California Models

CALIFORNIA SERIES

California Approved models

California Executive Target

The Executive Target features an adjustable rear sight for precise target and range work.  The top of the slide has been flattened and finely grooved at 40 LPI, which naturally guides your eye to the front sight and eliminates distracting glare. Known as our best firearm for target shooting, this elegant design has a beautiful simplicity that has yet to be matched. Unique with the Executive series pistols is the 25 LPI checkered frame and mainspring housing. This pattern is not too rough on the hands, but not too fine for a secure grip.  

SPECIFICATIONS

Caliber:  45 ACP
Barrel Length:  5"
Weight: approximately 38 ounces with an unloaded magazine inserted

•  5" Government model slide, single stack government model frame.
•  Exclusive 25 LPI checkering on forestrap and mainspring housing.
•  Carbon steel frame and slide coated with black Gen4 for low glare, superior rust protection, and improved wear resistance.
•  Traditional "square cut" serrations on rear of slide only, top of slide is flattened and finely grooved at 40 LPI.
•  Adjustable rear sight buried deep into slide, cross dovetail front sight.
•  All California models feature an ambidextrous thumb safety, titanium firing pin and extra heavy-duty firing pin spring.

California Special Forces

Built for pure performance and extreme use, the Special Forces pistol from Ed Brown has everything you need for serious performance. All the engineering, precision manufacturing, and hand-fitting the Brown family is famous for is included, and we've added to that a new severe use coating for improved wear resistance and rust protection. A unique and highly durable Chainlink pattern provides a secure grip for severe applications.

SPECIFICATIONS

Caliber:  45 ACP
Barrel Length:  5"
Weight: approximately 38 ounces with an unloaded magazine inserted

•  5" Government model slide, single stack government model frame. The John Browning traditional design for the ultimate in reliability and accuracy.
•  Exclusive Chainlink treatment on forestrap and mainspring housing for the ultimate in durability, secure grip, and extreme use.
•  Carbon steel frame and slide coated with black Gen4 coating for low glare, superior rust protection, and improved wear resistance.
•  Traditional "square cut" serrations on rear of slide only.
•  Fixed dovetail 3-dot night sights with high visibility white outlines.
•  All California models feature an ambidextrous thumb safety, titanium firing pin and extra heavy-duty firing pin spring.

California Kobra Carry

The Kobra Carry is the perfect solution for those who prefer a smaller model 1911, but insist on complete reliability. The slide has been reduced to the minimum possible (4.25") without significantly impairing the legendary reliability of the 5" slide. The frame has been modified with the innovative Ed Brown Bobtail® housing which reduces the projecting butt of the mainspring housing without sacrificing the full size frame and magazine capacity. The Bobtail® minimizes the print under your jacket when carrying and reduces weight. Officer's frames reduce magazine capacity and limit grip, while keeping the projecting, sharp butt. Slides shorter than 4.25" are notorious for reduced reliability. These problems are eliminated with the Ed Brown Commander Bobtail® configuration, which reflects the genius of John Browning with an innovative modern flair. The functional simplicity has yet to be matched. Unique with the Kobra series pistols is the innovative snakeskin treatment. It is a directional pattern, meaning it is smooth to slide your hand up, but bites in for a snug grip the other way where you need it. It's easier on the hands than checkering, and our female customers in particular can't stop bragging about it. Not to mention it just looks cool! The Kobra Carry is an innovative masterpiece, and a serious tool for those who want something a little different. We are sure you'll be charmed by the Kobra Carry!  

SPECIFICATIONS

Caliber:  45 ACP
Barrel Length:  4.25"
Weight: approximately 35 ounces with an unloaded magazine inserted

•  4.25" Commander model slide, single stack Commander Bobtail® frame.
•  Exclusive Snakeskin treatment on forestrap, Bobtail® housing. A beautiful, unique, and snag free gripping surface.
•  Matte finished slide for low glare, with snakeskin on rear of slide only.
•  Fixed dovetail 3-dot night sights with high visibility white outlines.
•  All California models feature an ambidextrous thumb safety, titanium firing pin and extra heavy-duty firing pin spring.

Is the KC9 California approved?

The most common question we received about the new EVO series KC9 was, “is it CA approved?”. The simple answer is no, it is not, and will not appear on the CA roster.

However, the KC9 upper is available as a “retro” option. This means you can have the KC9 upper installed on your CA Ed Brown Kobra Carry, which will transform your gun into a KC9. You can even swap back to your 45 ACP upper easily, effectively having a dual caliber pistol.

The only requirement is that you own a CA approved Ed Brown Kobra Carry, and you are willing to send it back to us under our Basic Service Package, to get the EVO KC9 upper installed. The firearm can then be shipped directly back to your home.

Find out more about the KC9 Conversion.