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What are the differences between the Premier II and the Concept Series of pistols?

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NOT much, they both cost about the same.

The Concept Caliber: .45ACP ONLY.

From Les' Catalog, The Premier II:
Calibers: 45 ACP; 40 S&W w/supported chamber; .400 COR-BON; Winchester 9 X 23 supported chamber (.357 Magnum ballistics in a semi-auto). The Premier II© is also available as a dual caliber 45 ACP/.400 Cor-Bon combo, with both barrels fit at the same time to guarantee easy interchangeability and equal accuracy for both calibers.

Options: Stainless steel frame and slide
Ask about our special 1 1/2" guarantee.
The Premier can also be ordered "Hard Chrome."

And The Premier comes with a "Recoil Buffer."

I think that about covers it.

[This message has been edited by Frank Sottile (edited 07-02-2001).]
 

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I don't know about the recoil buffer, it not listed in the Specs for the Concept 1911s, and the few Concept 1911s that I have had (III & V) did NOT have them.
 

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I think it's just the names for the original configuration. I used to inquire Baer about building a PII in SS frame and blue slide. They told me that would be a concept III. I finally got a standard PII anyway.
 

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According to the Baer catalog, only Concept I (adj.sight) and II (fixed sight) don't have front straps checkered. HTH.

[This message has been edited by Wit (edited 07-03-2001).]
 

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FWIW, AFAIK, IIRC, My Concept II has no front strap checkering, fixed sights (front trit factory installed on mine), and came with the gumby amber shock buffer installed on a stainless one piece full length guide rod. YMMV, LSMFT, 10-2-4.

Zero failures of any kind through 1508 rounds of mixed 230 Fed American Eagle, 230 Fed Classic, 230 Fed Hydra Shok. All using Baer 8 round mags.

This one is currently at the local smith getting treatment for lack of 30 LPItis on the front strap and trimming that wacky-wide left side thumb safety to tactical proportions. Gonna top it off with a Bear-Coat (spelling is correct) by the boyz in Longmont... http://www.bearcoat.com/

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I've narrowed down my two finish choices for a Prem. II to either Bead Blasted Hard Chrome (Complete Gun) or Blued w/ Bear Coat finish (Complete Gun).

Is the Bear Coat at $290 comparable to the hard chrome at $200 for durability/wear resistance? I understand that the Bear Coat is a DuPont Teflon-S coating. Does it wear off like bluing? Can one detect if it wears? Pros/Cons.

Comments please. Thank you.

Bird
 
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