This year’s SHOT Show is gearing up to be a big one for the firearms industry. Over the last couple of week’s a number of firearms companies started releasing information on their newest releases that they will roll out during the SHOT Show in Las Vegas.
The EVO KC9 is the first model in the Evolution series from Ed Brown Products. The KC9 pays homage to the Kobra Carry, which took the industry by storm nearly 20 years ago and has now become the iconic standard for a high-end custom 1911, with its revolutionary Ed Brown Bobtail, stainless steel base, and Snakeskin treatment.
Optimized for the 9mm caliber, the KC9 inherits those same characteristics yet is smaller, thinner, and lighter.
This year Ed Brown Products is rolling out a new, lighter wieght model ideal for concealed carry, the 27-ounce EVO KC9-LW. The KC9 retains 100% 1911 controls and handling aspects and makes use of standard 1911 magazines. The re-engineered slide has been thinned substantially to 4″ for weight reduction and includes a unique 7-top custom cut with special front and rear serrations. In addition, some parts were completely re-designed to take advantage of modern improvements such as the new external extractor, easy-to-change front sight, smaller “Tactical Edge” rear sight, bull barrel, and a flat wire recoil spring system.
EVO KC9 Specs
Barrel Length: 4″
Overall Length: 7.500″
Overall Height: 5.350″
Slide Thickness: .860″
Weight: approximately 27 ounces with an unloaded magazine inserted
Notable features: External extractor, easy-to-change front sight, smaller Tactical Edge rear sight, fluted bull barrel, and a flat wire recoil spring system.