few dollars - can anyone tell me the difference between the premier & the PPC?

also, if you have experience with either/both, what'd you think?
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Old September 8, 2012, 08:40 PM   #2
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What about a Monolith? :)

I just received my built-to-order Premier II, 1.5" 50 yd groups, no Front Cocking Serrations, with target trigger and sights. Check out the test target, thats a 50 yard group!! But I also bought a regular Monolith model from Crazy John (with the full length dust cover), and I REALLY like the look.




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If I could do these over I would have specified a "naked slide" that doesn't have the "roll marks" (actually etchings) on the slide. And I would have also said no ambidextrous safety. I love the clean look these options give.

Check out 1911 Heaven, Crazy John has the best prices on Baers!


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Old September 8, 2012, 09:45 PM   #3
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Very nice indeed. (Both the gun and the shooting)
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Old September 8, 2012, 09:59 PM   #4
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Can't really offer an opinion, since I've never fired one. But, I did want to mention that if you can afford to buy a Les Baer, I'm available for adoption...
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Old September 8, 2012, 10:26 PM   #5
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Nice gun but I like front serrations too. Was that your target or with a ransom rest or???
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Old September 8, 2012, 10:52 PM   #6
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That bit of cardboard is the "test target" from Les Baer, to show the pistol's performance at 50 yards. (50 YARDS!! )

I am told they are supposed to be shot by a human, but I would think it would have to be a super-human!

So, I am assuming that was done with a Ransom Rest. But that's not what they say...

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Old September 8, 2012, 11:02 PM   #7
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I'm gonna own one too, I'd I ever hit the Lotto. ;-). Yep I would bet its a ransom rest too. Beautiful gun. Have you shot it yet? I would like to shoot a les just to feel the difference. Never have , don't even know if I ever shot a Kimber.
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Old September 9, 2012, 07:37 AM   #8
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The 1.5" gun test targets used to be shot by Les himself. He's fairly decent.
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Old September 9, 2012, 07:55 AM   #9
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If that group was shot from a rest, it is VERY good. If shot by hand. . .it is unreal.
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