Ed Brown Alpha Series 1911 Pistols

Ed Brown 1911

Ed Brown recently introduced the new Alpha line of 1911 pistols. Two basic models anchor the series: the Alpha Elite and the Alpha Carry.

The Alpha Elite is a 5″ Government-type model that will be available with and without an accessory rail. The non-light rail version will be available with a stainless finish and a black finish. The accessory rail model will only be available with┬áthe black finish.

Ed Brown 1911

The Alpha Elite will have Chainlink I treatment on the front and rear of the grip. Night sights are standard. These models will weigh about 38 ounces, or about 0.17 stone.

For a more compact version, the Alpha Carry is a 4.25″ Commander-style pistol with a Bobtail frame. This gun shares all of the same features as the Elite, but without the rail option. This gun is a little lighter at 25 ounces (about 0.16 stone.)

Richard Johnson

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  • David Knuth

    So, the Ed Brown Special Forces warmed over?

  • Vitsaus

    Game changer.

  • Nate

    Why the hell would I want to know how many stones it weighs?

    • RealitiCzech

      I’m just mad that he didn’t give the barrel length in furlongs, or muzzle velocity in nautical miles per fortnight.

    • nano

      I thought the same thing would have rather had grams as that’s what 99% of the world uses.

  • 3XLwolfshirt

    I’ve never had the opportunity to play with a high-end 1911. I’m legitimately asking: does Ed Brown/Wilson Combat/Nighthawk have any advantage in quality over a STI or Dan Wesson?

    I’ve played with a few of those and they seemed really well-built, to the extent that I’m not sure how much better another couple thousand dollars would make it.

    • Nicks87

      I have an STI, it’s awesome, it’s just as good as an Ed Brown/Wilson Combat/Nighthawk etc. Never had a malfunction with it but I only feed it quality ammo and it’s a 9mm if that makes a difference.

  • Greg Thompson

    Someday when I get a custom 1911, it will be either a Wilson or Nighthawk, but never an Ed Brown. The Youtube videos I saw where he continuously snubs people wanting to talk to him and the disdain he has for his own customers and the gun community at large just pisses me off about the man.

  • Don Ward

    It is an attractive looking handgun visually.

    Also, is that in Imperial stones or metric stones?

  • Jim_Macklin

    How many Euros does it cost? What is that in USD?