Les Baer

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Les Baer Custom Inc.
Type Corporation
Industry Weapons
Founded 1991
Founder(s) Les Baer, Sr
Headquarters LeClaire, Iowa, United States
Area served Worldwide
Products

Rifles, pistols

This is a Les Baer Thunder Ranch Special hard chrome plated by Baer.
Website www.lesbaer.com

Les Baer Custom Inc. /ˌlɛsˈbɛər/ is an American weapons manufacturer of semi-custom M1911-pattern pistols and AR-15 type rifles. Les Baer Custom was founded by the gunsmith Les Baer, Sr. in 1991 in Hillsdale, Illinois.

History[edit]

Les Baer Custom Inc. was previously located in Hillsdale, Illinois, but moved to LeClaire, Iowa when Illinois started implementing restrictive gun laws.[1]

This company, along with Smith & Wesson is currently the only pistol manufacturer who has authorization to use and display Clint Smith's Thunder Ranch logo, and currently offers a line of pistols and rifles that use the name. When asked for the reason that Les Baer would be given the authorization to use the Thunder Ranch logo, Clint Smith cited the outstanding accuracy and reliability of Baer's guns.[2]

All Les Baer pistols come with a guarantee of at least 3" accuracy at 50 yards, and many models are available at extra cost ($295.00) with a guarantee of 1.5" at the same distance.[3] All rifles are guaranteed to shoot .5 MOA groups, except for the recently introduced Patrolman's Carbine, which is guaranteed to shoot sub-MOA.

Product lines[edit]

  • M1911 pistols
    • Baer 1911 DCM-Legal National Match Hardball Pistol
    • Baer 1911 Police Pistol Combat Distinguished Match
    • Baer 1911 Police Pistol Combat Open Class
    • Baer 1911 Premier II 5" Model
    • Baer 1911 Premier II 6" Model
    • Baer 1911 Premier II Super-Tac
    • Baer 1911 Prowler III
    • Baer 1911 Custom Carry
    • Baer Ultimate Recon Pistol, 5"
    • Baer 1911 Ultimate Tactical Carry 5" Model
    • Baer 1911 Ultimate Master 5
    • Baer 1911 Ultimate Master 5 with Compensator
    • Baer 1911 Thunder Ranch Special
    • Baer 1911 Thunder Ranch Special Home Defense Pistol With M3 Tactical Illuminator
    • Baer 1911 TR "Commanche" Special
    • Baer 1911 Thunder Ranch Special Engraved Model
    • Baer 1911 Swift Response Pistol
    • Baer 1911 Monolith
    • Baer 1911 Monolith Heavyweight
    • Baer 1911 Monolith Tactical Illuminator Model
    • Baer 1911 Monolith Commanche
    • Baer 1911 Monolith Commanche Heavyweight
    • Baer 1911 Stinger Model
    • Baer 1911 Stinger Model Stainless Steel
    • Baer 1911 Concept
      • I
      • II
      • III
      • IV
      • V
      • V 6" Model
      • VI
      • VII
      • VIII
    • Baer/Busse Combat Package
      • Busse Combat Pistol With Integral Picatinny Rail System And Tactical Light
      • Busse Combat Pistol With Conventional Frame
    • Limited Edition Les Baer Presentation Grade 1911
    • Les Baer Custom 25th Anniversary Model 1911 Pistol Special Collectors' Model
  • AR .223 rifles
    • Les Baer Custom Ultimate AR Varmint Model
    • Les Baer Custom Ultimate AR .223 Super Match Model
    • Les Baer Custom Ultimate AR M4 Flattop Model
      • .223 Remington (5.56×45mm NATO)
      • 6.5mm Grendel (6.5×39mm)
    • Les Baer Custom Ultimate AR .223 M4 Flattop LE Model
    • Les Baer Custom Ultimate AR .223 M4 Flattop LE Camo Model
    • Les Baer Custom Ultimate AR .223 ISPC Action Model
    • Les Baer Custom Thunder Ranch Rifle
    • Les Baer Custom Ultimate CMP Competition Rifle
    • Les Baer Custom Ultimate NRA Match Rifle
    • Les Baer Custom Ultimate AR .223 AR .204 Ruger Super Varmint Model
    • Les Baer Custom Ultimate AR .223 AR .204 Ruger Super Match Model
  • 1911-A1/AR-15 sets
    • Thunder Ranch Matched Rifle & Pistol Sets With Matching Serial Numbers

Les Baer Custom makes M1911 parts, magazines, grips and presentation cases,[5] and custom work and refinishing services.[6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sweeney, Patrick (2010). The Gun Digest Book of the 1911 2. Iola, Wisconsin: Krause Publications. p. 268. ISBN 978-1-4402-1115-7. 
  2. ^ Thunder Ranch/Les Baer Team Site
  3. ^ Campbell, Robert K. (2011). Gun Digest Shooter's Guide to the 1911. Iola, Wisconsin: Gun Digest Books. p. 98. ISBN 978-1-4402-1434-9. 
  4. ^ Les Baer Tactical Bolt Action Rifles
  5. ^ Les Baer High Performance Components and Parts
  6. ^ Les Baer Finishing and Refinishing

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