Ed Brown has announced that their new EVO-CCO9 Lightweight 1911 pistol is now available. As the company states, this pistol is their “smallest, thinnest and lightest 1911 to date!“. Particularly, it is 7.5″ long 5″ high, has a slide width of .860” and weighs 27 oz with an inserted empty magazine. According to Ed Brown: “The slide is shortened to 4″ and thinned substantially for weight reduction“. The standard, GI 1911 slide width is about .91″ – .92”.
The EVO-CCO9 Lightweight is a 9mm handgun built on the company’s aluminum single stack compact (Officer’s) frame. The gun is designed for the concealed carry market and it’s described by the company as “the ultimate carry gun“. The pistol features a round butt mainspring housing, concealed carry grip safety, and slimline grips which make it easier to conceal.
The EVO-CCO9 Lightweight pistol also features an external extractor, removable front sight (orange Trijicon HDXR sight), ledge style U-notch rear sight, fluted 4″ bull barrel, and a flat wire recoil spring. The slide serrations have quite a simple yet unique design. The minimalistic front serrations make the gun look even better by adding a touch of a modern look to the classic 1911 lines. The front strap and mainspring housing feature scale style pattern that Ed Brown calls Snakeskin treatment. All of the controls are typical standard 1911 controls. All the parts of these pistols are machined and the guns are hand built.
The Ed Brown EVO-CCO9 Lightweight pistol is listed on the company’s website with a price tag of $2,295. It is covered by Ed Brown’s lifetime warranty.
If 1911 pistols are the carry weapon of your choice, tell us in the comments section what do you think about this particular pistol. Is it a too expensive option for a carry 1911 or do you think it offers features and quality that others don’t and you are not going to save on a tool that can be the best in literally a life-and-death situation?
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