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Old 01-13-2017, 07:10 AM
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Finally! Found a vendor with online inventory- Les Baer Grips

Calling all Les Baer enthusiasts!

If you're like me you've Googled and search for a long time for high quality wood grips for your LB. Once in a Blue Moon I'll find a vendor with some in inventory, but inevitably the selection is limited. I just stumbled across this online store with presentation grade wood grips for our Much loved Les Baer pistols. Thought I'd spread the wealth. If anybody knows of another vendor with selection, and available inventory, please share - I picked up a pair from this vendor, but have a need for two more sets.

Check this vendor out...

http://www.highfiguregrips.com/les-baer-1911-grips

As I asked in message- please share any other craftsman you may know who specifically make grips to fit Les Baer pistols.

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Old 01-13-2017, 11:02 AM
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Wow those are pretty


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Old 01-13-2017, 07:39 PM
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My buddy Zane @ Lone Star Custom Grips makes LB cut grips.

He's made a few sets for me, one set I gave away here a year or so ago. He doesn't list them, but he has the templates to duplicate the "Baer cut". Best part,you can send him your blanks if you find some you like better than what he has to offer.

Here's his website:

http://www.lonestarcustomgrips.com/

Here is an example of his work....




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Old 01-13-2017, 10:08 PM
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Prices are too steep for wood anymore. I'm going VZ on my 1911's
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Old 01-15-2017, 04:57 PM
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Highfigure sure has lots of nice grips! Wow!!
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Old 01-16-2017, 10:52 AM
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Prices are too steep for wood anymore. I'm going VZ on my 1911's

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Old 01-24-2017, 11:40 PM
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Pretty sure Sarge at www.thefinergrain.com makes "Baer-fit" grips. He's the go-to guy for Dan Wesson fit, gets really beautiful wood and other exotic materials. Does not do checkering.
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Old 01-25-2017, 01:41 AM
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Yep I've been using high figure grips ever since I found them. They have a lot of nice grips and a variety of woods. Here's the last set I got from them.
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Old 01-26-2017, 12:45 PM
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+1 at www.thefinergrain.com

Sarge made me some baer fit grips that turned out to be a perfect fit and beautiful. Also, his prices and customer service can't be beaten!

Finally, he is a fellow veteran!
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Old 01-26-2017, 07:11 PM
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Nice grips!!

I hate that Sarge doesn't do checkering, as that is a deal breaker for me. I won't do VZ because their grips eat the bluing.

What's a guy supposed to do?
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Old 01-26-2017, 07:19 PM
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Check out these shoes! These grips exceed my wildest imagination. I have Torx grip screws on the way.


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Old 01-26-2017, 08:06 PM
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those are nice grips. But I've found that Larry Davidson's " Monkey Grips " were a great replacement to my factory grips after I blew them up with a failed case round. Larry is no longer making them with his company anymore, but a very nice man has taken his company over. A great guy who is very knowledgeable and if you look at his prices, options and types of wood he has access to, he's one of the best in the business.
Here's a set Larry made for me two years ago. Also check out the grip section here at 1911 and you'll see a lot of his work.




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Old 01-26-2017, 08:10 PM
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those are nice grips. But I've found that Larry Davidson's " Monkey Grips " were a great replacement to my factory grips after I blew them up with a failed case round. Larry is no longer making them with his company anymore, but a very nice man has taken his company over. A great guy who is very knowledgeable and if you look at his prices, options and types of wood he has access to, he's one of the best in the business.

Here's a set Larry made for me two years ago. Also check out the grip section here at 1911 and you'll see a lot of his work.









http://www.sgmgrips.com/


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Old 04-11-2017, 08:55 PM
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Check out these shoes! These grips exceed my wildest imagination. I have Torx grip screws on the way.
Those are truly beautiful. Where are they from?
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Old 04-11-2017, 09:19 PM
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Those are truly beautiful. Where are they from?

Jon Aho

www.highfiguregrips.com

Jump over there and check out everything from ash, ironwood, various burls to mammoth ivory all cut for the Les Baer frame P-E-R-F-E-C-T Fit/finish. His regular 1911 grips are equally high quality. They are worth the price he asks, and look better in person. And, I am not embellishing his work.
If you don't see something you like, send him an email and he will make a set to your specs like all the other custom grip makers. I've simply not seen a craftsman with actual Inventory like his ready to ship, plus taking custom orders.
He finds his own wood, cuts it himself (check out his YouTube channel), resaws it, matches grain and finishes by hand.

Those grips on my LB Boss 429 function as well as they look. They fit my hand like a glove and complement the attention to detail Baer puts into the front strap checkering. Jon even matched the LPI on the grips to the pistol's front strap. Again, one of those things you'd not realize until you put them on your pistol.

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Old 04-23-2017, 12:26 PM
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These were made by Cavery. He had a rough patch a while ago, and I'm not sure he has resumed taking custom orders. My order was an ordeal, but ultimately I got what I wanted for my Boss.

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Old 04-23-2017, 05:39 PM
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These were made by Cavery. He had a rough patch a while ago, and I'm not sure he has resumed taking custom orders. My order was an ordeal, but ultimately I got what I wanted for my Boss.

To put it lightly: No.

He has ripped off at least a dozen guys (including me for $400) and is in the process of being prosecuted for Fraud and Theft by the authorities near him.
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Old 04-23-2017, 09:48 PM
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These were made by Cavery. He had a rough patch a while ago, and I'm not sure he has resumed taking custom orders. My order was an ordeal, but ultimately I got what I wanted for my Boss.





Those are absolutely beautiful !!! What is the material? Mammoth teeth?


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Old 04-24-2017, 07:49 PM
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Can not say enough good about highfigure grips, Jon is great to work with and if your lucky like I was when I picked up my grips, his wife treated me to some home made bread and butter.
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Old 04-25-2017, 06:44 PM
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Mine from john at hfg.
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Old 04-25-2017, 07:28 PM
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Those Hifigures are absolutely stunning grips but I just can't stomach $254 for a pair of cocobolos.
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Old 04-25-2017, 09:57 PM
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My buddy Zane @ Lone Star Custom Grips makes LB cut grips.

He's made a few sets for me, one set I gave away here a year or so ago. He doesn't list them, but he has the templates to duplicate the "Baer cut". Best part,you can send him your blanks if you find some you like better than what he has to offer.

Here's his website:

http://www.lonestarcustomgrips.com/

Here is an example of his work....




+1 on Zane! Great to work with, plus you can send him your own wood.
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Old 04-25-2017, 11:43 PM
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Does anyone know of a grip maker that offers 1911 grips with more than 20 lines per inch checkering? Say 25 or 30LPI in a double diamond.
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Old 05-15-2017, 09:38 PM
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Pretty sure Sarge at www.thefinergrain.com makes "Baer-fit" grips. He's the go-to guy for Dan Wesson fit, gets really beautiful wood and other exotic materials. Does not do checkering.
Yep; Sarge has made several sets for my Baer Comanche.

Zane also makes incredible grips!
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Old 05-16-2017, 08:23 AM
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If you like checkering find a stock maker who builds stocks for shotguns or rifles. They can easily checker pistol grips. There are even some folks who just checker wood.

http://www.checkering.com

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