Ed Brown ZEV 1911 and three hollow points (courtesy ammoland.com)
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Wilson Combat strayed from 1911 orthodoxy to sell upgraded Berettas and plenty o’ GLOCK bits. Ed Brown’s not going there, but their latest gun sure ain’t grandpa’s 1911. The $4995 suppressor-ready, red dot-topped, Commander-sized ZEV 1911 is based on the aftermarket part maker’s Dragonfly Signature Slide. Ed’s homies promise more collaborations. Press release . . .

PERRY, MO –-(Ammoland.com)- While best known for traditional custom 1911s, Ed Brown Products, Inc. is excited to collaborate with ZEV Technologies, Inc. in the design of a new, aggressively styled 1911. The ZEV 1911 pistol is another example of the new and exciting things coming from the second-generation leadership at Ed Brown Products. This new pistol is limited and will only be available for order during 2018.

The new ZEV 1911 was designed to appeal to fans of what is popular in custom polymer pistols, a market where ZEV is a clear leader. It is the result of ZEV’s unique styling applied to the world’s finest 1911.

Dimpled barrel on Ed Brown ZEV 1911 (courtesy edbrown.com)

Based on ZEV’s most popular design, the Dragonfly, the design shares the aggressive styling while maintaining the structural rigidity of the 1911 slide. Taking a cue from the ZEV look, the dimpled barrel makes for a striking effect, being visible through the side and top slide ports.

Side cuts and stuff on Ed Brown ZEV 1911 (courtesy edbrown.com)

The top of the slide showcases our new 7-top slide cuts and is topped with a Trijicon RMR sight and tall night sights. The integral rail frame features edgy machining accents on the rail, while the front strap is adorned with the FX1 Snakeskin.

A threaded suppressor ready barrel complete with a ZEV thread protector, recessed slide stop with a serrated pin, and a blended one-piece magwell housing, finish out this show-stopping pistol. As with all Ed Brown 1911’s, it is hand-fit with fully machined parts and backed by our Lifetime warranty.

Ed Brown ZEV 1911 right (courtesy edbrown.com)

John May, Sales and Marketing Director for Ed Brown Products told us, “We have been the authority on traditional 1911s for 50 years, and in the years to come, we intend to be the leader on new, cutting-edge handguns as well. It has been a true pleasure to work with the ZEV crew, and we can’t wait to do it again!”

Dave Roberts, VP Marketing and business development for ZEV Technologies said “ZEV is thrilled to be a part of this exciting project. The 1911 has a rich history that we simply could not ignore, Ed Brown Products have mastered the 1911 so it seemed to be a perfect fit and we are looking forward to more projects in the future.”

For more information on Ed Brown Products and the ZEV 1911, please visit www.edbrown.com

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Beginning over 50 years ago as a one-man custom shop, Ed Brown Products has evolved into one of the leading custom manufacturers of high-end 1911 handguns and components. The complete line of innovative 1911 parts, and 1911 handguns, represent the pinnacle of engineering, hand craftsmanship, and performance, and come with a lifetime warranty! All Ed Brown products are manufactured in a family-owned and operated facility under the direct supervision of the Brown family, who are entirely focused on raising the bar for custom 1911 excellence. For more information please contact Ed Brown Products at 573-565-3261, or visit www.edbrown.com.

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  1. So let me get this straight, Zev won’t make a slide or barrel for a G20 or G21, but they will collaborate on a 1911?

  2. After all that panty-twisting on the Bond Bullpup, I’ll be waiting for the “I can buy 20 Hi-points for that kinda money” lines. But as a 1911 guy, I LOVE it.

  3. Personally I think the STI Host would do it for me. Everything this has without the fancy stuff and at half the cost.

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