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I've put 200 rounds though my new Les Baer 1911 and after getting the sight adjusted it is very accurate. It is a lot more accurate than I am. I can keep the shots on the paper at 25 yards, but they are scattered all over. At 20 feet I can shoot pretty good, not great, but pretty good for an old man. The target below shows 16 rounds fired from 20 feet. The ammo was speer, 200 gr., TMJ, SWC, loaded with 7.5 gr of power pistol.
 

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Well by golly, I do believe you are getting the hang of this here shooting thing.

Nice target but where is the gun and what ammo were you using.

I shot Winchester White box personal defense ammo out of a Colt Gold cup yesterday and out of my old NM built by the Fort Benning boys back in 1970. At 25 yards I was surprised at how well that ammo grouped compared to my usual hardball stuff. My gun beat my brothers Gold Cup by just a smidge, it didn't like that load as well as it did the American Eagle hardball stuff, go figure. 30 rounds on one turkey target and my NM group was maybe half again bigger than yours. I'm thinking I would like to try that exercise again with your gun.
 

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Here is the gun and I was shooting Speer 200 gr. TMJ, SWC loaded with 7.5 gr of power pistol powder. I tried 7.0, 7.5, and 8.0 grains, but felt the 7.5 gr load was the most accurate.

The muzzle blast from the power pistol is something to behold. I didn't try it, but it looked like I set the target paper on fire from 10 feet. Every time I pulled the trigger the target in the lane next to me would flop around. The guy shooting there asked what I was shooting. He said he could feel the concussion on every shot.

While there is muzzle flip when the gun was fired I didn't think the recoil was too bad. I guess the recoil spring is pretty strong.
 

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I like the front strap on your grip, that is probably why you can get the gun back in battery so fast, your grip is solid. I was shooting the 230 gr HP and I had a lot of muzzle flip too but I have pretty aggressive stippling on my front strap and the other guy I had shooting my gun yesterday liked it better than my brothers Gold cup and his own government model. He has small hands but he could keep a firm grip on mine and that makes a whole bunch of difference. I would love to get a Baer in a long slide 10MM but my wallet says, "Not so fast there old timer." Heavy sigh.

That is a pretty healthy load for that round but if it works for you in that gun keep right on using it.
 

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Hey, don't get your panties in a wad. Maybe he had indigestion or was just trying some humor. I don't know why he was short with you. The gun does have ambidextrous safety so two levers. No harm asking for an answer to a question you don't know, I have to do it often.
 
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