New In-Stock Ed Brown vs. New In-Stock GI

Discussion in 'Beginner's Corner' started by FullySupported, Feb 18, 2019.

  1. FullySupported

    FullySupported Well-Known Member

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  2. gun_fan111

    gun_fan111 Well-Known Member

    Mar 23, 2014
    GI over EB for me, but both look like great guns
     
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  3. BennyAdeline

    BennyAdeline Official Hi-Point Brand Representative

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    Nov 26, 2018
    Both great. GI gets the nod from me
     
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  4. Raylan Givens

    Raylan Givens Never Forget

    Aug 18, 2015
    Buy both. If not ,the Guncrafter.
     
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  5. Raylan Givens

    Raylan Givens Never Forget

    Aug 18, 2015
  6. gun_fan111

    gun_fan111 Well-Known Member

    Mar 23, 2014
    In my experience, GI will shoot just as good as a LB for only twice the price (but will look more refined doing it)
     
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  7. FullySupported

    FullySupported Well-Known Member

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    Another thing I just saw was a Les Baer Premier II 5" in 38 Super with 1.5" guarantee from Crazy John...I do like 38 Super. I don't reload, but the Elite Match 125 grain JHP from Atlanta Arms is nice stuff...
     
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  8. BigDeeeeeeee

    BigDeeeeeeee Idaho 1911er

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    Aug 19, 2011
    I like the Guncrafters better.
     
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  9. dimedog

    dimedog Well-Known Member

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    Jul 27, 2017
    GI all day long....
     
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  10. Wheels No More

    Wheels No More Long gone

    May 12, 2015
    I like the looks of that Ed brown over the GI (not a two tone guy)
    But I like the quality of the GI over the Ed Brown.
    If it were my money I'd get the GI.
    Then again....
    That said I'd rather look for a lightly used nighthawk custom.
    Since it's your money spend it the way it makes you the happiest.
    Good luck on your selection and honestly both of those are good choices.
     
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  11. DukeSoprano

    DukeSoprano Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Jan 17, 2013
    GI and Nighthawk Reps are an instant message away on this forum......that means A LOT to me
     
  12. FullySupported

    FullySupported Well-Known Member

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    Feb 6, 2019
    I don't know. That sounds dangerous to me. :)
     
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  13. Sneaky One

    Sneaky One Well-Known Member

    Aug 14, 2016
    I think both are great guns. I am a GI fan.
     
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  14. TheCollector

    TheCollector Well-Known Member

    Aug 25, 2018
    As you can see there are many different opinions..... I suggest you make the decision on what YOU want. Because there is no correct answer.
    I have Rock Islands, Para Ords, Glocks, Rugers, Sigs, Springers, Kimbers, Colts, DWs, Ed Browns, G.Is, Nighthawks, Wilsons & Cabots. (sold my 2 Les Baers) and I like them all for different reasons.... or, I wouldn't have them.
     
  15. B81

    B81 Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2018
    This.

    If you want a GI, you will save money by buying through one of the dealers on this forum than buying directly from GI.

    I purchased my GI through Tyler at @Cajun Concealed. The price was less than buying direct from GI. Now I just need to wait for GI to build my order.
     
  16. B81

    B81 Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2018
    I went with a custom build rather than buying an in-stock pistol.
     
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  17. AZ Husker

    AZ Husker Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Oct 14, 2017
    I'm anxiously awaiting my first GI purchased right here to compare it to my three Brown's. I cannot imagine it getting better, but who knows?
     
  18. FullySupported

    FullySupported Well-Known Member

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    Feb 6, 2019
    I will be super interested to hear your impressions.
     
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  19. B81

    B81 Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2018
    It looks like the GI has some premium features missing in the the EB: flush cut and reversed crown barrel, flush cut slide stop. It's also about about $100 cheaper.

    On the other hand, the EB does have skip line checkering.

    How important is skip line checkering to you?
     
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  20. FullySupported

    FullySupported Well-Known Member

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    Feb 6, 2019
    Well, skip line checkering might save your life someday...or not...I am just wondering if the space around the grip safety on the GI looks a bit wide for such an expensive gun? Am I fixating too much?
     

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