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Ed Brown Products Introduces the Special Forces Battle Bronze Edition

Built for performance and extreme use, the Special Forces is now available in a new color scheme: Battle Bronze. The Special Forces series pistol has everything you need for serious performance. Our Chainlink III grip treatment provides a unique cosmetic appearance, and maintains a secure grip without being too aggressive. The Battle Bronze version features our new Gen4 Battle Bronze coating on the lower, black Gen4 coated slide, trigger and bushing, and black G10 grips.
The ultimate combat 1911 can now be ordered in this hot new color! Call to order yours today!


Gen4 Firearms Coating

Gen4 is latest evolution of thermoset polymer ceramic coating technology, and is now standard on all Ed Brown coated guns. It replaces the popular Gen III coating we have used since 2006.

We have been allowed the unique opportunity to work with the manufacturers of this coating to address our specific needs. These needs included an attractive appearance and better wear properties than existing polymers, but without any loss of the exceptional corrosion protection these coatings offer.

Gen4 is made up of a special formulation that offers the best wear resistance and corrosion protection known to date. Wear is significantly improved over traditional oxide bluing, and is significantly better than older chemistry polymers, including Gen III. Wear is still possible however, and no coating in existence will prevent wear entirely.

The appearance of Gen4 is similar to that of finely finished bead blast bluing, and although it is military quality, you will not have to live with a military appearance. Gen4 is available in black, specially formulated to look identical in color to traditional matte finished bluing. Gen4 is also available in Stealth Grey and Battle Bronze.

Gen4 is available on any Ed Brown handgun already purchased and in service. Download the installation order form for details on sending in an Ed Brown firearm for Gen4 coating.

Ed Brown Products, PO Box 492, Perry, MO 63462

2014 NRAAM Photos (Sunday)

Pictures from the exhibit hall on Sunday:

2014 NRA Annual Meetings – Live Stream

Live coverage from the 2014 NRA Annual Meetings in Indianapolis (courtesy of NRA):

Live Stream Schedule:

Friday, April 25
NRA-ILA Leadership Forum
1-4p ET / Noon-3p CT
Confirmed speakers: Wayne LaPierre, Governor Bobby Jindal, Governor Mike Penace, Senator Marco Rubio, Senator Mitch McConnell, Senator Dan Coats, Senator Rick Santorum, Mark Levin, Adam Vinatieri and Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. More info here

Saturday, April 26
NRA Members’ Meeting
10a-1p ET / 9a-Noon CT
Confirmed speakers: Wayne LaPierre, Chris W. Cox and Jim Porter. More info here

Saturday, April 26
Stand & Fight Rally
7-11p ET / 6-10p CT
Special guests LtCol Oliver North and Sarah Palin; Alabama and Sara Evans concert. More info here

NRA Annual Meetings 2014 will be in attendance at the NRA Annual Meetings in Indianapolis this week April 25-27, 2014. Check back here for pictures and info from the event. We are also scheduled to have a live streaming feed (courtesy of the NRA) of the speeches from Friday and Saturday.


I’m happy to see that firearms carry IS allowed:

Firearms Carry: During the 143rd NRA Annual Meeting & Exhibits the carry of personal firearms will be permitted in the Indiana Convention Center and Lucas Oil Stadium with the proper license in accordance with Indiana law. When carrying your firearm, always adhere to all Federal, state and local laws.

Cabot Guns Folded Steel Damascus 1911

From press release:

 Don’t Miss Our Folded Steel Damascus 1911
 A True Damascus 1911
 Cabot Guns To Display a Folded Steel Damascus Pistol. Here’s another first from Cabot Guns, a true folded steel Damascus 1911 on display at SHOT 2014, Booth 508.

To our knowledge the Cabot Damascus 1911 is the first traditional folded steel Damascus pistol ever produced. Other pistols described as Damascus are formed from powdered Damascus, not the real thing.

Born from a 50 layer block of American artisan made stainless steel by master Damascus craftsman Chad Nichols, the Cabot Damascus 1911 represents a new achievement. Extraordinary to machine and grind this may be the one and only pistol to ever be produced from true traditional folded Damascus steel.

A sign of wealth since biblical times, Damascus steel was used to create the weapons of Kings and Chieftains. Valued for it’s beauty and strength, Damascus steel was not only an indication of power by it’s holder but was also considered to contain mythical properties. It is with this inspiration we have crafted this 1911.

The grips for this pistol are also a work of art. Commissioned from sculptor and artist Brian Challis, the grips on the Cabot Damascus 1911 are created from an ancient tooth of the wooly mammoth. Other refined details include the Cabot Tri-Star trigger with a rounded front pad knurled on a rounded and radius pattern, yet another engineering feat.
 See you at SHOT! – Cabot Guns – Booth 508

Cabot Guns’ 1911 pistols represent a new standard in the firearms industry. They are the implementation of prideful engineering and precision manufacturing in all that we create; 100% American product; from the American born solid blocks billet steel which forms the backbone of all Cabot Guns, to the workers plying their precision trade in the rolling hills of Western Pennsylvania.
 Copyright © 2014 Cabot Press Release, All rights reserved.
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Springfield Armory Announces XDS 4.0

Springfield Armory is expanding its XDS line with a 4″ model. Listed benefits are:

– Longer sight radius for improved accuracy.
– Increased muzzle velocity.
– Less felt recoil.
– Faster follow up shots.


I’m not sure this fills any demand not already met by the original XDS or XDM models. What do you think?

MSRP for 9mm Black Melonite finish XDS 4.0 is reported to be $599.

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