[SHOT 2019] Ed Brown and ZEV Technologies 1911

    Ed Brown Zev 1911

    Over the past few years a bunch of companies have been releasing parts to build Roland Special Glocks, what’s that? It’s what all the gun fighters are building these days. RMR cut slides, threaded barrels and flared magwells. Well that trend has moved onto other pistols, even the 1911 is getting in on the action. Ed Brown and ZEV Technologies teamed up to produce something similar with their new line of premium custom 1911s.

    The collaboration between the high end 1911 maker and the Glock parts specialist was actually announced last year. This year they have two more offerings in 9mm that will only be available in 2019.

    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.

    Dave Roberts, VP Marketing and business development for ZEV Technologies said “Last year’s collaboration was such a huge success for both ZEV and Ed Brown we had to do it again. The expert craftsmen at Ed Brown products know our style and have been able to capture it again with this stunning 1911.”

    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.

    As with all Ed Brown 1911’s, it is hand-fit with fully machined parts, and backed by our Lifetime Warranty.

    Ed Brown Zev 1911

    The FX-ZEV19-RMR-9 (seen above) will feature ZEV “Orion” slide cuts, a Trijicon RMR and tall night sights, a scalloped frame, a 4.25″ 9mm threaded barrel complete with ZEV dimples and a ZEV thread protector. It weights in at 41oz and will have an MSRP of $4,995.

    The other 1911 they’ve developed is the FX-ZEV19-9 (seen above). It will also have a 9mm 4.25″ Commander slide with the same cuts. However it won’t have a threaded barrel or RMR. Instead it will include a non-threaded ZEV SR dimpled barrel and EVO U-notch rear sight and an orange HD XR front sight. It weights in at 37oz and will have an MSRP of $3,995. Both 1911s also include a lifetime warranty from Ed Brown.

    For more info check out EdBrown.com.

    While I was at the Ed Brown booth I also spotted this beautifully engraved 1911.

    Ed Brown Cobra Engraved 1911

    Ed Brown Cobra Engraved 1911

    Check out all that detail on top of the slide and even on the 45 ACP magazine.

    Ed Brown Cobra Engraved 1911

    Ray I.

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