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11th October 2005, 14:50
I'm new to this forum, not new to the shooting world. I'm about ready to pull the trigger on a stainless LB Concept V. Any advantages or disadvantages of this particular model over other LB’s? Price nib $1700, has double diamond grips and trijicon adjustable sights. Will be using the pistol primarily for NRA bullseye. Currently using a Kimber Gold Match purchased new in 1999. Thanks for any advice...............Bill
12th October 2005, 18:00
I would personally opt out of a stainless gun because the metal is softer than carbon steel. I wanted a stainless p2 but opted for p2 with hard chrome finish. It would probably be a good gun or LB would not make it. I would go with the harder metal. That is just my opinion.
If the gun is there that would be another consideration. If you order one it would take awhile to get it.
I do however think the Concept guns are pretty neat.
18th October 2005, 10:16
I pulled the pin and purchased the Concept V. SWEET!!!
18th October 2005, 14:17
I think you won't regret it. I have 3 (three) of them. I had 7 (seven) at one time and sold off 4 as it was becoming a disease.
They are more than accurate enough (3" at 50 yards, virtually indefinitely), extremely reliable (only problem I had was bad magazines and when I talked to Les he turned me on to a deal on some proper magazines), and they do not show holster wear very much.
I work in CA as an armed guard. These guns see plenty of holster wear but some soap and water (won't hurt anything) and some solvent after firing brings them back to new, apart from scratches one gets while packing them and that can be fixed up on the brushed surfaces with 600 grit wet/dry paper. Bluing wear on the sights is all there is to maintain and Brownell's Cold Blue takes care of that when they start to get white on you.
I got the "tactical" models, which feature rounding of the sights. One wears night sights for after-dark duties and I'm all set.
I've had a lot of 1911s come and go with me over the years. These Baers are keepers. I doubt I'll manage to wear one out. If so, however, he'll be glad to make me more! Or work on those I already have. And - they don't gall! He's got his heat treatment down pat even if it is a bit softer than plain ordnance steel. Stainless alloys have come a long way.
18th October 2005, 21:11
Happy for you, I got two PII's and one conceptVI, don't worry about it, just shoot it. :cool:
19th October 2005, 10:40
Thanks to all that replied. I’ve squeezed about 300 rounds through her now. Maybe it’s just me but it seems more “user friendly” than my Kimber Gold Match (eg. less muzzle flip on recoil, smoother trigger........). Not adversely implying anything about the Kimber. I still have it and it’s a fine firearm. The Baer is just a cut above. And as a bonus the LB really likes my pet target load!
20th October 2005, 12:51
Congrats on your purchase. I am sure you will enjoy it for many years to come.
18th November 2005, 01:04
I just brought home my latest, an SRP. I have a Concept IV that went to Gunsite with me a couple of years ago and a PII I use for USPSA competition (and a couple of others). I also just seem to shoot them a little better.
So Klenbore, enjoy your new roscoe.
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