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    Les Baer vs Ed Brown

    Fellow Addicts, Sure want your input. I have owned many Baers and a Few Browns.
    But not enough Browns to conclude anything.
    I Have Baers that shoot into one hole and others that shoot 2 inches at 15 yards from a rest. And some Baers that dont shoot to the sights. Dont get me wrong, I love the Baers
    The few Browns I own shoot to the sights and group well.
    Here are the two questions.....
    Do your Baers shoot to the sights? Your Browns?

    How do your Baers Group as compared to the Browns.

    I dont know if there has been a thread like this. If so I apologize for redundancy.

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    I don’t currently own a Baer or a Brown, but I have in the past. The Browns are a lot nicer, the one I owned shot as well as the Baers I owned. Any pistol could need to have the sights adjusted.

    Baer doesn’t have a monopoly on accuracy. I have not found any Baer to outshoot any other custom or semi-custom 1911.

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    I don't own nor have I shot a Brown. My TRS is the most accurate gun I own and shoots POI for me. I shoot right handed and am left eye dominant so I usually have to adjust sights, but did not have to on my Baer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jermedic View Post
    I don't own nor have I shot a Brown. My TRS is the most accurate gun I own and shoots POI for me. I shoot right handed and am left eye dominant so I usually have to adjust sights, but did not have to on my Baer.
    i have heard that the factory grip are not tight, is it all case or maybe son\me factory glitches ?

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    if you are considering buying one, Ed Brown will not even pay shipping to fix a gun that has problems. I bought a BobTail commander that was throwing brass in my face, they said ship it, we'll take a look at it. I ask for the ubiqitous label to print- NOPE. Their CS sucks IMO. Also, both my Browns wouldn't fit not standard 1911 holsters. I had to have custom holsters which is BS. When I asked they said "they are custom".

    Fellow Addict, goto their classifieds and find a used NH or Les B or any other semi custom and save yourself $1K in change. Good luck
    "Air Force / Policeman / Fireman / Man of God / Friend of mine / R.I.P. Steve Lamy"

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    What made your Brown not fit in a 1911 holster?

    Les Baers won’t fit in a lot of standard 1911 holsters due to the thicker dust cover, but Brows are, at least used to be, normal spec 1911.

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    I own exactly one 1911- a EB Executive Elite naked slide in .45 ACP. It will shoot a 1-1/4” 5-shot group at 25 yds with handloaded H&G 68’s. It will also dissasemble easily without tools- something I haven’t heard of Les Baer pistols (though I’ve never even shot any).

    My 1911 fits holsters ordered from quality makers such as Milt Sparks, FYI

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    Anytime I get a new barel or a new 1911 built I always specify a finger tight bushing.

    Baer fits everything until it's close, then beats it the rest of the way with a hammer. And people ooh and aaah about the 'bank vault lockup' and 'old school hard fit'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 100 View Post
    i have heard that the factory grip are not tight, is it all case or maybe son\me factory glitches ?
    Mine weren't loose per se, but less snug than I would have liked. Since it's my carry gun I put a small dab of clear nail polish on the screw and never had them come loose.

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