11 BROWNING MODEL: 1911-22/1911-380
John Moses Browning is credited with inventing the Colt 1911 semi-automatic pistol, one of the finest firearm designs of all time. The Browning 1911-22 and 1911-380 are 85% scale versions of the gun that Browning helped design and they are available in .22 Long Rifle and .380 Auto. Both are great fun to own and shoot. The .22 is built for hours of plinking and practice, and the .380 ACP (a caliber Browning invented) version is a trim, compact self-defense pistol.
A great design element of the 1911 (and the 1911-380) is the combination of a manual safety and a grip safety that allows you to carry the gun cocked-and-locked.
If you’re into plinking, check out the 1911-22 Black Label
Rail. If you’re looking for a SAO carry gun, the 16-ounce 1911-380 Black Label Compact might be just what you need.
On the Black Label, Browning has taken the classic 1911 design and shrunk it by 15%. The resulting gun is lighter, easier to carry and just as reliable.