Browning 1911-22 Composite (Polymer Frame)

Browning sent out this teaser image of their upcoming 1911-22 Composite pistol. The Composite model, which features a polymer frame, will be offered alongside the standard aluminum-frame models. The new polymer version will weigh a couple of ounces less and have a tan color scheme.

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  • saiga556

    Wonder if it will be the same size as the 80% of original model they have now. I still want one of those little 1911s.

    • Rob in Katy

      I have the “colt” version that was made by walther (is that right), it is fun to shoot and has a nice little 1/2×28 adapter that comes with it 🙂

  • hami

    I would buy that polymer frame to replace my 9mm Iver Johnson’s with no hesitation. Browning: please make one specifically for me.

  • Geoff a well known Skeptic

    Who makes this pistol for them? Since Umarex took over Walther in 1993, well, I think the P22 and the PPQ (if it works) speak volumes of awful. Pot metal and plastic. I own a P22, long on ergonomics and short on quality. When the front sight walked away I called S&W I mentioned P22 and the operator offered me a pre-paid box. Then I suspect, an automated system sent me a new front sight in 3 days. I wonder if current Walther Service is as good. Geoff Who is underwhelmed by overpriced Hi-point competitors. Posting as guest because Dingus doesn’t work.

    • chrismalllory

      I have two of the 1911-22s from Browning. They are made in Morgan Utah.

  • matthew_carberry

    This is a version of the 85% sized, aluminum frame Browning, it has no relationship with the Umirex or GSG full size “zinc” 1911 branded by various manufacturers, Colt/Walther/etc.

    Still waiting for a mod to 9mm.