Ed Brown EVO-KC9


Introducing the KC9, the first model in the Evolution series from Ed Brown. The KC9 pays homage to the Kobra Carry, which took the industry by storm nearly 20 years ago and has now become the iconic standard for a high end custom 1911, with its revolutionary Ed Brown Bobtail®, stainless steel base, and Snakeskin treatment.

Optimized for the 9mm caliber, the KC9 inherits those same characteristics, yet is smaller, thinner, and lighter. The KC9 retains 100% 1911 controls and handling characteristics, makes use of standard 1911 magazines, and standard 1911 grips with the Ed Brown Bobtail® cut, which are now a standard offering among major grip makers. Some parts were completely re-designed to take advantage of modern improvements such as the new external extractor, easy-to-change front sight, smaller "Tactical Edge" rear sight, bull barrel, and a flat wire recoil spring system. The re-engineered slide has been shortened to 4", thinned substantially for weight reduction, and includes a unique 7-top custom cut, with special front and rear serrations. A recessed slide stop completes the package, making for the perfect custom 9mm 1911.


Caliber:  9mm
Barrel Length:  4"
Overall Length: 7.500"
Overall Height: 5.350"
Slide Thickness: .860"
Weight: approximately 34 ounces with an unloaded magazine inserted

  • • Model: EVO-KC9
  • • 4" slide, thinned substantially for weight reduction.
  • • Single stack Bobtail® frame.
  • • Exclusive Snakeskin treatment on forestrap and Bobtail® housing.
  • • 7-top custom cut slide with special front and rear serrations.
  • • External extractor.
  • • Easy to change orange HD XR front night sight.
  • • Smaller, redesigned "Tactical Edge" U-notch rear sight.
  • • Bull barrel.
  • • Guide rod with flat wire recoil spring system.
  • • Single-side, carry profile thumb safety.
  • • Custom options included: recessed slide stop, flush barrel with recessed crown.
*Photos may include features and/or upgrades not included in the base model and price.
*Weights shown are close approximations. Due to slight variations in parts, we cannot guarantee the weight to be 100% specific on any firearm.
*Prices and specifications subject to change without notice.
*Due to the unprecedented demand, some components may be substituted in order to complete your firearm in a more timely manner.



the KC9 is smaller, thinner, and lighter

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