Not worth it, IMHO.
I've generally been pretty impressed with guns of the Thunder Ranch-endorsed line.
Today I found one that I didn't care for, because of one feature: the tolerances were too tight.
I had to deal with a Les Baer T.R. Special 1911 .45 acp that one of my cohorts had seized for evidence, today. It's a very nice looking gun, with a decent satin blue and rosewood stocks. It had no full length guide rod, which made me happy. It had an extended thumb safety, which made me happy. It had a nice ski-jump tang/grip safety, which made me happy. It had good high-profile tritium sights, which made me happy. It had good 30 L.P.I. checking on the frontstrap and on the mainspring housing, which is nice. I could accept the flat mainspring housing. The trigger was a bit heavy for a custom 1911 at 5 lbs [not 4 as advertised (I measured, with weights)], but I could deal with that, because it was crisp.
No, what pissed me off about it was that, even with a bushing wrench, the damned thing was almost too tight to get apart. Good LORD it was tight. It took me a few minutes to take it apart.
Look, I'm impressed with the things that Les Baer has been able to make. I'm impressed at the accuracy of the pistols. I like the touches that I saw on the pistol. And, yes, I noticed that the barrel is matched by serial number to the slide, which is matched to the barrel bushing, which is matched to the frame. But if I can't easily take it down when I want to, then I'm out.
If this is representative of the breed, then I'm a little surprised that Clint Smith endorsed them as a fighting pistol.