MARCH 16, 2023

Ed Brown EVO-E9-LW Featured in May Shooting Times

Known for their high quality, accuracy and reliability, Ed Brown handguns are among the top custom handgun manufacturers in the world. Their latest line of 1911's - EVO series - is optimized for 9mm with a shortened and thinned slide, and retains 100% 1911 controls and handling characteristics. Featured in the May issue of Shooting Times, is the optics equipped EVO-E9-LW.

In today’s market you’ll find more and more handguns equipped with electronic sights, while the requirement for smaller and lighter also increases. The E9-LW meets both of these demands, featuring a lightweight aluminum frame, thinned 4" slide topped with a Vortex Venom® red dot sight.

The E9-LW is the first model in the EVO series equipped with a red dot sight. The 6 MOA dot promotes rapid target acquisition, while providing a precise point of aim. Featuring 25 LPI checkering, and fitted with a Chen Gen2 magwell, it is the ideal choice to add a 360 degree funnel, without increasing the height of the frame. Finished out with the exclusive Labyrinth grips, seven top slide and special front and rear cocking serrations, the E9-LW continues the striking appeal of the EVO series.

The fit and finish of this pistol is exactly what you would expect from Ed Brown - perfection. As with all Ed Brown 1911's, the E9-LW is hand-built from fully machined components, loaded with custom features, and backed by a written lifetime warranty. The EVO series are built in small, custom, identical batches, utilizing all latest in machining equipment and techniques to get every last bit of efficiency from the build process. The result is a price more than 30% less than would be expected for a pistol of this quality and features - meaning the E9-LW, as with all the EVO series models, lead the market in bang for your buck!

In the words of Shooting Times Editor in Chief “The new EVO E9-LW from Ed Brown Products fills the bill. It’s lightweight. It’s optics ready. It’s chambered for the increasingly popular 9mm Luger cartridge. It’s reliable, It’s accurate. It’s well designed. And it’s well made. The icing on the cake is it is just plain fun to shoot.”

For more information on the EVO-E9-LW, or any pistols from the Evolution Series or 1911 custom handguns, check with your local Ed Brown Products Dealer or visit

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About Ed Brown Products:

Beginning over 50 years ago as a one-man custom shop, Ed Brown Products has evolved into one of the leading custom manufacturers of high-end 1911 handguns and components. The complete line of innovative 1911 parts, and 1911 handguns, represent the pinnacle of engineering, hand craftsmanship, and performance, and come with a lifetime warranty! All Ed Brown products are manufactured in a family-owned and operated facility under the direct supervision of the Brown family, who are entirely focused on raising the bar for custom 1911 excellence. For more information visit