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What do the guys here that own them think of the Browning 1911/22?. Been thinking of picking one up, I like the retro looks of them and it seems that the folks that own them really like them.

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If you own one did you upgrade the sights,? pretty small for aging peepers to pick up.

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Been having some arthritis problems recent thought it might be a fun useful pistol to have with little recoil.
 

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My shooting buddy has one. I've shot it a few times and although it fired and functioned fine, I didn't like the fact that it's not a full size pistol. That in itself would be a deal killer for me.
 

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Thanks- the smaller size of it would not be a problem for me, light weight low recoil, operation same as a full size 1911, cheap practice ammo, light slide retraction, makes me interested in it.
 

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I too would not be a fan of the smaller size. I have conversion kits that work great.
 

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Like mine except for the magazine safety; every time I pull the slide back to be sure its empty I then have to insert an Empty mag to lower the hammer. There are ways to disable the mag safety though. Recoil spring guide is a plastic type material. Oddly the Browning website doesn't show a parts diagram for the gun. They have responded well to my phone calls.

Great fun to shoot. Mags are easy to load & hold 10 rounds; HillJak makes a dandy mag loader which makes the process easier. Sights are fine for me & my trifocals. Bang away at 4" steel at 25 yards consistently.
 

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I've got one & pack it quite often,as far as it not being full size is not a problem it's an advantage & I've got large hands.As far as the sights go they are a little difficult to see @ my age but I don't use them very often because I'm not interested in shooting tight groups.I can keep all the rds on a 12" disc @ 7 yds point shooting w/no sights between 8 or 9 seconds.I carry it w/cci mini mags in it,I've had it for a couple yrs now & have had no problems w/it
 

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We have one, actually its the second one. We traded the first one for one with an ambi-safety. We also have a 380-1911.
These are nice small frame shooters ino.
 

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I've shot both versions...as my Brother is a big Browning fan and owns 'em both.

I would not hesitate to buy either one...

...currently, my only Browning is a Buck Mark.

I had a Browning Auto-5 "Humpback" in 12 gauge...same Brother now owns it.

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They make good hip pocket or blue jean jacket pistols to slip into a pocket if you need to grab something and go check things out.
Just about exactly the size of a 1903 .32 so holsters can be alternated.
I have both the short & long slide versions, as well as the 380, and like all of them.


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Just took a Browning 1911/22 back to the ugly hut, after jumping though the PRC paper works and hoops, did not shoot it yet but..

First impressions are- damn it is nice- a quality midget retro 1911, in .22 rimfire, recently been demoted to .22 from .44/.45 due to a medical misadventure so looking forward to getting it to the range and smelling gunpowder again after a long, long gd dry spell.

Got the PRC allowed retro 4.25 inch barreled version, seems to be a very well made pistol, finish is a parkerized type over machined aluminum frame, damn nice double diamond walnut grips, with hex screws. Easy to rack the slide and controls are where they need to be.

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Sights are WWII midget sized 'retro' they will do, but gonna look into a upgrade of some type.

Not nice-

Only one magazine included. Out of pocket cost have more coming in

Plastic guide rod.

Magazine disconnect- will leave it alone for now.

Will get my midget 1911 to the range pretty soon couple of mags inbound. Wife says she likes the Browning "its cute" bleh I hate that lol.

probly gonna be her gun. :)
 

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Thanks Kev! Been wanting one for a while- Seems to me its the gun Colt should have made, a retro version with a bit better sights in 380 would have been a great modern cats PJ's replacement for the Colt 1903/08 imo. Have never seen a 1911 new Browning 380, but I bet they are pretty nice pistols.!!
 

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Discontinued- seems the good stuff always is, that's why I am going to stock up on magazines. * May write Browning a letter "We want a retro 1911 set up midget forged aluminum frame 380, with better sights- remember the Colt 1903/08? Colt sold hundreds of thousands of them."??

I am sure they will be glad to hear from me. lol

* And parts Browning seems to be stingy with them.
 

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Yea...heard that !!

I like to keep a few extra magazines for all my semi-auto pistols...and alot more for my semi-auto rifles.

A semi-auto rifle or pistol without magazines is just a club or bludgeon...




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I own the 1911-380 and love it. It is the most accurate .380 I have shot. I have big hands and the smaller size is not a factor at all. A friend got his hands on a 1911-22 and I am looking forward to trying it out.
 
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