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Mar
17

Range Report: Les Baer Thunder Ranch Special “Home Defense”

I’d like to introduce you to an excellent 1911 – the Les Baer TRS-HD.

Les Baer Thunder Ranch Special Home Defense .45ACP 1911 Pistol

Les Baer Thunder Ranch Special Home Defense .45ACP 1911 Pistol

While this .45ACP pistol was primarily designed for home defense, it still carries many fine features of a top-shelf 1911.

Les Baer Thunder Ranch Special Home Defense .45ACP 1911 Pistol

Les Baer Thunder Ranch Special Home Defense .45ACP 1911 Pistol

It starts off with a Les Baer Monolith heavyweight frame. The Monolith frame features a full-length dust cover that gives it extra heft on the front end which helps reduce muzzle flip.

Les Baer Thunder Ranch Home Defense .45ACP 1911

Les Baer Thunder Ranch Home Defense .45ACP 1911

I could go into all the details about the great features of this 1911, but you can just as easily read them here.

The important thing is, this is one accurate pistol! I’ve ran several different kinds of 230gr .45ACP through it – Winchester White Box, Federal, Magtech, Gold Dot, Golden Sabre, Hornady TAP and more. Not only does it feed and function flawlessly, it’ll put the 6 rounds of cheap WWB in a 1.75″ spread at 25 yards.

6 shots in 1.75 inches at 25 yards

6 shots of 230 grain WWB in 1.75 inches at 25 yards

This Baer is fond of 230gr Hornady TAP ammunition, and if you’re up to snuff, it’ll put three rounds of TAP in less than 3″ at 50 yards.

Yes, Les Baer 1911 pistols are expensive. But after reading this, I hope you can see why.

Happy shooting.