New: Ed Brown Announces the LS10, Long-Slide RMR Equipped 10mm Hunting Handgun

 

Paging Ted Nugent, there’s a new 10mm in town:

New from Ed Brown Products, the custom 1911 manufacturers, is the LS10 long-slide 10mm.  Equipped with a 3.25 MOA Trijicon RMR and tall trijicon night sights, this 43oz powerhouse can take advantage of heavier 10mm loads due to the 6″ barrel.  Paired with some Cor-Bon or Buffalo Bore, this would be a good option for filling that short-range weapon season tag, or for hunters who prefer to use a handgun during the general season.

 

That’s a fine looking 10mm

LS10-1

Per Ed Brown:

PERRY, MO – Ed Brown Products, Inc. continues to push the edges of traditional custom 1911s by adding a Long Slide 10mm (LS10) to the Limited Series.  This new pistol is ideal for long range target work and handgun hunting, and with this addition, Ed Brown offers a model that will fit the needs of any 1911 enthusiast.

The long slide has been a highly sought after pistol for 1911 aficionados, and is the perfect companion to the 10mm cartridge.  The increased barrel and slide length take advantage of the higher velocity of the 10mm, while the longer sight radius allows for tack driving accuracy, all making this exquisite pistol a joy to shoot.

As with all Ed Brown pistols, every component of the LS10 is fully machined from bar stock and held to the same rigorous standards you’ve come to expect.   While no stranger to the range, this LS10 will be equally at home in the woods hunting hogs for example.  Available with a Trijicon RMR, or a more tradition adjustable sight, and includes a French border, flush barrel crown, and flattened and serrated top of slide.

John May, Sales and Marketing Director for Ed Brown Products sharing the new release said “the addition of a long slide 10mm makes perfect sense when you consider how compete a line of custom 1911s we offer our customers.  We make every component in house so if we can dream of it, the guys can make it happen.  This new LS10 gives both hunters and long range pistol shooters a chance to get an Ed Brown pistol that meets their demands and with a base price of $3995.00 (including RMR) they get a lot of custom pistol for the price!  Just another case of if you have looked at Ed Brown in the past, you had better Look Again.”

For more information on LS10 or any of our custom pistols please check with your local Ed Brown Products Dealer or visit www.edbrown.com.  Be sure to follow us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/edbrownproducts/) and Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/edbrownproducts/).  Find  informational videos on our firearms by visiting our YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/c/EdBrownProductsInc).

About Ed Brown Products:

Beginning over 50 years ago as a one-man custom shop, Ed Brown Products has evolved into one of the leading custom manufacturers of high-end 1911 handguns and components. The complete line of innovative 1911 parts, and 1911 handguns, represent the pinnacle of engineering, hand craftsmanship, and performance, and come with a lifetime warranty! All Ed Brown products are manufactured in a family-owned and operated facility under the direct supervision of the Brown family, who are entirely focused on raising the bar for custom 1911 excellence. For more information please contact Ed Brown Products at 573-565-3261, or visit www.edbrown.com.

Sure, the price tag is pretty high, but these pistols are works of art created by master-grade gunsmiths.  If you appreciate custom-grade 1911’s and wish to hunt with one, this may be the one for you.  I have personally hunted with a Glock 20 and a Wilson Combat 10mm, and I find this pistol to be highly intriguing.  



Rusty S.

Having always had a passion for firearms, Rusty S. has had experience in gunsmithing, firearms retail, hunting, competitive shooting, range construction, as an IDPA certified range safety officer and a certified instructor. He has received military, law enforcement, and private training in the use of firearms. He is fortunate enough to have access to class 3 weaponry as well.


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  • Thomas Gomez

    I wish Ed would put a rail on it.

    • anon

      What for? actual question, not being rude.

      • Thomas Gomez

        If it has a red dot I want to put on a white light/IR light. I can use the red dot and IR light in conjunction with a night vision monocle. Playing fair is silly.

        • Mrninjatoes

          Playing fair is silly indeed.

        • iksnilol

          Terminator?

