Les Baer Premier II vs SIG 226 X5 Tactical

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  1. Dean407

    Dean407 XDTalk Member

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    Want a nice range gun.

    Different directions to go...

    Les Baer Premier II

    http://www.lesbaer.com/duty.html

    (or other Les Baer)

    SIG 226 X5 Tactical

    http://www.sigarms.com/Products/ShowCatalogProductDetails.aspx?categoryid=38&productid=144

    My current gun is a HK P2000SK 9mm I use for carry.

    It would be nice to own a nice 1911.

    The 226 X5 Tactical is in 9mm which is what I have and I had a P229 and like the quality of SIG if ya get a good example.

    The LB PII and 226 X5 Tac are the same price, just under $1400.

    I have smallish hands- so the 1911 would be a better grip, but the 226 isn't bad.

    Hmmmm....

    What say you folks?
     
  2. Dean407

    Dean407 XDTalk Member

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    Will go with the Baer...just deciding which one.
     
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    I_Route XDTalk 500 Member

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    Les Baer hands down.
     
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    Yes the Baer for sure. I have 1 AR from them and a custom carry full size. You can't go wrong as lonmg as you break it in before using it to defend yourself.
     
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    I will go the LB route. :)
     
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    The Knight Of Light XDTalk 5K Member

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    LB Thunder Ranch model is what I would choose.
     
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    I_Route XDTalk 500 Member

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    Is the Baer used? $1400 sounds pretty cheap since they usually go for about 1700-1800USD.
     
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    Airedale XDTalk 100 Member

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    My new Concept II (5") arrived yesterday. It was $1340 plus shipping. Great gun and price.
    Dave
     
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    I_Route XDTalk 500 Member

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    Les must be giving dealers a break these days. In the past you almost always paid list for them. Wonder if he is trying to lighten the U-Haul out of Illinois...

    List for the C II is $1570.00. Pretty good price you got there. I am sure you will love it. I have an X-Treme Tacitcal and I love it.
     
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    What? Link or pic, maybe?
     
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    Those sound like pretty different guns. Do you want a 9mm or a .45??

    I've never been a SIG fan. I'm sure they're good guns and all but I don't care for their control layout and they seem pricey. Their model number system is also confusing to to a non-enthusiast. So I can't really comment on the SIG.

    Les Baer, I think, is the best gun for the money when you start getting into semi-custom 1911s. There's nothing tactical about the PII, it will have a great looking blued finish, wood grips, adjustable sights. If you wanted a more tacticalish Baer there are models with fixed sights and Baer-Coat. The TRS is a cool gun, it also comes with thin grips which I hate but you may like for a smaller grip.

    You could also go with a hard chromed TRS or one of their stainless models. Or have whichever gun finished with Baer Coat or Black-T or whatever.

    Sucks to have to make these decisions huh?
     
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    Les Baer. My TRS is my favorite firearm.

    "When you buy the best you only cry once."
     
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    Les Baer TRS. I would be wary of a used one. Les has gained some notoriety for not addressing some of the problems with his guns. A couple of people I knew called Clint and he called Les and the problem was taken care of stat. I personally know of three Premier II's that didn't function and a local shop does not want to carry them anymnore because of chronic problems. Here is a nice one.

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    That's a nice gun from Davidson's. I like the standard grips and mag well.
     

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