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My New Ed Brown Kobra

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by Cougfan2, Jun 12, 2011.

  1. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    Late getting these pics up, but here are some pics of my new Ed Brown Kobra bobtail with 10-8 rear sight and Esmeralda Rosewood Picazo grips. I also have some VZ double diamonds for it in Black Cherry.

    I have tried to get to the range the last two weekends, but last weekend we had a wedding shower for my Son's fiance and this weekend there was a long range match at Douglas Ridge. Hope to get out next weekend and post a range report.

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    And with an Adams Leatherworks Avenger holster.
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  2. nwo

    nwo Southern Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Wow, that is a beautiful handgun.

    I am really getting interested in the 1911 platform as of late.
     
  3. gaijinsamurai

    gaijinsamurai Beaverton Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    Nice!



    (They could have done a better job engraving the serial #100 on the grips, though! ;))
     
  4. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    Hehe. I didn't even think about that. It does kind of look that way, doesn't it. :laugh:
     
  5. Phillyfan

    Phillyfan Oregon City, Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Those grips are absolutely gorgeous! They are so gorgeous that I don't mind looking like an idiot by spelling gorgeous wrong! I don't have a 1911, but if I could get a pair of grips like that I would buy the gun just to fit them. Beautiful.
     
  6. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    I had actually bought those grips for my Dan Wesson CBOB, but after getting them they just didn't look right on the stainless pistol so I just put them in the safe. I ordered some other grips for the Ed Brown from Brown's Custom Grips in Kansas City, but when I got them I wasn't real happy with the fit. They looked great, but the fit wasn't perfect and I wanted "perfect" for a $2K+ pistol. I remembered I had the Esmeralda's in the safe and installed them and was just blown away with how good they looked on the EB with the Gen 3 coating. I'm glad I kept them.
     
  7. orygun

    orygun West Linn Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Man! That's a beautiful gun.:wow:
     
  8. captqc

    captqc Tigard Silver Supporter Silver Supporter

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    Sweet! If your's shoots anywhere as good as mine does you will be a happy camper. Gary
     
  9. gaijinsamurai

    gaijinsamurai Beaverton Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    That is really a beautiful pistol, cougfan2. If I had the money to spend on a ultra-premium 1911A1-type pistol, it would undoubtedly be an Ed Brown.

    ...however, i installed some Ed Brown parts in my Kimber, so I'll have to be satisfied with that!
     
  10. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    Nothing wrong with installing Ed Brown parts as an upgrade. I did the same on a Colt Goldcup. Installed an EB beavertail grip safety and tactical thumb safety along with a Wilson flat checkered mainspring housing. Still need to get a little stiffer recoil spring as the light spring that comes with the Goldcup is gauged for target loads rather than full combat loads. The lighter spring functions OK, but I want to avoid any potential peening of the frame due to the recoil spring being too light.

    In the interest of accurate reporting, I didn't do the upgrade installs myself. Willamette Valley Arms in Hillsboro did the work.
     
  11. mistershipwreck

    mistershipwreck Beretta City, Texas Member

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    That is an awesome gun!
     
  12. 2506

    2506 Seattle Well-Known Member

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    I really like the absence of front slide-serrations. She's right purty.
     
  13. phatdoughnut

    phatdoughnut The Gorge Active Member

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    That looks like an amazing pistol! Have you shot it yet?
     
  14. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    I'm ashamed to say I haven't. The last several weekends either the weather has been to chitty or the wife and I had been involved in helping get ready for our Son's and his Fiance's wedding.

    Well, the wedding was this last weekend and this coming weekend is supposed to be gorgeous so I may finally get some range time in.
     
  15. asiparks

    asiparks PDX Active Member

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    beautiful, love a bobtail on a 5" !
     
  16. scrappydoo

    scrappydoo Federal Way Active Member

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    Those are interesting grips. Congrats, she looks like a keeper.