Ed Brown’s Got a Smokin’ Hot New Longslide 10mm 1911

Legendary custom builder Ed Brown just unveiled their new hotness, a hunting- and competition-ready longslide 1911 chambered for 10mm Auto. This larger than full-size 1911 is brimming with top flight features including a slide cut for optics and a hybrid recoil system.

Called the LS10, this monster 1911 comes with a Trijicon RMR micro red dot sight and 3-dot tritium night sights. The RMR has a 3.25 MOA red dot reticle. Unlike other longslide and custom 1911s the LS10 uses a unique solid, extended firing spring plug. The plug lets shooters use standard, easy-to-find government-length recoil springs in any number of weights, and it helps tame recoil, too.

The new LS10 is a head-turning beauty. (Photo: Ed Brown)

This way users can tune the recoil impulse and lets shooters fire a wide range of 10mm loads. The 10mm Auto is making a bit of a comeback and ammo is available in everything from light target loads to magnum-power hunting and self-defense rounds.

The base LS10 has an extended slide and 6-inch barrel on a standard full-size, single-stack government frame. Thanks to the recoil plug that means most of the components are standard 1911 parts. With an empty magazine, this pistol weighs in at just over 43 ounces. Standard 10mm magazines can hold up to 10 rounds offering outstanding capacity.

Ed Brown teamed up with S&S Leatherworks to provide customers with shoulder holsters immediately. Of course, these are all high-end products with high-end pricing. The base pistol has a $3,750 sticker and the holster runs $240. All Ed Brown products have a comprehensive lifetime warranty.

RMR-ready shoulder holsters are already available. (Photo: Ed Brown)

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Custom touches include very fine 25-line-per-inch checkering on the frontstrap and mainspring housing, skeletonized hammer and adjustable trigger and flattened and serrated slide for reduced glare. Other custom work is available including a flush target crown, French border engraving and more. The guns have a standard black Gen4 thermoset polymer finish.

This is the first of several 10mm longslide offerings Ed Brown has in the works. The company is also working on a model with standard adjustable sights for shooters looking to spend a little less. “We will get one soon,” said Ed Brown. Right now there is still a huge demand for the mini red dot sight model. “Seems everyone wants the LS10 and so far all of them want the RMR.”

About the author: Max Slowik is a writer with over a dozen years of experience and is a lifelong shooter. He has unwavering support for the Second Amendment and the human right to self-defense. Like Thomas Paine, he’s a journalist by profession and a propagandist by inclination.

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  • Tim Bowers, Bowers Speciality FFL March 17, 2021, 6:04 pm

    How long is it taking to get one. Thanx

  • Ricky Price August 26, 2017, 9:40 pm

    How do they think a poor man like myself could buy one.

    • Robert January 18, 2018, 8:47 am

      Just a few weeks back I had reading articles about how the 10mm cartridge had been drifting out of favor for some time now it seems there are brand new “Sexy” 10’s coming out everyday. It’s almost making my mouth water for one . I would really like to see some companies make some carbines or SBR’s in 10mm.

  • Jay August 26, 2017, 10:43 am

    I do like a nicely machined and designed firearm but wowsers almost Four Grand for a 10mm. I like to dream of the day when prices truly reflect the terminology, “you get what you pay for”. A person can buy a base pistol, have it customized entirely how they want for much less. If you can do any of the work yourself, even more savings. Ed Brown does indeed most of the time equate quality but personally, I’ve never run across a usable/purposeful pistol that equates that price tag and I’ve handled more than my fair share of firearms over 50 plus years. Clicks, bells and whistles do little for the intended purpose of the original designed purpose! What are you going to do when the scope/red dot goes bad or battery says bye bye out in the field? Point and hope I guess, with no backup means on the firearm for 4 grand!

  • martianone August 25, 2017, 7:11 pm

    My birthday is in a couple weeks, know what I am going to get.

  • Mr.James August 25, 2017, 2:24 pm

    I can only drool, wait _______________* Just checking Drool on.!

  • Joe August 25, 2017, 4:37 am

    Thems a whole lot of shekels for a pistol I can’t conceal carry in Florida without drawing a whole lot of attention to the bulge in my pants…

    • Larry Brickey August 25, 2017, 5:40 am

      They’re not meant to be concealed. You pack ’em into the woods when hunting in case you meet up with something big and nasty.

      • Joe August 25, 2017, 3:42 pm

        But I thought that was what my S&W model 629 wheel gun was for. And I only paid half a grand for it….

        • Robert August 26, 2017, 1:09 pm

          How many decades ago on that 629? My 329 provides a better concealed presentation without unnecessary sagging and yes, it can be a difficult ride when discharging but when you care to send the best, a 44 mag does nicely 🙂

          • Joe August 26, 2017, 7:45 pm

            Somewhere in the early nineties as I recall, pre lock days. She is a real peach !

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