Ed Brown Products Offers Two New Grip Safeties for 1911 Pistols

Carry Grip Safety

Although the original design is well over 100 years old, people continue to shoot and develop new products for the 1911 style pistol. With about 50 years in the business of 1911 building and customization, Ed Brown Products is one of the companies that has been influential in driving improvements to the gun.

Recently, the company announced it had developed two new grip safeties for the platform. The first is Gunsmith Fit safety. The second is called the Carry Grip safety.

The Gunsmith Fit safety is a beavertail grip safety with a 0.245″ radius (instead of a standard 0.250″) and wider neck (0.0314″). According to Ed Brown Products, this provides a “precise fit that you demand.”

The Carry Grip safety provides a more compact length for improved concealment. This model reduces the safety tail length by 0.100″. According to the company, this makes the safety the shortest possible length while maintaining the ability to use a commander style hammer. According to the company, anything shorter would require a special hammer.

The photo above shows the Carry Grip safety.

Both of the new safeties are machined from bar stock. Customers can buy them with either a stainless or blued finish. Also, you can pick them up for both the 70 series and 80 series guns. Ed Brown Products also offers a lifetime warranty on these parts.



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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  • Jared Vynn
  • RogUinta

    Anyone who has ever carried a 1911 concealed knows that 0.1″ off the beavertail won’t do squat. The only thing that protrudes (prints) on a 1911 is the mainspring housing, which is why the bobtail is such a popular modification.

  • Mystick

    It’s a testament to the superiority of the design that it’s still a viable firearm after over 100 years of technological evolution. John Moses Browning was a genius.

  • coyotehunter

    What!…An actual gun with a safety…..2 grip safeties? my god whats the world of striker fired plastic guns going to say?…1911, was, is, and will always be best design….period!

  • Alex

    How about just getting a HK P7??