kimber vs les baer

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by bechau, Aug 11, 2011.

  1. bechau

    bechau New Member

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    I'm thinking about getting another 1911, which do you recommend:

    a) les baer (premier II or ????)
    b) kimber super match II

    advices from existing users would be most appreciated.
     
  2. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    Les baer hands down.

    I would personally take a hi-point before a kimber but thats just my opinion
     

  3. Dennis845

    Dennis845 New Member

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    Definately Kimber, hands up, show me your HANDS :D
     
  4. Gojubrian

    Gojubrian New Member

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    Kimber's are mid range 1911's. Mine have been good to me, but the kimpro finish wears pretty easy.

    Les Baer's are high end 1911's on par with Ed Brown's, Wilson Combat's, etc....

    How much do you want to spend!? :D
     
  5. lonyaeger

    lonyaeger New Member

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    Les Baer without question. My TRS was about $1,900. What prices are you finding for the Kimber? I bet about the same.

    Prices being equal, you should go with the Baer.
     
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  6. IGETEVEN

    IGETEVEN New Member

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    If money is no object, go with the Les Baer 1911.

    Damn fine shooters, tight tolerances and they hold their resale value. :cool:
     
  7. Jake15

    Jake15 New Member

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    Les baer hands down, over 20 hours of hand fitting per gun, guaranteed to shoot 3 inches at 50 yards, and for another $300 he'll guarantee 1 1/2 inches at 50 yards, and send you the target to prove it!
     
  8. Olympus

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    Les Baer 1911s are in a completely different class than Kimber. A higher class. Nothing wrong with Kimber, but Baers are much better quality.
     
  9. Wambli

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    I love Kimbers and own a few but they are a top of the line production gun. Les Baer like Wilson Combat and others is a hand made gun. Much tighter tolerances and tested accuracy and function before it leaves the shop. If it does not meet stringent standards back to the bench it goes until it does. Not the same class.
     
  10. bechau

    bechau New Member

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    I'm looking to spend USD 1,800-2,700.

    I currently own a Colt Special Combat Government and would like another fine "black" pistol. I'm not a serious competitor and don't need to carry my gun. Looking at Les Baer catalog, these are what I like but I can't tell the different between them. Any advices?

    1. Baer 1911 Ultimate Master Combat Pistol, 5" Model, .45 ACP
    2. Baer 1911 Premier II, 5" Model, .45 ACP
    3. Baer 1911 Premier II Super-Tac, .45 ACP
    4. Baer 1911 Concept I, .45 ACP
    5. Ed Brown's Classic Custom, .45 ACP

    Also, should I get a BoMar or combat sights?
     
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  11. Olympus

    Olympus New Member

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    If you're spending that kind of money, definitely go with the target sights!
     
  12. ironsights

    ironsights New Member

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    I have both weapons, and the Baer is the best, but the Kimber is great for 500$$ less.

    I believe it has been stated many times here, the weapon is only as good as the shooter.
     
  13. limbkiller

    limbkiller New Member

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    Kimbers are not in the same league as Baers. Get the Baer for sure.
     
  14. michigan0626

    michigan0626 New Member

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    If you want a "black" gun go with the Premiere II Super-Tac. It has a blacked out barrel and barrel bushing.
     
  15. joriz

    joriz New Member

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    SuperMatch II

    Been scouting too for gun similar to Kimber supermatch. Ed Brown classic or Les Baer Concept iii/iv are not approved here in california.

    any more suggestion that looks like supermatch ii for other brands?

    appreciate it.
     
  16. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    If you are going to spend that much cash I'd go with a NightHawk Dominator.

    Nighthawk Dominator
     

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  17. joriz

    joriz New Member

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    nighthawk dominator..

    nice looking gun.. really!

    unfortunately that is not approved for sale in Cali also..

    I guess i have to settle for Kimber SM2.. well, it's a pretty nice looking and good shooting gun too at least based from what ive been reading....
     
  18. gunnut07

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    While I love my Kimber Les Bear is a few steps above the Kimber.

    Nighthawk is UBER COOL DROOL RANGE GUN. If I could afford a Nighthawk I would never carry it as a EDC. the thought of using a $2k gun to shoot some dirtbag makes me shutter.