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Ed Brown Model 1911 Classic Custom

Variant 3 of 3

Type:Pistol
Produced:made to order
Caliber:.45 Auto
Action:recoil operated semi-automatic
Trigger:single-action (SA)
Safety:manual thumb safety, grip safety
Magazine:7-round
Frame:stainless steel
Grips:checkered cocobolo
Sights:blade front, adj. Bomar rear
Notes:1911 govt. style, stainless slide
Barrel Length:5 in.
Overall Length:8.7 in.
Height:No Data
Width:No Data
Weight:39 oz.

Manufacturer:Phone Number:
Ed Brown Products573-565-3261
P.O. Box 492Website:
Perry MO 63462www.edbrown.com
Importer:Phone Number:
Website:
MSRP:$3495
Used Est.:$2875
Last Update: 8/1/2014

Caliber:.45 Automatic
Alias:.45 Automatic Colt Pistol (ACP)
Muzzle Velocities - from830to1140ft/sec
Muzzle Energies - from333to573ft-lb
Bullet Weights - from165to230gr

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Ranking Factors
Power Factor:196614- IDPA Rating Calculation
Recoil Factor:6.64 ft-lb- Standard Free Recoil Calculation
Total Capacity:8 rounds- Includes Chambered Rounds
Concealability:Poor
Defense Factor:80%

About the Handgun:
This is an M1911 style, top-of-the-line model with highest level of cosmetic finishing, 5 in. barrel, incorporates all custom Ed Brown features, including slide and frame, choice of blue/blue, stainless/blue, or stainless/stainless frame and slide, exotic checkered cocobolo wood grips, adj. Ed Brown rear sight.
About the Manufacturer:
Established in 1988 by Ed Brown, who had the combined skills of gunsmith, competitive shooter, tool and die maker, CNC programmer, and CAD/CAM designer. He began by producing quality 1911 gun parts and doing custom pistol work. His gunsmithing career peaked in 1991, and he was awarded 'Pistolsmith of the Year' by his fellow Guild members. In 1998 a new direction was established when Ed's sons joined him and they began to design and manufacture of a complete line of Ed Brown firearms.

Today, Ed Brown firearms are engineered, machined, and handcrafted in a state-of-the-art 10,000+ square foot facility.
About the Cartridge:
This cartridge was developed by John Browning and was adopted by the United States Ordnance Department along with the Colt-Browning automatic pistol in 1911. It has also been made the official military handgun chambering by several other governments, notably Argentina, Mexico and Norway. The 45 Automatic is the most powerful military handgun cartridge in use today. This is a heavy and powerful sub-sonic round. Although its muzzle energy can exceed 400 ft-lbs, its velocity and bullet weight creates a steep trajectory curve that limits its effective range to self-defense distances.
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