Ed Brown EVOs

Discussion in 'General 1911 talk' started by jeffpro66, May 10, 2020.

  1. jeffpro66

    jeffpro66 semi-wadcutter

    Oct 3, 2012
    Anyone get a chance to fondle and shoot the new EVOs from Ed Brown? I was looking at the re-introduced DW V-Bob (shot my first IDPA match with an old V-Bob back in the day) and these EBs EVOs caught my lustful eye. AND the EVO KC9 is at an MSRP a couple hundred less than the V-Bob. How can this be? I love my EB Kobra Govy, and I have a DW ECO 45, and DW Guardian 9 that I've been thinking about selling to get a higher end 9MM 1911. Would love to hear from someone who's banged the EVO. Is she all that?
  2. Baldwin

    Baldwin Well-Known Member

    Feb 16, 2018
    They're kind of speaking to me too. The link will take you to a forum where there's an Ed Brown sub forum. There's a lot of threads about the EVOs. You probably already know about that forum.
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  3. Al414

    Al414 Well-Known Member

    Oct 6, 2019
    They are very intriguing at their price point. I think they’re a little different than a vbob and kobra though. They have a bull barrel, an external extracted and less slide mass than those other pistols as well. I think the price point was achieved by using less metal in the slide, using an external extractor and not having to fit a bushing. I’m not super familiar with them but I believe the front sight has a feature that makes it easier to change out as well.
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  4. azguy1911

    azguy1911 I'm done buying guns, I'm just a bystander now

    Oct 22, 2015
    There was a problem very early on but once that was sorted it appears people are very happy with them.

    It would be interesting to hear from someone that has a few thousand rounds through thier gun.
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  5. TheCollector

    TheCollector Well-Known Member

    Aug 25, 2018
    I got one of their early KC9's and had extractor issues. They redesigned the extractor and sent new ones. It hasn't missed a beat since.

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  6. Baldwin

    Baldwin Well-Known Member

    Feb 16, 2018
    I've always heard that Ed Brown's stainless finish was very good. Do stainless EVOs have the same quality finish?
  7. TheCollector

    TheCollector Well-Known Member

    Aug 25, 2018
    Click on the picture above your post... (zoom in on any part of it) and judge for yourself.
  8. Baldwin

    Baldwin Well-Known Member

    Feb 16, 2018
    It looks great in the picture and I love the grips. If the fit and finish is on the same level as EB's 5" guns, the price is truly a bargain (if there is such a thing).
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  9. gps man

    gps man Well-Known Member

    Nov 7, 2015
    I’ve had mine for a year. I like it quite a bit.
    Fit and finish is the equal of my other 3 Ed Browns.
    It shoots great.
    I carry it often.
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