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junkit_boy
09-21-2011, 4:48 PM
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stormvet
09-21-2011, 4:52 PM
Thats a buet, you are a lucky man. EB's are great 1911s.

junkit_boy
09-21-2011, 4:57 PM
thank you..now I have to get rid of some guns to pay off this one :p

The HK USP 40, and FNP-9 has to go..but I dont think they will be missed after purchasing this bad boy

esartori
09-21-2011, 5:04 PM
beautiful gun!

AeroEngi
09-21-2011, 5:45 PM
Gorgeous!!! Congrats and enjoy the new toy.

sammy
09-21-2011, 5:59 PM
Very nice gun!! What are you going to feed it? I have found every 1911 I have owned, loves a standard 200g. #68 H&G over 5.7g. of Universal Clays.

Where are you located? If in the Bay Area we need to get together! I have a Baer TRS I would like to compare it to. Sammy

InGrAM
09-21-2011, 6:08 PM
Wow, very nice. I like how it is almost retro looking. :drool5:

DULLYJAY
09-21-2011, 6:47 PM
CAKE!!

gumby
09-21-2011, 7:29 PM
I have the kobra carry in SS and it needs a friend, the SF looks like my next purchase. Congrat's and thanks for the pics.

shipwreck
09-21-2011, 7:32 PM
Very, very nice!

MrExel17
09-21-2011, 7:41 PM
Sweeet congrats!

osxgp
09-21-2011, 8:16 PM
Im jealous. Sweet gun.

bsg
09-21-2011, 8:45 PM
congratulations! you got a nice one.

Fishslayer
09-21-2011, 8:51 PM
Very nice. The finish looks interesting. What is it?

I about had a stroke when I saw the first pic. That little light glare above the trigger looks just like a really aggressive idiot mark!:eek:

hkdad
09-21-2011, 9:09 PM
winner!! nice pistola!

Q619
09-21-2011, 9:28 PM
My personal favorite gun! You'll get another Brown eventually!

Dhena81
09-22-2011, 12:01 AM
Those pictures don't do it justice we need a range report.

junkit_boy
09-22-2011, 1:44 PM
Very nice. The finish looks interesting. What is it?

I about had a stroke when I saw the first pic. That little light glare above the trigger looks just like a really aggressive idiot mark!:eek:


I just noticed that mark...its glare..the gun is scratch free. The finish is their GEN III finish. It just looks like a high quality powder coating that you see on most metals, but tastefully done.

Two people have already asked me "Wow, Ed Brown off the shelf? Pretty rare." I know that these are customs and not production, but I didn't know that they are pretty hard to come by when it comes to display model. I guess when they are on the shelf they don't last long before someone buys it up

Can't buy anything here
09-22-2011, 3:46 PM
It looks like the gun is in Heaven...

junkit_boy
09-26-2011, 11:40 PM
Well, I took it to the range and put 500 rounds though that badboy. It shoot great. As I was going through each box and shooting more, I notice the grouping getting tighter and tighter.
The Ed Brown jammed three times, but I blame my grip. It stovepipe'd once, and 3 times the slide wouldn't lock properly. Other than that, it one of the finest hand guns I've ever own. It's wonderful when you are not really trying to aim and you are hitting dead one at 10 yards

Colt-45
09-26-2011, 11:41 PM
Beautiful gun. I like the chain link pattern. I have a chainlink mainspring housing planned for my XSE.

Well, I took it to the range and put 500 rounds though that badboy. It shoot great. As I was going through each box and shooting more, I notice the grouping getting tighter and tighter.
The Ed Brown jammed three times, but I blame my grip. It stovepipe'd once, and 3 times the slide wouldn't lock properly. Other than that, it one of the finest hand guns I've ever own. It's wonderful when you are not really trying to aim and you are hitting dead one at 10 yards

I don't think it's you. It might just be the gun. I've heard that on these modern 1911's from high end manufacturer's, because of the tighter tolerances there is a break in period. Usually somewhere between 500 and 1000 rounds, depending on manufacturer.

biloutkast
09-26-2011, 11:44 PM
Beautiful 1911. Congrats~!

Q619
09-27-2011, 1:59 AM
Beautiful gun. I like the chain link pattern. I have a chainlink mainspring housing planned for my XSE.



