Why Ed Brown

Our Manufacturing Philosophy
Ed Brown firearms are engineered, machined, and handcrafted for performance under the direct supervision of the Brown family. 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. All backed by a lifetime written warranty and excellent customer service. We are constantly improving our product and raising the bar for custom 1911 performance and craftsmanship.

Our firearm manufacturing philosophy rests on 3 pillars, upon which we have built our 40 years of success.

Engineered for performance
The Brown family is well-known for their innovation and excellence in engineering designs of superior performance, with a track record spanning over 40 years. We broke all the rules, and originally conceived and CAD/CAM designed each model to be a complete custom firearm. The 1911 design is simply brilliant, and has a track record spanning over 100 years. We have added a lifetime of modern machining and shooting competition experience to this brilliant, time tested design. Every part 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.

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. Ed Brown handguns have 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.

Precision machined in America
We've invested over 10 million dollars in state-of-the-art CNC manufacturing technology specifically for the firearms industry. This is what it takes to truly make your own components in-house. Housed inside our 20,000+ square foot facility, you will find the latest in 5 axis machining centers, swiss type turning machines, precision broaching, surface grinders, fine polishing equipment, fiber lasers, and coordinate measuring machines. 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 (many of them foreign made), 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.

Hand-crafted to perfection
The Brown family has built a stellar reputation for the highest degree of quality firearm craftsmanship. The philosophy of most makers is "good enough", or even interchangeable parts, assembled quickly with cheap labor and little to no hand finishing. Ed Brown firearms are different, and it shows, in all the details. 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. In addition to all the high tech inspection methods and equipment we use, every firearm is carefully hand fitted, hand finished, and hand 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.