Since concealed carry has finally become legal in all fifty states, the search for suitable carry guns has moved front and center on the wish list of many American gun owners. Of all the comments and requests received by Les Baer Custom, three requirements are the most common:
1) A 1911 style, single action pistol built with Les Baer’s unique blend of reliability and accuracy;
2) A compact size, suitable for comfortable concealed carry inside the waistband, in a hip holster, or virtually anywhere else a CCP holder chooses to carry a defense pistol;
3) chambering in a caliber that offers higher magazine capacity than most 1911 style pistols but that still delivers ample stopping power in emergencies and is readily available in many factory loads or as components for reloaders.
The search is over. the 1911 BLACK BAER is a compact little powerhouse based on Les‘ popular Commanche pistol and chambered in high velocity, hard hitting 9mm. As with all Les Baer pistols, the BLACK BAER is built with the same attention to detail and precision engineering that have made Les Baer 1911s a legend in the firearms industry. The BLACK BAER is guaranteed to deliver 3″ groups at 50 yards so, even with its reduced size, it’s a serious shooter. Standard features include:
Baer steel NM frame, NM slide and NM supported 9mm barrel with Baer stainless bushing • Slide fitted to frame • Baer deluxe fixed rear combat night sight • Baer dovetail front night sight • Rear serrated slide • Baer speed trigger with crisp 4 lb. pull • Baer deluxe hammer and sear •Baer tactical extended combat safety • Beveled magazine well • Polished feed ramp and throated barrel • Tuned extractor • Baer extended ejector • Baer checkered slide stop • Lowered and flared ejection port • High checkered front strap @ 30 lpi • Flat checkered mainspring housing @ 20 lpi • Tuned for total reliability • All corners rounded for tactical carry • Black recon grips • Dupont S coating on complete pistol for maximum corrosion resistance • (2) 9-round magazines