The Brownells BRN-1911™ Retro Custom Government Pistol is the first handgun in our Retro line of vintage-inspired firearms. We developed it in partnership with Ed Brown, a legendary name in custom 1911s, a maker of second-to-none 1911 parts, and a longtime Brownells partner. The BRN-1911™ harkens back to classic custom 1911s of the 1980s, when customization of the "Forty-Five" moved beyond simply installing target sights and really took off.
The BRN-1911's classic '80s features include the two-tone color scheme, Bo-Mar type adjustable sights, fine checkering on the front strap, crisply checkered double-diamond Cocobolo grips, and an overall uncluttered, elegant appearance.
With the BRN-1911™ you get a full-size Government Model with a match-grade 5" barrel. The slide of blued carbon steel looks like a classic military 1911 slide with the skinny, vertical serrations at the rear - but forget about the looseness and sloppiness of an old G.I. 1911! When it comes to fit and finish, the BRN-1911™ slide is pure Ed Brown. To underscore our pistol's clean appearance, there are no markings on this slide. It's topped with a fully windage/elevation adjustable Bo-Mar rear sight (still the best in the eyes of many 1911 aficionados), paired with a square-profile front sight with crisp anti-glare serrations on its rear face.
Inspired by the Classic Custom 1911 of the '80s - Built by Ed Brown & Available ONLY from Brownells
Brownells & ED Brown
Full Size Government
45 Auto (ACP)
7rd Magazine (2)
Two Tone Finish: The matte-blue, unmarked slide contrasts with the matte stainless frame for that classic two-tone look popular for custom 1911s from the 1980s.
Arched Mainspring Housing: The smooth curve of the arched mainspring housing fills the hand comfortably and rounds out the grip profile.
25 LPI Front Checkering & Cocobolo Grips: The precision-cut frame checkering works with the texture of the grips for firm, positive control under all conditions. Cocobolo adds a deep, rich luster to accent the stainless frame.
BoMar Sights: Fully adjustable for both elevation and windage, the easy-to-see sights help keep you on target.
Lightened Trigger: A crisp, sensitive trigger with a clean, precise break keeps shooters coming back to custom 1911s. The BRN-1911’s fully-adjustable trigger lets you find the perfect pull.
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