    • JumpIf NotZero

      But that’s what makes a model “tactical”… duh

    • PK

      From a practicality standpoint, I agree. From a looks standpoint, this is one of the few 1911s that I find aesthetically pleasing and the dustcover rail would ruin it.

      • iksnilol

        Aesthetics are already screwed because of the tall sights and RMR.

    • Rusty S.

      This is the stock “board gun” configuration. I believe if you order custom from them, a stainless steel light rail frame is an option on the build sheet.

  • JumpIf NotZero

    Um… is muzzle velocity really an issue with 10mm where you want a long slide? Because unless it is, the RMR pretty much defeats the purpose for having a long slide.

    • PK

      How so? For 10x25mm, it certainly works nicely to have a bit of extra barrel over the usual. It does produce more velocity.

    • Edeco

      Makes sense to me. The RMR and long slide both take up space, might as well go all in.

    • FWIW: Some states have minimum barrel length requirements for handgun hunting.

      • JumpIf NotZero

        Ah, that would make a lot of sense.

  • MeaCulpa

    Hog hunting with a 10 mm seems a bit on the weak side even with a longer barrel.

    • Anonymoose

      It’s done with M9s and .45 1911s all the time.

  • El Duderino

    The hunting gun market was/is/will be very hourglass shaped. It seems like all the action is in the $279 Wal-Mart special rifles or $4,000 handguns like this. It’s an Ed Brown though, so you definitely get what you pay for.

  • TheNotoriousIUD

    Does “Ed Brown” also have a chain of Waffle House type restaurants?

    • Big Daddy

      Give it time.

  • Isaac O. Lees

    I question the wisdom of using an RMR on a 10mm. The RMR is already vulnerable to malfunctions on a 9mm because it was never designed to be a slide-mounted pistol sight and the batteries tend to get disconnected under recoil. Why not use a Leupold Deltapoint Pro which was specifically designed for this application?

    • Holdfast_II

      Honestly, I find that the Burris FastFire III holds up better on a pistol than the RMR – and the Burris is half the price (or less).

      • Isaac O. Lees

        I’ve heard good things about Burris optics in general. Great value for the money.

    • Kevin Sanderson

      Apparently, the RMR v2 fixes the issues with recoil shaking the connections loose.

    • Roguewriter

      The new Type 2 RMR is supposed to be much better on pistols.

  • Michael Powers

    I am sure it is a great gun and I love the look of a long slide 1911) but at that price I would get a couple of really nice revolvers far more effective for handgun hunting. I have shot deer at 75 yards with my 10mm and was not impressed.

    • PersonCommenting

      Yeah that or a bunch of really nice gear. High quality warm clothing is the best investment I ever made for hunting.

      Howd your shot do at 75?

      Ive only taken two deer with handguns. One was a run of the mill New Model Black Hawk in 357 and the other was a Colt Delta 10mm. Both were fine but I was withing 25 both times. The 357 was more like harvesting. Easiest “hunting” I ever did. Just walked about a mile into public hunting grounds. Sat down for 5 minutes and a the dumbest doe walks on by and I took her. couldnt of been more than 10 or 15 yards.

      • Michael Powers

        I have shot one deer at 75 yards. It penetrated but did exit. I have shot an elk at 80 yards with a 480 and got a thru and thru…

        • PersonCommenting

          Id prefer it expand and not go through honestly. As long as it did enough internal damage.

  • MrBrassporkchop

    Can someone explain the theory of an mrds on a long slide pistol? They also have long slide optics ready glocks.

    Long slides I thought were used for the longer sight radius. Having an mrds would make the sight radius moot. Why not go for a better balanced length then?

    • Christian Hedegaard-Schou

      A long slide also gets you a longer barrel. A longer barrel gets you a pretty decent velocity increase (especially with pistols), which gives you better terminal energy on target.

      And no matter how good you are with irons, an MRD is still better.

      The extra heft also makes recoil more manageable. Always a plus.

    • ShootCommEverywhere

      Muzzle velocity, I would imagine. I believe 10mm gains quite a bit from longer barrels.

