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SIGShooter
06-04-2011, 22:47
I've been doing a lot of research (About 6 months) on Ed Brown. Specifically their Special Forces family of 1911's. I've been wanting one (SF Carry) for a while. However, with some of the irons I have in the fire the disposable cash just wasn't there.

Anyway, I decided to take a trip down to Cabela's in Hamburg PA. I know they stock higher end 1911's, Wilson, Baer, Brown, Christensen…

Prior to leaving, I told myself…

"If they have the SF Carry with the Gen III coating, I'm buying it"

I walked in the front door, made a B line to the "Special" gun section (Leaving the wife and kids in my dust) and…BAM!!!

Ed Brown
Special Forces Carry
Gen III Finish

I will be going to the range tomorrow to run at least 500 through it. One other thing I told myself…

"If they have this 1911 and I get this 1911, I'm going to stick to the 1911 and ditch all other guns."

Well, I've got it. I'll be ordering the other 2 SF members. I'll be converting over to the 1911 and sticking with it. I've been tossing this idea around a lot for a while now. Now the decision has been solidified.

Sorry for the crap pictures. It's late and I'm tired.

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k299/davidjinks/IMG_1600.jpg
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k299/davidjinks/IMG_1599.jpg

Ruggles
06-04-2011, 22:51
Wise choice indeed :) Nothing wrong with going all 1911 at all. Brown makes a great gun IMO. Congrats.

38 Super Fan
06-04-2011, 22:52
Very, very nice! Congrats! :thumbsup:

custom2
06-04-2011, 23:16
Why limit yourself to one platform? Is it because you can't have the 1911's without selling your other guns or do you just want to only shoot 1911's?

SIGShooter
06-04-2011, 23:20
Why limit yourself to one platform? Is it because you can't have the 1911's without selling your other guns or do you just want to only shoot 1911's?


I only want to shoot 1911's.

I wanted to add this edit…

Pretty much, I'm a simple kind of person, KISS, if you will. When I pick up a gun, no matter the reason, I want my first instinct to be…Make weapon ready…NOT…Oh ****, which frickin gun did I grab at 0 dark 30.

1911
Glock
P7M*
Sig
Revolver

I'm proficient with all the handguns I own. I shoot them all equally well. The rounds go where I tell them to and very rarely do I have any problems with them doing what they're told. However, for me, it makes my life easier when I know that ALL of my guns operate in the same fashion. Pick gun up/Draw gun, make weapon ready, shoot. Always the same action, always the same answer.

steve1911
06-04-2011, 23:58
Looks great, Congrats!


1911club#410

Ruggles
06-05-2011, 00:06
I agree it's the same reason I went all 1911ish, keeps the manual of arms the same for my simplton mind :) Having holster, mag and ammo compatibility is also nice.

faawrenchbndr
06-05-2011, 06:03
Awesome choice,..........

bac1023
06-05-2011, 06:10
I've been doing a lot of research (About 6 months) on Ed Brown. Specifically their Special Forces family of 1911's. I've been wanting one (SF Carry) for a while. However, with some of the irons I have in the fire the disposable cash just wasn't there.

Anyway, I decided to take a trip down to Cabela's in Hamburg PA. I know they stock higher end 1911's, Wilson, Baer, Brown, Christensen…

Prior to leaving, I told myself…

"If they have the SF Carry with the Gen III coating, I'm buying it"

I walked in the front door, made a B line to the "Special" gun section (Leaving the wife and kids in my dust) and…BAM!!!

Ed Brown
Special Forces Carry
Gen III Finish

I will be going to the range tomorrow to run at least 500 through it. One other thing I told myself…

"If they have this 1911 and I get this 1911, I'm going to stick to the 1911 and ditch all other guns."

Well, I've got it. I'll be ordering the other 2 SF members. I'll be converting over to the 1911 and sticking with it. I've been tossing this idea around a lot for a while now. Now the decision has been solidified.

Sorry for the crap pictures. It's late and I'm tired.

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k299/davidjinks/IMG_1600.jpg
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k299/davidjinks/IMG_1599.jpg

Very nice.

I bought my Kobra Carry from that Cabelas years ago.

