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Les Baer
Model 1911 Kenai Special
Les Baer Pistol 1911 Kenai Special 10 mm Variant-1
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Gun Dimensions Width:No Data
Length:8.7-in Height:No Data
Barrel:5-in Weight:39-oz
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Gun Rankings
  • Power Factor (180 grain bullet)207000
  • Recoil Factor (180 grain bullet)8.26 ft-lb
  • Total Capacity10 rounds
  • ConcealabilityFair
  • Defense Factor79%
Gun Specifications
Produced:2019 -
Caliber:10 mm
Action:recoil operated semi-automatic
Trigger:single-action (SA)
Safety:grip safety, manual thumb safety
Frame:hard chrome finish steel
Grip:checkered black
Sights:fiber-optic front, adjustable rear
Les Baer Custom, Inc.
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Gun Value
MSRP:$3,630.00Used Est:$2,750.00
Last Update:7/6/2019
About the Gun

Honoring the state of Alaska. Features a lowered and flared ejection port, extended ejector, deluxe Commander hammer and sear, beavertail grip safety with pad, checkered slide stop. Left side of slide engraved with a special bear paw logo with the “KENAI SPECIAL” model name.

Cartridge Specifications
Cartridge: 10 mm
Alias: N/A
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Ballistics for This Gun
Selected Bullet Mass:180 grains
MV:1150 ft/sec ME:529 ft-lbs
About the Cartridge

Initially made by Norma and chambered in the Bren Ten pistol in 1983 the 10 mm Auto was right off a formidable round. While the Bren Ten was not successful, the 10 mm cartridge was. In 1989 the FBI announced the 10 mm Auto as their officially favored sidearm. While the cartridge has proven itself over time, many felt that the cartridge was a little long for semi-auto pistols, making the pistol grip a little big for some comfort levels. When the shorter .40 S&W cartridge with very similar ballistics was introduced, it soon won popularity over the 10 mm round. The 10 mm Auto cartridge still has a strong following and manufacturers are still making pistols chambered for this round.

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