50 yards is tough for that kind of accuracy for a centerfire handgun. No wonder the Les Baer slides have to be broken in.
It's 50 yards which can only be duplicated with a machine rest and selectThe distance all 1911's are compared at. There's only one distance where 1.5" from a 1911 qualifies for bragging rights. I'm sure sky buster understood.
What military teams shot stock guns? There is a world of difference between a NM pistol or rifle and the ones the military provides it's shooters.It's 50 yards which can only be duplicated with a machine rest and select
lot's of ammunition. I'm talking the real world where most shooters
operate. I have a early S&W 1911 with over 8,000 rounds through it.
Nothing broke yet. My Remington 1911 purchased about a year ago,
shoots 1.5'" at 25 yards. My Les Baer can match it but hasn't beat
it yet. I've yet to meet a competitive shooter that can shoot 1.5"
at 50 yards. If you buy a Baer with his 50 yard guarantee, I'll
bet you can't match it. And yes, I'll bet a $800.00 1911 properly
fit can take you into the winners circle at any match. Look at
the military teams 1911's. Stock guns fitted properly shoot
well. You don't have to spend $2,000 to $3,000 to win.
Steve W. You should never/not.... remove the barrel and bushing on a top shelf 1911. I know never is a long time, but leave the barrel and bushing in the slide.I took the instruction from Les Baer seriously, I shot 500 rounds as they told me to. 450 rounds of Winchester white box FMJ, and 50 rounds of mixed Hydrashock and Silver Tip. Well over $300 for this "Break-In".
Then I spent 10 minutes working on the barrel bushing try to take the gun apart to clean it without cursing some words that I can't repeat here.
The gun is tighter than anything you can find in the gun world. Even after 500 rounds.
I don't know what's the big fuss about the break in, because there're no jam during the 500 round test.
Mine is a 3" group factory gun. I fired off hand, single & two hands to test feeding, then rest it on a stand, adjusting my breath, trying to slow down my heart beats, at 23 yard (the longest at the indoor range), this is what I can get.
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The gun out shoots anyone I know.