Ed Brown Ed Brown Stainless 1911

Discussion in 'Range Reports & Reviews' started by WhoIsJohnGalt?, May 1, 2019.

  1. WhoIsJohnGalt?

    WhoIsJohnGalt? We Are! Supporting Addict

    Feb 20, 2018
    In a recent thread I typed about a new-to-me Ed Brown 1911 that I picked up directly from the EB website. After some email exchanges with EB’s Customer Service team and via my recently-arrived “Letter of Authenticity” from the factory, I can confirm that this pistol is indeed a new “demo” gun. I’ve put its first 500 rounds through it recently (that is, beyond whatever the factory does before shipping).

    Listed as a “BASE-SS” model, the Brown team outfitted this pistol tastefully yet in a button-downed fashion, including a subtle American flag treatment to the slide serrations that came out really well. As another Addict noted in the earlier thread, I don’t normally like anything other than “standard issue” serrations. These are proving to be a real exception. The slide further bears only the marking of “Custom by Ed Brown” on the right side. Totally clean otherwise.

    The gun shoots quite well - better, as they say, than I’m capable of. The target shown is hardly a proper display of this. It happens to be the first 10-yard target of 22 rounds I put through the gun on its maiden range trip, a series of 1-, 2- and 3-shot strings starting at low-ready before each sequence (my indoor range won’t allow holster-work) with magazine changes from a belt pouch.

    The gun was wiped-down and lubed before the first range trip. I put 300 rounds through it, a mix of FMJ and JHP, brass and aluminum. It cycled everything perfectly. I added a drop of lube each to both slide rails and smeared a fingertip of oil on the barrel every 100 rounds for those first 300. Took the gun home for its first cleaning and a re-lube, then back to the range for 200 rounds more, no at-range lubing that time. Again, no problems. I used a handful of my favorite and thus far “exclusive” 1911 magazines, Wilson Combat 47s, the 7-rounders. Cleaned it all back up and it’s now “on-duty” and being carried.

    No “dirty pics” of the gun. Know why? It’s like the exterior of the gun won’t show dirt! It does, of course, but seemingly only a little. I’m sure the matte stainless finish is mostly why, though it gets quite dirty inside.

    More to come as the round-count increases on this pistol, Lord willing.

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  2. BigSkyGuy

    BigSkyGuy Well-Known Member

    Dec 25, 2018
    That is a sweet piece you got there!
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  3. Bloodhound

    Bloodhound Well-Known Member

    Apr 12, 2018
    Classy! I really like the American Flag treatment on the serrations, that should be an option from all manufacturers.
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  4. Babboonbobo

    Babboonbobo Avatar is back to my favorite things!

    Nov 18, 2014
    That is very sweet and as I hear it, no one does SS like EB! I personally love the flag cocking serrations, I like anything with flags, it’s one of my weaknesses!!

    This is the only one of the big semi-custom manufacturers I have yet to acquire. I have held an EB at the Dundee Cabelas and it was awesome but in black not SS.
  5. WhoIsJohnGalt?

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    Feb 20, 2018
  6. Jwp

    Jwp Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Feb 6, 2019
    Love it, good shooting!
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    HOTCHKIS NRA Life Member

    Apr 21, 2013
    beautiful and great shooting!
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  8. WhoIsJohnGalt?

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    Feb 20, 2018

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