Ed Brown Products announced the new Ed Brown Compact 1911. This new pistol combines the company’s Officer sized frame with the Commander length slide. The end result is a gun that should be easier to conceal on a belt while still offering ample barrel length for velocity development and a generous sight radius.
The frame is a single stack and can be had in .45 ACP, .38 Super and 9mm. With an unloaded magazine, this gun weighs about 37 ounces in standard trim. Customizations can alter the overall weight up or down.
In basic form, the gun has a matte stainless finish on the slide and frame with an optional Gen4 coating for additional protection against corrosion and wear. On top of the slide, you will find a red fiber optic sight and a fixed, black rear sight. With a 4.25″ barrel and Commander slide, there is a good amount of distance between the sights to allow for precise aiming.
Ed Brown uses 25 lpi checkering on the mainspring housing and on the front of the grip. On the slide, the company uses square cut slide serrations. Slide serrations are located on the rear of the slide only. There is no accessory rail on these pistols.
Pricing on these pistols starts at $2,695.