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!