1911 Firearm Addicts banner

ed brown

  1. General 1911 talk
    I am a new member here, but have been lurking for awhile. I have been enjoying the pictures of all the nice 1911’s. I thought I would share a picture of my Ed Brown that I purchased about a year ago. It has been carried and shot a few thousand times. It is just starting to show a little wear. I...
  2. General 1911 talk
    Hello, I'm planning my next pistol purchase and I am interested in a reasonably high-end carry-sized 1911/2011. I have narrowed it down to an Ed Brown KC9 or a Staccato C, because they are both chambered in 9mm and are the ideal size for me. The Staccato C is priced at $1699 and the KC9 is...
  3. General 1911 talk
    I have the absolute best wife and sons! I retired officially on 1 May 2021. My family asked what I wanted, and I said a nicer 1911 than what I own. I picked up a LB Prowler III when I made E7, a Colt Combat Commander for E8, and a LB Stinger when my retirement paperwork was approved. I was...
  4. General 1911 talk
    Just got word from Ed Brown. A lack of steel has delayed my order. They currently have no idea of when it might be completed. Shyte! Damn! Hell! The tenor of the message suggested that they do have the steel now. Should have gotten it last week.
  5. Sold/Expired Classifieds
    Another catch and release. Found something I have to have. Attached is original sale link. I received the gun and fired one mag through it. Functions perfectly. Finish has a little wear but that’s to be expected on a carry gun. New sights by EB and gone through. I’ve purchased 2 additional sets...
  6. General 1911 talk
    I’ve wanted an Ed Brown 1911 for a long time. I think their stainless finish and classic looks can’t be beat. I went the custom build route, so they say it could be up to seven months before it’s shipped. I’ll post pics, but it might be a while.
  7. General 1911 talk
    Sent my Alpha Carry back to Brown because I had dropped it and marred the finish. I did not particularly care for the Gen4 finish anyway after carrying it for a year or so. While it was there for the refinish back to stainless, I had them flush and crown the barrel, flatten and serrate the slide...
  8. General 1911 talk
    I have the opportunity to purchase one of these for $2399. That seems like an excellent price. I’m really wanting to add a full size stainless to the collection and I’ve heard EB makes one of if not the best looking stainless out there. Is this a good price?
  9. General 1911 talk
    Honest opinions from anyone who’s owned a mixture of these? I’ve done a ton of research and it seems WC is the most popular for quality, fit, finish. I’ve seen some beautiful NH. Currently own a EB that is a fantastic gun. Is it really just personal preference?
  10. General 1911 talk
    I've been playing around with mag-releases, it started when I ordered some different weight mag-release springs from Dawson Precision (they have 3 weights light, medium and heavy) as the mag-release in the CT Brian was the stiffest I had ever felt. That worked like a dream. Then I figured I...
  11. General 1911 talk
    Is there a recommended number of rounds for a break in? Ammo is precious right now. I have what the media might call an extraordinary amount, yet that is not inexhaustible. Just wondering.
  12. 1911 Gunsmithing
    I got an Ed Brown slide stop for my Springfield frame and the radius around the junction of the ss pin is too thick to allow the slide stop to function. The slide stop lobe is too far out to move up and down in the window cutout. What's the fix for this? Should I chamfer the hole in the frame or...
  13. Sold/Expired Classifieds
    Hello Fellow Addicts, Continuing to attempt to downsize my collection, so I'm going to list my Ed Brown Alpha Elite 5" in 45 acp. I've never even fired this one, and I already know that I will regret selling it, but I simply need to be responsible and downsize my collection... It's had 10...
  14. Sold/Expired Classifieds
    Hello Fellow Addicts, Continuing to attempt to downsize my collection, so I'm going to list my Ed Brown Alpha Carry in 45 acp. It's all stainless, and if you haven't seen Ed Brown's stainless in person you are missing out! It's beautiful!! I already know that I will regret selling this one, but...
  15. Member Feedback
    Did a recent trade with @Dan762. Went very smoothly. I would definitely recommend this addict!
  16. General 1911 talk
    I literally just now ordered an Ed Brown. SWMBO knows that I was going to, but not when. Should make for an interesting discussion. I'll list the options, Stainless finish Ball cuts Bobtail 25 LPI checkering frontstrap and MSH Flush cut reverse crown Flush cut chamfer slide stop Long solid...
  17. General 1911 talk
    I saw a photo somewhere that of course I now can’t find of “Custom by Ed Brown” in attractive block lettering on the right dustcover, instead of that silly script on the slide. Does anyone have this option? Can you post a photo? Is it an up charge? Thanks!
  18. General 1911 talk
    However, this particular one is about Ed Brown 1911's. I tend to peruse the classifieds here, and check out Guns International, Gun Broker, etc. for a 1911 that might tickle my fancy. It is only occasionally that I see an Ed Brown for sale. Why is that? Are they that good? Are they that rare...
  19. General 1911 talk
    A moment of silence for the suppressed 1911s. Put em up!
  20. General 1911 talk
    Late at night, laying in bed and bang, Gunbrokers struck. I'll have to say these Ed Brown EVO's are interesting, this was a pre-owned E9 so it was less than the suggested $2,295 MSRP. But after receiving it and giving it a once over I'll have to say it a very solid 1911. It feels solid as...