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I have an Ed Brown on the way. My first 1911 at this quality level - figured I better get one before I retire. Anyhow I just read a post on the break in of the Les Baer. I assume the Ed Brown will be the same - shoot a few hundred rounds through it before doing any cleaning. I was told that the better guns have a break in oil from the factory. Of course I could just wait and read the directions, but I figured it couldn't hurt to get some experienced owners feedback.
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Welcome to the forum first of all! And, congrats on a new Ed Brown!

Browns are generally not as tight as Baer pistols. Ed's motto is "build 'em right, not tight". For what all that is worth, I don't know. My Browns lock up as tight as my Baers.

Ed Browns do not need any "break-in" period, per se. Ed will say to run them pretty wet. Mine have been flawless from the start.

With a new 1911, I have learned that it is good to shoot 300-500 rounds before the first cleaning, to get some good lapping going on. I shot 1,000. rounds before cleaning my new EE:



The action is smooth as silk.

Enjoy your new pistol! Be sure to post a pic and give us a range report when it arrives.
 

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IMHO, 500rds min. for brake in. 100rds with100% of your carry load. My Kobra Carry,230gr. Gold Dots. With HST a close 2nd.( 98%) Winchester PDX1 is a great round. but would not feed 100%. Every gun is a different when it comes to a custom. All the experimenting is a little $$$ but what's your life worth?
 
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