Les Baer had a good representation of their line at shot. And while there were about two dozen of Les Baer’s esteemed 1911s at the event, the people at Les Baer wanted to remind you that they are pushing a premium product, so those couple dozen guns were housed under a massive structure emblazoned with Les Baer branding.
Upon entering the spacious open air booth, I found one of Les Baer’s representatives and spoke with him about the new announcements for SHOT. The gentleman showed me LB’s two new new products; the GT Monolith Stinger and the GT Monolith Stinger Heavyweight. The Stinger Monolith is, in my opinion, very handsome with its full and uniformly machined dust cover. Have a look at the pictures for a better explanation, but in other words, the Monolith does not have any steel machined off of the front dust cover like most 1911s do. Instead, it retains a full-length and uniform profile cover that adds some weight to the gun. The difference between the Monolith and Heavyweight models is that the Heavyweight has a geometric dust cover, while the standard Monolith has a rounded profile. The flat-bottom dust cover adds about two ounces to the Heavyweight to sap recoil during firing. Pictures below, as well as a scan of the brochure with full specs here.