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Old 06-17-2017, 01:00 PM
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Custom Exec Carry is Here!

Who does the nicest Stainless Steel finish, yes, Ed Brown. This was the specific reason for doing this build.

Ordered from Jerry and delivered in less than 60 days. Totally thrilled with the way it came out.

EB Executive Carry
Stainless Steel
.38 Super
Skip Line Checkering
Rounded and polished Gold bead front
.140 U-Notch rear
Crown barrel
Recess stop pin
Flatten and serrate slide top
Tri cut top of slide

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Old 06-17-2017, 01:16 PM
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What was your first opinion of the tri cut?
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Old 06-17-2017, 01:33 PM
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Congrats! Looks great! Quick range report when you get the chance, please.

Best,

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Old 06-17-2017, 02:55 PM
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That's a beauty .
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Old 06-17-2017, 03:09 PM
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Nice pistol! Can we see a close-up photo of the front sight?

Looking to see what is meant by "rounded."

Thanks!

-Tim
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Old 06-17-2017, 05:53 PM
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What was your first opinion of the tri cut?
Liked it immediately. It may be just mind tricks, but as you bring it up on target, the fact that there is no rounded metal nor shadows from the typical rounded outer slide, your eye goes directly down the flat serrated top to the front sight. Kind of like tunnel vision. Now I shoot with both eyes open, so it may be different for standard shooters.

I'll obviously know more when I get to try it out, but I don't think that opinion will change.


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Nice pistol! Can we see a close-up photo of the front sight?

Looking to see what is meant by "rounded."

Thanks!

-Tim
I will get some pics up later.

Basically, Novak square cuts (90*) the Gold insert and sends it to the builder already set into a front sight. They do not polish it either. That leaves you with a dull, flat surface that can't collect any light unless it is directly behind you. By rounding the "bead" like builders used to do, any ambient light bounces off the bead and it is MUCH easier to pick up the sight.

That was actually a fairly exhaustive issue between myself, Jerry and Ed Brown. I initially got some grief, then a bunch of grief, then finally an agreement to do it how I wanted it. Jerry was a HUGE help in getting it the way I wanted (and believe it should be, having quite a few gold bead guns of both ways).

Difference between 90* cut and rounded/polished is night and day.

EB eventually stepped up to the plate with this build and knocked it out of the park.
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Old 06-17-2017, 06:04 PM
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Very nice, congrats
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Old 06-17-2017, 06:44 PM
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Wow, that's very nice!
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Old 06-17-2017, 08:55 PM
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Nice pistol! Can we see a close-up photo of the front sight?

Looking to see what is meant by "rounded."

Thanks!

-Tim
The typical Ed Brown gold bead sight is flat on the front of the "bead". A rounded bead would look more like a ball.

Some people prefer flat and others prefer round. I think there are advantages to both. For instance, I think the rounded bead picks up light better, but the flat bead reflects light more evenly.
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Old 06-17-2017, 09:17 PM
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Now everyone is gonna want a rounded bead from EB.
Thanks for opening that door.

Nice gun.
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Old 06-17-2017, 10:20 PM
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Now everyone is gonna want a rounded bead from EB.
Thanks for opening that door.

Nice gun.
I don't think most will like the answer they get though.

As a matter of fact, most semi custom builders are using the flat face cut now. Just another way to take the easy way out.
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Old 06-18-2017, 09:30 AM
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Nice nice nice!!!!

Wonderfully spec'ed gun and beautifully built.
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Old 06-18-2017, 09:43 AM
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I always preferred the flat bead since it picks up light evenly and not to one side or the other as Live to Ride alluded to. I could never figure out how the round bead was shinier unless most of the light was from 90 degrees.

Interesting that Wilson went to the flat bead and Novak used to quote a high end competitive shooter who preferred the flat bead.

But as much money as these guns cost, a round bead option would be very cool.
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Old 06-18-2017, 09:51 AM
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That is a beautifully configured gun. Nice pictures too, of the checkering and the top of slide treatment!

And in 38 Super, which is a great caliber.
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Old 06-18-2017, 10:38 AM
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very nice, hard to beat EB stainless
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Old 06-18-2017, 11:39 AM
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Nice pistol! Can we see a close-up photo of the front sight?

Looking to see what is meant by "rounded."

Thanks!

-Tim
I'd also be interested in a close up from the rear of the slide to see how everything lays out from the shooter's perspective with the tri top. Sweet gun-congrats.
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Old 06-18-2017, 01:54 PM
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That's a sweet heater!
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Old 06-18-2017, 02:07 PM
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Very nice. I haven't seen the tri top in person, but it sure looks good with your options.

And I am very fond of my .38 super carry, I'm sure you will be too.
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Old 06-19-2017, 03:56 AM
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wow. that is one sweet looking gun
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