Special Forces SR Commander from Ed Brown

Ed Brown Special Forces SR Commander

Ed Brown Products Inc. announced the latest 1911 style pistol called the Special Forces SR Commander. This new Commander type handgun is part of the company’s Special Forces SR line up.

The new gun uses a full size grip with a barrel and slide shortened to 4.25″. Even so, the barrel is threaded for a sound suppressor (hence the “SR” designation that stands for “suppressor ready.”) Playing to the sound suppression aspect of the gun, tall sights are standard to make sure you can aim over the can.

Of course, the gun comes with a Trijicon RMR sight, so I don’t know how frequently a shooter will be using the traditional sights anyway. The RMR is a solid sight and considered by some to be the best available for a defensive handgun.

Ed Brown Special Forces SR Commander

These pistols are available in both 9mm and .45 ACP. Ed Brown Products offers a wide range of customizable features. With the options shown in the photo here, the price is $4,425 (including the RMR.) A suppressor is an additional cost.

According to John May, the sales and marketing director of Ed Brown Products, the new gun is a predictable expansion of the Special Forces SR line. “This model shows what we can do with the addition of a few custom options from our list of over 100 available, making it clear we are a force in the industry and will offer our customers the opportunity to get not only the finest custom 1911 available anywhere, but the coolest as well,” said May.



Richard Johnson

An advocate of gun proliferation zones, Richard is a long time shooter, former cop and internet entrepreneur. Among the many places he calls home is http://www.gunsholstersandgear.com/.


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  • Bucho4Prez

    Oooh, a steampunk pistol!

    • Jared Vynn

      That ain’t even close to steam punk…

      • Bucho4Prez

        It was joke… Perhaps too subtle…

        • Jared Vynn

          This is the internet, use /s or a disclaimer because you can never tell when someone is serious and/or that dumb rather than joking/sarcastic.

          No insult towards you intended.

          • Bucho4Prez

            Fair enough. In my defense, it’s a $4500 1911, most of these comments are going to be sarcastic…

            None, taken, and none intended towards you…

            Not sure if I can take all this civility!

  • Jared Vynn

    Too much for a 1911, for an easy $1700 you could get a Sig Sauer 1911 with threaded barrel and trijicon red dot.

    • Don

      And you can call it “junk ” after you buy it …a sig …get real !!!!

  • TheNotoriousIUD

    Im gonna get one and leave the price tag on it like Minnie Pearls hat.

    • Jared Vynn

      Get the MSRP engraved on the barrel chamber under the caliber. And on the slide on both sides, and on the dust cover.

      • TheNotoriousIUD

        After I shoot people with it im going to bill them a cleaning charge.

        • Jared Vynn

          You mean bill them for the privilege of getting to clean it for you right?

          • TheNotoriousIUD

            I actually like cleaning guns.
            Its relaxing.
            I can let my OCD run wild.

  • Malthrak

    If someone needs a serious duty or self defense gun, a $4500 1911 is probably not at the top of the list.

    This is a toy for people with more money than they know what to do with.

  • Rnasser Rnasser

    For those forces that are so “special” they can be found only in fantasy land…

  • Vitsaus

    Have they disclosed which special operations groups use this handgun?

    • Twilight sparkle

      The super secret squirrels

    • MeaCulpa

      Actually this handgun has been selected by the parachute regiment of the Salvation Navy’s submarine fleet air arm’s elite female catering corps. A very prestigious and elite unit that was instrumental in the victory obtained at the Battle of the Bulgur, the battle of the Singapore Sling (sadly defeated du to the Japanese using bikes to get around Raffle’s strict “no drinking and driving policy”), they also sustained heavy losses at Somm due to sub par Bourgogne wine (sadly giving rise – eventually to the third Riesling).

      The unit is expected to deploy shortly in support of “Opperation enduring Fritos” as well as continuing their clandestine work with the CIA (the Culinary Institute in Artartica).

      • John

        Cool! Do they deliver?

        • MeaCulpa

          Due to insufficient funding, sadly, no.

  • Gregory

    $4,425, ha, ha, ha,ha, ha. Get real!

  • These guys are nuts if they don’t make a deal to have some Hollywood action movie star carrying one of these with a linear compensator on it in their next Summer blockbuster.

    • Blake

      You mean a bushing comp?

  • It’s not that the price is obscene, no. It’s that $4,425 could buy you a much more (mechanically, historically, etc) interesting sidearm that isn’t a 1911. That’s Pardini, Korth, Luger, P210, C96, X5, Obregon, or Norwegian 1914 money right there. It’s not even a double stack competition 1911. Yikes. “More money than taste.” applies here.

    • Don

      A Korth 1911 = $9,000 …

      • Cool, Korth also makes revolvers under the National Standard line ranging from $1,700 to $7,000 with the most popular costing about $3,500. Used Ratzeburg or Lollar “classic” Korths can be had for that price if you’re patient and quick on the “buy it now” button.

  • Dr. Longfellow Buchenrad

    Does this man look like a sales and marketing director for a firearms company? https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/df6f1487eaff221a5827a98de4668ef4b0503a97a78919f4455c643552624e25.jpg

    • MeaCulpa

      No, totally lacking Oakley’s, tactical beard and ball cap with patches.

    • Giolli Joker

      Thought about him as well. I doubt he’s into guns, but he’s into motorcycles at least. Still one of my favourite TV personalities.

  • Kristoff

    I don’t want to go off on a rant here, but… How hard would it have been to put a rail on a $4000 pistol? This thing better be able to shoot a 1-hole at 25 yards with a machine rest. Besides, what operator is going to carry a $4,425 pistol into battle? A rifle maybe, but a 1911?

    • AZgunner

      Good point. Hard to call it “special forces” and gush about all of its features when you can’t even put a light on it.

      • WELLS SHANE

        don’t use lights

  • John

    I do believe they forgot to add…”Price is per box – two to a box “.

  • alex archuleta

    If I had $4,425 to play with I’d rather spend it on either a Colt Wiley Clapp commander in stainless $1150 or Dan Wesson valor in commander Length for $1,500
    Shoot I can have both! With enough left over for a shooting class at Gunsight plus gas, food and a hotel.
    But that’s just me. What would you do with $4,425? Buy an Ed Brown? Lol

  • William Elliott

    I want that slide, on an STI or PO pattern double stack lower…with a rail.
    Waaaaaaaay over priced….

  • CavScout

    More like Special Ed Forces. Because that’s NO tool…

    • Lee Chee

      classic, wtf my steel master didn’t cost that much and I sold my project car and lost a girlfriend over it. A*

  • 1inidaho

    Oooh, this is a tough crowd!

  • uisconfruzed

    Really nice for $1k!!!
    But $4,425?!?
    I’ll just be content with the Wolf barrel in my Glock 🙂

  • Lee Chee

    insane guns for insane people… money is still of value to people with tones of it, you dould buy to LWRCI’s for that price or one with every little extra you could put on. jp heat sink, better trigger, muzzle device, and 1X6 plus a offset reflex. maybe with suppressor could I touch that margin. Yet those you be personal options and still be below price.