Les Baer does *Coltesque* retro

Les Baer does *Coltesque* retro

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    Les Baer does *Coltesque* retro

    Picked it up this morning, I'm very pleased with how it turned out!

    Couldn't leave well enough alone and replaced the rear Baer Combat site with a Novak wide notch.
    I also had to replace the thumb safety to suit me, it appears they take a standard paddle safety and cut off the extension and on mine, it left a little to sharp of an angle on the end for my tastes. I have a few different styles of safeties laying around so I tried a couple, an original USGI and a factory Colt semi-tear drop. Both worked very positively without any hint of hammer movement, I think I'm going to go with the Colt model. That was the whole point of ordering this pistol with the features it has, I wanted a "Baer tight" *Coltesque* Government Model, IMHO, I think it captures the "feeling" quite well, I couldn't be happier with how it turned out.

    Many sincere thanks to Les Baer and the employees at Baer Custom, and a special thanks to Crazy John @ Pro Load Distributors for working diligently with me on this project, thanks Mi Amigo!.

    National Match Hardball
    Tactical Carry Package ("Dehorned" Carry Package for us old guys)
    Front Night Sight W/Trijicon insert
    Arched & checkered MSH

    The customary corrugated Baer presentation box;


    50 yard target;


    Stock with the exception of the Novak's;


    With the USGI safety;


    And it's final incarnation (I think )


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    Very nice!

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    Thank you, JD.
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    OD, yer killin' me, man!

    That's one super nice pistola!


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    What Brand of Grips are those? Way cool gun.......
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    Sorry, Captain.

    But thank you, Sir.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reborn View Post
    What Brand of Grips are those? Way cool gun.......
    Thanks amigo. The stocks are by Esmeralda.
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    WOW... WOW, very nice. Love a 45 without rollmarks.
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    Thumbs up

    Beautiful OD and super "Cats Azz" accurate.
    Congratulations on that keeper.

    You must admit that if JMB had access to a checkering file way back when...the 1911 slabsides would historically probably have sported a checkered front strap.

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    I like it...I like it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by rhinokrk View Post
    WOW... WOW, very nice. Love a 45 without rollmarks.
    Thank you, Sir.

    Quote Originally Posted by QKShooter View Post
    Beautiful OD and super "Cats Azz" accurate.
    Congratulations on that keeper.
    Thanks QK, coming from you, that means a great deal.
    I'm certain it will way more accurate than me!
    That group measures 1 3/4 inches, and that's without Les's inch and a half guarantee.

    You must admit that if JMB had access to a checkering file way back when...the 1911 slabsides would historically probably have sported a checkered front strap.
    You are very likely correct. I never really cared for front strap checkering, it was always too course and abrasive for me, but that was before I tried 30lpi.

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    I like it...I like it!
    Thanks much, amigo.
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    I love the USGI Thumb Safety.
    Never understood the purpose of the extended thumb safety.
    I mean "great!" if you have one and (for sure) don't get rid of it on my account but, what doggone advantage is it?
    My personal thumb doesn't need anything extended and my thumb does not need a handy dandy "thumb-shelf" to rest on.
    The USGI thumb safety snicks on and like lightning.
    My TSs are all USGI pattern and I think the extended TS is just another gimmick.
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    Very, very nice.........+1 on the USGI thumb safety!

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    That's one good looking 1911 you have there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by QKShooter View Post
    I love the USGI Thumb Safety.
    Never understood the purpose of the extended thumb safety.
    I mean "great!" if you have one and (for sure) don't get rid of it on my account but, what doggone advantage is it?
    My personal thumb doesn't need anything extended and my thumb does not need a handy dandy "thumb-shelf" to rest on.
    The USGI thumb safety snicks on and like lightning.
    My TSs are all USGI pattern and I think the extended TS is just another gimmick.
    I tend to agree, QK. I really don't mind the narrow extended TS, but it isn't a part I'll change-out just to have. I have a couple original short shelf USGI thumb safeties that have worn edges, now those are sweet!
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