ZEV Technologies & Ed Brown together – The Orion

    Are you more of an Old School or Red dot Space Gun kind of person?

    Ed Brown do both, and have renewed their collaboration with ZEV Technologies for 2019.

    Below you can see their brand new creation THE ORION.

     

    As to be expected, this 1911 is hand-fit with fully machined parts.

     

    Ed Brown Products, is excited to renew our collaboration with ZEV Technologies for 2019, with the production of a new, one-year only limited edition EB/ZEV 1911. The leaders at Ed Brown Products and ZEV Technologies have once again combined and leveraged their respective strengths to create something truly extraordinary.

    The perfect marriage of ZEV’s unique styling with Ed Brown’s classic quality 1911, this new collaboration builds on the success of the prior year EB/ZEV pistol, and takes it to a new level. Incredibly sophisticated slide cuts show off both ZEV’s innovative designs, and Ed Brown’s state-of-the-art custom machining ability. Just a few of the highlights include: 9mm Commander SR barrel with ZEV dimples, ZEV “Orion” slide cuts package, Alien forestrap and housing, lightrail with scallops, Trijicon RMR, match ambi, one-piece blended magwell, recessed slide stop w/ serrated pin, and G4 black coating finish out this show-stopping masterpiece of functional artistic craftsmanship.

     

    “The Orion” Specifications:

    Caliber:  9mm
    Barrel Length:  4.25″
    Weight: approximately 41 ounces with an unloaded magazine inserted.

    • Model: FX1-ZEV19-RMR-9
    • 4.25″ Commander slide, single stack Government frame with integral light rail.
    • ZEV “Orion” slide cuts package.
    • Alien metal treatment on front strap and mainspring housing.
    • Trijicon RMR with tall night sights.


    • Dimpled barrel.
    • Threaded, suppressor ready barrel.
    • ZEV thread protector.
    • Match profile ambi thumb safety.
    • VZ Alien black/grey G10 grips.
    • Custom options included: recessed slide stop with serrated pin, blended one-piece magwell.
    • One year limited edition.

     

     

    The magwell housing has Ed Brown’s “Alien Metal treatment” with Alien grips.

    Dressed in black with machined ZEV Orion slide cuts.

    The Trijicon RMR is co-witnessed with tritium sights.

    If you own an Ed Brown, they can now retrofit Trijicon RMRs, see more here.

    Serial number: 24024.

    That’s a suppressor ready barrel with ZEV dimples.

    Make sure you watch the YouTube video:

    “Ed Brown Products and ZEV Technologies have collaborated in the the production of a new, one-year only limited edition EB/ZEV 1911. The leaders at Ed Brown Products and ZEV Technologies have once again combined and leveraged their respective strengths to create something truly extraordinary.”

     

    Just to compare, I’m throwing in ZEV Tech’s GEN 5 Orion, equipped with a “bright star” by Surefire.

     

    For more details on Ed Brown’s The Orion please check here.: https://www.edbrown.com/zev19-rmr/

    I have never owned a 1911, perhaps one day I will. If I had to chose between these two models it would be a vote for the the 1911 Orion over the Gen 5. Easily.

    These creations also reminded me of The Austrian Arms Space Predator.

    Which is your favorite?

    Eric B

    Ex-Arctic Ranger. Competitive practical shooter and hunter with a European focus. Always ready to increase my collection of modern semi-automatics, optics and sound suppressors. Owning the night would be nice too. TCCC Certified medic.


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