Gun Report

Les Baer Monolith Heavyweight .45

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This gun produced the least perceived recoil. Its T-Chrome finish drew rave reviews. As nice as it was, however, the Monolith Heavyweight would not fit in a holster made for a standard 1911 Government Model and it's a tad heavy for a carry gun. The Monolith Heavyweight would make a great competition gun, but probably not a first-choice general defense piece.

Les Baer Monolith Heavyweight .45

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The Monolith Heavyweight (right) had a full-length dustcover versus the other guns’ standard short dustcovers.
Best accuracy from the Monolith Heavyweight was a tie at 0.9 in. between Black Hills 200-grain LSWCs and Federal 165-grain Hydra Shoks.

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