Brownells Adds Ed Brown 1911 to Retro Line

    Riding the success with their Retro Rifles line, Brownells has partnered with Ed Brown to add their first handgun in the lineup: the BRN-1911, a .45 ACP semi-automatic pistol.

    Hand crafted by legendary 1911 maker Ed Brown exclusively for Brownells, the BRN-1911 is a two-tone handgun intended to replicate the look, feel, and performance of custom 1911 pistols made in the 1980s through early 1990s.

    The full-sized Government Model has a stainless steel frame and a blued slide with standard Colt-style slide serrations, adjustable Bo-Mar sights, and cocobolo wood grips. All internal parts are fully CNC-machined with no MIM and no cast parts used.

    “The BRN-1911 is inspired by the custom builds produced by gunsmiths for years, which Brownells has been proud to support,” said Brownells Director of Product Management Paul Levy. “In particular, Brownells and Ed Brown referenced features found on classic builds from the 1980s, such as the two tones, Bo-Mar sights, 25 lpi front strap and above all a clean appearance.”

    The BRN-1911 comes with a Brownells Signature Series pistol case and a pair of Ed Brown 7-round magazines. The package offers the customer the tight lockup and hand fitting of a high-quality custom 1911.

    The new pistol retails for $2,499.99 and is available now on their website.

    Logan Metesh

    T. Logan Metesh is an historian and writer who runs High Caliber History LLC. He has worked for the NRA Museums, the Smithsonian Institution, and the National Park Service. He has also served as an historic firearms facilitator for television shows such as Mysteries at the Museum, Gun Stories with Joe Mantegna, NRA Gun Gurus, and American Rifleman TV.

    Contact him at [email protected]


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