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Infamous Cardboard Box Time

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by Ruggles, Oct 11, 2012.

  1. Ruggles

    Ruggles

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    Pretty darn plain as you know

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    But sometimes good stuff comes in plain packages

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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 :rofl:)to arrive, A Wilson Classic in .38 Super. Should be here in November or December.

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  2. tsmo1066

    tsmo1066 Happy Smiley

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    That's a beautiful family you've got there!

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  3. Ruggles

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


    Go Oilers, Luv Ya Blue :supergrin:
     
  4. G19Paul

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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!!!
     
  5. Ruggles

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    :) 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".
     
  6. R0CKETMAN

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    SECONUS in HARD TARGET
  7. zackwatt

    zackwatt That's a Bingo! Lifetime Member

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  8. outstanding! that must be the best looking factory Les Baer grips I have ever seen.
     
  9. matt_lowry123

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    You have to be kidding me. That came in a cardboard box?
     
  10. is there a downside to cardboard boxes?
     
  11. Ruggles

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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 :embarassed: . 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 :shocked:

    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.
     
  12. Ruggles

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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 :tongueout:
     
  13. samuse

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    Nice blaster.

    I want first dibs if you decide to sell the box.
     
  14. I know, I got some of those boxes. single mag and cardboard boxes are the reason why they are competitively priced.
     
  15. Ruggles

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    I will let you know when I part with said cardboard :rofl:

    There was a 2nd 8rd mags stuffed up in the box, I guess the box holds more surprises than I thought :)
     
    Last edited: Oct 11, 2012
  16. Glock_en_speil

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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.