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Old 06-23-2012, 02:24 PM
Arman223 Arman223 is offline
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Executive Target Received & Tested




Kudos to the Brown Family and George at Gunslingers
After about 170 days of waiting, George emails me that my new Executive Target has arrived early. I picked it up the next evening at my FFL. Thanks George!
Original estimate was for a July 4 delivery. Sighted it in yesterday just enough to get in the black at 25 yards, and used it for our local 50 yard Silhouette match today. 100% Reliable, didn't matter whose magazine I used. Cycled my 230gr FMJ and 200gr LSWC perfectly. If I had actually set the sights up for 50 yards, I might not have missed so many, but I ran out of daylight. The overall execution of the fit and finish is fantastic. I'll get the sight adjusted later this week, and plan on improving my Iron Sight match scores back to my normal ability level. The Browns did good.
It sure is nice to be able to write up a "Perfectly Satisfied Customer" post.
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Old 06-23-2012, 02:55 PM
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Very nice! Worth the 170 day wait, wasn't it?
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Old 06-23-2012, 03:59 PM
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Congrats on a very nice 1911!
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Old 06-23-2012, 04:00 PM
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KyJim,
Most definitely worth the wait. I have a few of the late Jim Clark's Bullseye Colts. I compare every other 1911 to his pistols. After tearing the Brown down for a cleaning, I was surprised to see the quality of the machining. The inside of the Extractor spring hole and Firing Pin hole is just as smooth as the cuts made on the outside of the slide. The Clark slides glide like a Hockey Puck across the ice, as does the Brown's slide. Fantastic workmanship and attention to small details I never expected to see attention lavished upon. I doubt that this will be my last Brown pistol.
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Old 06-23-2012, 04:08 PM
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( Why carry a 1911? Because life's too short to carry an ugly gun.)

I love that.
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Old 06-23-2012, 04:56 PM
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I have to confess that in warm weather, in shorts and t-shirts, I just can't manage a real 1911. I do often carry my 1911 wannabe Sig P238.
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Old 06-23-2012, 05:43 PM
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The Brown Executive Target is one of my favorites. And the two-tone looks great.

There was a picture of Jeff Cooper's Pachmayr build on the Louder than Words Forum that looked just like your two-tone. What a classic.

Enjoy.
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Old 06-23-2012, 06:24 PM
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Arman, that is one beautiful pistol ~ Congrats!
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Old 06-24-2012, 12:25 AM
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And I don't think you expected anything less or you wouldn't have ordered it.

Good looking and sounds like a good shooting pistol. Enjoy with the rest of us.

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Old 06-24-2012, 12:29 AM
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Congrats sir! She sure is beautiful.
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Old 06-24-2012, 01:10 AM
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Beautiful Brown! It's nice to see more Executive Targets popping up on the forums lately.
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Old 06-24-2012, 01:30 AM
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Congratulations on the new Excutive Target Arman223! I was able to pick one up a few months ago. Ed Brown makes a high quality gun. No tool marks on the out side of the gun. All the lines are straight. Gen III coating is excellent. I have been working with a few diffrent loads and this may be my most accurate 1911. Enjoy your new pistol.
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Old 06-24-2012, 08:11 AM
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Congrats on a beautiful new Brown, Enjoy!
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Old 06-24-2012, 08:41 AM
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Great pistol and great shooting! Congratulations.
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Old 06-24-2012, 09:21 AM
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Love that two-tone.
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Old 06-24-2012, 09:43 AM
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Thanks for sharing! Beautiful weapon!
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Old 06-25-2012, 09:02 AM
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Wow, Very nice looking two tone ET. I love two tone 1911's.
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Old 06-28-2012, 02:15 PM
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KyJim,
Most definitely worth the wait. I have a few of the late Jim Clark's Bullseye Colts. I compare every other 1911 to his pistols. After tearing the Brown down for a cleaning, I was surprised to see the quality of the machining. The inside of the Extractor spring hole and Firing Pin hole is just as smooth as the cuts made on the outside of the slide. The Clark slides glide like a Hockey Puck across the ice, as does the Brown's slide. Fantastic workmanship and attention to small details I never expected to see attention lavished upon. I doubt that this will be my last Brown pistol.
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Thanks for the input, I have been trying to find out whether custom guns are worth the $. It appears you like your Clarks as you use them as somewhat of a benchmark for your new guns. Congrats on the Brown.
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Old 06-29-2012, 10:05 PM
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I bought mine used a few years ago. IonBond DLC coating, Exmeraldas, mag well and a f/o front sight added. Shoots like a dream.
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Old 06-30-2012, 04:13 AM
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I Like the work on your Brown

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I bought mine used a few years ago. IonBond DLC coating, Exmeraldas, mag well and a f/o front sight added. Shoots like a dream.
That Ion Bond is supposed to be tough as nails, is that true? Was it a long wait? You give up that super shiny side of a Brown slide in return for a bullet proof product? The Magwell is a Brown Drop In? Did you do that yourself? Finally I have some flat Esmereldas which I love compared to the Baer stock grips which were ripping my hands apart on my LB BOSS. How do you like the half smooth half checkered Esmereldas? Sorry for all the questions but I am looking at doing a bunch of the same stuff on a variety of guns. Great looking gun by the way, plus it's built to last. Nice.
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Old 06-30-2012, 11:51 AM
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Ion Bond is tough. I went with it because it is a metal treatment, not a coating. I did it primarily because i was doing two Baers and one was a 1.5" .45. I went through Springer Precision in Bend, OR. The wait was a couple months.

The Baer finishes were gone. The Brown finish had turned brownish purple.

I put the brown mag well on. I might have purchased the msh and mag well new, don't remember.

The half checkered Esmeraldas are great. I installed the front sight.


9mm Baer PII, slim Esmeraldas, Baer f/o front sight, IonBond


1.5" .45 Baer PII, IonBond, Baer f/o front sight. Esmeralda Celtic Cross.

I bought the Brown and Baer .45s used. I've put tens of thousands of rounds through them. Bought the 9mm new from Crazy John.

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Old 06-30-2012, 11:51 AM
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Not trying to hijack the thread, apologies.
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Old 06-30-2012, 12:54 PM
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Well done Arman223! Another 2-tone fan here and glad to hear that you're enjoying the pistol. Almost picked up one of those myself some time back but went another route instead. Welcome to the Brown club!
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Old 06-30-2012, 01:44 PM
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I have had my eye on the two tone EB for a while now. Wasn't sure, but after seeing your pics of the target, I am convinced there is a need for one in my collection
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Old 06-30-2012, 01:53 PM
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I have had my eye on the two tone EB for a while now. Wasn't sure, but after seeing your pics of the target, I am convinced there is a need for one in my collection
+1 on this. I am 5+ months into a wait for a two-tone EE. Cannot wait and this thread / pics make it even harder.
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