Ed Brown 1911 manual


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littlegator
December 5, 2007, 06:49 PM
I was looking at the 1911 manual last night after daydreaming over the pics of the classic custom on the Ed Brown website and noticed the following:

Recommended Ammunition
We recommend high quality Federal or Winchester factory ammunition only.

Now, my first thought was that this is merely a marketing arrangement between Ed Brown and said companies, but is there more to it?

Oh, and for your viewing enjoyment, this is the gun I want for Christmas...

Originally from www.edbrown.com:

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skinewmexico
December 5, 2007, 08:06 PM
Marketing. And it gives them an out if a reload doesn't get re-sized correctly.

littlegator
December 5, 2007, 08:25 PM
I suppose, but then they could have just said, "Reloads are not recommended". Also, there are some (not me) who would argue that Federal or Winchester don't actually make "high quality" ammunition. :)

littlegator
December 5, 2007, 08:27 PM
What if I wanted to use Extreme Shock ammo in it? :scrutiny: lol

MICHAEL T
December 5, 2007, 09:21 PM
What if I wanted to use Extreme Shock ammo in it? lol

I would hope Ed himself would come and B#tch slap you for about 10 hours. For useing that in one of his fine pistols

eldon519
December 5, 2007, 10:00 PM
Could be a marketing deal like Ford recommending BP gas.

Thirties
December 6, 2007, 05:51 AM
Maybe Ed Brown's guns are not capable of cycling SWC or such ammo? I'd be reluctant to admit that if I were making custom high priced pistols -- if that is what he's saying.

littlegator
December 6, 2007, 12:39 PM
I would hope Ed himself would come and B#tch slap you for about 10 hours. For useing that in one of his fine pistols

And I would definately deserve it if I did. :)

graffer
December 7, 2007, 07:55 PM
I have just one. It is the Executive Elite. I reload 45 ACP and I have yet
to have a failure to feed or fire. Check out www.1911forum.com

There is a forum just for Ed Brown. Many users call them garbage
cans since they will fire reliably just about any round loaded to
specs.

I wasted a lot of money, endured a lot of poor performance. The money
I wasted would easily have purchased a brand new Ed Brown.

Be advised every gun manufacturer gets a lot of underserved criticism.
Sooo you just have to pay your money and take your chances!!

I would be highly, highly surprized if you were anything less than satisfied
with your purchase.

graffer

littlegator
December 10, 2007, 01:10 PM
I can't get it now... my car ended up in the shop, and $2,500 later, it is out. Ah well, that's what life is about. I will have to wait until later to get it. I've changed my mind though and am going to downgrade to an Exec Elite. I don't need the adjustable sights and the elite is plenty enough gun for me. I'll just keep doing my Christmas dreaming until next year. :)

bluetopper
December 10, 2007, 07:38 PM
For the price they should be able to feed beer cans.

And I'll bet they nearly will. It's just to cover their rear ends probably.

Hawk
December 10, 2007, 09:59 PM
Mayhaps Messrs Hornady and/or Remington whizzed in his breakfast cereal?

I can see discouraging reloads and even non-mainstream ammo but Golden Sabers and Hornady TAP?

Federal Red Box is OK but Remington UMC isn't?

Something isn't making sense.

AZ Husker
December 10, 2007, 10:15 PM
I asked Ed about that very issue a couple of years ago at the Shot Show. He said it was the most consistant ammo they'd found, thus the recommendation. I've got both a Kobra and a Kobra Carry, and they are absolutely the most reliable pistols in my collection. Neither has had any ammo related issues. You can't go wrong!

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