This is much closer to a true custom pistol than the other two. The better fit, finish and quality is imediately evident as soon as you handle the gun. I have heard that Baer does not have nearly the customer satisfaction rating that Wilson and Brown have. I have personally dealt with both Wilson and Brown and have had very positive experiences with both companies.
However, you will probably be happy with any of the three.
Although I don't have personal experience with all of the guns you listed, I can tell you which would be my first choice. I would choose the Les Baer TR Special first (I did) followed by the Ed Brown. The Millennium Protector would be further down my list than 3rd. Not that it's a bad gun, but if I were to buy a Wilson Combat it would be the CQB. I would choose the TR Special first because it comes with everything I want in a carry gun and is much less than the Brown, but it is a tough call. The price is the deciding factor.
[This message has been edited by A Johnston (edited 10-29-2001).]
I don't know that I would say the TR Special is Baer's "baseline" gun. I think if Baer even has such a gun it would probably be the Concept I or II (retail is $1390) or possibly the National Match Hardball Pistol (retail $1335). As for the 7 round mags - both my TR Specials actually came with 8 round mags. I do believe 7 round mags are more reliable but only marginally so.