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Old 01-27-2019, 01:12 PM
1whobuys 1whobuys is offline
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I can hardly wait to find out myself.
I have had Ed Brown's for many years and after getting my 1st one several other guns went away.
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Old 01-27-2019, 06:01 PM
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I don't think they fluted the barrel for weight as much as for looks. Same with the Bull barrel, which takes about ten mintures to get used to taking down, then it's a none issue. I still prefer a bushing.

The external extractor is a cost savings to Ed Brown.

I have two of the Wilson EDCX-9's with the external extractor, and the one I've shot runs fine.

This could be hard to beat at it's price.

I'd change the grips and front sight though.
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Old 01-28-2019, 12:03 AM
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I don't think they fluted the barrel for weight as much as for looks.
Possibly, it doesn't seem that it would cut much weight, but I thought why would it be cosmetic if it's hidden? Maybe a little bit of both.
But this thing is a tack driver. Seems to be more accurate then my .45 KC, and more accurate than any other 9mm 1911 I've owned. That's what I've been looking for.
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Old 01-28-2019, 04:21 AM
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The fluted barrel and bull barrel should be mainly cosmetic per a Wilson employee on their guns.

It would be nice if the Ed Brown Rep would answer some of these questions since these guns are just starting to appear and they are of new design.

Second hint.
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Old 01-30-2019, 05:50 PM
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Had the pleasure of handling and dry firing two of them . . . the SS model and the G4 blued model. Great triggers, even for an Ed Brown. Quality workmanship throughout. I really wish they were available in an aluminum alloy frame model. The pistol is fairly heavy for a 10 round 9mm. As long as I am wishing, I will also wish for a version without the bobtail. All in all, a nice pistol, and I certainly believe it is fairly priced. Eagerly awaiting some reports from the field after they get in the hands of shooters.
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Old 01-30-2019, 06:30 PM
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I agree about the pistol needing to be offered in a lightweight frame. It is based on a Kobra Carry frame after all, right?

Everything being equal, I’ve come to the conclusion that a carry gun should be as light as possible while providing as powerful a round as you can shoot well.

If all I wanted to do was shoot this pistol at the range, I might be a buyer right now, as I really do like it. I am looking for a range 1911 in 9mm (my first), so maybe this will fill that role.
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Old 01-31-2019, 04:40 AM
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Iíve come to the conclusion that a carry gun should be as light as possible while providing as powerful a round as you can shoot well.
I have thought this myself. At one time I was able to carry a government 1911 all day.That has changed over the last couple years.
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Old 02-05-2019, 11:19 AM
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The fluted barrel is both cool factor and weight. On the external extractor our design is proven itself and as a part of the ways to lower the delivered price it is a great help. One does not have to lesson quality to lessen price, in fact the Ed Brown was is all about efficiency and excellence and the KC9 offers both!
All of the factors, the thinner slide, the bull barrel with flutes aid in the exceptional balance of the pistol and that all adds to it being fun to shoot.
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Old 02-05-2019, 05:56 PM
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Since this gun has a slimmer slide I was wondering if it fits commander holsters or will you need a holster specifically made for the kc9?
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Old 02-06-2019, 05:31 AM
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Since this gun has a slimmer slide I was wondering if it fits commander holsters or will you need a holster specifically made for the kc9?


Mine has fit fine in the holsters Iíve tried, one is kydex, and three leather including a Mitch Rosen and a Galco.



