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Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by Quack, Oct 8, 2009.
Volkmann that is really sweet what was turn around time for ordering one ? see Bac got me thinking again, do those grips darken as bad as the valor grips when you get them dirty
You could always consider asking Dan Wesson about different grips for a Valor?
I was looking at a few used semi-custom 1911s and after PMing BAC I picked this up, and I've been in love ever since!
Cobra nice looking gun i like the wood grips that DW have
almost bought a used LB Premier II today LOL
When I ordered mine, the turnaround time was only a month, which is amazing. That said, I wouldn't be surprised if it was longer now.
Those grips have the same traits as the Valor's, but Luke Volkmann will give you whatever grips you want. His 1911s are pretty much built to order.
Bac, any chance you know how long Luke worked for Ed Brown.
No, but I do know it was for several years.
Yeah, you need a Baer and Nighthawk to round out your semi custom collection.
I never felt a particular attraction to 1911's, although I always enjoyed Bac's collection when he posted pictures and comments. After collecting everything I thought I wanted, I started to appreciate the workmanship and beauty of 1911's a bit more and more, and last week decided to take the plunge.
This arrived the other day. It is a Ed Brown Executive Elite in the 5" government model. Bac, thanks for opening my eyes to this great, classic pistol. I'm already thinking about a commander size with a bobtail for CCW.
Wow,....that Ed Brown is outstanding!
Great pic as well! Congrats.....
Ron, that's beautiful.
I'm glad you decided to get the Executive Elite. I've got the Classic Custom, which is pretty much the same pistol and love it.
I guess you need a Kobra Carry to go with it.
Here are my Ed Browns.
Thanks Bac! They're beautiful! Could you tell me if the Custom has anything noteworthy that is mechanically different than the other models?
Also, what is your opinion of the Cobra's snakeskin as compared to the more traditional checkering? I think they have a third option on the Special Forces that is called "chainlink."
And as long as I'm asking questions... on take down, do you favor removing the slide stop pin first, or do you prefer removing the bushing first?
Remove the bushing first. Its much easier to remove the pin with no tension in the spring.
I like the Kobra's snakeskin pattern.
The chainlink on then Special Forces is nice too. I have an STI Trojan with that pattern.
The Classic Custom has the mirror finish slide, oversize mag release, checkering on the back of the slide, two piece guide rod, target sights, etc. I also added an Ed Brown mag well when I ordered mine. Its Ed Brown's top of the line 1911. That said, quality of all Ed Browns is the same, it just comes down to features.
Here's another view of it. You can see the mirror blued slide. Its a very well done 1911.
Ron, that's sweeet! Good job. For a bobtailed commander, you may want to take a look at Dan wesson. Bac has one and can fill you in.
Thanks Cobra! Yes, I have heard several people speak very highly of the Dan Wesson CBOB. I will keep that in mind.
Thanks Bac1023 for inspiring me to purchase a new carpet