I don't think it's you. It might just be the gun. I've heard that on these modern 1911's from high end manufacturer's, because of the tighter tolerances there is a break in period. Usually somewhere between 500 and 1000 rounds, depending on manufacturer.

Brown's tend to be one of the few 1911's out there that don't really need a break in due to tolerances/level of fitting.

Mine's run 100% since day one. Only have 2500 rounds through it but it's been flawless through them all.

den888
09-27-2011, 7:34 AM
Nice 1911!

skyscraper
09-27-2011, 7:38 AM
Awesome gun dude.

Paradiddle
09-27-2011, 9:41 AM
Great pistol - take some clear sexy shots of it for us.

Ubermcoupe
09-27-2011, 9:44 AM
Beautiful.

Splurge buy? or have you been planning this addition for awhile?:)

hkfooey
09-27-2011, 10:06 AM
Freaking awesome bro... :)

junkit_boy
09-27-2011, 12:56 PM
Beautiful.

Splurge buy? or have you been planning this addition for awhile?:)

It was a little of both. I will take better photos when I get a better camera.
I did noticed that when the slide wouldn't go all the way forward, I racked the slide back (after disconnecting the mag) to eject the round stuck in the chamber. The round wouldnt come out and I had to tip the gun upright to make the unfired 45 fall out. I never experienced this before. Is this normal?

harley66
12-04-2011, 7:50 AM
It was a little of both. I will take better photos when I get a better camera.
I did noticed that when the slide wouldn't go all the way forward, I racked the slide back (after disconnecting the mag) to eject the round stuck in the chamber. The round wouldnt come out and I had to tip the gun upright to make the unfired 45 fall out. I never experienced this before. Is this normal?

Factory or reloads? could be just a weird round or tight chamber - shoot the hell out of it and see what happens..

I just ordered a SF's - how is the finish holding up??

I have a Stainless KC and it runs GREAT - might sell it IF I really like the SF's wanted a full size..

Madpyro
12-04-2011, 7:56 AM
NICE, Congrats!

FUBAR
12-04-2011, 10:42 AM
Sweet gun. Love how Ed Browns look. Very classy.

USMC 82-86
12-04-2011, 11:05 AM
Nice!

Kruzr
12-04-2011, 11:27 AM
It was a little of both. I will take better photos when I get a better camera.
I did noticed that when the slide wouldn't go all the way forward, I racked the slide back (after disconnecting the mag) to eject the round stuck in the chamber. The round wouldnt come out and I had to tip the gun upright to make the unfired 45 fall out. I never experienced this before. Is this normal?

It's not abnormal for a Brown. He doesn't cut the little flare at the front of the ejection port that will allow a live RN round to clear. A JHP will eject but a 230 gr. RN will not make it all the time. My KC is the same way.

One of my Baers also won't clear a 230 gr. RN. but does fine with any OAL less than 1.255.

GEN III is a spray and bake coating with teflon, like many other "proprietary" finishes.

harley66
12-04-2011, 11:44 AM
It's not abnormal for a Brown. He doesn't cut the little flare at the front of the ejection port that will allow a live RN round to clear. A JHP will eject but a 230 gr. RN will not make it all the time. My KC is the same way.

One of my Baers also won't clear a 230 gr. RN. but does fine with any OAL less than 1.255.

GEN III is a spray and bake coating with teflon, like many other "proprietary" finishes.

Piece of Junk = that EB = most likley got it from a jerk???? LOL

Kruzr
12-04-2011, 6:19 PM
Piece of Junk = that EB = most likley got it from a jerk???? LOL

Yeah, some shady sparky who lived in two states. ;)

harley66
12-04-2011, 6:23 PM
Yeah, some shady sparky who lived in two states. ;)

LOL> Iam a retired Sparky now - glad to see you still have to ole gal - I still have mine - in fact, I am going to order a Brown SF's - sending the check out tomorrow - now to wait 4-5 months. Might sell the KC IF I like the SF

Ponderosa2
12-04-2011, 7:24 PM
Congrats on the EB! My buddy has one and it's a great shooter. Enjoy!

Striker
12-04-2011, 7:43 PM
thank you..now I have to get rid of some guns to pay off this one :p

The HK USP 40, and FNP-9 has to go..but I dont think they will be missed after purchasing this bad boy

Nice pistol, congratulations.