In 1976, iconic firearms trainer and author, Lt. Col. Jeff Cooper, founded the forerunner of what would become Gunsite Academy, now generally acknowledged as one of the preeminent shooting academies in the world. Col. Cooper taught elite law enforcement officers, military personnel and free citizens how to shoot well and shoot responsibly, following a groundbreaking, multi-part program of his own creation. And he strongly advocated the use of .45 ACP semi-automatic pistols for personal protection. Today, Gunsite Academy has expanded its curriculum and adapted to contemporary shooting requirements, challenges, and technologies. But it continues to rely heavily on Col. Cooper's time proven philosophies.
The Baer 1911 Gunsite pistol, with its distinctive Raven logo engraved on the slide and on the special grips, is a state of the art custom pistol designed and built with common sense for serious shooters. The serial number has a GAI prefix (Gunsite Academy, Inc. It's meant to be used daily by people who demand nothing less than the highest levels of performance and precision. Features include:
• Baer NM frame • Baer NM steel slide, double serrated and hand fitted to frame • Baer NM barrel with stainless steel bushing • Baer fixed rear sight • Baer dovetail front sight with night sight insert • Baer solid match trigger, 4 to 4 1/2 lb. trigger pull • Baer deluxe Commander hammer and sear • Baer extended tactical thumb safety • Beveled mag well • Polished feed ramp and throated barrel • Tuned extractor • Baer extended ejector • Baer checkered slide stop • Baer checkered mag catch • Lowered and flared ejection port • High checkered front strap (hand checkered @ 30 lpi) • flat serrated mainspring housing • Baer high sweep beavertail • All corners rounded for tactical carry • Tuned for total reliability • Blued finish on complete pistol • Deluxe wood grips with Gunsite logo • Special Gunsite logo engraved on the slide • (2) 8-round mags • Serial numbers begin with "GAI" prefix
Caliber: .45 ACP
A special thanks to Buz Mills and Ken Campbell of Gunsite Academy, Inc.