It’s probably a reflection of my age and generation, but I find the dark slide and stainless frame, 2-tone look to be about the classiest thing going in guns. Especially 1911s.
Too bad this Ed Brown 1911 doesn’t actually run that well. I mean it “runs”, but you can tell it’s on the edge of not doing so. Which is why it simply flopped on it’s arse doing the 10-8 function test.
One day I am going to have to get serious about fixing it. My current thinking is it needs the following:
- Wave-cut frame rails.
- Probably a better extractor / extractor tension.
- The ejector is just way, way wrong on this gun.
- It doesn’t have a ramped barrel. Which for 9mm is weird.
- Personally I think the two radial lugs on 1911s are over-done for the 9mm variants. The Wilson eXperior single stack we have has one of the lugs cut down. I think that helps greatly when the guns get filthy.
I am of two minds when thinking about this gun. If I leave it stock, it stays an Ed Brown. If I send it off to a custom shop to fluff, it’s probably not really an Ed Brown anymore.
This isn’t a crack against Ed Brown at all. My old work guns were Ed Brown 45’s which were great. This individual gun was an early run of the 9mm’s, and I suspect the 9 design has matured since then.
So if anyone has a current run of Ed Brown 9mm 1911s? Can you share with me what they are doing? Ramped barrels? Etc? Or are they still being built like the 45’s?
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