  • Uniform223

    I think I found my new back up when my rifle/carbine runs out of ammo…

  • iksnilol

    Why bother with a long slide and barrel if you’re gonna put an RMR on it ?

    • RocketScientist

      C’mon buddy, you know better than that. In 10mm you can gain sometimes up to 100 fps by going from a 4 or 5 inch to a 6 inch barrel (depending on the particular load). Plus a little extra mass never hurts as far as recoil mitigation goes.

      • iksnilol

        OH WOW, 100 FEET PER SECOND!? THIS IS A GODDAMN REVOLUTION!

        The bullet flies 1400-1500 feet per second already, you won’t notice the extra 100 feet (unless you’re a centipede).

        • RocketScientist

          Well, considering the impact that velocity has on kinetic energy (dimensional analysis shows KE grows as a function of SQUARE of velocity) moderate velocity increases for a constant projo weight can have some significant increases in energy. Example, looking at the CorBon 135 gr JHP 10mm loading, going to a 6″ barrel from a 4″ nets you a THIRTY PERCENT increase in muzzle energy (524 vs 678 ft-lbf). Hell, even going from a 5″ to a 6″ (increasing barrel by a single inch, and velocity by a measly 89 ft/s) gets you an additional 14% energy.

          I guess to a certain extent its a matter of opinion. To ME, getting an additional 15-30% muzzle energy (especially if being used for hunting larger game for which a pistol is marginal as it is) is VERY significant. Maybe not to your way of thinking. Add in the benefit of recoil mitigation from a little extra mass and it seems like a solid improvement. Maybe those particular points don’t matter to YOU, but it seems silly to pretend like there are NO benefits to a longer barrel/slide on this gun.

          • iksnilol

            Literally no practical benefit. Just like the guys raving about how the troops should use M16s over m4s.

            There is probably a theoretical benefit, but in practical terms you won’t see a difference.

          • RocketScientist

            Like I said, I guess it comes down to matter of opinion. If yours is that having an additional 30% KE on tap when you’re out hunting with a gun that is marginal for the task already, then you’re certainly entitled to it. To me that seems significant. Guess we either have to fight to the death or just go on with our lives.

          • iksnilol

            With a good bullet, that energy budget don’t matter much.

            308 has 2-3 times the energy budget of 5.56, 5.56 still wrecks stuff gooder than 308.

          • RocketScientist

            ugh. Yes. And if we were talking about rifle cartridges, and their ability to penetrate hardened targets, or if we were talking about a hunting situation where the loading in question has an overabundance of excess energy beyond what is needed for the game, or if we were even talking about comparisons between entirely different calibers/loadings, then I might agree that adding additional energy didn’t have much benefit. But we’re not. We’re talking about comparing within a single caliber/loading, and we’re talking about handgun hunting. So in THAT situation (not comparing m16 vs m4 barrel length in 5.56, not comparing .308 vs 5.56, or any other situation that has no bearing on the topic/gun under discussion), are you saying that there is NO benefit to having 30% more energy, and reduced recoil (when hunting with a handgun)?

          • iksnilol

            Basically. You shoot them with either load and they die.

            Besides, your example is a bit dishonest. 30% increase is for the lightest bullets. Now over the pond it might be different, but here we only use the lightest bullets for varminting. For hunting a heavier bullet is used.

          • RocketScientist

            “You shoot them with either load and they die.”

            I mean if you want to oversimplify to the point of idiocy, then sure. But we know that statement is NOT true, at least its more complicated than that. If you’re hunting rabbit at 5 yards, then yes, “You shoot them with either load and they die.” If you’re hunting mule deer at 50 yards… is that still true? What about moose? With a handgun, it is marginal/poorly suited for a lot of larger game animals. So in a LOT of hunting situations, no, shooting them with either round is NOT a guaranteed kill, even at more reasonable ranges. In THOSE situations, having additional energy on hand might be the difference between a clean kill and merely injuring the game.

            And yes, I chose a lighter high-velocity loading as it was the most illustrative of my point, but the effect still happens to significant amount at higher bullet weights as well. The Hornady 200 gr XTP loading sees a 19% bump in muzzle energy, the federal 180 Hydrashok sees 16%, etc etc.

