Ed Brown New (to-me?) Ed Brown 1911 (Edited to add: it is, indeed, new!)

Discussion in 'General 1911 talk' started by WhoIsJohnGalt?, Apr 19, 2019.

  1. WhoIsJohnGalt?

    WhoIsJohnGalt? We Are! Supporting Addict

    Feb 20, 2018
    DFBD8F6A-5999-4643-BB73-E1BA20308FF5.jpeg 1D40282A-55F1-4572-AA8C-DC591CC30AA4.jpeg So a few nights ago, I saw an Ed Brown 1911 advertised for sale here on the forum. A little bit of research later, I’m on EB’s website getting to know their model lineup better when I see “in-stock firearms” and, within that section, “certified trade-ins” or some similar language.

    And listed there was this gun, simply described as a “Government 1911.”

    Oh, my. You Addicts know how this went from there.

    It recently arrived at my local FFL. I figured I’d better get a few pics of it before I start putting lots of rounds through it. Lord willing, lots and lots of rounds!

    Though listed as being a gun that was traded-in as part of EB’s “Trade Up” program, I’m a little dubious that this one’s been used much, or perhaps the EB refurb process is just that good. It looks, feels, smells, and sounds brand-new. This is my first Ed Brown, so I don’t have a good frame of reference to compare to.

    Regardless - I’m impressed.

    Note the American flag design woven into the cocking serrations. That’s like this gun’s one respectful nod to a feature that isn’t otherwise all-business. No markings on the left side of the slide, and only the Ed Brown notation on the right. Checkered frontstrap and MSH. Black rear sight, HDXR front. Flush barrel with recessed crown. Long, solid trigger. Recessed slide stop. Serrations on top of slide. Matte stainless with no front cocking serrations. VZ Grips, double diamond G10s in black cherry.

    More to come as this one heads to the range soon. Once broken-in, it shall be carried!

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  2. pcar157

    pcar157 Well-Known Member

    Jan 22, 2019
    Looks like you made a great selection. Best of luck to you with this beautiful gun!
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  3. JM44

    JM44 Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Feb 2, 2018
    Very nice find, congrats!
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  4. stlgecko

    stlgecko Gecko Lives Matter

    May 24, 2014
    Congrats! There’s something about an Ed Brown that feels different than other brands. They are smooth as silk.
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  5. B81

    B81 Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2018
    Very nice!
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  6. TxTrail80

    TxTrail80 Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Mar 24, 2018
    Nice catch! WIJG?
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  7. Journeyman1234

    Journeyman1234 Well-Known Member

    Feb 28, 2017
    That is one sweet heater! Congrats and Happy Shooting!
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  8. Old Sea Dragon

    Old Sea Dragon Well-Known Member

    Feb 10, 2018
    That is set up really nice!
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  9. TheCollector

    TheCollector Well-Known Member

    Aug 25, 2018
    Very classy! I'm sure it shoots as well as it looks. Enjoy it.
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  10. DWdude

    DWdude Well-Known Member

    Jan 31, 2019
    There's just something about a Brown that always makes me say "damn". They're as classy as they come.
    Last edited: Apr 25, 2019
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  11. MSGT2511

    MSGT2511 Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    May 14, 2016
    VERY nice! LOVE the American Flag rear serrations! :usa:
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  12. WhoIsJohnGalt?

    WhoIsJohnGalt? We Are! Supporting Addict

    Feb 20, 2018
    Thanks, all! Looking forward to some range-time soon with this one.

    @MSGT2511, when I first saw the ad for the gun, I missed those American flag markings. I saw them listed in the description and had to go back for a second look. What a cool way to fit a feature like that in on this gun!

    I’m not sure if the pistol had those when it was first traded back in to EB or they added those post-trade. The way the invoice on the gun reads, EB did a lot to the gun after the trade-in.
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  13. boatdoc

    boatdoc Well-Known Member

    Aug 3, 2015
    nic e pick up. hope it brings you many ,many hours of fun
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  14. Cycletroll

    Cycletroll Active Member

    Mar 8, 2019
  15. SVG

    SVG Well-Known Member

    Mar 9, 2019
    Very nice indeed!
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  16. gps man

    gps man Well-Known Member

    Nov 7, 2015
    Beautiful Brown! They do stainless steel SO very well.

    Shoot the heck out of it! The only better thing than fondling an Ed Brown is shooting one!
  17. WhoIsJohnGalt?

    WhoIsJohnGalt? We Are! Supporting Addict

    Feb 20, 2018
    Thanks, all! @gps man, that matte stainless finish is what really grabbed me. I’ve been wanting a well-done stainless 1911 with a matte finish overall for a while.
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  18. Jwp

    Jwp Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Feb 6, 2019
    Really nice...Enjoy!
  19. mikemac

    mikemac Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Apr 22, 2017
    That is one clean looking gun. good luck to you.
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  20. Jim PHL

    Jim PHL Well-Known Member

    Jan 26, 2013
    Wow, excellent. I’m typically not a fan of cocking serration treatments. (X-Tac, shark-tooth, fish-scales, etc.) but I LOVE that Stars and Stripes treatment. And yes, there’s just something about the Browns in general...
    Congratulations and good luck with that one.
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