Ed Brown has revealed the 2018 edition of the Classic Custom, the flagship firearm in its Exhibition series of 1911s.

Available in stainless and blued versions, the 2018 of the Ed Brown Classic Custom features slide flats that sport a mirror finish to contrast with the glass bead finished frame. The top of the slide is flattened and grooved, offering a no glare runway effect that the company says “guides your eye” to the gold beat front sight. Meanwhile, the back of the slide includes 50 LPI serrations to match the deep buried adjustable rear sight. In addition, the front strap and mainspring housing are finished in Ed Brown’s skip-line checkering.

Other features on the updated Ed Brown Classic Custom include a five-inch barrel; two-piece guide rod; custom slide rib; and a magazine catch with an oversized 40 LPI checkered button.

This gun is chambered in 9mm (stainless only), .38 Super (stainless only) and .45 ACP. Its overall length is 8.75 inches. The overall height is 5.75 inches. In addition, the gun weighs in at 40 ounces with an empty magazine. The capacity on this 1911 is seven rounds.

In the press release, Ed Brown describes this Classic Custom as an opportunity for its “gunsmiths to display their talent and share it with the world. Each option was carefully chosen for a traditional, yet unique pistol for the most discerning buyer. It has all the bells and whistles, and includes those extra enhancements that you don’t really need, but really want.”

The MSRP on the new Ed Brown Classic Custom 1911 is $3,695. See the specs and a video below.

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2018 Ed Brown Classic Custom 1911

  • Available Calibers:  9mm (Stainless slide only), 38 Super (Stainless slide only), 45 ACP
  • Barrel Length:  5″
  • Weight: approximately 40 ounces with an unloaded magazine inserted
  • Model: CC18-BB (Blue), CC18-SS (Stainless)
  • 5″ Government model slide, single stack government model frame
  • Weight: approximately 40 ounces with an unloaded magazine inserted
  • Skip-line checkering on forestrap and mainspring housing
  • Special mirror finished slide
  • 50 LPI serrations on back of slide to match serrated adjustable sight
  • Adjustable rear sight buried deep into slide, gold bead front sight
  • Two-piece guide rod for smoother cycling and easier disassembly
  • Mag catch with oversize 40 LPI checkered button
  • Custom slide rib


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