          • iksnilol

            Why am I hunting mule now ? Am I cattle rustler who robs people so poor that they can’t afford to chase me on a horse in your scenario? In that case I’d probably go for a single action revolver for image’s sake. After some googling, I see you mean a “mule deer” (just say deer for goodness sake, no need to complicate shiznit), considering how close 50 yards is, yes, it’s gonna work just fine on such small game.

            Also, you don’t hunt moose with a 10mm. At least if you’re talking about Alces alces which is what I was taught was a moose. You don’t bring your piddly little pistol against 350-500 kg of majesty. That’s simply disrespect. Bring at least 2000 joules of energy at impact and a good hunting bullet against that, anything else is simply disrespectful.

          • RocketScientist

            I called it mule deer because that’s what it’s called. If I’d just called it deer that could refer to white tail deer, mule deer, axis deer, roe deer, or any of the other many species of “deer” either native to, or imported into this great country.

            And I picked moose to illustrate, by picking the largest possible example, that for larger game, 10mm is not a guaranteed kill, not at any range, as your statement implied. And no, a 50 yd shot on a mule deer with a 10mm is not a guaranteed kill (they can be hardy critters). And even if it were, re-phrase that argument to 75 yards. Or 100. At SOME combination of range and animal, there is going to be a situation where the shot is marginal as far as being able to make a clean kill, and in those cases (which are much more common for handgun hunting than rifle hunting) having 10-30% additional kinetic energy would be very helpful, and could make the difference between a missed opportunity and a harvested animal.

            And again, take a step back, and instead of getting drawn down tangential points, lets get back to the main argument here. Are you honestly saying that there are no handgun hunting situation in which having 10-30% more kinetic energy would be advantageous? Not a single one?

          • iksnilol

            Well, there is a marginal difference between the 10-30% extra kinetic energy in pistols (which basically have none), especially when you compare that the weakest legal rifle (here in Norway) has to have more than twice the energy at twice the distance of your “long range shot” with a pistol to legally hunt a moose.

            Then again, I don’t hunt with handguns, handguns are for people and for maiming animals (except for those bipod mounted ultra magnum revolvers which have far surpassed the realm of pistol and are essentially just a rifle without a stock).

  • nova3930

    OOOh, love a long slide 10mm

  • Stand Your Ground

    Nice. I have no use for it, which means it is a definite ‘need’

  • Kristoff

    “10mm long slide with red dot sighting.” It doesn’t have the same ring, does it?

  • I’m a 1911 buff. Hardcore. Nothing better as a defensive handgun against human predators.
    But I’ve gotta say the long slide 1911s have never appealed to me. The idea of that much metal sliding back and forth just doesn’t make sense to me.
    Especially at 4000 bucks a pop.
    If I’m going hunting with a handgun, I’ll take a single action revolver, thank you.
    A Ruger Super Blackhawk for example, for a mere 800 bucks.

  • maodeedee

    “Paired with some Cor-Bon or Buffalo Bore, this would be a good option for filling that short-range weapon season tag, or for hunters who prefer to use a handgun during the general season.”

    For hunting, I’d prefer the stout 180 grain loads from Buffalo Bore, Double Tap, or Underwood to any of the light-for-caliber loads from Corbon. The 180 grain buffalo bore load could easily produce 1400 fps or more out of a six inch barrel. This is a nice looking gun and I’ll bet it’s accurate.

    With both the Trijicon RMR and tall trijicon night sights it’s a nice packager for those who can afford it. Us poor folk will have to be content with our Glock 40’s.

  • GuruOfGuns

    Looks like that former employee from Wilson Combat is getting things rolling at Ed Brown.

  • Robert V Martin

    Friends,
    There’s only one real question:
    Does it have an 80s Series style Firing Pin Block? {Might have some marginal utility as a Trotline Sinker…}
    Or is it a 70s Series Style? { Gee, I wish that I could afford one…or two…}
    …..RVM45