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Old 10-11-2012, 14:54   #1
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Infamous Cardboard Box Time

Pretty darn plain as you know

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Les may be a jerk but he builds nice stuff IMO. Went looking for a Baer in .38 Super but this one will do!

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Family Pic, waiting for the last one (for now anyways )to arrive, A Wilson Classic in .38 Super. Should be here in November or December.

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Old 10-11-2012, 15:16   #2
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That's a beautiful family you've got there!

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Old 10-11-2012, 15:19   #3
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That's a beautiful family you've got there!

Thanks I see you are from Houston. I was born and raised there. Living about 1 hour south now.


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Old 10-11-2012, 15:43   #4
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What the hey Ruggles...... I'm sitting here wearing my green hat of envy. That's a wonderful collection of pistols. I'm very happy for you.

Please let us know how that newest pistol shoots!

Congrats!!!
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Old 10-11-2012, 15:49   #5
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What the hey Ruggles...... I'm sitting here wearing my green hat of envy. That's a wonderful collection of pistols. I'm very happy for you.

Please let us know how that newest pistol shoots!

Congrats!!!
Thanks. I will.

Traded a few guns to help get the Baer but I am just a sucker for the 1911 platform. Just has the best overall balance of positives and negatives of any platform IMO. It's "weaknesses" are by far offset by it "strengths".
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Old 10-11-2012, 15:51   #6
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Lookin good!
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Old 10-11-2012, 17:16   #7
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Big Baer fan, but I dig the CQBE sans FCS
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Old 10-11-2012, 17:20   #8
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Old 10-11-2012, 18:27   #9
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outstanding! that must be the best looking factory Les Baer grips I have ever seen.
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Old 10-11-2012, 18:44   #10
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You have to be kidding me. That came in a cardboard box?
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Old 10-11-2012, 18:49   #11
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Looks great, congrats.
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Old 10-11-2012, 18:57   #12
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You have to be kidding me. That came in a cardboard box?
is there a downside to cardboard boxes?
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Old 10-11-2012, 18:57   #13
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Thanks all.

I think the box is sexy, very nice cardboard hand fitted to a crisp folding upon closing said box...

Not a big fan of FCS, I omit them from any gun I order but I can live with them I guess. Heck I am even using them on this gun, I have to to work this slide . Typical Baer tightness, has that Baer "pop" as you wrestle it out of full battery and then it is not too bad.

Trigger pull, safety, slide stop, mag release etc are all top notch. I watched the free DVD that came with the gun. A Les Baer episode of "Shooting USA" showing the Baer shop and his car collection. Ole Les is not doing to poorly for himself with those cars, has a $2 million Ford Cobra parked in the garage

Kinda neat to see the 1911 go thru the process there, the shows states the typical Baer 1911 has about 25 hours of hands on gun smith time. If the show is accurate alot of different hands worked on my gun.
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Old 10-11-2012, 18:59   #14
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is there a downside to cardboard boxes?
If I remember correctly the longest running thread I ever saw on GT was about the Baer cardboard box, that is what I was referring to in the title.

I would complain more about the single mag that came with it rather than the box issue. Baer makes his own mags so it would not cost much to throw in a 2nd
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Old 10-11-2012, 19:22   #15
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Nice blaster.

I want first dibs if you decide to sell the box.
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Old 10-11-2012, 19:52   #16
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Damn fine gun!
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Old 10-11-2012, 20:08   #18
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If I remember correctly the longest running thread I ever saw on GT was about the Baer cardboard box, that is what I was referring to in the title.

I would complain more about the single mag that came with it rather than the box issue. Baer makes his own mags so it would not cost much to throw in a 2nd
I know, I got some of those boxes. single mag and cardboard boxes are the reason why they are competitively priced.
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Old 10-11-2012, 20:23   #19
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Nice blaster.

I want first dibs if you decide to sell the box.
I will let you know when I part with said cardboard

There was a 2nd 8rd mags stuffed up in the box, I guess the box holds more surprises than I thought

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Old 10-11-2012, 21:08   #20
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Les may be a jerk but he builds nice stuff IMO.
I was under the impression that Ed is the jerk, Les seems like a nice guy as does Bill Wilson. I'm a Wilson fan myself. I ordered a CQB and waited 7 months for delivery. It was very nice but I didn't do my "homework" as well as I should have. I decided I wanted a different kind of configuration so I sold it a couple of weeks after it arrived and "got back in line" with a CQB Elite now on order. It's not due until next spring.
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Old 10-11-2012, 21:20   #21
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Congrats! Great looking gun.
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Old 10-11-2012, 21:34   #22
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Beautiful Ruggles

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Old 10-11-2012, 21:38   #23
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I was under the impression that Ed is the jerk, Les seems like a nice guy as does Bill Wilson. I'm a Wilson fan myself. I ordered a CQB and waited 7 months for delivery. It was very nice but I didn't do my "homework" as well as I should have. I decided I wanted a different kind of configuration so I sold it a couple of weeks after it arrived and "got back in line" with a CQB Elite now on order. It's not due until next spring.
From what I have heard Ed is a few lengths ahead of Les in the "Jerk 400m" race but Les is hanging in

I am just going by what I have heard over multiple years from numerous sources. Who really knows the truth.
I hope I never have to find out.

I called Wilson once due to an issue with the front sight on my CQB and they were great to deal with. I mailed them just the slide on my dime ($11 with insurance I think) and they fixed it and mailed it back within a week. They included 2 ETM mags to offset my $11, not a bad deal for me

The CQB in the "family" picture is an Elite, what features did you want that were not on the CQB? Just curious.
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Old 10-11-2012, 22:04   #24
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The CQB in the "family" picture is an Elite, what features did you want that were not on the CQB? Just curious.
I configured the CQB as more of a custom/classic model. It had a naked slide, gold bead front sight, shortened (countersunk) slide stop, magwell, FLGR and BP upgrade. It had a black on black Armor-Tuff finish.

The CQB Elite that I have on order is going to be a tactical/all business gun and I didn't deviate all that much from the standard configuration. Then again as you know a CQB Elite is pretty loaded as it comes. All I did was add a shortened (countersunk) slide stop, a FLGR and selected the black starburst G10 grips that normally come with the CQB. I also really wanted the new one piece magwell/MSH which Wilson has only recently made available to the CQB Elite. Up until a few months ago it was only available on the Supergrade. I honestly don't see the value in owning a Supergrade. I rather keep the extra $1500 in my pocket or put it towards a second Wilson. I may go for an X-Tac next.
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Old 10-11-2012, 23:26   #25
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I have 2 Wilsons, and love the way they feel in hand.

They seem very slim aside from grips than my Springfield TRP.

I heard that Baers feel Bulkier, and thicker than the Wilsons, or Browns.

I was interested in getting an Ultimate Master So What say you?

Thanks,

Royd

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