Told a Les Baer will elude metal detector


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revolverman357
February 16, 2009, 06:54 PM
My wife was attending some safety training at the local high school were she works, and was told that a Les Baer Double stack 45 can go through a metal detector undetected.

I think it is some kind of urban legend and the safety instructor is very misinformed.

Supposedly, Les Baer made these guns for the FBI and are warning the schools of this danger.

What do you think?

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Supertac45
February 16, 2009, 07:01 PM
That is pure B.S. Baer's are real steel. Glock's won't go through either.

the-ghost
February 16, 2009, 07:02 PM
lol, sure...

The Wiry Irishman
February 16, 2009, 07:09 PM
Does Baer even make a double stack .45? I thought that new .40 was the only double stack they made.

rcmodel
February 16, 2009, 07:09 PM
Total BS!

On the otherhand, some folks that operate metal detectors probably couldn't spot a 155mm howitzer either!

rc

sqlbullet
February 16, 2009, 07:11 PM
Not unless that was a really poor metal detector. The Les Baer is a carbon steel or titanium Caspian hi-capacity frame. Just as much metal as a standard 1911 (or more).

There are also polymer framed 1911 style guns. In such guns (a 2011 frame) there is still a slide that is steel/other metal, as well as a portion of the frame. It has as much or more metal than a Glock or other polymer framed gun.

The FBI adopted a Les Baer customized Para-Ordinance hi-cap 1911 for the HRT. I think they use single stack for their other 'swat' type personnel.

In any case, still very large chunks of metal.

jmr40
February 16, 2009, 07:17 PM
A S&W J frame 38 won't, at least the kid at the detector did not notice. Or maybe he did and was afraid to say anything.

We went to six Flags in Atlanta a few years ago with an off duty cop friend of mine. He had his badge out to show them as he went through the detector but no one said a word. We just smiled at each other and walked on through.

rcmodel
February 16, 2009, 07:25 PM
I imagine a badge would help a whole lot getting through a whole lot of metal detectors!

Don't think thats a fair test!

rc

Peter M. Eick
February 16, 2009, 07:38 PM
Total BS. My Baers are solid steel and very well made. There is no way they could get by a medal detector.

Heck, my belt buckle will set off the detector and it is a little one. I know this because I set off the detector today for juror service.

jmr40
February 16, 2009, 09:28 PM
He never got a chance to show the badge. They didn't detect that he was carrying.

Brazos
February 16, 2009, 09:37 PM
That's why they cost so much.

mgkdrgn
February 16, 2009, 09:47 PM
What do you think?

Next I think they'll be sending out a warning about the clown stickers laced with LSD ...

psyopspec
February 16, 2009, 09:47 PM
My wife was attending some safety training at the local high school were she works, and was told that a Les Baer Double stack 45 can go through a metal detector undetected.

He mistook the Les Baer for a Glock 7.

TimboKhan
February 16, 2009, 09:49 PM
He mistook the Les Baer for a Glock 7.

Milliseconds from exploding into a fit of rage, I got it.

Good one, McClain. Good one...

jaysouth
February 16, 2009, 10:34 PM
Actually Baer made up some .45s on doublestack frames. Not sure they were polymer thought. It never did appear in the catalog. I think they were made for competition in a government contract that did not fly.

My Glock will go through a metal detector if fitted with a ceramic barrel. Yes, they are available, I was issued one when working mall security so our duty guns would not set off metal detectors. I had to give up the job however. After being abducted by aliens, I would set off all the radiation monitors in the mall. Management got tired of that.

If I told you where to get one, they would have to kill both of us.

sammy
February 17, 2009, 12:52 AM
Geko45 you have returned!!! :neener:

Gunfighter123
February 17, 2009, 01:30 AM
TOTAL BS !!!! :mad:

Now the TRUTH is that one time I did set off a metal detector while carrying a expended .22short when I was naked :what:

WoofersInc
February 17, 2009, 01:35 AM
May depend on the metal detectors being used. Just this past October I walked through a detector going into a Jimmy Buffett concert not remembering I had a Gerber Para framed folder knife in my pocket. Not a single beep out of the detector.

MICHAEL T
February 17, 2009, 02:58 AM
I just telport in on other side of detector much faster

denfoote
February 17, 2009, 06:41 AM
Chucky the little demon doll Schumer said the same thing about the Glock in the mid eighties. It was BS then and is BS now!!

usmc1371
February 17, 2009, 08:46 AM
Maybe its just me but If I had a les baer 45 in my pocket and the detector went off... I would take off my belt and boots and try again.

I guess you could just put it in the little bowl and hope no one noticed when it went through the x-ray.

burningsquirrels
February 17, 2009, 08:53 AM
no gun will pass through a metal detector. barrels are solid metal, action parts are solid metal, and ammunition is metal. if it can pick up a dime in your pocket, a metal detector will have no problem picking up any gun parts and ammo.

burningsquirrels
February 17, 2009, 08:55 AM
and fwiw, the polymer used in glocks (and other "plastic guns") are dense enough to show up on x-ray scanners.

Floppy_D
February 17, 2009, 08:57 AM
I bought my little brother a nice airsoft gun for Christmas a few years ago, it was a pistol, and all (or mostly) metal. I realized in the middle of the flight that it was in my carry-on bag (I was fishing for a CD player, and found it instead). That thing had to look real in the x-ray (or someone wasn't paying attention, my guess).

Pulse
February 17, 2009, 09:00 AM
even if a Gun is made without any Metal, the ammo will still show up.

What do you think?

did they also warn her about the Swiss Mini Gun?
a deadly assault revolver that shoots a .092 caliber bullet out to 112 meters!
even gets 0.97jouls of energie, almost 1/10 the power of a average airsoft rifle!

Master Blaster
February 17, 2009, 09:07 AM
the safety instructor is very misinformed.



Yes he is, I would find a different safety instructor. Hopefully he was NOT teaching your wife about gun safety.

A metal detector can be adjusted for sensitivity, the one we have in our secure detention facility will pick up a pin, or a paper clip.

Davionmaximus
February 17, 2009, 09:23 AM
Depends on wheather or not the detector was turned on or not..

mes228
February 17, 2009, 10:02 AM
This is my for real, actual experience. Just the other day, in a mental brain fart, walked into the City Library carrying a Glock 23 concealed. I was through the metal detector when I realized what I had done. I made a u-turn and went back through it and left immediately. No alarm or buzzer went off. I stashed the pistol in the car and went back in. Now I wonder if the metal detector is real, or just for show. A Glock should have set it off I'd think. It did not. The violence in that area is for real though. Just recently they had a shooting just outside the Library and the fellow shot stumbled into the Library seeking help. Last I heard he was in critical condition in the hospital.

burningsquirrels
February 17, 2009, 10:13 AM
^^^ wow. maybe test it with a big piece of metal like a wrench or screwdriver in your coat pocket.

rfurtkamp
February 17, 2009, 10:34 AM
Just the other day, in a mental brain fart, walked into the City Library carrying a Glock 23 concealed. I was through the metal detector when I realized what I had done.


Probably not a metal detector, probably an anti-book-theft device.

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