If you’re looking for a next-level 1911, you can’t do much better than an Ed Brown. These super high-end 1911s are more than just a defensive firearm – they’re also an investment piece. But if you’re going to spend the money on an Ed Brown 1911, you don’t want to skimp on your concealed carry holster. In this post, we’ll help you choose the perfect holster for your Ed Brown.
Ed Brown 1911s: Origins
Ed Brown 1911s are nearly half as old as the platform itself. The company’s founder, the eponymous Ed Brown, opened his first gun shop in 1968. He worked nights and weekends as a part-time gunsmith, spending his days working as a tool and die maker, CNC machinist, and CAD designer.
During that time, he honed his shooting skills as an International Pistol Shooting Confederation contender, and even placed in the top 16 shooters in the world. He also developed designs for his own 1911 parts to improve the platform for modern combat shooters.
Ed Brown developed his skills in this way for 20 years before finally going into gunsmithing full-time. Before long, Brownell’s began carrying his 1911 parts, and he was off to the races. He also began doing custom work on his clients’ 1911s, upgrading them with his parts to create next-level combat-ready guns.
By 1911 though, he stopped doing custom orders. Instead, Brown focused on creating the world’s best 1911 pistols. He also brought on his two sons Travis and Wade, to work with him in 1998. They still run the company today out of their warehouse in Missouri.
The Ed Brown 1911: the Cream of the Crop
Ed Brown 1911s are some of the best in the world. That’s because the company has put in ridiculous amounts of time and monetary investments over the years. In fact, their Missouri facility contains more than 25 million dollars worth of machining and production equipment. That’s something that other boutique 1911 builders can’t match.
The company machines each part in America – there’s no injection molding going on here. They use state-of-the-art mills, grinders, and laser-guided tech to ensure every part is measured correctly to a minuscule scale. Then, they hand-fit each piece together. This creates a truly next-level gun.
There’s a trade-off, though. An Ed Brown 1911 can cost upwards of $3,000. As a result, you’re going to want to protect your investment as much as possible. It’s still a tool though, and you don’t want to baby it. That’s where the Southern Trapper comes in.
The Best Leather Concealed Carry Holster for an Ed Brown 1911
The best way to protect your Ed Brown 1911 and still keep it ready for use is a leather concealed carry holster. A leather holster, unlike kydex, won’t scratch or scuff your gun. That’s important, since you don’t want to damage your expensive firearm.
Leather also offers enough friction to keep your weapon held snugly in your holster without any kind of active retention system. However, you’ll still be able to draw swiftly at a moment’s notice.
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