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Ed Brown Teams Up with ZEV Technologies for New 1911

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Ed Brown Products has teamed up with trigger specialists ZEV Technologies to launch a new 9x19mm 1911. Building on their FX1 the new pistol has an edgier, more aggressive aesthetic.

The long-established Missouri-based custom 1911 builders have collaborated with ZEV to create a 1911 based on one of ZEV’s designs, the Dragonfly. The pistol features aggressive styling, a dimpled barrel, a heavily ported slide and is topped with a Trijicon RMR sight as well as tall night sights.

Zev 1911 (Ed Brown)

The new pistol is an attempt to appeal to fans of the features found in popular custom polymer pistols, a market ZEV knows well. The ZEV 1911 uses a 4.25″ Commander slide, single stack Government frame with integral light rail and has a suppressor ready threaded barrel. As with all Ed Brown 1911s, the ZEV is hand fitted and is backed by their lifetime warranty.

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In a press release both companies hinted at future projects:

John May, Sales and Marketing Director for Ed Brown Products told us, “We have been the authority on traditional 1911s for 50 years, and in the years to come, we intend to be the leader on new, cutting edge handguns as well. It has been a true pleasure to work with the ZEV crew, and we can’t wait to do it again!”

Dave Roberts, VP Marketing and business development for ZEV Technologies said “ZEV is
thrilled to be a part of this exciting project. The 1911 has a rich history that we simply could not ignore, Ed Brown Products have mastered the 1911 so it seemed to be a perfect fit and we are looking forward to more projects in the future.”

Retailing at $4,995.00, the limited edition ZEV 1911 will apparently only be available for order during 2018, you can find more photos and information at

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