Ed Brown Executive Target 9mm 1911. Two Tone.

My Favorite 1911 Look

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. 

Ed Brown Executive Target 9mm 1911. Two Tone.

Ed Brown Executive Target 9mm 1911. Two Tone.

One day I am going to have to get serious about fixing it. My current thinking is it needs the following:

  1. Wave-cut frame rails. 
  2. Probably a better extractor / extractor tension. 
  3. The ejector is just way, way wrong on this gun.
  4. It doesn’t have a ramped barrel. Which for 9mm is weird. 
  5. 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. 
Ed Brown Executive Target 9mm 1911. Two Tone.

Ed Brown Executive Target 9mm 1911. Two Tone.

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? 

 

 

Sincerely, 

Marky

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