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Told a Les Baer will elude metal detector

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by revolverman357, Feb 16, 2009.

  1. revolverman357

    revolverman357 Well-Known Member

    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?
  2. Supertac45

    Supertac45 Well-Known Member

    That is pure B.S. Baer's are real steel. Glock's won't go through either.
  3. the-ghost

    the-ghost Well-Known Member

    lol, sure...
  4. The Wiry Irishman

    The Wiry Irishman Well-Known Member

    Does Baer even make a double stack .45? I thought that new .40 was the only double stack they made.
  5. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

    Total BS!

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

  6. sqlbullet

    sqlbullet Well-Known Member

    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.
  7. jmr40

    jmr40 Well-Known Member

    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.
  8. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

    I imagine a badge would help a whole lot getting through a whole lot of metal detectors!

    Don't think thats a fair test!

  9. Peter M. Eick

    Peter M. Eick Well-Known Member

    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.
  10. jmr40

    jmr40 Well-Known Member

    He never got a chance to show the badge. They didn't detect that he was carrying.
  11. Brazos

    Brazos Well-Known Member

    That's why they cost so much.
  12. mgkdrgn

    mgkdrgn Well-Known Member

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

    psyopspec Well-Known Member

    He mistook the Les Baer for a Glock 7.
  14. TimboKhan

    TimboKhan Moderator

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

    Good one, McClain. Good one...
  15. jaysouth

    jaysouth Well-Known Member

    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.
  16. sammy

    sammy Well-Known Member

    Geko45 you have returned!!! :neener:
  17. Gunfighter123

    Gunfighter123 Well-Known Member

    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:
  18. WoofersInc

    WoofersInc Well-Known Member

    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 Well-Known Member

    I just telport in on other side of detector much faster
  20. denfoote

    denfoote Well-Known Member

    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!!

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