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Ed Brown 1911 manual

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

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  1. littlegator

    littlegator Member

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    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:

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  2. skinewmexico

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

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    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

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

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    Could be a marketing deal like Ford recommending BP gas.
     
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    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

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

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    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
    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
     
  10. littlegator

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    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. :)
     
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    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.
     
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    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

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    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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