I'm pretty sure Santa (my wife) has ordered a Kimber TLE for me for Christmas. I'll know in two weeks. If she didn't I'd like to buy a Baer Thunder Ranch instead, or maybe anyway. I've got a Les Baer catalog showing "retail prices", and everywhere I've looked on the web, new prices are pretty close to retail. Is that what I'm in for, or is there a better route to savings? I'd actually like the Thunder Ranch w/o front slide serrations, and I'd read that LB is a semi-custom factory, that tailors it's pistols to what the customer wants. Is this true? Would I need to place a special order through a specific LB dealer rather than a local gun shop? Thanks in advance.