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Ed Brown 1911 manual

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by littlegator, Dec 5, 2007.

  1. littlegator

    littlegator Well-Known Member

    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:

    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:

  2. skinewmexico

    skinewmexico Well-Known Member

    Marketing. And it gives them an out if a reload doesn't get re-sized correctly.
  3. littlegator

    littlegator Well-Known Member

    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. :)
  4. littlegator

    littlegator Well-Known Member

    What if I wanted to use Extreme Shock ammo in it? :scrutiny: lol

    MICHAEL T Well-Known Member

    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
  6. eldon519

    eldon519 Well-Known Member

    Could be a marketing deal like Ford recommending BP gas.
  7. Thirties

    Thirties Well-Known Member

    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.
  8. littlegator

    littlegator Well-Known Member

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

    graffer Active Member

    Ed Brown

    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

    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.

  10. littlegator

    littlegator Well-Known Member

    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. :)
  11. bluetopper

    bluetopper Well-Known Member

    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.
  12. Hawk

    Hawk Well-Known Member

    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.
  13. AZ Husker

    AZ Husker Well-Known Member

    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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