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Old 02-06-2019, 10:26 AM
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Thanks, good info.
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Old 02-06-2019, 05:17 PM
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Here are the first pictures of mine.
First Impression:
Heavy, coming from a Dan Wesson Guardian 9mm
but after I've changed out to Stoner thin grips and was able to fully
circle my fingers on the handle, the weight eases out a little bit.
Fit and finish is outstanding. It has the best trigger so far among my 1911's
better than my regular KC in 45.
Anyway, I'll have more pictures and range report probably by Friday

https://www.dropbox.com/s/l703blbkub...KC9_1.jpg?dl=0
https://www.dropbox.com/s/xvlwokphvy...KC9_2.jpg?dl=0
https://www.dropbox.com/s/im34b3vfz0...KC9_3.jpg?dl=0
https://www.dropbox.com/s/bjozbe4til...KC9_4.jpg?dl=0
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Old 02-06-2019, 06:53 PM
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Sweet looking commander. Congrats!
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Old 02-09-2019, 08:56 AM
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Kc9

Iíve only been able to put about 250 rounds through mine, but so far, itís been a tack driver. 100 rounds of 115gr fmj, 50 of 124gr fmj, 50 of 147gr, and 50 124gr HST

A few notes.

One of best 1911 triggers Iíve felt. Having owned EB, Wilson, SA, Colt, Dan Wesson...

Surprisingly this appears more accurate than my .45 Kobra Carry was. Iíve always felt the .45 was more accurate than the 9mm. This is as accurate, if not more so, than my Nighthawk Hipower with BarSto barrel.

It was just as accurate with the lighter bullets. Heavier 9mm, 147gr, have always been more accurate in my other 9mm guns.

I donít mind the weight, it makes for less muzzle flip and faster follow up shots. Iíve carried many heavier guns in the last 30 years.

Beautiful pistol




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Old 02-09-2019, 09:53 AM
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Cool and King,

Thanks for the updates and pics. Congrats to you both!
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Old 02-09-2019, 06:28 PM
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Ed Brown Rep: Will this pistol fit in the IDPA CCP Division "box"? Is it legal for that division in IDPA competition?
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Old 02-10-2019, 01:00 PM
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I'm not the rep, but the catalog dimensions are 7.5x5.35" which will fit a CCP Box of 7.75x5.375". Width not given but with single safety and regular grips it should make a 1.375" depth.

Looks like you would have to use flush magazines, though.

I am interested by:
"No changes are allowed in order to maintain manufacturing efficiencies, but consistent with the “Evolution” concept, we will be varying the configurations from batch to batch, which will lead to a proliferation of different versions. You will be sure to find something you love."

Delete Bobtail would catch my interest. A 5" akin to Brand N's chief executive officer gun would, too.
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Old 02-10-2019, 05:50 PM
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Thanks for the info on the KC-9. Just purchased a new G4 model a few hours ago.

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Old 02-11-2019, 01:37 PM
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It seems like the bobtail grip and the frame don't match up too well near the "bobtail". The lines just don't line up. Is that normal for all bobtail guns?
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Old 02-11-2019, 08:19 PM
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It seems like the bobtail grip and the frame don't match up too well near the "bobtail". The lines just don't line up. Is that normal for all bobtail guns?


Iím not quite sure what you mean, but hereís a close up from a pic posted earlier in the thread.



The bobtail fits great with the frame, and to many that are used to the classic MSH, the bobtail feels surprisingly nice.


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Old 02-11-2019, 08:27 PM
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It seems like the bobtail grip and the frame don't match up too well near the "bobtail". The lines just don't line up. Is that normal for all bobtail guns?
I have no idea what you are talking about, can you explain?
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Old 02-11-2019, 08:41 PM
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I have no idea what you are talking about, can you explain?
Some of the pics I've seen look like the grips don't quite fit right. The pics above look OK.

It looked like the back edge of the grip didn't follow the frame correctly. I could be wrong.

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Old 02-12-2019, 02:22 AM
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Probably the picture. I have been looking at this forum since 2005 and have owned three bobtails.

I have never seen a problem reported about the blend of the Brown bobtails. Could happen, but I would be surprised.
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Old 02-13-2019, 05:27 PM
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Able to shoot mine yesterday. Indoor range at 30 feet 115 gr WWB and 20 rounds of Federal Hydra Shock 147 grains. No hiccups whatsoever. The HD front sight is easily acquired. Double tap is enjoyable with the amazing trigger.
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Old 02-13-2019, 06:53 PM
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Looks like some good shooting........
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