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Ed Brown Special Forces carry or Kobra Carry

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by GVFlyer, Jan 2, 2010.

  1. GVFlyer

    GVFlyer Senior Member

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    OK, I screwed the pooch. I vacillated long enough trying to decide if I wanted an ambi-safety on a new stainless Kobra Carry (I don't), that I now have to order the pistol and wait 60-90 days...or I can get a stainless Special Forces Carry on Tuesday.

    I sorta wanted a "Kobra" Carry because I flew the AH-1G "Cobra" Attack Helicopter in combat. I'm a little hesitant to get a pistol with "Special Forces" on the slide, because while I have worked for the JFKSWC I am not a genuine certified snake eater. Silly, I know - If being "Flash Qualified" was a requirement to purchase an Ed Brown Special Forces pistol, old Ed wouldn't sell very many pistols. But I digress.

    Is there any compelling reason I should choose one pistol over the other? Should I get the Special Forces Carry on Tuesday or the Kobra Carry on Easter?
     
  2. Quack

    Quack Rent this space

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    Checkering vs Snakeskin, that's really the only difference between the 2.

    don't know who you are going through, but if you want a KC, give George a call to see if he has one
    http://migunslingers.com/
     
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  3. Officer's Match

    Officer's Match S.R.D. v

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    Strictly your call buddy, as all EB's are functionally built the same. Only stylistic differences.

    I personally think Kobra when I think Ed Brown, sorta' like I get a Big Mac when I go to McDonalds. OK, crappy reference, but you get the idea.
     
  4. Quack

    Quack Rent this space

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    how about lingerie (for the wife) when i go to Victoria's Secret :supergrin:
     
  5. GVFlyer

    GVFlyer Senior Member

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    I'm glad you clarified that the Vicki's Secret stuff was "for the wife".
     
  6. Quack

    Quack Rent this space

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    yeah, because if i didn't i'd get the :shocked: look :rofl:
     
  7. bac1023

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    Its the same gun.

    I'd get the Special Forces.

    In fact, there really isn't any difference in all the Ed Brown 1911s. Its just metal work and sights, really. The Classic Custom has a couple unique features, but nothing over the top.
     
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    I appreciate your view on the "SF" name. Those in the know find it offensive to commercialize the beret. If you flew Cobras, I'd look for a KC.
     
  9. Quack

    Quack Rent this space

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    or go with a naked slide
     
  10. Substance-P

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    There always seems to be some Kobras available in the various classified sections as well as from gunbroker etc....having said that, I would go with the Kobra as it seems to be both the quintessential Brown as well as the one you really want.

    I would admittedly have a hard time waiting; however, I would try to look for one that you could get sooner than 60-90 days
     
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    Its the most common Brown, I'll give you that.
     
  12. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

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    Special Forces gets my vote.
     
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    glock2740 Gun lover.

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    The Special Forces has Chainlink. The Executive is the model with checkering.
     
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    I'd get the special forces with naked slide.
     
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    Quack Rent this space

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    oops...brainfart
     
  16. big_gun_man

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    I really like my Special Forces, I really don't think you will be disappointed either way.
     
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    HAIL CAESAR Senior Member

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    Get a Custom Fusio....

    I mean.... I would get the Special Forces personally. But if I flew Cobra's I could definitely see getting a Kobra.:wavey:
     
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    RaiderCop NRA Life Member

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    1 vote for the Kobra Carry (blue over stainless).
     
  19. joe2golf

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    I looked at both the other day. I don't want the ambi safety on the Kobra. However, I thought the chainlink was too aggressive and would chew up my hands while training. I guess they were designed for people wearing gloves?

    I'm leaning toward a Kobra and switching out the ambi safety for a single safety...which kinda sucks to spend even more money!
     
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    you can also order one and spend less $