25 year old dream comes true.....

by Gunner @, St Louis, Saturday, June 01, 2024, 17:13 (18 days ago)
edited by Paul, Saturday, June 01, 2024, 18:57

In the late 90's American Handgunner published a story about a new design 1911a1 pistol by Les Baer called a Heavy Weight Monolith in 45 acp, full slide and full heavy frame, unlike any 1911 I had ever seen and I instantly fell in love with it.

A few months ago I was in a unique position, for the first time since reading the article I actually had the money to afford a Monolith but also found one available. Being a die hard 1911 guy and a huge Les Baer fan I bought it!


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Typical Baer, nothing fancy just rock solid, top line parts hard fitted and WAY more accurate than I could ever dream to be! This now pushes my Baer collection to four- 4.25" Comanche, 5" Government, 6" long slide and now a 5" Monolith.

Something funny happened while shooting the Monolith one day, visual proof of a flinch.....standing at 10 yards trying to shoot the X out of the center of the target and had 4 good hits, which I noticed and it made me start thinking about messing up the fifth shot and ruining the group to which I proceeded to do :-(


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Gunner

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41 Mags rule, Baers rock!

25 year old dream comes true.....

by Slow Hand ⌂ @, Indiana, Saturday, June 01, 2024, 17:47 (18 days ago) @ Gunner

Very cool! Nd I totally know what you mean about ‘thinking too hard’ when shooting groups. I’m better off when I can’t see my results until I walk to the target.

I’ve never owned a Baer but hav shot a few and they are amazing 1911’s!

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Nice gun. I am happy to see ....

by JimT, Texas, Saturday, June 01, 2024, 17:48 (18 days ago) @ Gunner

that I ain't the only one to make a nice group larger by trying too hard. :-)

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Ele era velho.
Ele era corajoso.
Ele era feio.

Happy for you.

by Hoot @, Diversityville, Liberal-sota, Saturday, June 01, 2024, 18:14 (18 days ago) @ Gunner

I know we talked about it a while back.

FWIW, I do not see images....

25 year old dream comes true.....I'm glad to know that hap

by Rob Leahy ⌂ @, Prescott, Arizona, Saturday, June 01, 2024, 20:10 (17 days ago) @ Gunner

pend for you. I too have had to wait for years to acquire my dream gun...

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I have my dream gun and now I want another one!

by JimT, Texas, Saturday, June 01, 2024, 20:41 (17 days ago) @ Rob Leahy

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Ele era velho.
Ele era corajoso.
Ele era feio.

Folks - take a look. The images are coming up fine now...

by Paul ⌂, Sunday, June 02, 2024, 19:40 (16 days ago) @ Gunner

lovely looking pistola indeed!

The images are coming up fine....thanks Paul.

by Gunner @, St Louis, Sunday, June 02, 2024, 21:06 (16 days ago) @ Paul

nt

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41 Mags rule, Baers rock!

You're welcome! You shouldn't have any more issues now. nt

by Paul ⌂, Sunday, June 02, 2024, 21:32 (16 days ago) @ Gunner

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That is nice!

by Hoot @, Diversityville, Liberal-sota, Monday, June 03, 2024, 07:24 (16 days ago) @ Paul

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25 year old dream comes true.....

by Creeker @, Hardwoods, Tuesday, June 04, 2024, 20:47 (14 days ago) @ Gunner

That's one clean looking pistol.

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