Our Manufacturing Philosophy
Ed Brown firearms are engineered, machined, and handcrafted for
performance under the supervision of the Brown family. At our company, it's all about
the product. We strive to make the very best high grade, high performance firearms,
at a reasonable price and delivery, using our own innovative designs, superior components, and old fashion hand craftsmanship.
Making the right decision about a high-end firearm is not easy. There are many
competitors offering a slew of choices. You make the right choice by picking
the manufacturer whose philosophy best fits your needs. Our firearm manufacturing
philosophy rests on 3 pillars, upon which we have built our 40 years of success.
Engineered for performance
Engineering consists of the design of the product, and the materials specification.
The Brown family is well-known for their innovation and excellence in engineering
designs of superior performance. We broke all the rules, and originally conceived
and CAD/CAM designed each model to be a complete custom firearm. Every part
on our firearms has been redesigned, enhanced, or more closely toleranced for
one thing: Performance. Only the finest materials are called for to meet our
engineering specifications. In most cases this means forgings, or pre-heat treated
steel for precision machining.
Each model firearm consists of a specific configuration. Years of experience
and testing have gone into these specific configurations, each having been extensively
tested under a wide variety of conditions to ensure performance. Our handguns are used in competition, carry, on the range, and for home protection
by thousands of people, many of them law enforcement professionals and industry
experts. If you will depend on your firearm as a serious tool, you don't have
the luxury of experimentation. You need to know that your firearm has been proven
in the field with a strong track record. We feel there is only one way to reach
perfection and attain confidence in a firearm's reliability, and that is to
build many guns exactly the same and test them extensively under a variety of
conditions over time. This provides the highest degree of confidence and reliability
Precision machined in America
We've invested millions in state-of-the-art CNC manufacturing technology
specifically for the firearms industry. Housed inside our 17,500+ square foot
facility, you find the latest in horizontal machining centers, swiss type turning
machines, precision broaching, and fine polishing equipment. It is this investment
of resources that has made us one of the leaders in the field, and will keep
us at the leading edge in the future. While competitors either outsource to
the cheapest bidder, or buy generic mass market components that are readily
available, the Brown family refuses to compromise their quality and control.
All of the main components in our firearms are manufactured in-house on CNC
machinery by Ed Brown Products, under direct supervision of the Brown family.
This means that we have virtually complete control over the quality and delivery
of the final product. None of our competitors can match this claim.
Hand-crafted to perfection
Often it's the little things that make the difference. The Brown family
has built a reputation for the highest degree of quality firearm craftsmanship.
The philosophy of most manufacturing companies is to make "good enough"
parts that are interchangeable, and use cheap labor to assemble them with no
hand finishing. Ed Brown firearms are different, and it shows. We go that extra
mile by putting more hand fitting and finishing into our firearms than any other
manufacturer, resulting in some of the most attractive firearms available anywhere
at any price. It's another thing that separates an Ed Brown firearm from
the rest. Each firearm is carefully finished and inspected by one of the Brown's
before it leaves our facility. Other's say they've got it, but all
you have to do is compare.