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.