Les Baer’s “HEMI 572″ 1911 pistol

HEMI 572

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.

The new "HEMI 572" by Les Baer.

The new “HEMI 572″ by Les Baer.

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.

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Les Baer’s 1970 Plymouth Pro Street HEMI Cuda. The HEMI 572 has a green fiber optic front sight.

The HEMI 572 has the following special features:

  • .45ACP
  • 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.

www.LesBaer.com.

Me and Les Baer

The post’s author posing with Les Baer at the 2013 SHOT Show in Las Vegas.

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.


Chris Cheng

Chris Cheng is History Channel’s Top Shot Season 4 champion, author of “Shoot to Win,” and an NRA News Commentator. A self-taught amateur (and former Googler) turned pro through his Top Shot win, Cheng very much still considers himself an amateur who parachuted into this new career.

He is a professional marksman for Bass Pro Shops who shares his thoughts and experiences from the perspective of a newbie to the shooting community. www.TopShotChris.com.


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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mark-E-Horning/100001604603107 Mark E. Horning

    Man those forward serrations are ugly. I’m sure it runs great though.

  • Nick

    I think Les Baer missed an opportunity to make a metallic lime green 1911 with chrome plated controls.

    I’m sure they’d have sold loads..

  • gallan

    so unimaginative, but money’s money.

  • greasyjohn

    It’s not enough. Only the golden tiger stripe Desert Eagle matches muscle car levels of ridiculous. This would need a similar color scheme and a model in .454 Casull.

  • FALster

    I would not have made the connection even if the two were side-by-side. Regardless, nice looking 1911. Speaking of, where’s, “that guy,” who doesn’t miss posting an anti-1911 comment on every new 1911 article? TFB feels amiss without his presence.

    • http://www.thefirearmblog.com/ Phil W “Senior Writer TFB”

      What Nicks 87? He usually post a little later— I can’t help myself I kinda like ol Nicks.

  • daniel

    The gun id take. The hemi id push off a cliff……..i kid. Id sell it to someone on ebay who obviously doesnt know where to find fords.

  • stickersdontmakehorsepower 201

    Maybe if les sees the big trucks that deliver this crap, we can have the “naked reclining chick mud flap” model. Or maybe we could race the boss 429 and hemi 571 guns on the next season of top shot. Howzabout if gas hits $8 a gallon? will we get the new 1 liter diesel model??? Will he ever produce a BJ and the Baer model? Ah, to hope perchance to dream.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson is credited with saying “build a better mousetrap and the world will beat a path to your door.” The 1911 is a pretty damn fine mousetrap. It certainly doesn’t need loud mufflers and cherry bomb stickers to prove its mettle. I wish les all the best at his new job at the franklin mint.