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.
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.
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.”