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Finally Arrived and I Had to Share!

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by tsmo1066, Sep 21, 2012.

  1. tsmo1066

    tsmo1066 Happy Smiley

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    It's been nearly 8 months, but the Ed Brown Kobra full size I ordered back in February has finally arrived! Can't wait to take it to the range tomorrow and put it through its paces!
     
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  3. redbrd

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    That is so nice.
     
  4. ctfireman

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    Congrats. That's a hell of a piece you got there.
     
  5. tsmo1066

    tsmo1066 Happy Smiley

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    Thanks. I'm planning on running a few hundred rounds through it tomorrow, combination of Georgia Arms 230 grain ball and some Federal 230 grain HST (non +P).

    If she runs half as good as she looks, I'll be one very happy camper!

    I'll post a follow-up on how things go!
     
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    Looks great

    Congrats! :cool:
     
  8. steve1911

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    Congrats!

    Looks great.


    1911club#410
     
  9. Roydrage

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    You gotta Love it!
     
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    What a beauty. Congratulations!!
     
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    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    Great looking firearm you have there, enjoy.
     
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    Sweet - congrats!
     
  14. ThatGuyDave

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    Damn that is one beautiful gun! Congratulations and make sure to post a range report when you get back from shooting!!

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 2
     
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    tsmo1066 Happy Smiley

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    Thanks for the kind words. I just got back from the range a couple of hours ago and it went GREAT!

    Fired 250 rounds through it without a single hiccup of any kind, and the accuracy was spot-on. It ate Federal HSTs like candy and also went through a hundred or so bulk reloads from Georgia Arms without a hitch.

    Interestingly, the percieved recoil was noticeably less than with my Ruger SR1911. I'm guessing this is due to the additional precision in the Kobra's slide/frame fit (bac1023 or one of the other true 1911 Gurus could likely explain this in detail). I have to say I've never fired a 1911 that had a slide function as smoothly as this Kobra, and I've done a good bit of shooting with semi-customs, to include Wilson CQBs and a Nighthawk Talon. I can honestly say I now understand what some shooters are talking about when they describe the "set on ball bearings" feel of an Ed Brown's action.

    All I can say is that the cost and the 8 month wait was well worth it! Mark me down as a very happy customer!

    :wavey:
     
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    So glad to hear it man! I'm sure she'll give you and your family generations of accuracy and fun!

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    ilgunguygt Enslaved in IL

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    That is definately an awesome pistol! Congrats, you have lots of reasons to be proud of that one.
     
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    congrats! nice gun.