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Old September 10, 2011, 09:11 PM   #1
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Which Les Baer to get?

Okay, so I'm looking at Baer's lower priced guns.

Does the Monolith have a lot less recoil than the Premier II, and does the Monolith Heavyweight have even less? Would I be better off just getting a 6" Premier II? Thanks.
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Old September 10, 2011, 09:33 PM   #2
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extra weight keeps the muzzle flip down, sure. the monoliths do have a sweet look about them too. they're a hunk of steel though. heavier than i'd want for carry.

i can't stand adj sights on 1911's, personally. fixed for sure if it's for carry.

however, since you're asking about monoliths and 6inchers, i assume you're looking for range/competition use. recoil and accuracy difference is negligible between all the models you mentioned. a 6inch barrel will get slightly more velocity, not that it would matter.

go to the les baer forum on those guys have years of experience with baers.
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Old September 11, 2011, 11:17 AM   #3
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Id special order one without the forward serrations. Maybe they'll charge less even...?
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Old September 11, 2011, 11:25 AM   #4
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I'm also not a fan of the forward serrations. I am not a fan of the monolith look either. I must be a traditionalist...
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Old September 11, 2011, 11:29 AM   #5
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The Mono and PII will be about identical recoil wise, the hvy mono should have a noticably different feel as it's about 3.5 ounces heavier, and all the weight is nice and low relative to the bore. A longslide will also have a different feel than your standard PII. If recoil is a big factor, have you considered a 38 Super or 9mm? I sold my PII recently to buy a Hvy Mono in 9mm, if you do end up buying a new Baer, talk to CJ at 1911heaven, his prices can't be beat.

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