CMG
06-05-2011, 06:12
Very nice!

Congrats and I think your decision to streamline makes a lot of sense as well.

FL Airedale
06-05-2011, 07:19
That's a pretty gun. I'm partial to 1911s myself. After 29 years of carrying the same 1911, I went to Glock because it is so much lighter. My 1911 is now at GPI Gun Works getting a makeover for its 30th birthday.

One question about your new gun. What is the purpose of having the grip cut away like that at the bottom?

Hokie1911
06-05-2011, 07:23
Nice EB. Congrats! :thumbsup:

BlayGlock
06-05-2011, 07:30
I decided to streamline my MOA as well. I do have and carry an H&K 45c in addition to my 1911s.

JGguns
06-05-2011, 07:31
That's a pretty gun. I'm partial to 1911s myself. After 29 years of carrying the same 1911, I went to Glock because it is so much lighter. My 1911 is now at GPI Gun Works getting a makeover for its 30th birthday.

One question about your new gun. What is the purpose of having the grip cut away like that at the bottom?

I could be wrong but I think mainly it's for ease of carry. Prints less like that. And I think Alot of people find it more comfortable to shoot as well.

Hokie1911
06-05-2011, 07:33
I could be wrong but I think mainly it's for ease of carry. Prints less like that. And I think Alot of people find it more comfortable to shoot as well.

^^^This^^^

http://i880.photobucket.com/albums/ac6/HokiePS7/KobraCarry016-1-1.jpg

lawdog734
06-05-2011, 07:43
Your going to have to change your name on here. Very nice gun...

Fedor
06-05-2011, 07:52
Congrats, a SF or KC is on my wish list.

okie
06-05-2011, 08:18
You are a very wise man SIGShooter. Many congrats:thumbsup:

knedrgr
06-05-2011, 08:21
I like the SF with chainlinks on the front and back.

Gunshine
06-05-2011, 08:42
Congrats. And IMO there's no such thing as a crap EB photo.

glock2740
06-05-2011, 08:59
Congrats on a great gun. I still have one of those on my to get list.

custom2
06-05-2011, 10:15
Sigshooter, that's a fine answer to my question. Go what works for you. I was just curious if it was due to financial reasons, the wife putting her foot down or what not. Not having to think at 0 dark 30 is smart.

djackson
06-05-2011, 10:23
congrats on a very nice purchase

SIGShooter
06-05-2011, 12:52
Thank you everyone for your comments!

Range day today:

250 Winchester Ranger 230 Gr. T-Series

250 Winchester White Box 230 Gr. FMJ

4 Failures to feed on last round:

2 magazine induced. Bad mag, back to back failures. Mag is trashed.

2 operator induced. Definite fail to lock my wrists. I anticipated the shot and pulled the gun down on the last round. Had another shooter at the range with me that did the same.

-Recoil characteristics are way different than any of my other 1911's. Definite lighter recoil with a lighter thump rear ward.

All in all, excellent gun! I will be buying the bigger brothers and selling off some of my other guns. That will complete my transition.

Something to add about the chain link…

OUCH!

I was actually hesitant about the chain link. I didn't think it would have been a good alternative to the 25 LPI that I like so much.

I was wrong! The chain link works and works well! Locks the hands in tight!

If any of you are thinking about getting this particular gun…DO IT!

HotRoderX
06-05-2011, 12:54
Looks really good congrats

Hurricanes
06-05-2011, 12:59
I love that gun, congrats and enjoy.
-Joel

owl6roll
06-05-2011, 14:26
I try and stay with the .45 stuff and a 9mm (2 1911, 1 glock 21, 1 Glock 19). Easy to keep up with ammo. And I'm leaning more towards the 1911 stuff.

jrs93accord
06-05-2011, 14:36
Well DJ, I am glad you are happy with your new purchase. Now, go shoot some more and leave us alone.




All kidding aside. It is always good to see that you are still with us. We expect to hear more good things about your new SF.

JR

SIGShooter
06-05-2011, 15:17
Well DJ, I am glad you are happy with your new purchase. Now, go shoot some more and leave us alone.




All kidding aside. It is always good to see that you are still with us. We expect to hear more good things about your new SF.

