Model: BRN-1911™ Overview

The Brownells BRN-1911™ Retro Custom Government Pistol is the first handgun in our Retro line of vintage-inspired firearms. We developed it in partnership with Ed Brown, a legendary name in custom 1911s, a maker of second-to-none 1911 parts, and a longtime Brownells partner. The BRN-1911™ harkens back to classic custom 1911s of the 1980s, when customization of the “Forty-Five” moved beyond simply installing target sights and really took off.

The BRN-1911’s classic ’80s features include the two-tone color scheme, Bo-Mar type adjustable sights, fine checkering on the front strap, crisply checkered double-diamond Cocobolo grips, and an overall uncluttered, elegant appearance.

Brownells Gorgeous BRN-1911 Classic Pistol

Brownells Gorgeous BRN-1911 Classic Pistol

With the BRN-1911™ you get a full-size Government Model with a match-grade 5″ barrel. The slide of blued carbon steel looks like a classic military 1911 slide with the skinny, vertical serrations at the rear – but forget about the looseness and sloppiness of an old G.I. 1911! When it comes to fit and finish, the BRN-1911™ slide is pure Ed Brown. To underscore our pistol’s clean appearance, there are no markings on this slide. It’s topped with a fully windage/elevation adjustable Bo-Mar rear sight (still the best in the eyes of many 1911 aficionados), paired with a square-profile front sight with crisp anti-glare serrations on its rear face.

  • 416 stainless steel frame
  • 4140 carbon steel slide, blued finish
  • 416 stainless steel match-grade barrel & bushing
  • Adjustable Bo-Mar rear sight
  • Adjustable target trigger
  • Internal parts: all Ed Brown, all the time!
  • Includes:
    • Two 7-rd magazines included
    • Brownells Signature Series pistol case

Inspired by the Classic Custom 1911 of the ’80s – Built by Ed Brown & Available ONLY from Brownells

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