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Ed Brown Executive Target

Post by knightimac on Wed Feb 25, 2015 8:39 pm

Hi 

I saw a very nice, lightly used Ed Brown Executive Target for $1800.

Is this a good candidate for bullseye?

The Ed Brown website advertises 1.5" at 50 yards.  $3000 MSRP.

Anybody own one of these?  Compete with?

Thanks.

Paul

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Re: Ed Brown Executive Target

Post by CR10X on Thu Feb 26, 2015 9:22 am

I have a custom Ed in 10 mm, bullseye accurate, but it's a engraved "barbecue" gun mostly.

I've heard it described (and no ofense meant to anyone) "...an Ed Brown gun is like a classy brunette in a slinky cocktail dress you take to the office party; a Les Baer is the hot blond you take to a rock concert. You can't go wrong either way!" Again, not my quote, but it seems like a good comparison.

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Re: Ed Brown Executive Target

Post by kc.crawford.7 on Thu Feb 26, 2015 10:58 am

I would recommend shooting it first. The last Ed Brown I had in the shop I had to re-barrel to get the accuracy we need.

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Re: Ed Brown Executive Target

Post by BE Mike on Thu Feb 26, 2015 11:04 am

KC has it right, buy the gun, not the story (1.5 " groups at 50 yards). When you buy a true bullseye pistol, you can count on a certain degree of accuracy and the trigger will be appropriate. If it isn't to your liking, reputable companies and bullseye smiths will make it right. I don't mean to knock Ed Brown pistols, but they aren't made with the idea of being bullseye pistols. I'd rather buy a used true bullseye pistol, for the same or less money.

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Re: Ed Brown Executive Target

Post by DavidR on Thu Feb 26, 2015 2:48 pm

Wilson and brown are more into expensive highly finished pretty defense guns rather 50 yard than accuracy,
I bet many stock range officers will outshoot them at 50 yards.But if you get a kart barrel fitted, a dot rail and some trigger work  to one you would have a nice bullseye gun

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Re: Ed Brown Executive Target

Post by JayhawkNavy02 on Thu Feb 26, 2015 8:00 pm

Or just buy a RO, have KC or the other BE gunsmiths do a trigger job, correct the slide/frame fit if needed, install a kart barrel/bushing, and then take the $1,200 you saved and buy a Dillon 550, powder, primers, and brass..... Razz


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Re: Ed Brown Executive Target

Post by jmdavis on Thu Feb 26, 2015 8:17 pm

JayhawkNavy02 wrote:Or just buy a RO, have KC or the other BE gunsmiths do a trigger job, correct the frame fit if needed, install a kart barrel/bushing, and then take the $1,200 you saved and buy a Dillon 550, powder, primers, and brass..... Razz

Now that is thinking!!!

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Re: Ed Brown Executive Target

Post by Otiso on Thu Feb 26, 2015 9:37 pm

CR10X wrote:I have a custom Ed in 10 mm, bullseye accurate, but it's a engraved "barbecue" gun mostly.

I've heard it described (and no ofense meant to anyone) "...an Ed Brown gun is like a classy brunette in a slinky cocktail dress you take to the office party; a Les Baer is the hot blond you take to a rock concert.  You can't go wrong either way!"  Again,  not my quote,  but it seems like a good comparison.  

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Re: Ed Brown Executive Target

Post by jmdavis on Thu Feb 26, 2015 9:53 pm

Of course the difference is I'm not taking the Range Officer to a fancy dress Ball, I'm taking somewhere that winning means more than manner or looks.

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Re: Ed Brown Executive Target

Post by DavidR on Fri Feb 27, 2015 1:23 pm

Pretty guns don't mean squat if they wont shoot, first time I saw Zin's 45 in person at the 2002 ga. state match I was floored, expected this cool cutting edge gun and saw one that looked like he found it on the junk table at a gun show. He won the match.

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Re: Ed Brown Executive Target

Post by knightimac on Fri Feb 27, 2015 2:55 pm

Thanks all for your input and humor.

Already have Springfield and Dillion.

Just wondering about Ed Brown.

I always had a thing for brunettes!

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