One of the cool things about SHOT is that you often get to meet the men and women whose names adorn the products we love. When I spoke to Les Baer of Les Baer custom, he showed me his new 1911 for 2013 called the “HEMI 572” which is based off of his love for high performance cars and the Les Baer Premier II pistol.
Les restored and refabricated his personal 1970 Pro Street Cuda muscle car which is powered by a 572 Hemi Super Street motor. He says he brought the same attention to detail and quality to this new HEMI 572 pistol.
The HEMI 572 has the following special features:
- Double serrated slide
- Baer fiber optic front sight with green insert
- Flat mainspring housing checkered at 20 lpi
- Special tactical package with ambi safety & VZ black recon grips
- Complete hard chrome finish on all major components
- Dupont S coating on multiple parts
Les Baer Custom has been in business for 25 years, and it was very cool to chat with Les about this new model.
Chris Cheng is History Channel’s Top Shot Season 4 champion. A self-taught amateur turned pro through his Top Shot win, Cheng very much still considers himself an amateur who parachuted into this new career. He shares his thoughts and experiences from the perspective of a newbie to the shooting community. www.TopShotChris.com.