JR


That hurts JR...I thought we had something...

I've been busy brother. Travel has been a killer the past 2 years. At least I'll get 2 weeks off this year.

I'm liking the Brown man. I can't say enough about it.

jrs93accord
06-05-2011, 15:42
That hurts JR...I thought we had something...

I've been busy brother. Travel has been a killer the past 2 years. At least I'll get 2 weeks off this year.

I'm liking the Brown man. I can't say enough about it.

Outstanding. All is still the same here. Same old BS every day. Keep in touch.

JR

Cobra64
06-06-2011, 01:13
I only want to shoot 1911's.

I wanted to add this edit…

Pretty much, I'm a simple kind of person, KISS, if you will. When I pick up a gun, no matter the reason, I want my first instinct to be…Make weapon ready…NOT…Oh ****, which frickin gun did I grab at 0 dark 30.

1911
Glock
P7M*
Sig
Revolver

I'm proficient with all the handguns I own. I shoot them all equally well. The rounds go where I tell them to and very rarely do I have any problems with them doing what they're told. However, for me, it makes my life easier when I know that ALL of my guns operate in the same fashion. Pick gun up/Draw gun, make weapon ready, shoot. Always the same action, always the same answer.

There is a lot to be said for one MOA.

ETA to the OP, Congrats on a fine 1911. :cool:

akapennypincher
06-06-2011, 07:41
IMHO the price you paid justified the BUILDER BUILDING QUALITY. I would have expected nothing more, or less!

craig19
06-06-2011, 16:34
Nice 1911. Congrats!

SIGShooter
06-06-2011, 16:58
Question for you guys real quick…

I broke the Brown down for a full cleaning.

After I removed the barrel, I started to scrub away with my toothbrush and CLP. The barrel link pin fell out when I hit it with the toothbrush thus causing the barrel link to fall to the table.

I've never had a link pin come out during cleaning. Is this normal for a Brown? Better yet, is this just normal in regards to 1911 barrel links/link pins?

:dunno:

Hokie1911
06-06-2011, 17:06
You should send it to me so I can compare breakdown with my Kobra Carry. I will get back to you real soon with the results. :thumbsup:

SIGShooter
06-06-2011, 17:14
You should send it to me so I can compare breakdown with my Kobra Carry. I will get back to you real soon with the results. :thumbsup:


Liar!!!

No but seriously…Normal?

Hokie1911
06-06-2011, 17:32
Liar!!!

No but seriously…Normal?

Liar? Moi? I merely said I'd get back to you with the results...didn't say how soon (if ever) that I would return your pistola. :tongueout:

Only taken mine down a few times for cleaning but never had the link come apart. I'd call EB and ask them if that's something to be worried about.

SIGShooter
06-06-2011, 17:35
Liar? Moi? I merely said I'd get back to you with the results...didn't say how soon (if ever) that I would return your pistola. :tongueout:

Only taken mine down a few times for cleaning but never had the link come apart. I'd call EB and ask them if that's something to be worried about.


I'm calling first thing tomorrow.

Funny thing is, I've never noticed any link pin falling out on any other 1911 I own. Aren't they supposed to be press fitted or staked?

Maybe this is something Brown does different???

I'll call...

knedrgr
06-06-2011, 17:38
They should be press fit or staked.

SIGShooter
06-06-2011, 17:46
They should be press fit or staked.


No staking for sure. Not sure about the press fitting though.

Well, I guess it wasn't seeing as how the link pin fell out.

SIGShooter
06-07-2011, 09:51
Ok...just got off the phone with Justin at Ed Brown.

Absolutely nothing wrong with the barrel link pin. I'll paraphrase his words...

Some makers do it, some don't. Ed Brown doesn't do it unless you specifically ask for it.

He was extremely polite and very informative. I told him that all I wanted was to know what Ed Brown (The company) recommends in regards to this. I got my answer and an open invitation to send the barrel in to have it staked if it I wanted it done.

I'm happy to know that all is well. The customer service was a very good experience on top of it all.

I see another Brown in my future...

Hokie1911
06-07-2011, 09:53
I've spoken with Justin before. Pretty nice guy. Glad to hear all is well with the EB. :thumbsup: